I hope all of my US friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  We enjoyed a special trip to the Big Apple.

Of course, we took in the Macy’s Day Parade. Here’s Buzz at the Macy’s Day Giant Balloon Inflation Day event–on Wednesday afternoon. Buzz is all blown up but netted down awaiting the parade.

It’s hard not to feel like a kid again seeing these BIG balloons….magical.

Here comes Spiderman!

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is reflecting on all of my blessings…of course, my family making the top of the list.

We created a thankful tree….here’s my Father-in-law, Tony’s ‘thankful words’…I love it!  And yes, we do put up with him….but he’s worth it. 🙂

My favorite place in NYC is Central Park.  Walking through this beautiful park just makes me so happy.

Here’s a few pictures of one of my favorite places on Earth.

Love the architecture.

Beauty…every turn.

Skating anyone?

I love the trees in this area.


Family + walking + Central Park= Happiness

Love the bridges in Central Park.

Me and the man.  With our beloved Starbucks, of course.

Outside at the Lincoln Center water fountain, Chelsea and Grandpa share the love.

And since I can’t get to Paris anytime soon, a trip to Ladurée is the next best thing.  So grateful there s a shop on Madison Avenue! YUM!

These macarons are amazing! (most recipes for macaroons are low FODMAP!) Here is my previous post on making macarons.

So…Turkey Day is over and now on to tree trimming.

Time for my very favorite time of year.

I am working on some special holiday recipes…. so stay tuned….and enjoy the weekend!