Ann Kellys Kitchen 

Disney Menu Secrets Revealed; Vanilla Prices Rising

  • 12:00 am Monday, January 30th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Heading out to Disneyland soon? The California home of Mickey has ‘fessed up to some of its secret menu items and they look pretty tasty. It was just a matter of taking what they already had and re-imagined their use. Imagineers are good at that in the many kitchens across the park. Take a look at what’s new while I dream of a Mac-n-Cheese bread bowl, along with a little history.

Heads up to those of us who love to bake and treasure the taste of real vanilla. When I stopped in at Savory Spice Friday afternoon to stock jup [More]

Weekends In Ann Kelly’s Kitchen

  • 6:46 am Friday, January 27th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Now this is my kind of start to the weekend – With that big game coming up next weekend you know we just lose our respective minds when it comes to who can top who in tailgating. Grab the tums and see how the battle between Bon Appétit and Epicurious to create nachos featuring 50 ingredients in honor of Super Bowl 50 turned out. I’m sure you could beat them both.

I’m as guilty as you when it comes to putting things in the fridge when they don’t need to be there – tomatoes for instance. But you might [More]

Clean Eating For The Family

  • 5:39 am Thursday, January 26th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

I caught up with Michelle Dudash, author “Clean Eating for Busy Families” once again in Ann Kelly’s Kitchen to get a little advice on my own path to a clean eating lifestyle. It’s the single best thing I’ve done for myself since I pledged to make this year one of my best and healthiest. It’s working! I’ve enjoyed recipes from her book like the Olive Oil Cure Summer Vegetable Sandwiches and have shed around ten pounds with the helpful advice of Charlotte Mapes, RD, LDN, the Wellness Dietitian for BayCare Fitness Center- Carillon. I know that when I stopped thinking “diet” and [More]

Sugar And Spice – It’s All So Nice

  • 1:00 am Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Girl Scout Cookie Time! And here at the Dove and in Ann Kelly’s Kitchen I’m especially lucky since one of my coworker’s little girl is a Girl Scout and there’s an order blank just a quick skip down the hall. Miss Rachel Siegel is my conduit to all that is sweet. There’s a few new items this year with S’mores cookies and gluten free Toffee cookies. Remember to support your local troop.

My friends at the Savory Spice Shop in downtown St Pete have found themselves nominated for the Downtown [More]

National Peanut Butter Day

  • 6:21 am Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

It’s the question that has everyone madly debating the answer this morning – are you Team Crunchy or Team Smooth? Happy National Peanut Butter Day!

Personally I’m Team Almond Butter but it’s a good in the world of nuts today. My almond butter is the raw kind with no added salt or sugar and it’s delicious. But why not take Ann Kelly’s Kitchen Poll this morning and tell us what your favorite is.

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The Check List

  • 8:07 am Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Let’s see what we have to look forward to in Ann Kelly’s Kitchen. Dessert is a must -Monday is National Pie Day! The National Pie Council can tell you everything you ever needed to know about pie and more, but what about specials for today? Goody Goody™ let it slip over the weekend what they’ll be up to with a special version of their beloved Butterscotch pie available for just one week starting on of course National Pie Day. Good Goody Burgers at the corner of Swann and Dakota in Hyde Park will serve a version of the original recipe [More]

Spice It Up!

  • 6:54 am Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

After I whipped this one up in Ann Kelly’s Kitchen yesterday I knew I had to share it with you. Honey Ginger Shrimp is very easy, and I suggest you toss in some fresh vegetables as well. I happened to have a lot of cherry tomatoes and they worked just fine. Personally I don’t like things too spicy so I cut back on the pepper flakes a little. This is a simple, healthy recipe that takes very little time, and is perfect for next-day leftover lunch. My thanks to AllRecipes for this very tasty addition to my recipe file.

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Cleaning Up My Act

  • 10:06 am Sunday, January 15th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

First may I thank all of you show shared their stories of dealing with arthritis and lupus with me. There truly is strength in numbers and a strong support system can make all the difference in how we deal with any chronic condition. So I’m happy to share my five favorite things that have led me to my current weight loss of almost ten pounds.

Eating a “cleaner” diet; you’ve probably heard of clean eating, and we’ll be talking more about this later in Ann Kelly’s Kitchen. But someone once said to me if you don’t have to read a label, [More]

Twinkies, Publix Recalls

  • 3:57 am Thursday, January 12th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

A couple of new recalls you need to know about. Publix has recalled the 10 oz. packages of Publix Peppermint Bark and Publix Almond Bark with Cocoa. Palmer Candy the manufacturer. The told Publix they were notified a milk powder ingredient was potentially contaminated with salmonella. You can bring those both back to Publix for a full refund, or just thrown them away.

The White Peppermint Twinkies that were out for the holidays are also under recall due to another potential problem with salmonella. The actual problem is with the coating on the Twinkies. Throw those out. We [More]

Warm Up!

  • 6:07 am Saturday, January 7th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Okay, it’s not as bad as what they’re being hit with to our north, but it’s cold enough in the morning to think about something nice and warm simmering away, filling the house with the can’t-miss aroma of homemade soup. Mmm, think French Onion with a decadent layer of cheese on top! Here’s a delicious list to choose from, even one to help with our weight loss agendas. My favorite way to do soup is to get out the dependable slow cooker and let that do the work.

Then there’s this. In case you need to run out and grab a [More]