Brew wife (/bro͞o wīf/) : a sophisticated lady married to a wonderful man who is obsessed with making (beer, ale, etc.) by steeping, boiling, and fermenting malt and hops while turning our small apartment into a chaotic mess and completely taking over the fridge to fill it with beer.

when you make your favorite

I've been obsessing over French Macarons, they are by far my favorite cookie! and yes, that is exactly what they are... a fancy cookie.
I really don't know many people who would be intimidated to bake cookies, but I Was, about this particular special cookie. If you look up a recipe online you will find hundreds of variations, complexities, and crazy techniques. Why? from weighing ingredients for precision to fluctuating oven temperatures to achieve the right texture; I was just scared to mess up the one thing I really wanted to make.
But I just went for it and I did it....and the results....awesomeness!!
I am super proud of myself, it may seem like not very much but this is huge for me...they came out fantastic and on my first try!!
I have been following nutmegandhoneybee on instagram for a while and was so in awe with all of her work. She makes the pretties macarons that I've seen. I decided to watch her macaron tutorial on her youtube channel and found that it look easy enough for me to finally try it.
She is such a cute girl with lots of personality, and her casual, no-fuss way of making macarons convinced me that I should give it a try.
The instructions are super easy, no crazy measurements or anything like that, really just straightforward.
  I used lemon extract to flavor the cookies and used different fillings...strawberry marmalade, orange marmalade, and dark chocolate ganache. They were delicious!! I seriously can't wait to try other flavor combinations...nothing stops me now! Yay!!


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