style="text-align: center;">Butcher, Baker…
Macaron Maker!!!

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try, try again.
I have read that these little babies take some mastering…they weren’t kidding. 
  I now understand why they are over a dollar a piece in Paris… I finally found a recipe I really like but four batches later I worked out the kinks and would you believe had to change over four things that the recipe called and instructed for?  
The last few days have been spent “perfecting” the chocolate flavor and now I will move on to my other favorites: lemon, raspberry and pistachio … then on to others; lavender, coffee, rose, Grand Marnier…
 This is NOT helping me lose the baby weight. 
 I want these little beauties to taste and look as close to Ladurée as possible!  That requires not only accessing their appearance … lack of cracks in the surface, the shine, the lack of oil spots and of course their signature “pied” or  foot…that little crackly that looks like an addition layer … but of course, eating them.
As soon as I can make them in my sleep they will be for sale in my Etsy shop, complete with pretty little boxes.
  After all, we should not have to fly to Paris to enjoy these exquisite little treats!!!
How exciting!