The Little Epicurean

Feb 06 2012

Lemon Honey Cookies

I hated Valentine’s Day during my emo teenage years.  I couldn’t understand why a boy like Chris Carrabba from Dashboard Confessional wasn’t outside my window serenading me with silly love songs on his acoustic guitar.  Thank goodness those days are long gone. As you get older, you realize its just another day.  That is, until

Jan 31 2012

Individual Banana Cream Tarts

I did something really momentous this Sunday.  I completed my first half marathon!  Yes, I’m one step closer to taking on a full 26.2 mile marathon! To celebrate this big feat, I had to make myself something very special. Circa 2010 while my boyfriend and I lived in Napa, we would drive out to San

Jan 25 2012

Guinness Brownies with Butterscotch Fudge

Its official.  The Giants versus the Patriots on February 5th. I’ve been trying really hard to understand and enjoy watching football.  I have my dad, boyfriend, and a best friend that keep trying to explain to me the intricacies of the game.  Don’t lose hope, one day I’ll get it. For now, its okay that

Jan 18 2012

Homemade Samoa Cookies

The cookie season for the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles begins tomorrow.  I was unaware a cookie season even existed.  To me, cookies are in season for baking and sharing all year along.  Check out the Girl Scouts official website to find out when these famous cookies are for sale in your neighborhood. Unfortunately, I

Jan 14 2012

Swiss and Caraway Buttermilk Biscuits

I have no problem eating sweets for breakfast all the time– be it chocolate chip pancakes, ricotta stuffed french toast, or blueberry muffins.  But once in a while I crave something savory. When I wake up early enough, I like to bake while everyone is still sound asleep.  I like surprising my family with breakfast.