Gourmet's latest issue is all about Paris and includes an "easy" recipe for French macaroons (not online). The amazing macaroons from Miette on Sunday are motivating me to try it, despite the fact I'll have to buy a food processor, track down a pastry bag, find a place to let the batter drops rest for 30 minutes and ignore the fact I'm terrible at making meringue.
In the meantime, Martha has a tried-and-true chocolate almond macaroon recipe. They aren't quite as pretty as their delicate relatives, but super tasty and easy. I first baked them successfully about 12 years ago, long before the current macaroon craze.