I love, love, love French macarons. The vibrant colors together with endless flavor combinations create the perfect little bite of sweet happiness.  I picked up Jill Colonna’s book a while back and recently tried out some of her recipes. I got a bit carried away.  Making these snack-sized little treats really was a lot of fun.  I have tried the Italian method of making the batter as well as the French, and I think I like Jill’s take on the French method… Read more »

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My friend, Maria, from my Paris cooking class recently turned me on to the website Cowgirl Chef, written by Texan-turned-Paris-resident , Ellise Pierce.  It is a witty, smartly-written blog about her coming to terms with living in Paris and how French takes on some home-town favorites helped ease that homesick feeling.  Her food became so popular with expats in Paris, she started a catering business which led to cooking classes which led to her new cookbook, Cowgirl Chef: Texas Cooking… Read more »