My name is Kelly Pugliano and I am the cook, baker, photographer, and storyteller of this space on the web. I am located in Upstate NY, perfectly placed between Albany and Saratoga Springs. I am happily married to the man of my dreams, have two wonderful kids in college and have the empty nest in short sight.
I worked in the corporate insurance world for longer than I care to admit then moved into non-profit association work, where I became a meetings & conference event planner, a job I found to be both extremely challenging and rewarding.
After being laid off in 2009, I took up blogging and never looked back. I’ve always enjoyed writing and this was the perfect platform. After 3 years of sharing “Mom-Stuff”, I realized my kids were older and recipes were taking over as the main content. Tired of receiving pitches for diapers and baby toys, it was time to rebrand my old site, Mom Got Blog into a new space to share my passions for good, simple, food and my love of photography; in 2012, Eat Picks® was born.
I love to cook, bake, eat, write and take pictures of food. Coffee is a must every day and I will always make time for a good craft brew or glass of wine. The kitchen is my happy place; here I discover new flavors and keep traditional family favorites alive and well to pass on to the next generation.
I recently became the Cooking School Coordinator at a local boutique kitchenware store, The Spoon & Whisk, where I work with local chefs and culinary school instructors to create interesting menus, write and publish our registration brochure and oversee each class. Not only am I surrounded by food, but also the best place to learn about every gadget on earth!
I have also launched a new Subscription Box business called Roost Crate™, a “farmers market in a box” delivered to your door! It is a perfect extension of Eat Picks® and helps to support local businesses and surrounding community.
What do I do in my spare time? You will most likely find me training for my next half marathon (I became a Half Fanatic in 2014 by running 3 half marathons within 30 days!), traveling with my husband or preparing care packages for my kids.
I believe everyone can cook, even if they think otherwise, so all recipes shared on this site will be easy to follow and fun to cook whether you are a novice or master chef. You can look up any recipe in our Recipe Index to get started. Need help? I am a simple email, tweet or facebook comment away!
Food is a common denominator between all of us. Instant conversation can begin by asking where to find the best pizza in town or what is a favorite flavor ice cream.
It is a connector.
Eat Picks® was created to connect you with easy, delicious recipes to give you culinary confidence in the kitchen.
Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
My goal for this blog is to not just work with brands and organizations. I want to be a true partner connecting the personal story with your brand and building real relationships. Please email me to discuss ambassadorship possibilities.
Eat Picks® has been designed to celebrate everything food. We highlight great ingredients, kitchen tools and products that make recipe creation successful.
Kelly is a recipe developer and award winning writer and food photographer. She has over 30 years of experience in the kitchen and enjoys teaching others that cooking is fun with good, simple, ingredients.
If you have a product you would like featured on Eat Picks® or if you are looking for recipe development, food photography or restaurant review articles, you can contact Kelly at email@example.com
Our Most Searched and Pinned Recipe in 2015:
This recipe and MANY more are included in our eCookbook : 5 Best Muffin Recipes. Click here to grab your copy!
Previously Featured in Publications:
- Capital Region Living Magazine
- iBlog Magazine
- Scary Mommy
- Fresh Press Media
- Everyday Family
- US Speedskating
- Lion Lock
- Food and Wine Conference
- Your Brand!
Need to update your menu or website? Maybe you would like to decorate walls with your food creations or products?
There is an extensive gallery available for your next photo. Contact me at eatpicks [at] gmail [dot] com and I will be happy to help you customize your next project.
All photos and articles are under copyright and Trademark through Eat Picks® and are not subject to use without license or permission.
It doesn’t taste good.