garlic pastaOne of my favorite meals is spaghetti aglio e olio – basically pasta in an olive oil and garlic sauce. It’s quick and easy for a busy night and I almost always have the ingredients on hand.

Tonight I put a spin on the basic recipe by adding mushrooms and shrimp and was thrilled with the outcome.  Now most chefs will tell you cheese and seafood should never go together and this recipe has a healthy amount of Parmesan cheese to it.  In my humble opinion parm belongs on anything and everything, so I won’t tell if you don’t!

Recipe follows. Serve it up with some garlic bread and wine for a nice little meal.  Enjoy!

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If you’ve seen the news in the past 48 hours you know that Winter Storm Jonas hammered the east coast leaving upwards of 30 inches in some areas.  Where I am in Connecticut we got a modest 6 inches making this the first substantial snowfall of the season – shocking considering we are almost into February.  This also means it is Logan’s first official snowday!  While he is still too little to play out in the snow we did get bundled up to go check it out. Continue reading


IMG_5771The name of this blog was inspired by 2 things I love: baubles – large, chunky necklaces, or really any accessory for that matter – and bites – everything and anything having to do with food. I love cooking and while it has taken a back burner since having a baby, no pun intended, I’m starting to get back into the swing of things.

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2015 was one of the most exciting years of my life so it seemed only fitting to close out the year by diving into a new adventure for 2016: a blog!  As an avid blog reader, I’ve always wanted to try my hand at sharing things I enjoy through writing and there seems to be no better time than now.

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