My favorite Food Network Chef is Ina Garten. I have these two cookbooks and I love them!
My other inspiration comes from Mrs. Julia Child.
I visited my friend Erica in Alexandria,VA this past weekend and we made an awesome shrimp, feta and dill pasta dish for din din and then for dessert was our irish take on funfetti!
We took the easy approach to baking and got white cake mix and creamy frosting! thank you green food coloring and sprinkles!
I bought a huge bag of almonds and made the flour, finally with a blender’s help…not from the elusive mortar and pestle that I thought would solve my dilemma.
I did the first batch of the chocolate/peanut butter macarons on Saturday and they are delicious but definitely a first try. Recipe courtesy of Food Network.
Sunday was a valiant success! A Raspberry (courtesy of McCormick Raspberry Extract) and Semi Sweet Chocolate Ganache version. UPDATE: And these babies are featured in couture cupcakes- mad for macarons challenge!!