The Little Epicurean

Jul 18 2017

Skillet Rocky Road Brownies

Skillet Rocky Road Brownie

I made skillet rocky road brownies for three reasons. 1.) Chocolate is a must when you’re watching any Game of Thrones season premier. 2.) GOT is chock full of drama, obstacles, challenges, and bumps in the road. In the dessert world that translates to rocky road! 3.) With these skillet brownies, everyone gets their own. No need to share!

I’ve never been so excited for a television show. (SPOILER ALERT!) Watching Arya take major revenge on House Frey was 100 times more satisfying than watching Ross and Rachel finally end up together, Monica and Chandler with their twins, and even the ending of Parks and Recreation (my fav show ever). I’ll be glued to the couch every weekend for the next seven weeks. And yes, it’s likely I’ll be making some variation of skillet brownies as well. 

Jul 13 2017

Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum Cocktail

Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Cocktail

Homemade version of the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum cocktail from Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar. Made with rum, cream of coconut, pineapple juice and orange juice, it’s a cross between a Pina Colada and a Painkiller.  “In the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room, in the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room, all the

Jul 11 2017

Classic Mint Julep

Mint Julep

Lisa, it’s your birthday. Happy birthday, Lisa. Lisa, it’s your birthday. Happy birthday, Lisa. Yeah!  Alex sings a version of this song to me every year. While most people think of the standard happy birthday song, this is the song we think of for birthdays. We celebrated my birthday

Jul 06 2017

A Week on the Big Island Hawaii

Big Island Hawaii Travel Guide: What to eat, see, and do

Aloha! Welcome to the Big Island. Official named Hawaii, this is the largest of the Hawaiian Islands (and it continues to grow due to volcanic activity). Kailua-Kona on the west and Hilo on the east are the island’s two main cities. The island has a very diverse landscape with lava rocks on the west and

Jun 29 2017

Passion Fruit Rosé Popsicles

Passion Fruit Rose Popsicles

I just returned from Vegas where it was 114 degrees F at noon and 90 degrees at midnight. To say it was hot is the biggest understatement of the year. It was so hot that I couldn’t (wouldn’t) lounge by the pool. I didn’t want to melt outside. I stayed indoors all weekend in the

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