It's been a little while since I've posted my Friday faves ... we've been traveling a bit and I've gotten a little off track. I'm back and totally inspired by the Spring that feels like it's ALMOST here. My tulips and daffodils are blooming and Easter is just around the corner. It makes me crave color and light and fresh meals that we can enjoy on the patio.
Sorry I've been a little MIA this week. I have locked myself in my house to cook, style and photograph an upcoming cookbook. Can't wait for you to see it but for now everything is under wraps (get sneak peeks as I go on my Instagram ... shhh!). Here's what I'm crazy about this week!
On the eleventh day of the "12 Days of Christmas," I envision "11 pipers piping" French macaroons. What else would they be piping!?
Macaroons are as pretty as they are sweet. I have been looking for years for the perfect ones made here in Nashville with little to no success. FINALLY they have arrived! The Painted Cupcake in Green Hills has started making the most delicious and delightfully beautiful macaroons. Their macaroon baker, Drue Madow, makes them perfectly fluffy with a crisp outer shell and a soft chewy interior (just as it should be). Her flavors change all the time and I still can't decide which is my favorite!
I jumped at the chance to host a baby shower for one of my best friends and decided to celebrate her and her soon-to-be-son with a watercolor themed shower.