Hot Pink Goji Berry Macarons + a Hot Pink Giveaway

Hi, everyone!  Usually I have a late Halloween post up around this time of year, but instead of bloody,spooky, ghoulish, and orange and black, I’m pink today!

That said, I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween!  Halloween was postponed here until this coming Saturday.  Although it’s 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.

Hot Pink Macarons with Goji Berry Filling for Breast Cancer Awareness.

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.

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.

BUt, You see, in the grand scheme of things, the below was obviously more important.

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!

Hot Pink Macarons with Goji Berry Filling for Breast Cancer Awareness.

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!

Hot Pink Macarons with Goji Berry Filling for Breast Cancer Awareness.

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.

Hot Pink Macarons with Goji Berry Filling for Breast Cancer Awareness.

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 Goji Berry Macarons

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
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
a 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 with a little powdered sugar to sweeten.
OR
1 cup of white or dark chocolate ganache, letting either set in the fridge until it reaches a spreadable consistency.

Good luck to everyone in the giveaway!


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285 Responses to Hot Pink Goji Berry Macarons + a Hot Pink Giveaway

  1. Baker Street says:

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

  2. Baker Street says:

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

  3. beyondumami says:

    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?

    • Lisa says:

      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. Claire says:

    Oh awesome! I love pink!!! 🙂 Not sure about Goji berry…never had it. 🙂

  5. Claire says:

    Now following you.

  6. Kathy says:

    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. Renata says:

    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. Lisa~~ says:

    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. Lisa~~ says:

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

  10. amy marantino says:

    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. sara says:

    So pretty – those macarons are amazing!! 🙂

  13. Stefani says:

    those macarons are gorgeous! love the color

  14. Stefani says:

    following you on twitter (kaori_ikeda01)

  15. Gorgeous macarons for a great cause!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  16. caroleanne says:

    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.

  17. heather says:

    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*

  18. heather says:

    Tweeted the giveaway (@squirrelbread).

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

  20. Jenny says:

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

  21. Jenny says:

    I follow you on twitter @icywit

  22. Jenny says:

    I tweeted your giveaway — @icywit

  23. elaines says:

    The macs are just beautiful.

  24. elaines says:

    I follow you on twitter @unsweetec

  25. shaz says:

    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 🙂

  26. Aparna E. says:

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

  27. Aparna E. says:

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

  28. Jenni says:

    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.

  29. Oh what an awesome giveaway!

  30. 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!! 😉

  31. Ronna Farley says:

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

  32. Those macarons look beautiful! I wish I had one to pair with my coffee right now. 🙂

  33. I tweeted about your giveaway, as well.

  34. Mackenzie says:

    Love this! Also just started following your Twitter feed!

  35. Alejandra Garcia says:

    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?

    • Lisa says:

      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 🙂

  36. Suz says:

    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!

  37. nanjhall says:

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

  38. nanjhall says:

    I am following you on Twitter as njhhb.

  39. Marilyn R. says:

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

  40. Shelley C says:

    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 🙂

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

  42. miriama59 says:

    Would LOVE this!

  43. Shannon B says:

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

  44. Latonya R says:

    I would love to give this to someone for christmas1

  45. Diane Baum says:

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

    • Lisa says:

      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:)

  46. Margaret Smith says:

    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

  47. Margaret Smith says:

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

  48. Margaret Smith says:

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

  49. Margaret Smith says:

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

  50. Gary McDaniel says:

    Nice pink processor, and the candy looks yummy too.

  51. Suzanne says:

    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

  52. Kathy Wilson says:

    Love it!!!!

  53. Adrienne gordon says:

    I want it!

  54. MandyM says:

    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 😀 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!

  55. Angela Spengler says:

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

  56. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

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

  57. Sue says:

    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!

  58. reeva says:

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

  59. April Kofler says:

    These look so cute and yummy

  60. April Kofler says:

    I like you on Facebook

  61. Jane says:

    Thanks! Nice of you.

  62. Lou says:

    Love the styling with the black background!

  63. Margaret says:

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

  64. 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!

  65. Devona says:

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

  66. Devona says:

    I already follow you on twitter….@dat757deeva

  67. Elizabeth says:

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

  68. Crumbs of Love says:

    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…

  69. Crumbs of Love says:

    I already follow you on twitter

  70. Crumbs of Love says:

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

  71. 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!

  72. Megan says:

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

  73. lucinda574 says:

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

  74. lucinda574 says:

    follow on twitter @ lucinda574

  75. Justin D. says:

    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

  76. Justin D. says:

    Following you on twitter: @bigdaddyhack

    Kappasighacksaw(at)live(dot)com

  77. Justin D. says:

    stumbled the post…name is bigdaddysweeper

    kappasighacksaw(at)live(dot)com

  78. johnhutchens says:

    This would come in handy

  79. Sandy says:

    Thanks for sponsoring this contest!

  80. johnhutchens says:

    following you on twitter

  81. Murdercakes says:

    Liked this on my Facebook.

  82. Murdercakes says:

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

  83. Cindy B. says:

    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.

  84. Cindy B. says:

    I follow you on Twitter

  85. Cindy B. says:

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

  86. spirit_kim says:

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

  87. Cindy B. says:

    I share the giveaway on your Facebook.

  88. Cindy B. says:

    I stumbled.

  89. Connie T says:

    So yummy!

  90. brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…perfect for our small kitchen !

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  91. brian e. says:

    Following YOU via Twitter: @brianpiero

  92. 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!

  93. Rebecca Graham says:

    Would love to have this for my kitchen.

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

  95. 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.

  96. Christine says:

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

  97. Christine says:

    I follow you on twitter (@Tina12312)

  98. melissa resnick says:

    thanks

  99. Amanda says:

    I love pink! 🙂

    sweetlikecandy1688 at gmail dot com

  100. Amanda says:

    Following you on Twitter @ sweetgirly1688

    sweetlikecandy1688 at gmail dot com

  101. Amanda says:

    Tweeted @ sweetgirly1688

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

    sweetlikecandy1688 at gmail dot com

  102. Amanda says:

    Liked this giveaway on Facebook
    Amanda Sanchez

    sweetlikecandy1688 at gmail dot com

  103. Amanda says:

    Stumbled this giveaway @ sweetiepie1688

    sweetlikecandy1688 at gmail dot com

  104. 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

  105. Travis says:

    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!

  106. Schmidty says:

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

  107. Schmidty says:

    I am following you on twitter @rusthawk.

  108. Liz says:

    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!!!

  109. Liz says:

    I tweeted your giveaway~

  110. Liz says:

    I follow you on Twitter~

  111. Liz says:

    I stumbled your post 🙂

  112. MEG says:

    I would love this! Thanks!!!

  113. Geoff K says:

    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

    • Lisa says:

      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 🙁

  114. Geoff K says:

    I follow you on twitter: @guettel78

  115. Geoff K says:

    I liked the giveaway on facebook: Geoff K

  116. Geoff K says:

    I stumbled the giveaway: guettel78

  117. Ann F says:

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

  118. MaryAnn says:

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

    • Lisa says:

      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!

  119. Jamie says:

    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!

  120. Jamie says:

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

  121. Ilene M. says:

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

  122. jennyjerr77 says:

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

  123. Cristina P says:

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

  124. Cee says:

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

  125. Dan says:

    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!

  126. tracy davis says:

    Really love it.

  127. Renee Richardson says:

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

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  128. Tia says:

    Your Macarons look yummy.

  129. Tia says:

    I follow you on Twitter..tmoyer6980

  130. Simone says:

    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.. 🙂

  131. Simone says:

    And ofcourse I follow you already on twitter

  132. Simone says:

    And I stumbled it too

  133. Simone says:

    And it’s also facebooked

  134. jessie says:

    Thanks for the chance!

  135. Kristi C says:

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

  136. FOODESSA says:

    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

  137. angie says:

    This would be great for Christmas baking.

  138. Katharine D says:

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

    kdkdcats at yahoo dot com

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

  140. Following you on twitter – tmf315

  141. 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.

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

  143. Noelle Dunn says:

    Love all the pink!

  144. jeannette says:

    these macarons are simply stunning!!

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

  147. S Carter says:

    I have been coveting this! Love the pink!

  148. Kim says:

    the macrons look beautiful!

  149. 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!!

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

  151. Lora says:

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

  152. Jessica says:

    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?)

  153. Erin Neu says:

    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

  154. Erin Neu says:

    follow on twitter
    @erunuevo

  155. Erin Neu says:

    liked on fb
    erin neu

  156. joni says:

    Proud to be Pink!
    dolniaks at consolidated dot net

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

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

  159. Andrea Z says:

    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.

  160. Joy F says:

    This is a cute food processer. Thanks.

  161. Pat Potter says:

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

  162. Kelly says:

    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!

  163. Carolyn says:

    Your macarons are gorgeous! Great cause, too.

  164. BonAppeTWeeT says:

    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.

  165. 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.

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

  167. Pauline M says:

    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!

  168. Pauline M says:

    I’m a new twitter follower (pauline15)

  169. Amanda V. says:

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

  170. Amanda V. says:

    Followin’ you. 😉

  171. annulla says:

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

  172. annulla says:

    Following you on twitter.

  173. Julie L says:

    love to win

  174. Erica C. says:

    This is super cute…and would be really helpful!

  175. Kaelyn L. says:

    Would love to win this!

  176. Kaelyn L. says:

    requested to follow on twitter! @Kaaelyn84

  177. Jenn S. says:

    The macaroons are so pretty!

  178. clynsg says:

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

  179. Betty C says:

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

  180. Betty C says:

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

  181. Carmen says:

    I would love to win this! Thanks

  182. Jill Myrick says:

    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

  183. Jill Myrick says:

    I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  184. Carmen says:

    I now follow you (cmouse01)

  185. 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

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

  187. judee says:

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

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

  189. Tara says:

    I would love to win this! So pretty.

  190. Tara says:

    follow you on twitter @huffychic

  191. Angela Cisco says:

    Oooh now I’m huingry

  192. Angela Cisco says:

    I stumbled this page angelacisco79

  193. Angela Cisco says:

    Follow you on twitter @angelasbits

  194. Brittney House says:

    I would love to win this for my mom!

  195. Brittney House says:

    parsleynsage twitter fan bbrittbrat1398

  196. Brittney House says:

    I liked this post on facebook under brittney house

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

  198. Following on Twitter @myw1ldcrazylife

  199. I stumbled this giveaway as aballardbossie

  200. Anita A. says:

    I’d love the mini prep plus! Thanks!

  201. Goji berries? Beautiful and creative . . .

  202. Sammi says:

    That is adorable – this would go great in my kitchen

  203. Sharon Harris says:

    These would be great decorated for Christmas

  204. Debra Hall says:

    i want this prize so bad pink is my favorite

  205. Jen Harriman says:

    I would love to win this. Its all Ive asked for this holiday 🙂

  206. Jen Harriman says:

    I follow you on twitter. Jenharriman123

  207. Jen Harriman says:

    I liked this give away on my facebook!

  208. shawna says:

    I would love to add this to my kitchen collection

  209. Stephanie Showalter says:

    love to win

  210. ferriz says:

    that thing is so cute! i love the pink color. 🙂

  211. ferriz says:

    liked on fb xferriza2 danielle b

  212. ferriz says:

    twitter follower @xferriza2

  213. emm says:

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

  214. Ruby says:

    Pretty in pink – love the macarons! And would love the little food processor too 🙂

  215. Jodi says:

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

  216. I’ll play. I’d love to win!

  217. I’m now following you on Twitter.

  218. I shared this giveaway on Facebook.

  219. Kelly C says:

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

  220. Kelly C says:

    Following you on Twitter.

  221. Kelly C says:

    I Tweeted about the Giveaway! Thanks.

  222. Happi Shopr says:

    I’d love this for our youngest!

  223. melissa williams says:

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

  224. Bev Metcalf says:

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

  225. Breanne says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  226. Breanne says:

    I follow you on Twitter @Razzmyberry

  227. Wes says:

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

  228. sarah c says:

    This is an awesome giveaway!!!!

  229. sarah c says:

    I follow you on twitter 🙂
    sarahbeara6

  230. sarah c says:

    I tweeted the giveaway!

    sarahbeara6

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