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Macaroon recipe + tips

This weekend I decided to take on the hardest cookie. A macaroon. These French treats go through a long and length process, and are insanely hard to make. Here are some tips on how to get them perfect your first try. And a recipe that will help get you there.

1 cup of almond flour

1 and 3/4th cups of confectioners sugar

Three egg whites at room temperature

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1/4 a cup of granulated sugar

A frosting of your choice

1. Separate three egg whites, and leave them to sit half an hour. The eggs need to come to room temperate. This will allow your macaroons to be much fluffier.

2. The dry ingredients will need to be very fine. Even if you buy extra fine almond flour, it’s not enough. In a food processor blend your almond flour, confectioners or powdered sugar. You can blends this as much as you like, it will only make your macoroons smoother. Add in half your sea salt

3. Now sift your dry ingredients into the bowl. This will endure a perfect smooth top picture perfect macoroon.

4. Once your egg whites are room temperate add them into a mixing bowl, with the wisk attachment. Allow these eggs to be beat until they have stiff peaks. That means you can flip the bowl over, and not have anything fall out. This could take a few minutes. Then add the vanilla extract.

5. Once your eggs are stiff and white, gradually add granulated sugar. Add this very slow, while the eggs are being whisked even more. If you add it to fast your eggs could deflate!

6. Now slowly incorporate your dry ingredients. About a 1/3 the bowl at a time. Make sure to fold them in carefully, so your eggs don’t loose the air that was whisked into them. Once that is completely incoperated, see if you can make a figure 8 with the batter. That means try to ribbon the batter into the bowl by dripping it off your spatula. If the batter makes a figure 8 that doesn’t instantly disappear, your ready for piping.

7. Put the batter in a frosting bag and add parchment paper to a baking sheet. You must add parchment paper. If you Pam it or use a type of cooking oil the cookies will absorb it and not rise. Place them down in little circles, your can even get macoroon stencils online. I usually eyeball it.

8. Now In order to get the air bubbles out bang the treys on the counter a few times and rotate and repeat. If their are any air bubbles the macoroons wont rise. Now leave them to set on the counter for 30-50 minutes. This will allow them to form a nice top. Then put your over on 300 and place them in for 17 minutes.

DONT OPEN THE OVEN UNTIL THERE DONE

You could risk completely deflating your macoroons.

9. Once your macoroons are done leave them to dry completely. Other wise the frosting will melt. For my macaroon I used a store bought frosting and added it with a knife. If you prefer to make your own or use a piping bag, that will work too. Then just put a top on the cookie and enjoy!

If you want a better macaroon put it in the fridge for two days, to allow the flavors to incorporate.

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Posted in chicken, food, health, healthy, low calorie

Chicken Noodle Soup Enchiladas​

I know this sounds weird. But this will be a family favorite in no time. These enchiladas taste like a thick and creamy bowl of soup, in a tortilla. All in one skillet

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  • 3 table spoons of butter
  • 3 tblespoons of all purpose flour
  • 2 cups of chickem broth
  • a pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/4th a teaspoon of oregano
  • 3 whole boneless chicken breasts halved
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 12 whole tortilas cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 cups of colby jack grated chese
  1. heat butter in a large skillet on medium heat. stir in flour for one minute, then add chicken broth. Continue stiring until it is mixed and thick.
  2. stir in spices, and add chicken to the pan, bring to a simmer, turn heat on low, cover and cook for 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked.
  3. Remove chicken from the pan, leave the heat on low, and shread the chicken over a plate.
  4. add sour cream into the sauce and add the chicken to the skillet. add chese and simmer for 5 minutes, Then put on tortillas and serve.
Posted in bedroom, room decor, style, succulent, Uncategorized, wall decor

The Best Room Decor

One of my favorite ways to spice up an otherwise plain space is through room decor. I LOVE adding little trinkets to a space can turn a house into a home. My bedroom is covered in succulants. I have collected them for years. I have over 20 faux succulents. They have transformed my tiny bedroom and made it a chilly earthy space.  I have linked my favorite succulants below. There is also some more room decor as well that I have.

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https://www.amazon.com/Assorted-Decorative-Succulent-Artificial-Cactus/dp/B071H728X4

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https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/tarot-card-brass-catch-all-dish?category=room-decor-accessories&color=070&type=DEFAULT

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https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/half-moon-planter?category=SEARCHRESULTS&color=027&type=DEFAULTthe-sill_succulents-trio_marianne_gold-2_1024x1024.jpg

Mini Succulent Trio – Marianne Planter

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Maddie’s Favorite Things

One of my favorite makeup items is the Lara Geller GlamLASH mascara. It has a thin brush so it’s easy to apply, but it also makes my lashes really thick and long. As someone who spends no more than 10 minutes a day on makeup, it’s nice to be able to apply this in one minute. I love this product and it’s the best mascara out there.

Capture all the glamour of Old Hollywood with this must-see-it-to-believe-it volumizing mascara! Starlet-worthy lashes are yours with one sweep of the full contact brush that separates, thickens and lengthens to create larger-than-life lashes. With a jet-black, long-wearing formula, your lashes are now ready for their close-up.

Lara Geller website

https://www.laurageller.com/glamlash-dramatic-volumizing-mascara.html


Posted in chicken, food, French fries, fries, health, healthy, low calorie

100 calorie french fries!

One of my favorite junk foods is French fries. But they can really rack up calories. They can have almost 365 calories in one serving! That’s about 1/4th of your daily caloric intake. Luckily I have a recipe that tastes the exact same. Everyone loves them! They taste almost exactly like McDonald’s fries. Yet they are only 130 calories! That’s less than half the calories in normal fries!! You will need an air fryer, these are available online. I highly recommend them. They are affordable and make fried food without as many calories.

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  • You will need
  • 4 potatoes
  • a bowl of water
  • salt or any seasoning (as much as you like)
  • an air fryer
  1. first, chop up the potatoes into a fry shape. Then put the potatoes in the water and let them soak for twenty minutes. This makes the fries taste a lot better.
  2. Now drain the water from the bowl and dry the fries. You can just do this with a paper towel. Make sure they are very dry though, this will make them crispier.
  3. The last step is to spray the fries with some oil. Then place them in the air fryer at 400 for twenty minutes. You’re done! Make sure you stir them every once in a while.