The Little Epicurean

Pistachio Tart

For the longest time, I disliked Costco.  While I understand that people can save money buying in bulk, I feel that the massive shopping carts at Costco leads customers to overstock on supplies.  In the long run, they end up throwing out unused expired products.  And where the heck do you store all the stuff

Jul 25 2011

Tofu Cookies with Chocolate Chips and Pecans

Cookies made with tofu.  Disgusting?  Absolutely not.  Don’t judge before you try these tofu cookies. Tofu has very little flavor and aroma on is own, making it a versatile ingredient in the culinary world.  It can be used in both savory and sweet coking since it can easily blend with other flavors.  Tofu is relatively

Jul 20 2011

Peanut Butter Honeycomb Pie

Happy 60th birthday to my lovely mother! My mom is the most generous person I know.  She’s a woman with too big of a heart,  she’s so full of life, and she has this insane laugh so contagious you can’t help but chuckle a little yourself.  She’s also the most popular member in our family.

Jul 18 2011

Black Sesame Cupcakes and Matcha Cream Cheese Frosting

  In college, I made a ton of new friends and acquaintances.  But after graduation, work, distance and life gets in the way and I lost touch with a lot of them.  I may have a whole bunch of facebook friends, but I’m sure you can guess how many of those I consider friends in

Jul 13 2011

Salted Bourbon Caramel Macarons

It has been a while since I’ve made French macarons.  I had a little incident with my oven and we’ve been on macaron hiatus ever since.  I finally gave in today, after learning my oven was being uncooperative because it just needed to be calibrated. So in continuing my birthday celebration, I made a batch