Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Cookies make people nice.  If you see a mean, out-of-sorts person, just give’em a cookie.  It won’t fix their problem but it will probably make them smile.  Unless they can’t have sugar, then all you have done is make things worse.  Or if they are allergic to nuts and you give them a peanut butter…

Macarons!

Macarons terrify me.  They sit on the plate in all their fluffy glory filled with creamy goodness, beckoning “eat me!” in the hues of a rainbow.  Yet, you begin to attempt to make them and the horror stories quickly emerge.  “Mine were raw”, “Mine were flat”, “Mine were burned”, Mine were to sweet”, “Mine were lumpy” and on…