The Little Epicurean

Jun 14 2012

Strawberry Almond Cake

As a child did you read Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day?  That’s the kind of day I had last week.  While I didn’t wake up to find chewing gum in my hair like Alexander, it sure did feel like nothing was going right.  Even this beautiful strawberry almond cake I was

May 29 2012

Surf and Sand Birthday Cake

Happy Birthday Cameron! 5th birthday is a big deal.  It marks the beginning of kindergarten and the start of full day elementary school.  It means more friends to play with and more questions to ask your parents when you come home.

May 23 2012

Strawberry Shortcake with Vanilla Ice Cream

Can you believe I’ve never had a real strawberry shortcake? I’m not even really sure what a shortcake is.  Is it supposed to be more like a biscuit, a cake, or somewhere in between?  Does it fall into its own category?  I tried looking it up on wikipedia but that was no help. While I

May 15 2012

Garlic Quinoa Spaghetti with Chickpeas and Kale

My 27th birthday is two months away and I’m feeling not so healthy.  Maybe its time I stop eating ice cream everyday.  Should I give away my Costco size stash of gummy bears and Sour Patch Kids?  Am I too old to have Peanut Butter Captain Crunch cereal for breakfast? Okay, that may be a

May 13 2012

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Cream Cheese

The famous red velvet cake. I’m still not sure whether to categorize it as a chocolate cake or a yellow cake flavored with a hint of cocoa.  Some people absolutely love it and others could care less about it.  I fall into the latter category but I’m always willing to try new recipes to change