The Little Epicurean

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

May 09 2012

Strawberry Pie

I’m sure many people can recall the smell of homemade pie coming from the kitchen.  That wasn’t the case at my house growing up.  While my mother is an excellent cook, most of the sweets she made at home were Filipino desserts.  My first introduction to pies came from Marie Callendar’s and Polly’s Pies.  Pies

Apr 30 2012

Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna

Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna

April was one very hectic and busy month.  May brings an even longer list of things to do, places to be, and people to see.  There has been so much scheduling, planning, and organizing for great things to come, that I have neglected my blog this month. That stops now.  I’m back and full of