Raspberry Rose MeringuesWelcome to my new series, Food Lover Friday! To launch this series I teamed up with my new friend Melissa from Homemade for Friends. As a chef from New York, she has started a wonderful new blog full of food gifts that celebrate the yumminess of homemade. Earlier this week Melissa sent me her recipe for these adorable Raspberry Rose Meringue cookies. Being a history nut, I read that meringue originated in a Swiss village of Meiringen though this egg white and sugar mixture is well known in French desserts. These crisp little cloud-like cookies are freshly updated with Melissa’s raspberry rose twist. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Easter or Mother’s Day! Her recipe (which you can find right here) was so easy to follow and in a short time I had a plate full of these yummy and pretty cookies that were a perfect addition to my morning tea. This is where my obsession comes in. . . packaging the pretty pink meringues for gifts! I used the gift tags from yesterday’s post and created three versions of packaging especially for Valentine’s Day! ~ Lia

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