The Little Epicurean

May 24 2011

Macaron Monday: Cinnamon Sugar Macarons

I had a fabulous weekend in Las Vegas.  Lots of laughs, fun, and relaxation was had.  Ate great food at Julian Serrano, Lemongrass, and American Fish at Aria.  Immensely enjoyed watching the Glee Concert wtih my boyfriend at Mandalay Bay (I cannot wait for the season finale tomorrow night).   Even won a little bit

May 19 2011

Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I’m not the biggest fan of cupcakes.  Yes, hard to believe but its true.  Most cupcakes are too sweet for my taste and covered with a ridiculous amount of frosting.  I could almost say I hated cupcakes until I came across a great recipe in Carole Bloom’s cookbook Bite-Sized Desserts. Its a great book with the

May 16 2011

Macaron Monday: Raspberry White Chocolate Macarons

Macaron Monday: Raspberry White Chocolate Macarons

I was introduced to macarons during my first trip to Paris when I was 14 years old.  At the time, I didn’t care too much for the dainty little treat as I was more obsessed with breads and pastries.  Years later, I fell madly in love with macarons in 2009.  My mother was helping me

May 12 2011

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Today is my first day back in my home kitchen! It has been four months since I’ve last baked at home.  For the past 16 weeks I was in Chicago completing the L’Art du Gâteau program at The French Pastry School.  And prior to that, I spent eight months in Napa Valley studying Baking and