The Little Epicurean

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

Jan 05 2012

Coffee Ice Cream

I scream!  You scream!  We all scream for ice cream!  Is it weird that I also scream for coffee? According to Eater LA, coffee is the new cupcake.  At the rate that coffee shops are opening all over the city, I’m sure many more people will scream for coffee with me.  I’m counting down the

Dec 29 2011

Flourless Chocolate Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

We all make New Year’s resolutions about being healthier and eating better.  I can help you keep that promise with these surprisingly healthy cookies.  These cookies have it all–protein from peanut butter and pecans, fiber from oatmeal, antioxidants from the dark chocolate and they are super tasty. During my tour of Theo Chocolate in Seattle,

Dec 21 2011

Seattle, Washington

I just returned from a week long trip in Seattle.  Sleepless in Seattle, Grey’s Anatomy, and an episode of No Reservations failed to prepare me for the amount of sugar I would encounter at Seattle. Yes, I went to Seattle to eat. My boyfriend and I arrived in the city with a laundry list of

Dec 08 2011

Baked Chocolate-Hazelnut Crunch Donuts

Chocolate and hazelnuts.  Such a winning combination.  Think about the success of Nutella, Ferrero Rocher, and Perugina Baci.  Delicious and delectable treats.  Now combine that with donuts and I introduce to you, chocolate hazelnut crunch donuts. Ever since I visited Portland this summer I have become obsessed with donuts.  Especially those from Voodoo Doughnuts.  With