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I don’t know what it is about Fall or its colors that makes me so happy. Creating this guide to the perfect Fall colors just makes me wish we could experience year-round Octobers. Creating fall colors is such a balance, and incorporating the sweetest pinks with the olives greens, Aqua and rust create a balanced […]

Guide to the Perfect Fall-colored Macarons

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Welcome to Macarons, and not just any macarons, French Macarons! I am sure you are reading this really wondering how you ended up here or if you are ready to try the world’s most complex cookie and I am here to tell you YES! you are! Here are a few photos of the process to […]

Sweet Mac Shop Macaron Shell Recipe

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Macarons can be tricky enough, but why is it that chocolate macarons seem so much more finicky than the regular macaron cookie? Kid you not, perfecting the chocolate macaron seemed so much harder than the regular macarons. So here are some helpful tips that we have found to help us make better chocolate macarons. Do […]

SweetMacShop Chocolate Macaron Shell

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Lemon and basil you say? How about basil and lemon? Either way you spin it, these Lemon Basil macs are just about the best combination of sweet and savory you every did meet.  It all started in my garden, well, the lemon technically started as a bush somewhere, but it didn’t meet basil until that […]

Lemon Basil Macarons

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Strawberry Milkshake Macarons I always know summer is on its way when the man stands on the corner selling his boxes of strawberries.  They also show up in the markets about that time, and oh my–what a fresh taste of summer a strawberry is: red and rosy and pink inside with a fresh burst of […]

Strawberry Milkshake Macarons

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Have you ever met a lemon bar you didn’t like? Have you ever met a Lemon Macaron you didn’t like? See where I am going with this? Now, imagine your favorite lemon bar tucked into the perfect macaron shell.  Now we are talking.  This recipe was a hard fast favorite from day one.  Maybe it’s […]

Lemon Bar Macarons

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German chocolate macarons definitively live up to their name with coconut, chocolate and pecan flavors all working together to bring forward a rich taste in a macaron.  Just like the famous cake from which this springs, there are several parts to this recipe, so stay with us.  Adding the pecan crunch is completely up to […]

German Chocolate Macarons

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Once is all it took. I saw them, made them, ate them and I thought, “I can Mac That.” We saw Tony Caputo’s Market Dark Chocolate Chip cookie recipe on Female Foodie,  a terrific site authored by Brooke Eliason and her team, and we were hooked. We let those sweet dough balls sit in the […]

Caputo’s Chocolate Chip Macarons

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Have you ever heard the expression, “I got it from my momma.” Well, in this case, it is absolutely true. When I was younger —  my mother, on only very special occasions — would make the most amazing pan of baklalva. It was award winning! And now that I am a pro in all things macaron […]

Baklava Macarons

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Watermelon Wildberry Mint-Lime Macarons. Say that three times fast! It is amazing all the flavors you can squeeze into a tiny two-inch macaron. but you know what they say: “Go big, or go home!” (At least I think they say that.) This flavor came about when my friend Karen mentioned that her son had one […]

Watermelon Berry Mint-Lime Macarons