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Red is for hot, hot summer.  Red is part of the Red, White and Blue for the Olympics.  Red is for summer fruit of cherries, strawberries, raspberries.  And red is the color of one of our favorite macarons: Baklava.  We chose red initially because we thought, Christmas, and then, Christmas in July, but hey! it’s […]

SweetMacShop’s Red Baklava Macs

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July 23rd.  Does that day ring any bells? It rings ours!  It’s National Sprinkle Day and if you know me, you know I am a huge fan of sprinkling sprinkles on my macs which is why I am going to teach you how to make homemade sprinkles.  For evidence, just check here: Or here, these […]

How To Make Homemade Sprinkles

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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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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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  Is there anything better than combining two treats into one?  I’d say not! These ding-dong macarons are the perfect mix between the classic Ding Dong that you got as a kid and the smooth crunch of a macaron. In order to make these beautiful chocolate shells, there are a modifications from our original shell […]

Ding Dong Macarons