The Little Epicurean

Oct 27 2016

Espresso Cream Cheese Brownies

Espresso Cream Cheese Brownies

These espresso cream cheese brownies are your traditional fudge brownies made special with the addition of chocolate chips and a delightful espresso cream cheese swirl topping.  We’re not even finished with October and I am already exhausted. Halloween plans, last minute wedding details, Thanksgiving menu prep, scheduling all things Christmas and holiday related. While I’m super excited for

Oct 23 2016

Chocolate Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie: chocolate hazelnut graham cracker crust with a pumpkin cheesecake filling topped with chocolate ganache and chopped hazelnuts. Cheesecake. It’s one of the heaviest desserts around, and unfortunately it’s also one of the tastiest. During the end of the year (mainly October, November, and December), it’s a time to celebrate and unapologetically

Oct 19 2016

Bloody Red Velvet Cupcakes

Bloody Red Velvet Cupcakes

Bloody Red Velvet Cupcakes: traditional red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and a shocking addition of raspberry coulis. It’s my new favorite Halloween treat! Remember when red velvet was super popular? Red velvet was the cool kid before cronuts, cuffins, rainbow bagels, and those giant over the top milkshakes ever existed. It’s not quite chocolate.

Oct 17 2016

Orange Spiced Tea

Orange Spiced Tea

This orange spiced tea is steeped with orange peel, cinnamon, and ginger. It’s the perfect tea to cozy up with this autumn season! A little over two weeks until wedding day. All the big decisions have already been made and taken care of. We’ve got our first dance song, cake cutting song, and every other formality

Oct 13 2016

Surprise Bloody Cake

Surprise Bloody Cake

This surprise bloody cake will definitely shock your Halloween guests! It’s a four layer vanilla cake with Swiss buttercream and raspberry coulis.  I don’t handle surprises very well. No surprise parties, no deviating from the itinerary, nothing out of the ordinary, please. When it comes to Halloween tricks, I am the absolute worst person to