A couple of Sundays ago I was fortunate enough to take part in a macaron workshop taught by the wonderful food stylist/blogger/photographer/pastry chef extraordinaire Helen of Tartelette. I had never tasted these trendy French confections (let alone attempted to make them) so this was a special treat for me! It was great to finally meet fellow bloggers Tami (Running With Tweezers), Jennifer Z. (The Blissful Glutton) and Shameeka (The Broke Socialite), along with new friends Angie (Bakerella), Susan (The Frugal Hostess), Emily (Ultra Foodie and the Poodle Revolution), Katie (Whisk Away), Wendy, Lisa, Caryn, Paula (bell'alimento), Jennifer B. and our gracious hostess Patti (Anatomy of a Dinner Party) who welcomed us into her lovely home for the afternoon. Our macarons weren't perfect, but I think we did pretty good for our first effort! Many thanks to Helen, Patti, Tami and Shameeka for pulling this all together, and a special shout out to the ATL Macaron Crew-it was a pleasure meeting all of you! I'm looking forward to whipping up my own macaron creations very soon. I can't wait to put what I've learned into practice!