I made macarons! For the first time. I guess it never really occured to me to make them. Unlike the cupcake trend, I don't see as many people sharing recipes for macarons. So, I went to Martha (where one goes in dire recipe situations). I'm not going to transcribe the recipe as I followed it verbatim.
I'm not sure that this is the "official" recipe or some Martha spin on them, but they worked out pretty great. I didn't go all crazy with food colouring this time, but I did add some lemon flavouring to the filling. They were not actually too hard to make and people will think you've taken French bakery lessons if you produce home-made macarons!