Here is the recipe that i found that works for me.
2 egg whites ( I used jumbo)
1/3 c granulated sugar
pinch of salt
1 cup powdered sugar
2/3 cup Almond flour (meal)
food coloring (gel or liquid will work)
Combine powdered sugar and Almond flour and blend until very fine powder. I used a small food processor. Blender will also work. Then sift & put aside. Whip your egg whites... Gradually add 1/3 cup granulated sugar when it reaches the foamy stage. Beat until very stiff, make sure no trace of unbeated egg white. Add your food coloring vanilla and salt when whipping at high speed. Fold the almond flour mixture in small amounts by hand . Fold until you reach the "lava like" consistency. Pipe on parchment paper using the round tip. I use the bigger round tip, at about 3/4 inch in opening.
Tap the baking pan on the counter to make the batter spread a little and also get rid of air bubbles. Let it rest for at least 45 mins. There is no amount of time how long you wait as long as the piped batter develops that "skin" it needs on top, otherwise you will not achieve the Macaron "feet". You will know when you slightly touch them and no batter will stick to your finger.. important tip: turn on your oven at 325 F from the start, like when you to blend your Almond Meal. It is good that your oven is hot and ready when you put the cookie sheet in the oven. Bake at 325F for 15 mins.. 17 mins the MAXIMUM .. If you are successful, you will see "feet" come out at the bottom after 5-6 minutes.. When done remove from oven and let it cool completely. They will come offf easily from the parchment when cooled. Remove gently. Fill them with your choice of filling... Flavored butter creams and cream cheese w/ fruit preserve is good. Do not use "wet" filling UNLESS you eat them right away. They will get suggy.
Learning this is like riding a bicycle.. You fail and fall a lot, but when you understand and know how it works, you will definitely do it right. I failed more that I was successful.. I failed about 8 times, then it hit me, I made 5 successful batches in a row after that.. The key is the "skin" and not over mixing; and beating the egg whites VERY stiff. good luck