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Hot Pink Macarons and a Hot Pink Giveaway Giveaway Closed

November 2, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Posted in Cookies, Fruit, Giveaway, Gluten Free, Jams/Jellies, Macarons | 285 Comments
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I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween!  Halloween was postponed here until this coming Saturday.  Although for safety reasons due to falling branches from the October freak snow storm last Saturday, there’s something almost callous about the phrase ‘Halloween has been postponed’, in an automated voice message.  It kind of felt like the voice was mocking us - “Ha Ha!  No candy for the kids today!”. 

Well..I have bowls of candy – and since I don’t want to hand out week old candy this coming Saturday, I couldn’t.let.it.go.to.waste.  Has any medical professional ever stated that a candy bar a day keeps the doctor away? I’ll leave it at that.

Having said all that, I ended up skipping this great, big, gory Halloween post I had planned for about a month.  I’m not going to tell you what it was, because I’m saving it for next Halloween, but I will tell you I bought a bunch of stuff to make it happen, and it’s now packed away  – waiting for another Winter, Spring and Summer to pass.  I almost wish I could turn back the clock a week or two just so I could try to fit it in – again.

You see, in the grand scheme of things, this was obviously more important.  I’m a member of Mactweets, a monthly macaron baking challenge.  I don’t play very often because there’s always something that gets in the way.  During the month of October, I was bogged down by a bunch of Fall desserts and challenges, and completely forgot to check what October’s Mactweet challenge was.

On Twitter last weekend, I started to notice PINKtober macaron post links flying by.  I figured it was too late for me to enter, and lamented to Jamie, (one of the co-founders, along with Deeba), that I had two containers of pink tant pour tant in the freezer (I prefer to color my tant pour tant instead of the egg whites and sugar) that I had planned to use for an earlier Mactweet challenge, but never made it, and how perfect this ‘pink’ would be to make macarons for Breast Cancer Awareness.  Jamie told me as long as I got the post up in early November (the round-up is November 5th), my macarons would be part of the round-up.  I separated the egg whites so they could age for 2 days…then got to work on them last night. Here they are.  Better late than never.

Did you know, according to BreastCancerAwareness.com (Donate!)

  • Every 2 minutes, there is a new breast cancer diagnosis.
  • Every 14 minutes, a life is lost to the disease.
  • Over 40,000 people will die this year; about 400 of them will be men.
  • 85% of all diagnoses have no family history.
  • 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women between ages 40 and 55.

All of the above is jarring.  This is why early detection is so key.  Women age 40 and older should have a mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health. – and all adults should do regualr self-exams.  Hint – in the shower, with soap, works really well. 

Another great organization where you can donate is Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which has made a huge impact on breast cancer research!

Now that you’ve read all that important info, I also have a great giveaway, and if you stop reading and scroll to the end of this post now, you’ll see what it is.  It’s pretty, it’s pink, it’s something I own myself and actually use more than it’s bigger brother.  OK, go look now, but come back and read the rest of this post, because we’re talking goji berries in buttercream with a hint of vanilla bean, ginger, orange and pink peppercorn.

I’m waiting…*tap tap..twiddling fingers* 

Yeah. I know most of you probably looked before reading anything, and if you got here via Twitter, you already know what it is. ;D

OK..the macarons.  I initially wanted to make a dried cherry or cranberry mousse, buttercream, or cream cheese filling.  When I looked for my dried cherries and cranberries, they were nowhere to be found – in other words, I will find them when I don’t need them.  Instead I found a bag of dried goji berries.  Goji berries?  Yes, I’ve heard of them, but where did they come from?  Was this a message from the healthy gods telling me I needed to start eating these berries?  Well..that was not the case.  Last year, a friend of mine who worked for a huge ‘healthy’ supermarket chain, would constantly bring me bags of all kinds of cool stuff they were sent to sample.  I even have coconut jaggery – among other rare and unique stuff I had forgotten about!

I looked at the dried goji berries. Hmmm..they were similar in appearance to dried cranberries, and some were even pink, which fit perfectly into my macarons to honor Breast Cancer Awareness.  I tasted one – it sort of tasted like a dried cranberry, albeit not as tart.  OK-  goji berries it would be.

I made a paste by rehydrating the berries, then giving them a whirl in my mini-food processor with some orange zest, ginger, and a nice pinch of ground pink peppercorns.  Well – goodbye pink  –  the goji berries turned a deep rusty color once rehydrated and broken down.  No big deal…it’ll add contrast, right?  I stirred it into some swiss meringue buttercream (and now we have the color orange!), and that was that.  It paired well with the sweet, vanilla bean flecked pink shells.

Finally, every time I tackle macarons, they never turn out the same aesthetically (I do believe this is my favorite word).  I think I average about three to four batches a year, and you’d never know I made any of them – no signature macaron ‘look’ like some of the talented macaron goddesses online.  It’s probably because I don’t make them as often, but it’s always fun to see what shape and foot size they’ll take on.   This time, a little flat headed, but huge platform wedgies for feet.  I love them all equally.

Now to the giveaway.  I’m giving away a pink Cuisinart DLC-2 Mini Prep Plus Food Processor. Like I said above, I have one of these and I don’t know what I’d do without it.  It’s so much easier to chop up those small batches that you don’t want to dirty the bowl of the larger processor for, plus it does a better job than the big one on the smaller batches..like nuts, seeds, fruits etc.  

That said, what I love about this pretty pink baby, is that a portion of proceeds from the sale of every Cuisinart Pink Series product is donated to help support breast cancer research.

So, who wants this little beauty? To enter, just leave a comment, that’s it.  For four extra entries, you can:

)  Follow me on Twitter, but only if you either A) like me/want to lol, and/or B) would like to be kept abreast  (yes, that was on purpose) of upcoming giveaways!

2) TWEET the giveaway – Pink Cuisinart Mini Food Processor GIVEAWAY by @parsleynsage. Leave a comment to enter! http://wp.me/pg5pm-2ZU

3) Like or Share the giveaway on your Facebook.

4) Stumble this giveaway.

The giveaway will end November 14th, 15th, 2011 when a winner is chosen using random.org.

Hot Pink Vanilla Bean Macaron Shells
1 cup icing sugar
3/4 cup almond meal
2 large egg whites, aged for at least 24 hours
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 of a vanilla bean, scraped, pod discarded (or put into your vanilla sugar container).
Pink gel food color

DIRECTIONS:
1. Place the powdered sugar, and almond meal in a food processor and give them a good spin until combined. Add in the gel food color and pulse until you reach a pink color you’re satisfied with.  I used about 3-4 drops, but remember, the color intensifies when folded with the egg whites, so what looks too light, might be perfect. Let the tant pour tant dry overnight, or spread on a cookie sheet and let dry in a turned off oven for a few hours.

2. In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the egg whites to a foam, gradually add the sugar until you obtain a glossy meringue. Beat in the vanilla bean scrapings. Do not overbeat your meringue or it will be too dry.

3. Add the tant pour tant (nut – powdered sugar amalgamation) to the beaten egg whites and sugar.  Give it a quick fold to break some of the air and then fold the mass carefully until you obtain a batter that falls back on itself after counting to 10. Give quick strokes at first to break the mass and slow down. The whole process should not take more than 50 strokes. Test a small amount on a plate: if the tops flattens on its own, it’s perfect and ready to pipe. If there is a small beak, give the batter a couple more folds until you obtain a batter that falls back on itself after counting to 10.

4. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a plain tip (Ateco #807 or #809) with the batter and pipe small rounds (1.5 inches in diameter) onto parchment paper or silicone mats lined baking sheets. 5. Preheat the oven to 300F. Let the macarons sit out for 30 minutes to an hour to harden their shells a bit and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on their size. Let cool. If you have trouble removing the shells, pour a couple of drops of water under the parchment paper while the sheet is still a bit warm and the macarons will lift up more easily do to the moisture. Don’t let them sit there it too long or they will become soggy. Once baked and if you are not using them right away, store them in an airtight container out of the fridge for a couple of days or in the freezer. To fill: pipe or spoon about 1 tablespoon of filling in the center of one shell and top with another one.

 Goji Berry Filling
1/2 cup dried Goji berries (or dried cherries or cranberries), soaked in boiling water, saving water for paste
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
a healthy pinch of ground pink peppercorns (optional but recommended for a slight bite of savory heat in the sweet)

DIRECTIONS:
1.  Strain goji berries, saving the water, and place in a food processor or blender with the orange zest and ginger *I used the mini processor for this*.

2. Process or blend until you have a paste like consistency. Drizzle in some of the soaking water if it’s too thick.

3.  Stir goji berry paste into either;

1 cup of your favorite buttercream
OR
1 cup of softened, beaten cream cheese
OR
1 cup of white or dark chocolate ganache

Good luck to everyone in the giveaway!


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  1. Holy yum! The macs look gorgeous! The goji berry filling sounds delicious!

  2. Ooh! I follow you on twitter but you already know that. lol.

  3. Wow! I never would have thought that Goji berries could be used to make a filling for macarons! How did it taste as a whole when you bit into the macaron?

    • It was just like a dried cranberry, but less tart and sweeter, so the whole bite experience was fruity, crunchy, creamy, chewy, with sweet (ginger) and spicy (peppercorn) heat.:)

  4. Oh awesome! I love pink!!! :-) Not sure about Goji berry…never had it. :-)

  5. Now following you.

  6. I’ll be linking our Goji Berries to this post as people are always asking for recipes for them! They are yummy :) And I would love a pink processor! What a nice size – just perfect for me :)

  7. I had never heard of Goji Berries before, but your macarons are so beautiful! I wonder what they taste like. The name Goji is very similar to the name of the island I’m living in Korea (Geoje), which is pronounced very similarly :) I did a little research about it , they are Chinese, maybe I can find them here in Korea.
    And your giveaway, amazing! The pink mini processor is so cute!

  8. Oh Lisa your macarons are gorgeous…but of course. Miss Maisie adores goji berries and I know that both of us would adore your sweet creations.

  9. You know that I follow on Twitter…well as much as I follow…

  10. i would love one of these

  11. I love the idea of goji berry filling! Goji berries are so tasty, but I usually only use them in my oatmeal. I need to experiment more :)

  12. So pretty – those macarons are amazing!! :)

  13. those macarons are gorgeous! love the color

  14. following you on twitter (kaori_ikeda01)

  15. tweeted the giveaway:
    https://twitter.com/#!/kaori_ikeda01/status/131978062869958656

  16. posted it to my facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/miss.stef.lowe/posts/154349804663558

  17. Gorgeous macarons for a great cause!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  18. As a two time breast cancer survivor I love your effort.

    In addition to Facebook I am sending this contest to my private email list.

  19. All that red and all those spices crammed into such a delicate cookie… seems perfect to honor anyone who has or has had breast cancer. Fighters!

    Cheers,

    *Heather*

  20. Tweeted the giveaway (@squirrelbread).

  21. Gorgeous macarons for a great cause! Fun idea to keep the support going! Great job! I will post to FB too…dmr301

  22. I want to make macarons- it’s on my bucket list.

  23. I follow you on twitter @icywit

  24. I tweeted your giveaway — @icywit

  25. The macs are just beautiful.

  26. I follow you on twitter @unsweetec

  27. Awesome looking macs Lisa! Those little cups look familiar, like the ones I had tiramisu out of when I went to Eataly :) And great idea to use goji berries, although I have to admit I still haven’t warmed to them yet (bad childhood memories of goji berry soup, bleagh).

    I’m probably not eligible for the giveaway, but if I am please count me in :)

  28. Lisaaaa!! OMG. Those macarons are BEAUTIFUL. They remind me of Paris! I’ve never heard of Goji berries. They sound really interesting though!

  29. Duh, you already know I follow you in twitter! <3
    Tweet tweet!!
    http://twitter.com/#!/notaleaf/statuses/132065727304843264

  30. Lovely job, Lisa! These macarons look great, I love the gobi berry filling! I’ve yet to master my macaron skills. I keep “pinning” tutorials on pinterest, but I have yet to work up the courage to try again after my last utter failure. Maybe I should just come over and you can teach me in person, yeah? :) And that mini food processor is SO CUTE!! I think I need it, since my big one is tired from making baby food. Ok, not really, but I want a little pink one.

  31. Oh what an awesome giveaway!

  32. I tweeted!

  33. Yay!! I love ALL things pink, and definitely could use the processor!! And those Macaroons look adorable!!! LOVE them!!!

    Of course this food processor would be just the perfect thing to help me get some extra holiday deliciousness made!! ;-)

  34. Your macaroons look so pretty and delish! I would love to win the mini processor!

  35. Those macarons look beautiful! I wish I had one to pair with my coffee right now. :)

  36. I now follow you on twitter :)

  37. I tweeted about your giveaway, as well.

  38. Love this! Also just started following your Twitter feed!

  39. I’ve never used goji berries before but they seem like an interesting challenge. Was the flavor of the berries still akin to cranberries when you had them in the cream?

    • Yes, but sweeter, and the ginger,orange and pink pepper enhanced it a lot. Definitely try them, they’re loaded with all kinds of healthy stuff :)

  40. You’re making us wait a whole year for your gory Halloween post??? That’s just mean! ;) Your macarons are absolutely beautiful. I’ve never tried goji berry before, but I love the sound of those flavours. Like Jenni, I’m still mustering up the courage to have another go at macs. My last ones were hideous. Yours are always so perfect!

  41. Those macaroons look interesting. They would be a good choice to make for Valentines Day.

  42. I am following you on Twitter as njhhb.

  43. those macaroons look so good. if i saw in a store i would def buy. not ready to bake them yet but maybe so

  44. I have GOT to try my hand at macaroons. You make them look so delicious. For some reason, I am terrified to try them.
    And love the giveaway – you are always so much fun :)

  45. Such pretty macarons… I love the pink peppercorns… it would add a nice surprise to the taste of these!

  46. Would LOVE this!

  47. I would love this as I’m moving into an apartment soon.

  48. I would love to give this to someone for christmas1

  49. Thank you for supporting the fight against breast cancer. doesn’t everything look better in pink?

    • Absolutely! In fact, these macarons were meant to be a lighter pink – I accidentally squeezed the food gel bottle too hard *sigh* Thank you for supporting breast cancer too by entering my giveaway:)

  50. Would really love to win this. This would be great for whipping up some special treats for the Holidays.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

  51. Twitter follower (peg42)
    Thanks
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

  52. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/peg42/status/132150434759573505
    Thanks
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

  53. Liked this giveaway on Facebook (Margaret E. Smith)
    Thanks
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

  54. Nice pink processor, and the candy looks yummy too.

  55. What pretty macaroons. The hot pink is wonderful these would be so cute a girls b-day party or heck for any reason. I bet they taste even better than they look too, if that’s possible. I tweeted about your giveaway Lisa :) xoxo Suz

  56. Love it!!!!

  57. I want it!

  58. Goji berries are very popular here. I’ve tried them but I must be honest, I don’t really like them. Well, maybe a fresh one would agree with me, but the dried ones, I dunno, they’re a little too bitter or something, just not very berry like in my mind.

    Cute macarons though! Love the pink :D Oh, I must e-mail you later about macarons, you’ll be jealous ;)

    And, LOVE the pink blender! WANT ONE! I already follow you on Twitter (’cause I like you!) and I’ll retweet it soon!

  59. I don’t have a food processor at all and would love to win one. Thanks for the opportunity.

  60. I would love to have this thanks for the contest
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  61. Oh Lisa, How I wish I lived next door to you so that I could learn to make PERFECT macarons! They are phenomenal and I love the hot pink! You nailed it!

  62. Gimme all your delicious goodness!! yum – they look so delish!
    I’d love to win this!

  63. These look so cute and yummy

  64. I like you on Facebook

  65. Thanks! Nice of you.

  66. Love the styling with the black background!

  67. Ohh that’s the perfect shade of pink! And those macarons look amazing. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  68. I love goji berries, and they’re SO expensive if you eat them regularly so brava for inheriting a bag. I bet they’re lovely in the macarons, which are stunning. I already follow you on twitter and will be tweeting the giveaway often for you. Thanks!

  69. I still need to give macarons another try. Every time I tried to make them, they didn’t turn out as beautiful as yours.

  70. I already follow you on twitter….@dat757deeva

  71. These macarons look so good! I LOVE that food processor! It’s such a nice size.

  72. Love the macs. I’m still working on perfecting these from last years challenge. I can now get the feet but still haven’t figured out the perfect amount of time to bake them. Most of the time I’m either a minute too short/long. Oh, and YOU think you have eaten a lot of candy the past few days?? Hah! That’s all I have to say on that…

  73. I already follow you on twitter

  74. and I re-twittered this (is this correct English at all?)

  75. i too would love to turn back time a couple of weeks so that i can get the pumpkin i bought out of my car and carve it, and decorated the gingerbread haunted house kit i got for the kiddos! as if it’s November already! I’ve never made macarons, but it’s on my list… and thanks for making me look up tant pour tant… love learning new stuff :) great post, and amazing looking macarons!

  76. I think your hot pink macarons are just stunning. Mine never come out that good. Someday….

  77. I would love to win this! thanks! katiesmommy1 at gmail dot com

  78. follow on twitter @ lucinda574

  79. Wow! great giveaway! my wife and I are trying to start cooking more so this would be awesome to have

    kappasighacksaw(at)live(dot)com

  80. Following you on twitter: @bigdaddyhack

    Kappasighacksaw(at)live(dot)com

  81. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/bigdaddyhack/status/132264635318550528

    kappasighacksaw(at)live(dot)com

  82. shared on facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=123420077767554&id=100003064629883

    kappasighacksaw(at)live(dot)com

  83. stumbled the post…name is bigdaddysweeper

    kappasighacksaw(at)live(dot)com

  84. This would come in handy

  85. Thanks for sponsoring this contest!

  86. following you on twitter

  87. Liked this on my Facebook.

  88. Stumbled this (I think I did it correctly?) – thank you for having such an amazing giveaway, and for such a great cause. :)

  89. The macarons look beautiful, love the pink color. I heard a lot how goji berries are good for your health, good to see them use in your recipe here.

  90. I follow you on Twitter

  91. I tweeted this giveaway.
    http://twitter.com/#!/Cinbat03

  92. I sure could use this helpful tool. I used to have a big one and it was a pain to clean.

  93. I share the giveaway on your Facebook.

  94. I stumbled.

  95. So yummy!

  96. Thanks for the giveaway…perfect for our small kitchen !

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  97. Following YOU via Twitter: @brianpiero

  98. These look incredible – so glad you weren’t too late for the challenge :-) I love the idea of using goji berries and ginger – so surprising, interesting…and maybe even a little bit healthy?! Maybe not, but delicious all the same!

  99. Would love to have this for my kitchen.

  100. Wow – these pink macarons are absolute beauties. Bravo! Love the idea of the flavour combinations in the filling.

  101. Love Goji berries and imagine your macaroons were divine. My food processor broke the day of our Halloween party, so I could use a replacement. Look forward to your gory Halloween post next year.

  102. The macaroons look delicious! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  103. I follow you on twitter (@Tina12312)

  104. I tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/Tina12312/status/132479710797107200

  105. thanks

  106. I love pink! :)

    sweetlikecandy1688 at gmail dot com

  107. Following you on Twitter @ sweetgirly1688

    sweetlikecandy1688 at gmail dot com

  108. Tweeted @ sweetgirly1688

    http://twitter.com/#!/sweetgirly1688/status/132532859427749889

    sweetlikecandy1688 at gmail dot com

  109. Liked this giveaway on Facebook
    Amanda Sanchez

    sweetlikecandy1688 at gmail dot com

  110. Stumbled this giveaway @ sweetiepie1688

    sweetlikecandy1688 at gmail dot com

  111. Oh boy, that Pink Cuisinart Mini Food Processor would be a perfect gift for Santa to bring 2 me this Christmas!!!
    tesashel225 at aol dot com

  112. Those are some beautiful pink macarons and a great cause! I already own the Cuisinart pink series hand mixer, so this mini-processor would make a great companion to it! Thanks for this giveaway!

  113. Yes, I would love this sweet baby in my kitchen!

  114. I am following you on twitter @rusthawk.

  115. I tweeted this post http://twitter.com/#!/rusthawk/status/132591708922839041

  116. I posted on my FB wall https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=178155885604891&id=100001156831237

  117. Your macarons are FABULOUS!!! I have a sack of gogi berries, too…I thought I might enjoy snacking on them but think they need chocolate to cover them :)

    Great giveaway!!!

  118. I tweeted your giveaway~

  119. I follow you on Twitter~

  120. I stumbled your post :)

  121. I would love this! Thanks!!!

  122. Great product for a great cause – and those macaroons look awesome! This would make a perfect gift for my good friend Barb, who’s a breast cancer survivor – thanks for the chance to enter!

    gkaufmanss at yahoo dot com

    • That’s so wonderful to hear, Geoff! I had happy and sad in two weeks time. A friend’s Mom officially beat it, while an ex BF’s Mom did not :(

  123. I follow you on twitter: @guettel78

  124. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/guettel78/status/132627989618884609

  125. I liked the giveaway on facebook: Geoff K

  126. I stumbled the giveaway: guettel78

  127. Thanks for offering this awesome giveaway. I’d love to win.

  128. I have lost 2 friends to breast cancer but I have 4 that have survived. Thanks for helping out awareness.

    • I’m so sorry to hear that, MaryAnn. It’s such a beast, Hoping so hard for a medical cure – and anything to do to help, I’m always game!

  129. I am so glad I pushed you to make these gorgeous macs (platform wedgie feet??? LOL! Only you…) and so thrilled not to see one kitchen disaster anywhere. And thanks for the important facts and stats on Breast Cancer. Been there, done that, and it is totally urgent women are aware of early detection! And the goji berries? How cool is this? I see them all the time at the market and never knew they tasted like dried cranberries! I am going to get some now! And yay for the very fabulous giveaway! Think pink and pass me a mac!

  130. Tweeted…

  131. Stumbled…

  132. I follow you everywhere. Would follow you with a notebook and camera if possible. And wish I could follow you into your kitchen. xo

  133. Pink is the new black. And I love a good macaroon story.

  134. I’ve never owned a food processor, I’ve asked for one and got a blender instead! Thanks for sharing!

  135. Sounds so delicious and looks beautiful!! Also, that lovely little Cuisinart would make a wonderful addition to my kitchen! :)

  136. I’ve never felt confident enough to make these, but I sure do enjoy eating them :) Thank you for this giveaway!

  137. Those are beautiful and look very tasty. Since your give away is to increase breast cancer awareness did you know goji berries are high in anti-oxidants so a great choice for your macaroons. Your photos are gorgeous – nice work as always!

  138. Really love it.

  139. I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Tina12312/status/132909684704296960

  140. These look so yummy. Thanks for the wonderful recipe and awesome, amazing, incredible giveaway :)

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  141. Your Macarons look yummy.

  142. I follow you on Twitter..tmoyer6980

  143. Your mac’s look fantastic!! Whoohoo.. :) Well done and goji berries are one of the superfoods too as they are incredibly healthy. Did you know that? Great cause too and I totally love the little pink foodprocessor so maybe I get lucky for once.. :)

  144. And ofcourse I follow you already on twitter

  145. Tweeted it too!

  146. And I stumbled it too

  147. And it’s also facebooked

  148. What a fun giveaway. LOVE the Pink.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  149. Thanks for the chance!

  150. The macarons look yummy and the food processor would be a great addition to my kitchen.

  151. tweet http://twitter.com/#!/5memb/status/133086368787214338

  152. For one that has never made macarons, I can certainly appreciate the ones that challenge themsleves this way…and what a result…just so pretty and perfect. Lisa, I really hope you’re patting yourself on the back for a job well done ;o)
    The color is stunning…and yes very representive for a reminder of the increasing misfortune this type of cancer brings. My scare came a few years ago…I’m now focusing much more on prevention.

    Lisa, this giveaway is very generous…thanks for the chance…and good luck to the fortunate winner.

    Looking forward to what you really had initially planned for Halloween. I guess, I’ll have to be just as patient as you are. LOL

    Ciao for now
    Claudia

  153. I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Tina12312/status/133205143339532288

  154. This would be great for Christmas baking.

  155. I would love to use this in my kitchen thanks for the chance to win

    kdkdcats at yahoo dot com

  156. Those cookies are beautiful and my favorite color too! The mini food processor is adorable, would love to win!

  157. Following you on twitter – tmf315

  158. Your pink macs are fabulous! I don’t play MacTweets as often I would like either. I don’t have a little food processor so this little one would be happy at my home.

  159. I like you on Twitter and I would like to be kept abreast of upcoming giveaways!

  160. Love all the pink!

  161. these macarons are simply stunning!!

  162. Tweeted! :)

  163. [...] don’t forget about my giveaway to honor Breast Cancer Awareness, HERE.  It’s running until November 14th, 2011, so leave a comment to enter, and you just might [...]

  164. There’s noticeably a bundle to know about this. I assume you made sure nice factors in features also.

  165. I have been coveting this! Love the pink!

  166. the macrons look beautiful!

  167. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Tina12312/status/133564999426772995

  168. Can’t get better than this Lisa…these are precious good. I am smitten by the filling, exotic and captivating. That pink is bee-yoo-ti-ful! Thank you for joining us with these perfect macarons for pinktober. Great shout out!! Count me in got the sweet mini processor if a US address works. Thank you!!

  169. Gorgeous cookies….happy the weather is finally dry here in the south, they get kind of sticky in August.

  170. Those are just gorgeous macarons both in look and in flavor. Wow!

  171. Dang, those are some hella perfect macarons! That filling sounds so good, too. I think goji berries taste like tea, in a good way. (tea is good, so how could that be bad?)

  172. you have no idea how much I want to make these, but I am scared as my baking is not quite good, to put it milkdly

  173. follow on twitter
    @erunuevo

  174. liked on fb
    erin neu

  175. stumbled
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  176. Proud to be Pink!
    dolniaks at consolidated dot net

  177. I tweeted it!!!

  178. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Tina12312/status/133942778358005760

  179. Those macarons look so yummy! I love the pink food processor too!
    smchester at gmail dot com

  180. I am keeping abreast on twitter as ptowngirl25.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  181. Great link in to the giveaway, I love the look of Macaroons but have never even tried one, now I’m craving something I’ve never tried… anyway Love the contest love the recipe and now I’m adding to my shopping list so I can try to make some myself.

  182. This is a cute food processer. Thanks.

  183. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Tina12312/status/134273474901454848

  184. These look absolutely delicious. I will try to make these. How pretty for Valentines Day. Liked on Facebook.
    Thanks,
    Pat Potter

  185. I jusr lost my MIL to breast cancer in September. I’m so glad to see you have used this giveaway to steer people in the right direction to help breast cancer research. I don’t have twitter or FB, but I did spread the word in a couple blog comment sections. I hope that helps bring the attention to this that it warrants. :) Thank you!

  186. Your macarons are gorgeous! Great cause, too.

  187. Retweeted!

  188. I retweeted and commented :)

    Love your post. My mother is a survivor and would love this cuisinart. Her arm is forever affected with cellulitis and chopping is hard for her… This is a great tool for survivors who are also affected with lymphedema and struggle every day with simple tasks in the kitchen.

  189. holy cow! these macarons are stunning Lisa! Such a wonderful way to rise awareness for cancer. I hope soon they’ll find cures for every one.

  190. I follow you on Twitter

  191. stumbled it!
    Fingers crossed!

  192. Your macaroons look absolutely perfect in comparison to my last batch which ended up to be rather unorthodox! Love the colors too!

  193. This is such a great product! I’m not much of a cook, but my kids are pushing me to improve my meager skills, this would definately get me there!

  194. I’m a new twitter follower (pauline15)

  195. tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/pauline15/status/134641118540333057

  196. What a cute little processor. I’d love it!

  197. Followin’ you. ;)

  198. I’ve never attempted to make my own macarons. Yours look fabulous!

  199. Tweeted.

    https://twitter.com/#!/annulla/status/134652687366103041

  200. Following you on twitter.

  201. love to win

  202. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Tina12312/status/134672528462462976

  203. This is super cute…and would be really helpful!

  204. Would love to win this!

  205. requested to follow on twitter! @Kaaelyn84

  206. The macaroons are so pretty!

  207. My Tweet:)

    https://twitter.com/#!/kaelyn84/status/135202455125377025

  208. I have been wanting a food processor for a long time, but have never gotten around to getting myself one.

  209. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Tina12312/status/135385859796111360

  210. I love the pink. It wouldn’t match my kitchen, but who cares?

  211. I sent a request to follow you on Twitter.
    @willitara

  212. Tweet – https://twitter.com/#!/willitara/status/135424347266498562

  213. Shared on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=165428886886077&id=672965793
    Betty Curran

  214. I would love to win this! Thanks

  215. The Macaroons look yummy. And I love the color.
    We made red velvet cupcakes with pink icing for our party this year.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  216. I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  217. I now follow you (cmouse01)

  218. tweet http://twitter.com/#!/cmouse01/status/135443180249300992

  219. Holy cow – and I just wanted to make a comment! Long list of people in the know here! I follow you and retweeted you anyway – but WOW, Lisa M! When did you become such a macaron pro? I made some with pink peppercorns, too – and LOVED the flavour – but, mine are not as saucy as yours! Where DO you live? I MUST come over and bake with you – and I am NOT kidding. Wouldn’t that be fun? :) Valerie

  220. Awesome idea! great on you, those look delish!

  221. Love the pink Cuisinart and Thanks for the recipe sounds delicious.

  222. This would be awesome! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  223. I would love to win this! So pretty.

  224. follow you on twitter @huffychic

  225. Oooh now I’m huingry

  226. I stumbled this page angelacisco79

  227. Follow you on twitter @angelasbits

  228. I would love to win this for my mom!

  229. parsleynsage twitter fan bbrittbrat1398

  230. I liked this post on facebook under brittney house

  231. I would love to win this! And the cookies, look amazing. Yummo!

  232. Following on Twitter @myw1ldcrazylife

  233. I stumbled this giveaway as aballardbossie

  234. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Tina12312/status/135794550177415168

  235. I’d love the mini prep plus! Thanks!

  236. Goji berries? Beautiful and creative . . .

  237. That is adorable – this would go great in my kitchen

  238. These would be great decorated for Christmas

  239. It’s so pretty!

  240. i want this prize so bad pink is my favorite

  241. I would love to win this. Its all Ive asked for this holiday :)

  242. I follow you on twitter. Jenharriman123

  243. I liked this give away on my facebook!

  244. I would love to add this to my kitchen collection

  245. love to win

  246. that thing is so cute! i love the pink color. :)

  247. liked on fb xferriza2 danielle b

  248. twitter follower @xferriza2

  249. Would like to whip things up in this for all my baking needs and cooking too

  250. Pretty in pink – love the macarons! And would love the little food processor too :)

  251. Look great! Very tasty I bet!! I am all OUT PINK!! Thank you for supporting breast cancer awareness!

  252. I follow you on twitter as kmayans,.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

  253. I stumbled this post as degood.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

  254. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Tina12312/status/136124264410648576

  255. I’ll play. I’d love to win!

  256. I’m now following you on Twitter.

  257. I shared this giveaway on Facebook.

  258. I stumbled it.

  259. Your macaroons are so perfect. Thanks for the giveaway offer.

  260. Following you on Twitter.

  261. I Tweeted about the Giveaway! Thanks.

  262. I’d love this for our youngest!

  263. I would love to have this, would be wonderful in the kitchen!

  264. I don’t have a food processor, so this would be really nice to win. Thanks for having the contest!

  265. Thanks for the giveaway!

  266. I follow you on Twitter @Razzmyberry

  267. Those macaroons are too pretty to eat. Thanks for the opportunity!

  268. This is an awesome giveaway!!!!

  269. I follow you on twitter :)
    sarahbeara6

  270. I tweeted the giveaway!

    sarahbeara6


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