The Little Epicurean

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.

Jan 13 2012

Vanilla Rosettes

Its not fair.  From elementary school until undergrad I had to deal with school supplies made for right handed folks.  Recently, I’ve been seeing a whole bunch of notebooks, pens, and even kitchen tools marketed towards left handers. Where was all this stuff ten years ago?  I hated dealing with the awkward spiral on my

Jan 08 2012

Peanut Butter Banana Bacon Cake

Today is one of my best friend’s birthday.  She happens to share her birthday with Elvis.  Elvis made famous the peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwich.  Its a delicious combination.  The creamy peanut butter, caramelized sweet bananas, with the smokey and savory bacon creates a sweet and salty paradise.  The flavor profiles work so well