The Little Epicurean

May 11 2017

Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookes

Thin and crispy, soft and chewy, or thick and cake-like. What’s your favorite type of chocolate chip cookie? I’ll take them all! I’ve made quite a few chocolate chip variations over the years, but this one is my absolute favorite. If I could only have one kind of cookie for the rest of my life,

May 09 2017

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

I should have kept better track of my cookie recipes from college. I should have also started my blog back in college instead of pouring countless hours into LiveJournal and Xanga writing about all my feelings and teenage angst. Shoulda, coulda, woulda. During my undergraduate years when everyone else was studying for finals, frantically writing papers,

May 07 2017

Buttercream Flowers Cake

Buttercream Flowers Cake

A bouquet of flowers is great. They’re beautiful, they smell lovely, and it’s such a sweet gesture when you are gifted one. Unfortunately, you can’t eat it. I have a solution. With this buttercream flowers cake, you can have your flowers and eat it, too! Whether you’re celebrating Mother’s Day, birthday, retirement, new baby, or

May 04 2017

Strawberry Tequila Sunrise

Strawberry Tequila Sunrise

Strawberry Tequila Sunrise: this spring version of tequila sunrise replaces the traditional grenadine syrup with fresh strawberry puree. Cinco de Mayo is a big deal in Southern California. I bet gallons upon gallons of margaritas and beers are consumed, along with pounds of chips, guacamole, and tacos! Cinco de Mayo is often mistaken for Mexico’s

May 02 2017

Chocolate Strawberry Muffins

Chocolate Strawberry Muffins

Chocolate Strawberry Muffins: these dairy free chocolate strawberry muffins are made with coconut oil and almond milk.  Strawberry season has arrived in Southern California. Each spring I look forward to driving up to Oxnard and loading up on fresh picked California grown strawberries. At the peak of strawberry season, you can smell the sweetness in the