Kelly Pugliano

Kelly Pugliano is a wife, mom to a soon-to-be-college student and one-not- far- behind, freelance writer, photographer and a lifelong foodie who shares her love of cooking and baking through photographs good enough to eat. Seeming to be a permanent fixture in her Upstate NY kitchen, you will often find her creating tried & true recipes from family archives or testing out new delights found by reading countless cooking magazines, watching Food Network or scouring Pinterest. If not behind the apron, Kelly is out searching for great eats either local or on the road, snapping photos along the way, sharing her delicious finds on her new site, Eat Picks. She has been blogging since 2009, sharing life stories on family, food and sports. A retired competitive speedskater, Kelly has kept active by cycling more miles than she can count and running full and half marathons with her husband. When needing a break from it all, you can find her chatting it up on Twitter @Kpugs.

Kelly Pugliano is a wife, mom to a soon-to-be-college student and one-not- far- behind, freelance writer, photographer and a lifelong foodie who shares her love of cooking and baking through photographs good enough to eat. Seeming to be a permanent fixture in her Upstate NY kitchen, you will often find her creating tried & true recipes from family archives or testing out new delights found by reading countless cooking magazines, watching Food Network or scouring Pinterest. If not behind the apron, Kelly is out searching for great eats either local or on the road, snapping photos along the way, sharing her delicious finds on her new site, Eat Picks. She has been blogging since 2009, sharing life stories on family, food and sports. A retired competitive speedskater, Kelly has kept active by cycling more miles than she can count and running full and half marathons with her husband. When needing a break from it all, you can find her chatting it up on Twitter @Kpugs.

When the cold weather sets in, many home cooks turn to their arsenal of comfort foods. I live in the Northeast, so winter starts early and lasts forever-making many of my meals hearty and warm. I cook a lot of soup, stews and casseroles but my favorite thing to make and enjoy with my family are the slow cooked roasts.

I’ve mastered ...

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Summer is one of my favorite seasons when it comes to enjoying fresh fruit. It is the time for berries; blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and melons such as cantaloupe, honeydew, and the picnic staple on all tables -- watermelon. A fun way to enjoy these sweet treats and make them stand out on your barbecue table is to create ...

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One of the most well-loved summer desserts is often prepared while sitting around a campfire or your backyard fire pit. There is something about seeking out the perfect branch, whittled down to a point for a marshmallow, slowly turning it above the flames to get a crispy golden brown, and carefully squishing the toasted goodness between graham ...

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Summer barbeque season has officially started, and this recipe for grilled teriyaki shrimp will be a hit with all your party-goers. It is quick to put together, and because it takes only a few minutes to cook, you will have time to sit and relax with company rather than being stuck at the grill. When I made this dish, I didn't have a lot of ...

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Ever notice when entertaining, the kids always want to be included? Something about the fancy snacks seems to beckon small hands to grab a few bite-sized tidbits to enjoy. What if I told you there was a super easy, delicious appetizer you can make that will please both adults and the smaller folks?

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When the mercury begins to drop, I start to grab recipes from my book that are quick, easy and considered to be true comfort foods. Nothing can beat that description than a great casserole, especially when you can use leftovers for true ease. When I came across this recipe, years ago ...

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To help prepare for the festivities of Cinco de Mayo, or May 5th, I have a great time saving recipe for Crockpot Enchiladas that you will love and as an added bonus, it's an easy weeknight meal your family will love! ...

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When you are looking to cut a few calories here and a few calories there, nothing beats Mother Nature when you need to add something healthy to your food. This week, we are going for the "healthy" pasta and meatballs dish, substituting spaghetti squash for our pasta and adding spinach to our meatballs to ...

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Springtime calls for ingredients to become a bit lighter in our food prep, and this recipe for lemon ricotta pancakes fits the bill. These pancakes are extremely pillowy and melt in your mouth. Adding lemon and lemon zest gives a fresh, clean taste on the palate that will please even the toughest ...

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Backyard gardens are about to be full of the first taste of spring, which means it's asparagus season! Long green stalks that taste great on a crudité tray, in salads, soups, roasted or steamed. However you like this vegetable, I invite you to try this recipe for chicken ...

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