The Little Epicurean

Feb 10 2017

Cheddar Scallion Rolls

Cheddar Scallion Rolls

Cheddar scallion rolls: enriched bread dough filled with sesame oil, butter, scallions, and cheddar cheese. They say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer. If that saying is true, carbs must be my worst enemy. I keep carbs (especially breads) very close, within arm’s reach close during most of my waking hours. I

Feb 08 2017

Funfetti Cupcakes

Funfetti Cupcakes

Funfetti cupcakes: these vanilla cupcakes are studded with sprinkles and topped with traditional American buttercream. I’m a sucker for those online quizzes you find on Buzzfeed while scrolling through your Facebook feed. For the most past, they’re trivial and a means for procrastination while sitting at your desk. However, one recent quiz totally struck a nerve.

Feb 02 2017

Rose Water Shortbread Cookies

Rose Water Shortbread Cookies

Rose water shortbread cookies: chocolate dipped shortbread cookies spiked with a hint of rose water. They’re afternoon tea’s perfect accompaniment. I’m on a big rose kick right now. Perhaps, it’s because of Valentine’s Day looming, or maybe it’s my addiction to The Bachelor. Last week I shared this romantic rose yogurt creme brûlée. Today, the rose trend

Jan 31 2017

Blackberry Shrub

Blackberry Shrub

Blackberry Shrub: a non-alcoholic mixer made from equal parts fruit, sugar, and vinegar. It makes for a tart, tangy, and refreshing beverage! I began January with hopes of healthier eating. I was even hoping for a dry January- an entire month without alcohol. Obviously, that didn’t last very long. I attended too many parties, dinners, and

Jan 26 2017

Rose Yogurt Creme Brulee

Rose Yogurt Creme Brulee

Valentine’s Day is a little over two weeks away. I normally associate this holiday with desserts, especially chocolates. But something even more synonymous with Valentine’s Day are roses! Let’s have our roses and eat them, too. This rose yogurt creme brulee is a super easy breakfast or dessert to make for loved ones. It’s a