Macarons (noun) Deriving from the French word meaning “awesome intimidating slice of heaven cookie.” I’m sure some foodies out there will correct me. No, that isn’t actually what the word means, but it’s what it should mean. They are intimidating and notoriously fickle cookies to make. They are beautiful. They are expensive to buy. So why not make them? They are expensive to purchase, but not nearly as expensive to make. They will take practice. Even your cracked, broken “Ugly Bettys” will be worth while. Unpresentable, but tasty….
The holidays are a time when I get my cinnamon fix. Maybe because the weather is cooler, the oven is on more often, and it’s time for the autumn and winter spices that many are so familiar with. I’ve always wondered why Starbucks doesn’t add more cinnamon flavored items rather than just pumpkin. I mean pumpkin everything. Maybe I’m the only white girl who does not want pumpkin everything. Maybe that’s just me….
Damn you Starbucks. Making people all pumpkin crazy. It’s gotten so bad that almost everything in starting Labor Day weekend will start transforming into pumpkin. Again, not all of us have Starbucks budgets, but you do have to admit their stuff is pretty good. This is a great recipe fresh out of the oven, or one to bring to work if you can’t eat all of it at once. I recommend bringing it to work as well. After a day or two, the quality one this one heads downhill fast. It doesn’t have the normal fat content that most scones do, so as long as its warm, you really won’t notice the difference. After 48 hours it will give you the confession of staleness. Be a Betty and please share with your coworkers, friends or whoever is around. They’ll thank you for being a friend.…
Breakfast. The time when I have no time to think about much, especially without coffee in my system. While packing lunches for the next day, this is quick to put together in order to have something yummy the next morning that does not come out of a box from the freezer. Although this Betty will not condone that behavior. Totally acceptable from time to time….
There are times I don’t enjoy cooking. Sometimes it’s really nice to just be taken out somewhere. I had a recipe similar to this at my local Japanese restaurant, instead of Thai Sweet Chili, the used an orange liquor.
I, like the author of Skinnytaste, have never had Bone Fish Grill’s Bang Bang shrimp. From what it sounds like its super high calories, fried, mayonnaise and from what people say it’s outstanding. So I gave this recipe a whirl. It goes great with both salad or rice….