The Little Epicurean

Aug 05 2016

Blue Cheese Cornbread Muffins

Blue Cheese Cornbread Muffins

Take cornbread muffins to next level with the addition of blue cheese!  I’ve been on a meat and cheese board kick all summer. With all this cheese in kitchen, I’ve been experimenting with other ways to eat all this dairy. Some combinations like jalapeño cheddar and apple brie are tried true favorites. I wanted something

Aug 01 2016

Meat and Cheese Board with Wine Pairing

Charcuterie and Cheese Board + Wine Pairing Tips

Disclosure: This post was sponsored on behalf of The Seeker Wines via One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.  Whatever the celebration, meat and cheese boards are welcome addition to the table all year long. Paired with a wine or two, meat and cheese boards are the perfect reason to call your friends over

Jul 29 2016

Raspberry Black Sesame Cake

Raspberry Black Sesame Cake

This raspberry black sesame cake is perfect for novice cake makers. (It does not require any frosting skills!) This cake combines sweet raspberry jam with nutty black sesame. It’s a cake that can be enjoyed all year long. I’m a little upset with the US Postal Service. In the span of one week, I’ve had problems

Jul 25 2016

Frozen Pina Colada

Frozen Pina Colada

Frozen pina colada! This updated version of a classic summer cocktail includes homemade coconut ice cream and frozen pineapple chunks. I’m squeezing this coconut ice cream for all it’s worth. Similar to how I try to purchase items that serve multiple purposes, I like to make foods that can be used in different applications. Coconut ice

Tropical Biscotti with banana, coconut, and macadamia nuts

These tropical biscotti feature a combination of banana, coconut, and macadamia nuts. While it’s far from traditional, it’s a great summer treat! I wasn’t much of a biscotti fan growing up. To me, they were these dry dense biscuits that were difficult to chew and lacked in the flavor department. Those days are long gone. Over