The Little Epicurean

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

Dec 07 2011

Gingerbread Cookies

“I thought maybe we could make gingerbread houses, and eat cookie dough, and go ice skating, and maybe even hold hands.” -Buddy from Elf Buddy sure knows how to have a great time.  Elf is my favorite holiday movie.  Followed closely by Home Alone, Christmas Vacation, and Love, Actually.  I watched Elf last night for

Dec 01 2011

Decadent Chocolate Cookies

If chocolate is the answer, the question is irrelevant.  Regardless of day or time, chocolate is always welcome.  If you can have chocolate milk and chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast, then I don’t see why you can’t enjoy it all day long.  Plus, isn’t it a given fact that chocolate makes everything better? These decadent