The Little Epicurean

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

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,