The Little Epicurean

Feb 27 2013

Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe

Literally, Cacio e Pepe means cheese and pepper.  That’s all you need to make a deliciously satisfying pasta dish.  Adding a couple of tablespoons of butter doesn’t hurt either. I learned about this pasta when I was preparing for my Rome trip last summer.  Rick Steve’s Italy travel guide mentions Bucatini all’amatriciana and Cacio e

Feb 25 2013

I’m Moving!

I’m Moving!

Hello loyal readers, I have decided to move my blog from Blogger to WordPress.  There may be some hiccups on this site for a couple of days.  Please be patient.  In the meantime, you can continue to access my blog through Thank you! xoxo the little epicurean

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.  Forget alarm clocks.  Nothing wakes me up faster than the sweet smell of breakfast in the morning. Plus, breakfast is the one meal that its totally appropriate and acceptable to eat sweets (think: donuts, cinnamon rolls, maple drenched pancakes, chocolate croissants). And then there are other mornings

Feb 13 2013

Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes

It is quite fitting that Valentine’s Day falls in the middle of Random Acts of Kindness Week.  I am a firm believer in paying it forward.  Too often, we wait for special days to remind us to do good, express  gratitude or celebrate love.  But why wait?  We should strive to do that everyday, or at

Feb 08 2013

Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream

Hello.  My name is Maryanne and I am a TV junkie. I admit that I choose to stay home during weeknights because I am addicted to too many shows.  I am aware that I can just dvr everything and watch it later.  I can’t wait that long.   I let the show record for 10-15