Ann Kellys Kitchen 

New Recalls And Why No Kids For Ina

  • 7:16 am Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 by Ann Kelly

There are new recalls and why I love Ina Garten in Ann Kelly’s Kitchen! Let’s get to those recalls first since they’re two very well-known products.  This update is for a local product. Uncle John’s Pride, LLC., a Tampa company is recalling approximately 139,909 pounds of ready-to-eat smoked meat and poultry sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials. You can view the full list and pictures of the packaging here.

Frito Lay is voluntarily recalling select brands of its jalapeno-flavored chips due to concerns of salmonella contamination. The actual problem is with the season [More]

“Will It Skillet” Highlights The Ann Kelly’s Kitchen Collection For April

  • 3:56 am Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

I truly enjoyed talking to Daniel Shumski about his new book “Will It Skillet.” Why? Because the one item that is not in Ann Kelly’s Kitchen is a cast iron skillet. I used to consider them high maintenance – so very wrong. Oh, and I kind of like things I can toss in the dishwasher. But just few minutes with Daniel changed my mind. Once you find a pan you like and quite often that’s in a thrift store, cleaning it up, seasoning it and then just keeping it clean after each use and you have one handy, almost do-it-all [More]

Join Ann Kelly At The Best Of Tampa Bay

  • 4:12 am Thursday, April 13th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

How do you say no to an evening under the stars along the sparkling Tampa Riverwalk, accented with more than 50 of the best restaurants and caterers, along with wine, liquor and craft beer tastings? You don’t! The Best of Tampa Bay, presented by Raymond James returns to grounds of the Straz Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, April 29th and you have my personal invitation to an evening you won’t forget. Especially if you’re lucky enough to have a VIP ticket.

I took Ann Kelly’s Kitchen on the road to meet the new chef in Maestro’s Kitchen. Chef [More]

The Good, The Bad And Just Plain Sad

  • 7:29 am Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Three stories caught my attention this week all dealing with what we eat and what we should not eat. So this edition of Ann Kelly’s Kitchen we’ll take a look at the good, bad and the sad. To start, this is definitely an acquired taste, but someone thinks it’s good – Peeps Pizza. A guy came up with this one and added pineapple as well. Two things – sugar rush for sure, and good luck getting all that melted goo out of your teeth. At least it’s colorful…..

The bad? Let’s start with WHAT we’re you thinking? Someone brought what turned [More]

Cleaning Up My Life

  • 10:22 am Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

If there’s one thing I can say about the way I’ve changed my eating habits is that there’s nothing I really miss. I believe that deprivation is the downfall of any “diet” which is exactly why I’m not dieting. I’ve taken the step to make lifelong changes that have already given me great results with the loss of 15 pounds. So what exactly am I doing? I’m eating clean, and that means eliminating as many processed foods as possible. That was a little bit of work at the start but the results are so worth it. I have a pantry [More]

From Collision To Cannoli With Chef Marco

  • 9:40 am Monday, March 20th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

How does someone go from dreams of working in a collision shop to stuffing cannolis? With ease if you’re Chef Marco who will be in town for Festa Italiana in historic Ybor City. It’s a great story that goes very well with the kind of Italian foods that will be the highlight of the Festival. Chef Marco will highlight Galbani® cheese at the Festival, possibly reveal a secret or two and who know, he might bring you on stage to be his assistant.

I had the chance to talk with Chef Marco from less than warm and sunny Buffalo on [More]

Walmart Recalls Pizza

  • 4:25 am Friday, March 17th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Stocking up on snacks for the weekend? Check to make sure you don’t have these in the freezer. There’s a recall for  their  “Marketside Extra Large Supreme Pizza,” with lot code 20547 over listeria concerns.  If you do have some throw them away or bring them  back to the store for a refund.

Taking Stock And Taking Control

  • 5:42 am Monday, March 13th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

It’s my personal believe that there are no miracles or quick fixes for losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It has to be a lifetime commitment, and that’s what keeps me going even when I’m feeling a little discouraged. Between you and I, that’s the way I’ve felt for the past few weeks. Dealing with the ups and down that come with a chronic disease like lupus have been a challenge but I can’t let that lead to sabotaging the hard work that’s already led to a 14 pound weight loss. The single best think I’ve ever done for [More]

The Recipe For A Great Vacation

  • 10:22 am Sunday, March 5th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

This is a tough one; how to limit a nice vacation down to just five favorite things. Oh, and realizing you had such a good time you kept forgetting to take pictures! But it’s all good in Ann Kelly’s Kitchen. When you start with holding a four week old baby in your arms who wants that food NOW , I suddenly get why we all carry that attitude into adulthood when waiting in a restaurant.  But welcome to the world Brianna Laurel Lehman, you’re going to love it here. We sure all love you.

Combining work and pleasure kicked things off [More]

Is This The Hard Part?

  • 6:59 am Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by Ann Kelly

I won’t say it’s the hardest part, but it’s just one of those things I deal with. When the lupus decides to flare up that presents a special set of problems with working out. The last couple of months have definitely presented a challenge for me which culminated with a set of injections into my hips to calm a lovely case of bursitis down. I won’t lie, it hurt! Oh, not the shots but not being able to get up from a sitting position without being in pain, and more than a few nights spent tossing and turning. So I [More]