But, it was humid outside-- and cloudy. So I just looked at my old photos and dreamed.
-3 egg whites at room temp.
-1/4 t cream of tartar
-3/4 C sugar
-1 t vanilla
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper, tin foil, or silpats. Beat egg whites on medium speed until foamy. Add cream of tartar. Increase speed to high and continue beating until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar beating until stiff peaks form. Mix in extract and food coloring (if desired)..Spoon meringue into pastry bag. Pipe desired shapes. Bake for 3 hours or until dry and crisp. Cool on baking sheets. Store in airtight container at room temperature. Can be made the day ahead.