After reading rave reviews about macarons in general, I was very disappointed when I tried some for the first time bought from a local restaurant. So I made my own before scratching them off forever...so glad I did! Way better. I had a cookie exchange and figured it was the perfect time to attempt. I did lemon w/lemon poppy seed buttercream and blueberry w/vanilla bean buttercream. Thank you Colette for sharing your knowledge!