Ann Kellys Kitchen 

It’s A Balancing Act

  • 10:27 am Saturday, December 31st, 2016 by Ann Kelly

One month ago I sat down for my first meeting with Charlotte Mapes, RD, LDN, the Wellness Dietitian for BayCare Fitness Center- Carillon. I knew I had the power to change some things that only I could control, and that meant getting rid of the pounds I’d allowed to creep back in my life. I have tried, and obviously failed at doing that before and it never gets easier as the years go by. So I’m very happy to say I’m seven pounds lighter!

So how have I done it? I know tracking my carbs, fats and protein with the MyFitnessPal app [More]

Please Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself!

  • 8:34 am Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

Let me reintroduce myself to you. You know Ann Kelly who’s with you in the morning as you take a run to begin the day; as you enjoy breakfast at your desk because it’s going to be another busy day; and who loves to share her love of all things for foodies in Ann Kelly’s Kitchen. Oh, and then there’s a lot of road trips and fun in Ann-Ventures. But the Ann Kelly I want to tell you about is the one that was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus some years ago. Of course I looked it up the [More]

Win “Sweetness” From The Ann Kelly’s Kitchen Collection

  • 6:24 am Thursday, December 15th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

Talking with Christy Jordan, founder of and author of “Sweetness” is like sitting on the front porch of her home in Huntsville, Alabama with a glass of sweet tea and just dishing all day. Christy’s new book is filled with the best of southern recipes, right down to that sweet tea. “Sweetness” is our featured selection for this month’s Ann Kelly’s Kitchen Collection, along with some of my favorites from the past year.

There are almost 200 recipes to make your mouth water and each one is all about tradition – and so is Christy. Does it get more southern than [More]

Amazon Go On The Way

  • 6:47 am Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

I’ll be totally honest with you – I love my Amazon Prime account, especially around this time of year when I need something shipped fast. But what about being able to use that when those hunger pangs hit? Amazon is doing a test right now in Seattle with an actual store where you can do that. Take a look! And then take our poll and let us know what think about it.

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What’s On The Menu?

  • 9:09 am Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 by Ann Kelly

Love hummus? Me too! But if you have some of this in the fridge from Trader Joes ditch it. They have recalled the Mediterranean Hummus or White Bean & Basil Hummus for possible listeria contamination. We have more info from Trader Joes for you here. But hey, it’s not that tough to make your own with as few as five ingredients, and add whatever special flavors you’d like. Tahini is a sesame paste that is the base for most recipes, but you can make a very nice version without it.

Burritos are one of my favorites  for breakfast especially [More]

Quick Tips For The Holidays From Taste Of Home

  • 6:07 am Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 by Ann Kelly

If you’re a subscriber to “Taste of Home” magazine and their books you know helpful they are with lots of quick and easy recipes. Amazingly enough that’s exactly what we’re all looking for this time of year, right? I was lucky enough to have a few minutes with for Taste of Home’s Mark Hagen who is the Managing Editor for Taste of Home Cookbooks. The new “Simple and Delicious” will be your one-stop for holiday recipes with 1,314 easy-to-create recipes. And talk about quick – you’ll find recipes that take 30 minutes, 15 minutes and even five minutes to [More]

Get The Best Advice from Butterball And Ann Kelly’s Kitchen

  • 3:07 am Monday, November 7th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

It’s inevitable. Whether this is your very first Thanksgiving or you’ve lost count of how many times family and friends have joined you for dinner something is going to go wrong. It may be minor or something major but at least we have our friends at the Butterball Turkey Hotline to save the day and make us look good. Janice Steaho took at little time out of her busy shift on the Hotline to talk about some of her craziest calls and just how she handles all those questions – and even the thank you calls for saving the [More]

Who Are America’s Fattest Cities?

  • 4:43 am Friday, November 4th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

This is not a list you want to be #1 on. WalletHub has come out with their list of “The Fattest States in America,” using stats from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sure looks we need to hit the gym a little more with more than three-quarters of adults coming in at overweight or obese. Florida is listed at 30th, but that’s better than being in the top five. From fifth to first, those cities are Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Louisiana, and at number one – Mississippi.

For the first time there are more people in the obese [More]

Halloween Candy Buy Back

  • 3:52 am Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 by Ann Kelly

Too much Halloween candy around the house or in the office? The 2016 Halloween Candy Buy Back is going on right now. You can get $1 per pound when you bring your candy into a participating dental office or other sponsor location and that candy gets sent to our troops by Soldier’s Angels. Some offices may give out items like toothbrushes or goodies from sponsors instead of cash. The site makes it easy to find someone that’s part of the Halloween Candy Buy Back. Just type in your zip code for the nearest location. They also have a [More]

A Healthier Start To A New Month

  • 4:33 pm Saturday, October 29th, 2016 by Ann Kelly

This close to the holidays it’s so easy to slack a little on the healthy eating. So the American Heart Association would like to invite you to a healthy lunch to start November and pass along some tips to make it to the New Year and not have to make those weight loss resolutions. Lily Conrad, Communications Director for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Tampa Bay made a stop in Ann Kelly’s Kitchen to tell us more about National Eating Healthy Day, Wednesday, Nov. 2nd and how you can get free information packets as well.

To get a [More]