French Macarons: I’m Lovin’ It


So last week I told you how Amanda introduced me to good Italian gelato in New York City.

But gelato isn’t the only thing Amanda led me to in New York City…………she took me to Bouchon Bakery and invited me to try the ‘anti cupcake‘ ……. a macaron.

NYC macarons by Amanda Bottoms

Like the gelato, I had experienced eaten macarons once before, and could not figure out what all the hype was about.  Let’s just say they were nothing to write home about.

Again, I learned, I had not been privy to a superb macaron!  a FRESH airy macaron leaves you craving more.

And superb these were!  Amanda chose Vanilla, Caramel and Peanut Butter and Jelly to fill our bellies.  I sat perched in my seat surrendering to each elegant eggshell-like crust filled with a cloud of cream.

With my new found irrational fondness for the macarons, I couldn’t pick a favorite.  The vanilla and caramel were too close to chose one over the other, with the PB&J coming in very close behind. 

Bouchon Bakery macarons at

Unlike the gelato, macarons were something I could bring home!  I made a quick dash to Time Warner Center before my flight out of NYC and picked up 12 of these classic French pastries for my family to enjoy, adding pistachio to the flavors I had devoured the day before.

I hear there are a lot more amazing macarons all over New York City, I can’t wait to try a few more next time I visit!

Making macarons require precision and patience.   Here are a few recipes if you’d like to give them a try!

French Macaron Recipes at

 So tell me, have you enjoyed a delicious macaron?  If so, I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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I’m Lovin’…….Bouchon Bakery Macarons

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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


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  2. Mmmmmm! I made some Macarons last week and I was finally pleased with my third attempt. However, they still don’t come close to those lovelies.
    Thanks for hosting! Have a super weekend.

  3. Thanks so much for hosting Cheryl!

  4. thank you for hosting! this week, i shared my Eggplant Non-Parmesan! They’re Gluten/Grain Free, Vegan and Specific Carb Diet SCD Friendly!

  5. Thanks for the fab party each week! i would be so thrilled to have you join my link party! it’s brand new so I am trying to spread the word 🙂 Have a terrific weekend!

  6. I had my first macaroon about a month ago. It was blueberry and it was amazing!!! I couldn’t believe what I’ve been missing! Thanks for the party. Have a great weekend!

  7. Thanks for hosting Cheryl. Those macarons look gorgeous!

  8. I bought some macarons at the Bouchon Bakery in Las Vegas, and I must say they were mighty good! 🙂

  9. Thanks for hosting, Cheryl! Those macarons look to die for! I need to find a bakery near me that sells them… xo

  10. Visited and actually ate at a Bouchon Bakery in Paris this past July…ooh la la!!!

  11. Thanks for hosting! Those macarons look amazing! I love the color!

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  13. Thank you so much for hosting! 🙂
    xo! Vanessa

  14. Thank you for hosting. Have a great weekend!

  15. Thanks for the awesome party…happy weekend!

  16. Thank you for hosting each week. Sounds like you enjoyed your trip. I’ve never made or eaten French Macarons but after your passionate description I want to make some! Thanks 🙂

  17. I have never had a macaroon, but have always wanted to try them. I really should have bought one (or 10) when I was at Harrod’s in London. They had a whole bar of them!

  18. Thank you so so much for hosting, Cheryl!
    I’ve never had a macaron…well, not a French one anyway…;)I’ve had those coconut-chocolate American macaroons, (which I love), but they are soooo not the same.

    Hope you have a fantastic weekend! And thank you for the gorgeous food photographs! Keep ’em comin’…;)

  19. Thanks so much for hosting… wishing I had joined you and Amanda now. Booooo on poor decision making, right? 🙂 Have a fabulous weekend!! Hugs to you!!

  20. Oh! My! Word! I have yet to attempt these but hearing your describe them just makes me want to head into the kitchen & start creating. YUM!

  21. I love macarons! I make them, my favorite is vanilla with vanilla Swiss buttercream…
    In Seattle I tried some at La Panier, delish! (pistachio, vanilla, and rasberry were all good) And its right next to Beechers for homemade mac and cheese.. A double yummy next door to each other.
    I also had them at Lette in Pasadena, CA and their Salted Caramel and Sweet Wedding Almond were to die for! Now I am craving one….

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  24. Such beautiful deliciousness! Zoe (Zoe Bakes) actually brought some to a MN food blogger event last night…they were exquisite to both look at and eat. Can’t stop thinking about them!!

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  26. Thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  27. The best Macaroons I have had were in Paris. A friend from there taught me how to make them. Still perfecting my technique but love them all the same.

  28. I’ve never had one before. What is it?

  29. I still haven’t managed to try these

  30. Thank you so much for hosting, Cheryl!

  31. I LOVE Bouchon, and macarons have been on my to-do list – someday I’ll get over my fear and try to make them at home:)

  32. Yum. The caramel at Bouchon is my favorite. Dreamy.

  33. Hi, just joined your fantastic group.
    Thank you so much for hosting!

  34. My two favorite places for macarons are Pierre Herme and LAC Patisserie. I only wish they had locations out here!

  35. Thanks for sharing – great post! Love macarons and the top pic looks fantastic! Macaron lover

  36. I’ve never tried them but they are going on my “must try” list. Thanks for hosting!

  37. Hi there…French Macaroons are one of my ultimate favorite treats!

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