The Little Epicurean

Mar 01 2012

Braided Cinnamon Raisin Bread

I have a love-hate relationship with bread.  Sometimes there is nothing more relaxing than making bread.  Then there are other times when nothing goes right and it ruins your entire day.  Yeasted breads can be quite temperamental and fickle:  If the water is too hot, it’ll kill the yeast.  If the room is too cold,

Feb 25 2012

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies

I had a really difficult decision to make this morning.  Cookies or brownies?  Brownies or cookies?  And then it hit me, a cookie brownie!  I’ve seen chocolate chip cookie dough brownies at bakeries before but I’ve never seen someone use peanut butter cookie dough.

Feb 20 2012

Chocolate-Oatmeal Moon Pies

Have you heard the saying, sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts? It took me a while to figure that out as a child.  Math was always my favorite subject in school.  And in math we are taught that the whole is supposed to be equal to the sum of its

Feb 14 2012

Rainbow Cake

As children we are told that we could find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  Years later after a couple science classes, you realize that the ends of rainbows are always moving depending on where the viewer is standing.  That’s when the term “chasing rainbows” clicked in my head. It doesn’t

Feb 13 2012

Dog Bone Biscuits

Have you met Charlie?   He is now 7 months old and he is turning out to be the sweetest, most loving, most adorable little thing ever.  Its no surprise that he is my Valentine.  We’re going to have a play date at the dog park Tuesday afternoon. Charlie likes long walks around the lake,