cherry hand pies

Easy Cherry Hand Pies Using Only 2 Ingredients

The holidays are just around the corner and menu planning is in full force. Everything from turkey, stuffing, potatoes and in our house the Italian tradition of lasagna will grace the table to enjoy while sharing memories with family near and far. Thanksgiving is the one holiday that stands out as the “pie smorgasbord”. When… 

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AYA Summit Clemantine Wamariya

Your Voice Matters | #AYASummit Storytellers

Today is Food For Thought Friday and I am sharing a recap of the first day at the AYA Summit. This is a long post, but I do hope you read it anyway. As I sat in Google Headquarters in Washington DC attending the inaugural meeting of’s AYA Summit, surrounded by women & men… 

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coffee chocolate brownies

Coffee Chocolate Brownies

Today I need something chocolate. I will be perfectly clear, it’s not a want; it’s a need. It is a taste I’ve had on my tongue for days and before I plummet into the just-one-piece-rabbit hole of leftover Halloween candy, I better get my baking act together and make it happen. So, browsing through my… 

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apple cider donut Riverview Orchard

Wordless Wednesday| Apple Cider Doughnut Style

Last month, the Today Show was doing their take on #100days of Happy. On the last day, they asked for submissions for what makes you happy. The day before, I had been to my favorite local orchard, Riverview Orchards and grabbed a dozen of fresh hot apple cider doughnuts. And this is the tweet that I… 

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best ever chocolate sheet pan cake

Birthday Happiness & Chocolate Cake

  It’s Halloween! And you know what that means? Yep. I get to blow out another candle on the birthday cake. This year there will be 47 glowing sticks carefully placed in a layer of sugar and butter. I have a few pieces of chocolate from the Trick or Treat stash strategically hidden for later and I’m… 

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ONE Alex and Ani Bracelet

ONE Girls & Women #AYASummit Voices of Social Good

  I’m sitting at the airport waiting to depart to Washington DC to spend the next 2 days at the #AYASummit with ONE Girls and Women. I am joining some of the most amazing voices on the internet to discuss Women’s health, education and issues that are important to all of us on a global… 

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vscom app flowers in vase

Rainy with a Chance of Flowers

  Sitting in front of a computer screen on a rainy day will give you one of two things: severe writer’s block or a chance of flowers. Today, it has afforded both; leaving me a bit gloomy with the notion of having no success in trying to pull words out of thin air, yet offering a sign… 

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Peanut Butter Pumpkin Pie Spice Roll Up Snacks

A New Fall Favorite Baking Idea | Peanut Butter Pumpkin Pie Snack Rolls

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.   Well, the calendar flipped to my favorite month of the year- October! Not only do I love this month for all the gorgeous colors but also because it’s my birthday month! Woo-hoo! And not just any day in… 

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Mexican Pork Roast

Mexican Pork Roast | Perfect Main Dish for Your Next Dinner Party

  Last week Eatpicks ventured to North Carolina as a guest of the Animal Agriculture Alliance to get a first-hand look at the process of pork production from start to finish. Not only did we tour farms and processing plants, but we also had some amazing meals prepared by local chefs using pork as the… 

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