- 2:52 pm Saturday, September 16th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
One week ago. Just one week ago I was backing out of my driveway in tears, completely convinced I wouldn’t have a home to come back to. I was very fortunate with only some damage to my beautiful Live Oak and of course no power. Today I went home to clean out the fridge and freezer. Wow. Aromatic isn’t the word. So many garbage bags later it’s all out of the house and things are sanitized. When in doubt, throw it out!
Are we back normal? Well…I suppose we’re getting there. Coming across the Courtney Campbell Causeway on side there [More]
- 6:52 am Thursday, September 14th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Tired of hurricane supply food? Give it a few days for the Never Ending Pasta Pass is coming back to Olive Garden. There’s also a second way to carb load with all the benefits of the Never Ending Pasta Pass plus the opportunity to go to Italy for $200. The eight-day European vacation includes airfare, hotel, meals, ground transportation and daily activities for two during April 2018. But like all good things you’ll have to act fast to score a Pass; Olive Garden is selling 22,000 Never Ending Pasta Passes and 50 Pasta Passports to Italy which may sound like a lot, [More]
- 4:39 am Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Just look at all the posts on social media with people searching for the basics like water. Right now it’s long lines, empty shelves and a lot of people wishing they could wish Hurricane Irma away. Don’t we all. But please take time to double check that prep list. I spent most of Tuesday afternoon moving a lot of things out of the sunroom and into the living and dining room that’s just a little higher. The bookshelves are empty, one or two very cherished items will come with me when we begin storm coverage and only one piece [More]
- 5:51 am Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 by Ann Kelly
While you’re going over that hurricane supply list, how about a little diversion for a minute or two? It’s heeeeeeere! Pumpkin spice has arrived just about everywhere you look.
Starbucks has made it an event with, get this, hatching the first one. You can watch the stream live. Whipped cream NEVER optional. By the way they’re also selling the mix in stores. Not to be outdone Dunkin’ Donuts has a full lineup of all things pumpkin and they’re also making a game out of it.
- 6:16 am Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
How many times have we said it? No matter what the predictions for the hurricane season are, it only takes one. One historic, catastrophic storm like Harvey. The record-breaking rains continue to decimate the state but there is a way you can help. Join The Dove as we support our sister stations in Houston with donations that will benefit the Houston Food Bank. Those stations will be working all day Monday and Tuesday to help the Food Bank and to show your support for their work, please click here.
- 5:19 am Friday, August 25th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Amazon bought Whole Foods. That much we know. But now, we know a lot more. Starting Monday Amazon has promised to lower prices and give special savings and in-store benefits to Amazon Prime members. I happen to be one of those and I haven’t shopped at Whole Foods in some time. Like you, I thought things were overpriced and since there are many competitors with lower prices that’s where I’ve been going. That’s despite the fact that Whole Foods is very close to my house, the others aren’t. There’s supposed to be more in the works so I’ll take [More]
- 5:22 am Thursday, August 24th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
Save the chickens! One farmer in Scotland’s flock likes to cross the road…a lot. So now they’re wearing reflective safety vests. Really! They’re live at a Bed & Breakfast and the owners love their fresh eggs and wanted to keep them safe. Now guess how many people are booking rooms just to see why the chickens cross the road. I wonder if our Ybor City chickens need those? Check that link for the Ybor Chickens Society.
If you use Florida’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program one lawmaker wants a big change in how you use them. He wants the state to ban [More]
- 5:10 am Friday, August 18th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
I’ll be the first to admit that I came late to the coffee game. My version had a lot more chocolate and whipped cream than coffee, and that’s not right. You know what I mean!How did I make it all the way through college without a dark, rich cup at least once a day? Who knows! But thanks to Brendan Smith and the new St Pete Craft Coffee Tour I have a new appreciation for the brew and the local coffee shops that are now as numerous as craft breweries. But that’s a good thing. Brendan found the [More]
- 6:03 pm Friday, August 11th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
It’s a real pleasure to add House to Home on McMullen Booth in Clearwater to the Ann Kelly’s Kitchen Collection this month. I’ve been a fan for some time and have added a lovely round dining room table and chairs painted a mint green with a slightly distressed finish that has really freshened things up. Oh, there’s more like a blue console table that I’m using as a sideboard…and well, you get it. I stopped back in over the weekend and Kim, the owner of House to Home told me right now there are over thirty vendors and all women. Pretty [More]
- 4:11 am Thursday, August 10th, 2017 by Ann Kelly
For two days only! And honestly, that’s enough – celeb chef Anne Burrell is going to open a pop-up restaurant featuring a three course menu with Cheeto-inspired dishes. Anne has been a guest in Ann Kelly’s Kitchen before and she certainly has the fun frame of mine for a stunt like this. “The Spotted Cheetah” will open be open in New York City for two days, opening on August 15th. I’m not too sure about the dessert though. It’s a Cheetohs Sweetohs crusted cheesecake. Um, no. But if you have a few days off next week and want to [More]