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Welcome to Eat Picks®!

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My name is Kelly Pugliano and I am the cook, baker, photographer, and storyteller of this space on the web. I am located in Northern VA | DC area, where I live with my husband. We are proud parents of 2 grown kids, who we miss every day. I love to travel, especially where good food can be discovered. 

You can reach me at [email protected] 

Eat Picks Gives Everyone Confidence in the Kitchen

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.

We want you to be able to use simple ingredients, prepare an easy meal you can enjoy with family or friends and save time in the process! 

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.

Let’s Connect!

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Our most popular recipe this year: Easy Chicken Pot Pie!


Easy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe in cast iron skillet

A Little About Kelly

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 was the Cooking School Coordinator at a local boutique kitchenware store, The Spoon & Whisk, where I worked 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 I also worked in the best place to learn about every gadget on earth! It is also where I fell in love with one of my favorite cooking and baking products- Le Creuset!

I love how food tastes when I cook in my Le Creuset Dutch Oven

I also launched and ran a successful subscription box/gifting business called Roost Crate™, a “farmers market in a box” delivered to your door for four amazing years before retiring in 2019. This shift allows me to focus more on our food blog which has been wonderful! 

Brand Ambassador

My goal for this blog is to work with brands and organizations as a true partner connecting the personal story with your brand and building real relationships.

Please email me at [email protected] to discuss ambassadorship possibilities.

Press Info:

Eat Picks® has been designed to celebrate everything food. We highlight great ingredients, kitchen tools and products that make recipe creation successful.

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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 protected] 

Our Second Most Searched and Pinned Recipe:

Oven Roasted Shrimp is perfect for easy recipe appetizer or dinner. #easyrecipe


Easy Oven Roasted Shrimp

Eat Picks Press 

TV: Cooking Segments- “Let's Eat” Kitchen- WNYT-Channel 13

Kelly Greg Jill eating NewsChannel13 Lets Eat Kitchen segment

News Channel 13: No-Bake Energy Bites 

News Channel 13: Superbowl Baked Shrimp

News Channel 13: Mardi Gras King Cake Cupcakes

News Channel 13: Sausage & Peppers

News Channel 13: Easy Vegetable Quiche

News Channel 13: Sirloin Sugar Snap Peas Pasta

Speaking Engagements:

Mom 2.0 Summit: How to Use Your Blog Talent

Type-A Parent: What You Really Need to Know Before Starting an eCommerce Business

Food and Wine Conference: Starting a Start-up Business

Previously Featured in:

Good Morning AmericaWin back to school with these 5 creative first-day ideas 

Barbarasbeat: MOMtrepreneur Baker of the Day Bite-Sized Cinnamon Rolls by Kelly

Businessese61: Unlock the Mystery: Launching a Subscription Box Business with Kelly Pugliano

Care: The Best No-Frills Date Nights

Care: Don't Get Schooled by High School

Times Union: Food enthusiast shares finds via Roost Crate service

The Daily Gazette: A Farmer’s market … year-round … in a box 

Other Features include:

  • Capital Region Living Magazine
  • iBlog Magazine
  • Scary Mommy
  • Fresh Press Media
  • Everyday Family
  • US Speedskating
  • BlogHer


  • Lion Lock
  • Food and Wine Conference
  • Mott’s
  • Moyer's Beef
  • Your Brand!

All photos and articles are under copyright and Trademark through Eat Picks® and are not subject to use without license or permission.

Don't steal.

It doesn't taste good.

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