The Little Epicurean

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

Apr 27 2017

Citrus Rum Punch

Citrus Rum Punch

Citrus Rum Punch: a bright combination of four citrus juices mixed with two kinds of rums. Grab some friends and have a party! I just returned from a fun week in Seattle visiting my best friend! I had donuts almost every day. (That alone is an indicator of a great vacation!) I ate delicious pastas from

Apr 25 2017

Mini Chocolate Bourbon Caramel Layer Cakes

Mini Chocolate Bourbon Caramel Layer Cakes

This post was created in partnership with Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. All opinions are my own. Mini Chocolate Bourbon Caramel Layer Cakes: three layers of bourbon soaked chocolate cake, frosted with caramel buttercream, and topped with a Ghirardelli chocolate bourbon caramel square. I’m pretty sure you know this by now, but I really love making cakes. Cakes

Apr 21 2017

Orange Sorbet

Orange Sorbet

Orange Sorbet: this super easy three ingredient sorbet only requires fruit juice, water, and sugar.  It doesn’t get much easier than this. Three ingredients and an ice cream maker. Don’t fret if you don’t have an ice cream maker. This recipe can also be used to make granita. Growing up, I thought orange sorbet served in an

Apr 18 2017

Mini Bourbon Caramel Derby Pies

Mini Bourbon Caramel Derby Pies

This post was created in partnership with Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. All opinions are my own.  Mini Bourbon Caramel Derby Pies: individual pies filled with bourbon caramel chocolate and toasted pecans and topped with bourbon whipped cream.  When I think about the Kentucky Derby, three things come to mind: 1.) big hats, 2.) that insane garland of