Illustrated, Step-by-Step Recipe with companion video. If you get your almond meal from Basic Ingredients, its fresh (not lumpy) so you really can skip that processing step http://foodnouveau.com/2010/03/29/paris-france/how-to-make-macarons-a-detailed-illustrated-step-by-step-recipe/
I actually followed this macaron recipe step by step, and the results were awesome!!! So good for the first time. Simple, but time consuming. The only thing I will do different next time is lessening the amount of sugar. Too sweet!