15 Recipe Ideas with Fresh Mozzarella

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Fresh mozzarella is a luscious and rich addition to creamy pasta, crostini or caprese appetizers, and flatbreads.

Fresh mozzarella has a creamy and soft texture, which adds a mild cheese flavoring to dishes.

Recipes ideas with Fresh Mozzarella

Fresh Mozzarella and Watermelon Skewers

Fresh mozzarella and watermelon skewers have a citrusy honey lime drizzle on them.

Watermelon is made into balls using a melon baller. Onto each skewer, a piece of watermelon, and a piece of fresh mozzarella is alternated until the entire skewer is full.

Fresh lime juice is mixed with lime zest, salt, and honey for the coating on the skewers.

Drizzle the sauce on top of the skewers, and serve immediately.

Pesto Flatbread

Pesto flatbread is made by using pesto as the pizza sauce.

Slices of mozzarella cheese and sundried tomatoes are arranged over the flatbread and then it’s baked in the oven.

After the flatbread comes out of the oven, more fresh pesto is spooned onto the flatbread. This gives the flatbread more of a burst of pesto flavor for this savory appetizer.

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Pistachio Pesto Pasta

Pistachio pesto pasta is a nutty flavored pasta that is finished off with fresh mozzarella.

Pistachio pesto is made by adding fresh mint, oregano, basil leaves to a food processor along with pistachio nuts.

Minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and sea salt are added and blended together until the pesto is smooth and oily.

Pistachio pesto is added to cooked pasta and zucchini slices. Zucchini can be cooked along with pasta in the last couple of minutes in the cooking time.

Garnish pasta with pieces of fresh mozzarella cheese, pistachio nuts, and fresh basil leaves.

Strawberry Caprese with Lemon and Basil

Strawberry caprese with lemon and basil is a cheesy and fruity toothpick appetizer.

Cubed mozzarella is marinated with lemon juice, lemon zest, thin strips of fresh basil leaves, olive oil and salt.

Strawberry caprese is made by cutting strawberries in half.

To assemble the appetizer, place a strawberry, a slice of mozzarella cheese, and then repeat again together in a stack.

A toothpick is placed through the stack to create the strawberry caprese appetizer.

Fresh ground pepper is sprinkled on top of the appetizer to finish it off.

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Creamy Tomato Pasta

Creamy tomato pasta is made by cooking onions in butter and minced garlic in pot on medium heat.

Tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, and red pepper flakes are added to the pot to create the base of the creamy tomato sauce.

Heavy cream is added for the rich sauce flavoring, along with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and basil leaves.

When the cheese has melted into the sauce, it’s ready to serve.

Garnish with pieces of fresh mozzarella, and a couple of basil leaves.

Peach Caprese Appetizer

Peach caprese appetizer uses slices of peaches to create a sandwich.

In between the layers of peaches is a slice of mozzarella.

On the top layer of peach, add a single leaf of basil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Place a toothpick through the sandwich so it can easily be eaten without it falling apart.

Pepperoni Caprese Bites

Pepperoni caprese bites are an eye catching appetizer assembled on a toothpick, with a basil vinaigrette dressing.

To assemble the pepperoni appetizer, place a fresh piece of mozzarella, then a folded piece of pepperoni, a fresh basil leaf, and a cherry tomato on a toothpick.

Drizzle basil vinaigrette dressing on top and serve immediately.

Peach Flatbread

Flatbread is a delicious crispy, warm peach appetizer. Flatbread can be cut into small pieces so it’s easily eaten.

Peach flatbread is made by simply brushing olive oil on the edges of the flatbread dough.

Add pizza sauce on the dough, and arrange fresh mozzarella on top of the pizza sauce.

Place folded pieces of prosciutto all over the flatbread. Slice peaches and dry off excess water. You don’t want too much leaking into your flatbread or it won’t crisp up.

Bake the flatbread, and add fresh leaves of basil once it comes out of the oven, along with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

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Spaghetti Margarita Pasta

Spaghetti margarita pasta is a tomato pasta with a creamy fresh mozzarella cheese finish.

The tomato sauce is made by cooking butter with minced garlic and olive oil in a frying pan on medium heat.

Halved grape tomatoes are added to the saucepan with a bit of sugar to sweeten the acidic tomatoes.

Fresh basil leaves are added to finish off the sauce, and then it’s tossed with cooked spaghetti.

Shaved Parmesan cheese, and pieces of fresh mozzarella are added and mixed into the hot pasta, which will let them melt and add a creamy, rich flavoring.

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Caprese Pesto Crostini

Caprese pesto crostini’s are made by marinating cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella with dried basil leaves and olive oil.

Once you’ve made your crostini’s and they have cooled, fresh pesto is spread on the crostini.

Mozzarella slices and cherry tomatoes are placed on top of the layer of pesto.

Finally, the pesto appetizer is topped with freshly chopped basil leaves, parmesan cheese, and balsamic vinegar.

Simple Mozzarella Bruschetta

Simple mozzarella bruschetta is a tasty appetizer you can serve warm, right out of the oven.

Make your own crostini’s by slicing a baguette, brushing olive oil on to one side of the bread, and then broiling it in the oven for 2 minutes until it’s toasted.

Assemble the bruschetta by putting one slice of tomato, and one slice of mozzarella onto the crostini’s. Add a couple basil leaves to the bruschetta, and then broil in the oven until the cheese has started to melt.

Drizzle balsamic reduction over the bruschetta and enjoy!

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan is a savory pasta made with fresh mozzarella cheese that’s baked in the oven.

Chicken is tenderized and soaked in egg. Chicken is covered in a mixture of bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and garlic powder.

Chicken is baked in the oven, and then a little bit of tomato sauce is poured overtop. A slice of fresh mozzarella is placed on top of the chicken and baked until the cheese begins bubbling.

Serve chicken Parmesan over spaghetti coated in tomato sauce.

Prosciutto Peach Skewer

Prosciutto peach skewer uses fresh peaches wrapped in prosciutto.

Fresh mozzarella is added to the skewer for a creamy, cheesy addition to the juicy peaches.

Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and honey to finish off this delicious tangy appetizer.

Mozzarella Basil Gnocchi

Mozzarella basil gnocchi is a quick and easy weeknight dinner you can make!

Gnocchi is cooked with olive oil and minced garlic.

Tomato sauce and red pepper flakes are added to the pan for a bit of spicy tomato sauce.

Fresh basil leaves are stirred in to add a little bit of peppery finish to the sauce.

Finish off by adding slices of fresh mozzarella to the top of the pasta. You can add a lid on top of the pan to melt the cheese.

You can serve your fresh mozzarella pasta with garlic bread, or Caesar salad if desired.

Lemon and Mozzarella Ravioli

Lemon and mozzarella ravioli is a citrusy and creamy, rich pasta.

Fresh mozzarella is placed in a food processor with ricotta cheese, lemon juice, and lemon zest.

Spoon cheese mixture onto a fresh pasta sheet, and fold and press the edges of the ravioli.

Boil ravioli until the pasta is cooked through.

Fresh mozzarella ravioli is served with brown butter and sage sauce.

Garnish with Parmesan cheese shavings.

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9 Burrito Sauce Ideas

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Burritos are wraps filled with rice, vegetables, meat, and savory sauces for a filling family dinner.

You can fill burritos with creamy, spicy, or sweet sauces.

You can make avocado crema, cilantro lime sauce, chipotle lime crema, sriracha cream sauce and more to fill your burritos with.

Avocado Cream Sauce

Avocado cream sauce is a sauce made out of avocados that is blended with yogurt and herbs to make a tangy, citrusy sauce for burritos.

Avocado cream sauce is made with thick plain yogurt which gives the crema a thick base.

The yogurt mixed with avocado makes the sauce creamy and full bodied. It has a strong lime flavor to the avocado crema that finishes the sauce off well.

Avocado cream sauce is made by combining plain yogurt, avocado, cilantro leaves, minced garlic, fresh lime juice, olive oil, and a little salt in a food processor. To keep the sauce full and thick, the mixture is only “pulsed” in the food processor until it combines.

Avocado cream sauce goes well over shrimp burritos.

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Chipotle Lime Crema

Chipotle lime crema is a spicy, creamy sauce for burritos.

Chipotle lime cream is made by combining sour cream, chipotles in adobo sauce, fresh lime juice, lime zest, honey and salt and blending them together. You can thin out the sauce with a bit of water if desired.

Chipotle lime crema goes well with shrimp burritos.

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Cilantro Lime Sauce

Cilantro lime sauce is a yogurt based sauce with a refreshing citrus taste.

Yogurt, fresh lime juice, lime zest, cilantro leaves, olive oil, salt and pepper is placed in a food processor and blended until smooth.

Cilantro lime sauce goes well with chicken burritos, or cauliflower burritos.

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Sriracha Cream Sauce

Sriracha cream sauce is a spicy and sweet burrito sauce.

Sriracha and honey is added to a sour cream or Greek yogurt base.

Sriracha cream sauce is best used for Korean BBQ burritos.

Burrito Sauce recipe ideas

Jalapeno Ranch

Jalapeno ranch is a spicy, tangy sauce for burritos.

Jalapeno sauce is made by adding Greek yogurt, diced jalapenos, olive oil, cilantro leaves, lemon juice, garlic, onion powder, salt and dill to a blender, and processing until it’s smooth sauce.

Jalapeno ranch sauce works well for cauliflower burritos or shrimp burritos.

Burrito Sauce for shrimp burritos

Cilantro Lime Ranch

Cilantro lime ranch is a creamy sauce with a hint of garlic.

Cilantro lime ranch can be made using a sour cream base or a plain yogurt base.

Garlic powder and onion powder are added to the base of the sauce to create the tangy ranch flavoring.

Fresh lime juice, cilantro leaves, diced pickled jalapenos and brine, and salt are added the base of the sauce and mixed together until smooth.

Cilantro lime ranch goes well with chicken burritos.

Burrito Sauce for chicken burritos

Salsa Verde

Salsa verde is a spicy green salsa for burritos.

Salsa verde is made with roasted tomatillos. Tomatillos are green tomatoes that come in a paper husk which needs to be removed prior to roasting them.

Roasting tomatillos neutralizes the acidity of the tomatoes, making it a savory base as a salsa.

After the tomatillos are cooked, they are placed in a food processor with finely chopped onions, serrano pepper, fresh lime juice, cilantro and cumin.

Once the salsa has been “pulsed” until the tomatoes are broken up, it’s ready to serve.

Salsa verde is a tangy, spicy salsa you can use on vegan burritos, or chicken burritos.

Burrito Sauce for chicken burritos

Tomato Salsa

Tomato salsa is a juicy, chunky salsa that has a little bite to it.

Salsa adds a ton of flavor to burritos.

Tomato salsa is made by adding whole canned tomatoes, and a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel tomatoes work well) as the base of the salsa.

Finely chopped jalapeno with the seeds removed are added to the salsa, as well as some diced onions.

A few herbs like garlic and cumin are added, and then the salsa can be “pulsed” only in a food processor. Don’t overmix the salsa until it becomes a mush.

Pulse the salsa 7-10 times to get it just perfectly chunky.

Tomato salsa goes well with ground beef, black bean and corn burritos.

Burrito Sauce for beef burritos

Guacamole

Guacamole is a chunky sauce made with mashed avocados.

Guacamole is made by adding diced tomatoes, tomatoes, chopped cilantro, and a pinch of garlic salt to mashed avocado.

Guacamole goes well with black bean burritos, or chicken burritos.

Burrito Sauce for chicken burritos

How to Decorate Macarons with Gold Dust

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Gold dusted macarons are striking and glittery macarons. You can add gold dust to macarons to make unicorn macarons or engagement ring macarons for a specialty cookie to serve at a birthday party, wedding, or bridal shower.

Gold dust decorated macarons are more of a upscale macaron. You can fill them with enticing flavors like bubbly champagne buttercream.

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How to put gold dust on macarons

Tools and Ingredients

If you are wanting to paint the entire macaron gold, use the widest food safe paintbrush you have to save yourself time.

  1. Place a pinch of gold powdered food coloring in a small jar to “make” your paint in.
  2. Add a couple of drops of almond extract to your jar.
  3. Mix the jar of almond extract and gold powdered food coloring together. Now you’ve made your paint for your gold macarons. If your gold paint dries out while you’re working with it, add a few more drops of almond extract.
  4. Using a food safe paint brush, dip your paint brush into your newly made gold paint.
  5. Hold your macaron on a steady surface, and brush your gold paint on top of your macaron where desired. You can even paint the entire macaron in gold paint if you want to. Avoid the icing portion of the macaron, and only paint the shell to make the icing stand out on the macaron. Don’t push too hard on the surface of the macaron shell as it is quite delicate to work with.
  6. Let the macarons dries fully for about 20 minutes.

Gold dusted decorated macarons will store well in the freezer for up to 1 month, or up to 3 days in the fridge.

For unicorn macarons, you only need to paint the horn of the unicorn gold. The ears of the unicorn macaron can be painted in a light pink powdered food coloring.

gold dust decorated macarons

For birthday macarons, you can color a number on the macarons, or birthday candles using gold dust.

Bridal shower macarons can have a ring painted in gold dust on the outer edge of the macarons.

You can also shape the macarons into a ring when you pipe them.

Pipe 1 circle macaron as normal, and then add a diamond shape on top.

Use a toothpick to make the edges of the diamond into a triangle that sits above the circle.

You can color the diamond blue, or white, and the ring of the macaron will be painted with gold dust.

Recipes with Hollandaise Sauce and Pasta

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Hollandaise sauce is a rich, creamy sauce with a hint of lemon citrus flavor.

Hollandaise sauce is typically used for drizzling over eggs benedict, but you can also use it as a pasta sauce.

Hollandaise sauce can have basil leaves, chilies, orange, lime, cayenne, or Dijon added to it for an enhanced flavor to serve over pasta dishes.

Hollandaise Sauce and Pasta recipes

Salmon Pasta with Lime Hollandaise Sauce

Salmon pasta with lime hollandaise sauce

Salmon fillets are pan fried with salt, pepper, and a bit of lime juice squirted on top.

To make lime hollandaise sauce, butter is melted over a hot water bath. Butter is placed in a metal bowl over a pot filled with about 1″ of water. The water should be boiling in order for the butter to melt.

In a separate heat proof bowl, egg yolks, lime zest, and lime juice are whisked together.

When the butter has melted, slowly add it to the egg yolk mixture whisking vigorously so the eggs do not begin to cook.

Once the pasta has been cooked and drained, you can drizzle lime hollandaise sauce over your salmon and pasta for a citrus, buttery sauce to enjoy.

Recipes with Hollandaise Sauce and Pasta

Pasta Salad with Steak and Basil Hollandaise Sauce

Pasta salad with steak and basil hollandaise sauce is a full meal with veggies, steak, and pasta.

Pasta salad is made with pasta, corn, cannellini beans, cherry tomatoes, butter lettuce and onions.

Steak is sautéed with garlic and butter to sear it, and then it’s let to rest while the hollandaise sauce is made.

Hollandaise sauce is made by melting butter over a hot water bath. You can put a metal bowl over a pot filled with about 1″ of water in the bottom. The water should be boiling in order to melt the butter.

In another bowl, place egg yolks, fresh basil leaves, fresh lemon juice and salt and whisk them together.

You can cut the basil leaves into strips, or chop it up finely. Once the butter has melted, slowly add the butter to the egg yolk bowl whisking vigorously so you don’t cook the eggs.

Basil hollandaise sauce has a bit of a kick to it. You can add fresh chilies as well to make it a bit more spicy.

Hollandaise sauce is drizzled over steak and pasta salad for a creamy and rich flavoring.

Shrimp Sausage Pasta With Hollandaise Sauce

Shrimp sausage pasta with hollandaise sauce is a spicy pasta drizzled with a creamy sauce.

Olive oil is heated in a pan, and then slices of chorizo are cooked until they turn brown on each side.

Deglaze the pan with a bit of dry white wine.

Add shrimp, capers, and a bit of caper juice and cook until the shrimp turn pink. Add lemon juice to the pan, and then add cooked pasta to coat in a bit of sauce.

Prepare your hollandaise sauce by melting butter over a hot water bath. You can put a metal bowl over a pot filled with about 1″ of water in the bottom. The water should be boiling in order to melt the butter.

In another bowl, place egg yolks, fresh lemon juice and salt and whisk them together.

Once the butter has melted, slowly add the butter to the egg yolk bowl whisking vigorously so you don’t cook the eggs.

Drizzle hollandaise sauce over shrimp and chorizo pasta and enjoy!

Recipes with Hollandaise Sauce and Pasta

How to Make Easter Egg Macarons

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Easter egg macarons are bright and colorful macarons you can add to your dessert table at Easter.

Easter egg macarons use plain macaron batter, and then are decorated using an edible marker or royal icing, powdered food coloring, almond extract, and a food safe paint brush.

How to make Easter Egg Macarons

Recipe for Easter Egg Macarons

You can use your favorite Italian method macaron recipe to make Easter egg macarons.

You can bake them for the same amount of time in the recipe you use for macarons.

Just make sure the total size of the macarons are about 1.5-2″.

Easter egg macarons can be shaped piped into an oval to look like an egg. You can also just make them into a regular circle if desired.

Easter egg Macarons

How to Pipe and Decorate Easter Egg Macarons

  1. Make your macaron batter. You don’t need any food coloring added to the macaron batter if you’re making a white Easter egg macarons.
  2. To pipe your Easter egg macarons, begin by piping a small oval shape approximately 1.5-2″.
  3. Pipe all of your oval shaped macarons the same size.
  4. Remove the air bubbles from the macarons by banging the bottom of the baking pan.
  5. Let the macarons dry for 30 minutes.
  6. Bake your Easter egg macarons for the exact same time it says in the recipe you’re using, and let them cool. Fill your macarons.
  7. To decorate Easter egg macarons, you can make royal icing for some fine detail work. Royal icing will dry hard, and you can use piping tips to create small lines on your Easter egg macarons.
  8. Another option is to decorate your Easter egg macarons with an edible marker, and draw lines on the cookies.
  9. To make your Easter egg macarons full of color, you can make your own paint using powdered food coloring and almond extract.
  10. Paint your Easter egg macarons using a food safe paint brush. Criss-crosses, circular lines, triangles, circles, all look beautiful to make your Easter egg cookies.
  11. nose using a food safe paint brush.
  12. Let dry for 20 minutes. 
  13. Store your Easter egg macarons in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
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How to pipe and decorate Easter Egg Macarons

How to Decorate Valentine’s Day Macarons

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Valentine’s day is a day to celebrate the people we love in our life.

Valentine’s day macarons are the perfect gift for your mom, sister, brother, or your significant other.

You can decorate macarons using food coloring, edible markers, royal icing, chocolate or caramel.

You can pipe your macarons into teddy bears, or hearts for a specialty cookie for valentine’s day.

See full video below.

How to Decorate Valentine's Day Macarons

Royal Icing

To decorate Easter egg macarons, you can make royal icing for some fine detail work. Royal icing will dry hard, and you can use piping tips to create small lines on your Easter egg macarons.

Royal icing can be hard to work with. If your icing is too runny, add a little bit more icing sugar to stiffen it up. Then you can write words with it, or make wavy lines for a beautiful look to your valentine’s day macarons.

valentine's day macarons

Caramel or Chocolate Drizzle

To add caramel or chocolate drizzle, place your macarons on a large plate.

Put caramel or melted chocolate into a piping bag, fitted with #2 piping tip.

The flow will come fast, you won’t even need to squish the bag for the flow to come out.

Make one line on 1 half of the macaron. Continue making 2 more lines that criss cross a little to have an elastic band look to it.

You can add nuts or sprinkles to the drizzle to add a pop of color.

Paint

You can paint on macarons using either powdered food coloring or gel food coloring with a couple of drops of almond extract.

Using a food safe paint brush gently paint on your macaron. You don’t want to use too much almond extract. If you pour too much, the color will be more like watercolor paint.

If you just use a little almond extract, the color will be strong and easily painted on the macaron. The color will not run on the cookie.

For valentine’s day macarons, you can paint hearts, or write words on your macaron shells.

Edible Marker

You can draw on your macarons using an edible marker.

You can write words or draw pictures on your macarons for valentine’s day.

Edible marker’s come in all sorts of colors, it’s almost like using a felt pen to draw on cookies.

You don’t want to push too hard into the cookie, since they are quite delicate.

drawing on valentine's day macarons

Piping Shapes

Macaron batter can be piped into shapes instead of just a circle for a beautiful gift for that special someone!

You can use a template to create heart macarons, or you can just free hand them.

Heart macarons can be colored pink, or you can have them as plain white batter as well.

If you’re wanting to color your macaron batter, use a little bit of pink gel food coloring to color your heart macarons.

Fill your piping bag with your macaron batter fitted with a 1/2” tip.

Begin by piping one of the round tops of the heart, drag the tip downwards in a diagonal. Continue piping upwards to end at the other round top of the heart.

Take a toothpick and gently guide the point of the bottom of the heart downwards to create a sharp point of your macarons.

Let them dry for 30 minutes, and then bake in the oven for the same time your recipe says.

Valentine’s day heart macarons should be 1.5″-2″ once you’ve piped them.

Teddy bear macarons are adorable to make for valentine’s day. You can color your macaron batter brown, or leave it as plain white.

Fill your piping bag with macaron batter fitted with a 1/2” tip.

Begin by piping a round circle for the head.

Add ears to the teddy bear macaron by piping the ear and dragging the macaron batter downward into the round circle. 

Add arms and legs to the teddy bear macaron by piping the batter in a “star” shape. Start piping the one arm, then drag the tip in an arc to one of the feet, then to the other foot, then to the other arm. 

Fill in the body of the teddy bear.

hearts and teddy bear macarons valentine's day

After you have piped all of your teddy bears, remove the air bubbles from the macarons by banging the bottom of the baking pan.

Add a small circle for the mouth of the bear on top of the round circle in the bottom half of the face. 

Bake the macarons, cool, and fill them.

Add the teddy bear macarons eyes, nose, and mouth using an edible marker.

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How to Make Easter Macarons

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Easter macarons are vibrant and beautifully colored. You can make shapes with your Easter macarons including bunnies, Easter eggs, and carrots.

You can also decorate your macarons to look like a bird’s nest, or robin’s egg using some food coloring, icing, and a couple of chocolate eggs.

Use your favorite macaron recipe and bake for the exact time in your recipe to make these enticing Easter macarons.

See full video on how to pipe and decorate Easter macarons below.

how to make easter Macarons

Bunny Macarons

Bunny macarons are made with plain macaron batter. You don’t need any food coloring added to the macaron batter if you’re making a white colored bunny.

To pipe your bunny macarons, begin by piping a small circle ~ 1″ in diameter.

Pipe one ear off to the side of the circle on the top. You’ll want to drag the macaron batter upward, and then let the batter drip back on to itself to create one ear. Repeat on the other ear.

Use a toothpick to guide both of the ears of the bunny into a point.

Let the macarons dry for 30 minutes.

How to Make Easter Macarons

Bake your bunny macarons for the exact same time it says in the recipe you’re using, and let them cool. Fill your macarons.

Add eyes and eyelashes with an edible marker. Draw 2 wavy lines to create the eyes, then add small lines outwards to create the eye lashes.

Add 2 “U” shaped lines to create the mouth.

Add 2 whiskers on each side of the bunny face.

Use pink powdered food coloring and a little almond extract together to make a paint. Paint the pink color on the inside of the ears of the bunny, and a triangle or round nose using a food safe paint brush.

Carrot Macarons

Carrot macarons are made by coloring your macaron batter with 1/4 tsp of orange powdered food coloring, or a little bit of orange gel food coloring on a toothpick.

To pipe your carrot macarons, begin by piping in a line, and then drag the batter back on to itself.

Guide the end of the carrot into a point by using a toothpick. Push the batter into a point to give it a sharp end.

Next you’ll want to have a very small end on your piping bag.

You might need to move the batter into a new piping bag with a small tip on the end. Your initial carrot macrons you’ve piped should sit for about 15 minutes, then you can start the detail work on them.

Go back to your carrot macarons and pipe a curved line starting at the thick end of the carrot. Pipe curved lines all the way down the carrot.

Let your macarons dry for 15 minutes.

Bake your macarons, and fill them.

Use green powdered food coloring and a little almond extract together to make a paint. Paint the green color on the top of the carrot using a food safe paint brush. You can make a triangle shape a couple of times to create the green part of the carrot.

Easter Egg Macarons

Easter egg macarons can be shaped piped into an oval to look like an egg. You can also just make them into a regular circle if desired.

To decorate Easter egg macarons, you can make royal icing for some fine detail work. Royal icing will dry hard, and you can use piping tips to create small lines on your Easter egg macarons.

Another option is to decorate your Easter egg macarons with an edible marker, and draw lines on the cookies.

To make your Easter egg macarons full of color, you can make your own paint using powdered food coloring and almond extract.

Paint your Easter egg macarons using a food safe paint brush.

Criss-crosses, circular lines, triangles, circles, all look beautiful to make your Easter egg cookies.

Nest Macarons

Nest macarons are made by making royal icing, and coloring the icing brown.

Using a large star tip, pipe the icing in a round circle to make the nest on top of the macaron.

Place 3 colored chocolate eggs into the nest, and they will dry into the nest so they will stay put.

Let the nest dry for at least an hour before storing your nest macarons.

Robin Egg Macarons

Robin egg macarons are made using a sky blue color to make your macaron shells the perfect robin egg color. You don’t want it to be too colored, just a hint of blue is ideal.

After the shells have come out of the oven and cooled, mix together brown food coloring and vanilla extract.

Create the “speckled” robin egg by using dipping a food safe paint brush into the vanilla extract/food coloring mixture and flicking it onto the cooled macaron shells.

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How to Make Carrot Macarons

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Carrot macarons are adorable cookies you can make using orange macaron batter.

Carrot macarons go well alongside bunny macarons, and can be made for a child’s birthday party, or brought to Easter as a specialty dessert cookie.

Carrot macarons are decorated using green powdered food coloring, almond extract, and a food safe paint brush.

How to Make Carrot Macarons

You’ll need to pipe the carrot macarons using 2 piping bags.

One piping bag should have a larger end on it (half inch piping tip), and the other should have a narrow tip on it (quarter inch piping tip).

The top of the carrot is the detail work, which is piped after the base of the carrot macaron has dried for about 15 minutes.

How to pipe and decorate Carrot Macarons

Recipe for Carrot Macarons

You can use your favorite macaron recipe and bake for the exact time in your recipe to make these carrot shaped macarons.

You can color your macaron batter by adding 1/4 tsp of orange powdered food coloring, or a little bit of orange gel food coloring on a toothpick.

How to pipe Carrot Macarons

How to Make Carrot Macarons

  1. Make your macaron batter. You’ll need to add orange food coloring to the macaron batter to make the carrot color. You can add 1/4 tsp of orange powdered food coloring, or a little bit of orange gel food coloring on a toothpick and add it to your egg whites when making your almond paste.
  2. To pipe your carrot macarons, begin by piping in a line, and then drag the batter back on to itself.
  3. Check to see how the carrot macaron looks. If it has a nice point to it, you can make your next carrot. If you need to make the batter into a point for the end of the carrot, guide it by using a toothpick. Push the batter into a point to give it a sharp end.
  4. Pipe all of your carrot macarons in the same way.
  5. Remove the air bubbles from the macarons by banging the bottom of the baking pan.
  6. Next you’ll want to have a very small end on your piping bag. You might need to move the batter into a new piping bag with a small tip on the end. Your initial carrot macrons you’ve piped should sit for about 15 minutes, then you can start the detail work on them.
  7. Go back to your carrot macarons and pipe a curved line starting at the thick end of the carrot. Pipe curved lines all the way down the carrot.
  8. Pipe all of the lines on the carrot macarons.
  9. Let your macarons dry for 15 minutes.
  10. Bake your carrot macarons for the exact same time it says in the recipe you’re using, and let them cool. Fill your macarons.
  11. Use green powdered food coloring and a little almond extract together to make a paint. Paint the green color on the top of the carrot using a food safe paint brush. You can make a triangle shape a couple of times to create the green part of the carrot (see video below).
  12. Let dry for 20 minutes. 
  13. Store your carrot macarons in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
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How to Make Bunny Macarons

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Bunny macarons are adorable cookies you can make with plain macaron batter.

You can make colored bunny macarons by adding brown, grey, or black food coloring to the macaron batter if desired.

Bunny macarons can be made for a child’s birthday party, or brought to Easter as a specialty dessert cookie.

Bunny macarons are decorated using an edible marker, pink powdered food coloring, almond extract, and a food safe paint brush.

How to Make Bunny Macarons

Recipe for bunny macarons

You can use your favorite Italian method macaron recipe to make bunny macarons.

You can bake them for the same amount of time in the recipe you use for macarons. Just make sure the total size of the macarons are about 1.5-2″.

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How to Make Bunny Macarons

  1. Make your macaron batter. You don’t need any food coloring added to the macaron batter if you’re making a white colored bunny.
  2. To pipe your bunny macarons, begin by piping a small circle ~ 1″ in diameter.
  3. Pipe one ear off to the side of the circle on the top. You’ll want to drag the macaron batter upward, and then let the batter drip back on to itself to create one ear. Repeat on the other ear.
  4. Use a toothpick to guide both of the ears of the bunny into a point.
  5. Pipe all of your bunny macarons in the same way.
  6. Remove the air bubbles from the macarons by banging the bottom of the baking pan.
  7. Let the macarons dry for 30 minutes.
  8. Bake your bunny macarons for the exact same time it says in the recipe you’re using, and let them cool. Fill your macarons.
  9. Add eyes and eyelashes with an edible marker. Draw 2 wavy lines to create the eyes, then add small lines outwards to create the eye lashes.
  10. Add 2 “U” shaped lines to create the mouth.
  11. Add 2 whiskers on each side of the bunny face.
  12. Use pink powdered food coloring and a little almond extract together to make a paint. Paint the pink color on the inside of the ears of the bunny, and a triangle or round nose using a food safe paint brush.
  13. Let dry for 20 minutes. 
  14. Store your bunny macarons in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
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10 Dipping Sauce Ideas for Salmon

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Salmon has a delicate texture and buttery flavor as a main course dinner.

Dipping sauces for salmon can use yogurt, aioli, or a butter based sauce as an accompaniment for salmon.

You can make a creamy dill sauce, lemon butter sauce, avocado lime sauce, Dijon tarragon sauce, or Tzatziki sauce for a dipping sauce for salmon.

Dipping Sauce Ideas for Salmon

Lemon and Garlic Butter Sauce

Lemon and garlic butter sauce is a warm white wine sauce.

Olive oil is heated in a saucepan with finely chopped shallots and minced garlic for a couple of minutes to let the aromas come out of the shallots and garlic.

White wine is added to the sauce and cooked until it reduced about 1/3 in volume.

Butter and heavy cream are added to the sauce to make it rich and creamy.

Once the sauce has thickened, it’s removed from the heat.

Fresh lemon juice and dill are added to the sauce for a citrusy herb flavor for the salmon dipping sauce.

Creamy Dill Sauce

Creamy dill sauce has a mayo and sour cream base for the dipping sauce.

Freshly squeezed lemon juice, dill weed, salt, and pepper are added to the base of the sauce and mixed together.

Creamy dill sauce is a citrusy and dill flavored sauce for salmon.

dill Dipping Sauce Ideas for Salmon

Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki sauce is a thick, tangy sauce with a hint of dill and cucumber.

Tzatziki sauce has a base using Greek yogurt.

Greek yogurt is strained through a cheesecloth for about 2 hours to remove the liquid from the yogurt, leaving a thick base for the Salmon dipping sauce.

Olive oil, dill, grated cucumber, vinegar, salt, and minced garlic is added to the yogurt to create a creamy, dill and cucumber flavored dipping sauce.

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Avocado Basil Sauce

Avocado basil sauce is a spicy, creamy avocado sauce.

Avocado, fresh basil leaves, diced jalapenos, and lime juice are blended together in a food processor to make this hot, earthy dipping sauce.

Herb Yogurt Sauce

Herb yogurt sauce is a creamy, peppery dipping sauce.

Watercress, mint, and cilantro leaves are blended together in a food processor with scallions.

Yogurt and fresh lime juice are added and blended together with the herbs for the tangy yogurt sauce.

Lemon Butter Sauce

Lemon butter sauce is a simple sauce for dipping salmon.

Butter is warmed in a saucepan, along with fresh lemon juice and garlic powder.

Lemon butter sauce only take a couple of minutes to come together, and has a refreshing lemon flavor with a hint of savory garlic for dipping salmon in.

Dijon Tarragon Sauce

Dijon tarragon sauce is a tart, sharp flavor to it.

Mayo is flavored with Dijon mustard, chopped tarragon, freshly squeezed lemon juice and a little sugar to sweeten the sauce.

Sugar helps to balance out mustard and tarragon in the dipping sauce.

Dipping Sauce recipes for Salmon

Avocado Lime Sauce

Avocado lime sauce is a refreshing lime flavored creamy sauce for salmon.

Avocado, fresh lime juice, cilantro leaves, Greek yogurt, minced garlic are added to a food processor and blended until smooth.

If you want a little bit of a bite to the sauce, you can add diced jalapeno into the sauce as well.

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Whisky Dipping Sauce

Whisky dipping sauce is a whisky infused aioli sauce.

Mayo is mixed together with Worcestershire sauce, ketchup sauce, fresh lemon juice, chopped parsley and a splash of whisky.

Whisky adds a caramel, bourbon flavor to the aioli.

Orange Butter Sauce

Orange butter sauce is a beurre blanc sauce with a orange flavoring.

Freshly squeezed orange juice, orange zest, white wine, and shallots are heated in a saucepan over medium heat until it turns into a syrup consistency.

Cold butter is added to the sauce and whisked into it to emulsify the sauce. It’s added only 1 tbsp at a time, and whisked constantly, preventing the sauce from coming to a boil.

Add salt and pepper at the end of the cooking the citrusy beurre blanc salmon dipping sauce.