The Little Epicurean

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

Nov 24 2011

Apple and Calvados Bread Pudding

Happy Thanksgiving! Yes, that is a terrine mold.  But no, that isn’t a cold terrine.  It’s warm apple and Calvados bread pudding perfect for breakfast while I watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It has been quite an eventful and hectic month for me.  Puppy responsibilities, birthdays, furniture shopping, moving, and lots of trips to

Nov 14 2011

Persimmon Walnut Cake

Persimmons have taken over my kitchen.  I have baskets of persimmon all over the counter, some 15 cups of puree stacked in the freezer, and loaves of delicious persimmon walnut cake cooling on the dining table. Persimmons are available between September and December, usually peaking sometime in November.  There are many varieties of persimmons, but

Nov 08 2011

Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Cinnamon Marshmallow Topping

I love Target, but I hate the fact that I always leave with more things than I had planned to purchase.  I only intended on getting some laundry detergent and came out with bags of marked down Halloween candies, new chew toys for Charlie, and these cool new cinnamon bun marshmallows.  There were other flavors