The Newlywed Fifteen

posted by harlie in day-to-day

Newlywed life is good. Very good. Amazing, really. It helps that my husband is just the most awesomely wonderful person, of course. Not that I’m biased or anything. The one down side? Well, we’re happy, we’re comfortable and we’re gaining weight. When we started dating, my mother mentioned I had gained just a bit and then said, “That’s ok. That happens when you’re in a happy relationship.” My mother is a wise woman.

So, here I am with a tummy pooch I call my “cookie baby” and the Mr was asked if he had a sympathetic pregnancy. It’s hilarious, especially if you’re not us (we still think it’s a bit funny). Obviously time to start eating better. And exercising. Which we have a bit more. The only problem is that whenever we’re ready to batten down and really get back in shape, a recipe like this comes along: macarons with bittersweet chocolate or salted caramel.

Since running across these kinds of cookies while planning our wedding, I’ve been wanting to try one. These are not to be confused with macaroons, those decadent, sticky coconutty confections that my siblings and I gorged on as children (one of my brothers, in particular, loved them). These are little works of edible art — two brightly-colored, airy, almondy cookies with thick, rich fillings of any and all flavors sandwiched between. I mean, I’ve yet to try one, but just look at them! How could you resist them? They make me want to experiment with flavor and color. And once I found out that the recipe not only looks delicious, but is also notoriously difficult, I decided to try my hand at it.

Wish me luck!

Scrum-diddly-umptious recipe!

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