Ann Kellys Kitchen 

Lightning Unveil New Menu

  • 6:03 am Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 by Ann Kelly

It’s opening weekend for the Tampa Bay Lightning and there’s no way you’ll go hungry at Amalie Arena. The team has unveiled some of the new dining options this year. Head Chef Brent Lewis and his team are preparing new and healthier dining options that will include shrimp and other seafood locally sourced along the Florida coastline. But this is what really caught my attention – a fully functional hydroponic garden at Amalie with over 3,000 spaces the arena kitchens will take advantage of all year-long. It has the distinction of being the largest hydroponic garden in the National Hockey League. [More]

What’s In A Name?

  • 3:52 am Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

That’s a big question as two well-known business’s change their name. Dunkin’ Donuts is dropping the “donuts” and will now be known as just “Dunkin.” Okay, why? They company says they want to highlight other items on the menu like coffee, etc. A new logo is on the way with the changes coming after the first of the year.

And maybe after you’d had one too many “Dunkin’s” you’ll head for WW. What’s that? That is what Weight Watchers is about to rebrand itself as. Another why? The weight loss chain says its’ “Weight Watchers reimagined,” and the brand’s new tagline [More]

Relief – And Refreshments – For Truck Driver Appreciation Week

  • 6:17 am Friday, September 7th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

It’s a tough job and I know it’s one I could never do. Being a trucker can mean long days and nights on the road, away from family and those home-cooked meals. But there’s so much more to talk with you about in Ann Kelly’s Kitchen. The week of September 9th is Truck Driver Appreciation Week and thanks to the hard work of the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund there are also resources for truckers in need. Shannon Currier joined me for a discussion on why the work of truckers is so important to our health (think [More]

Winner, Winner For The New Ann Kelly’s Kitchen Collection

  • 6:02 am Friday, August 31st, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Okay, I get the hint! It’s time to make you a winner with some of my favorites from the Ann Kelly’s Kitchen Collection. All great to curl up with, share with a friend and give to a fellow foodie for Christmas (no judgement).

First off, from celeb chef Sunny Anderson it’s “Sunny’s Kitchen” filled with affordable recipes with easy-to-find ingredients fresh from her home to yours. Great for meal planning, snacks for a get-together with the girls or just a little something special for you, it’s a great addition to the library.

Next up in the Collection is one with my [More]

Brunch At The Rez Grill

  • 4:30 am Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Brunch is my favorite thing. I reconnect with friends, get rid of the weekday stress and find delicious new restaurants to share with you. The Rez Grill at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is now a definite favorite in Ann Kelly’s Kitchen. It’s no surprise they were named one of the Top Fifty Restaurants in Tampa Bay 2018 by the “Tampa Bay Times” in addition to the Award of Excellence from “Wine Spectator” magazine. Sitting down on a Sunday and letting the incredible Chef Frank and his talented kitchen crew create our brunch experience was one of [More]

Who’s Making The Food Choices In Your House?

  • 3:58 am Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

When it come to the nutrition train in your house, who’s behind the wheel? More and more it’s our children, specifically teens who are making their own choices. But it’s up to us to make sure they have the information they need to make those choices. Brandy Gamoning, Marketing Manager at NestFresh Eggs took a few minutes to chat with me about nutrition, our kids and just what we need to make sure they’re getting in a healthy diet. We talked about everything from what food trends we’re seeing, which ones may or may not be a good choice and if [More]

Snoop Dogg Cookbook

  • 2:26 pm Friday, August 24th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Okay, get all the “here’s one way to get your green” jokes out of the way. None of the here. Snoop Dogg has a new cookbook and it’s cannabis free. Guess Martha Stewart did have a good influence on him. The new book, “From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen,  will have 50 of Snoop’s favorites. He grabbed my attention with chicken and waffles and mac ‘n cheese. Can you feel the comfort tonight?

Look for the release on Oct. 23rd. It’s on my list and I am checking it twice.


“I was raised [More]

Is There Weed Killer In Your Cereal?

  • 4:38 am Friday, August 17th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

What is weed killer doing in cereal? Good question. What the Environmental Working calls unsafe amounts of the weed killer Glyphosate have been found in oat-based cereals like Cheerios, Lucky Charms and Quaker Old-Fashioned Oats. This is one ingredient you find in Roundup. You’ll want to take a look at the full study to understand what’s going on, but one lawsuit has already been filed and settled.

When you read a story like this what’s your reaction – do you head for the organic food aisle, start your own garden? I’d like to hear from you and how you [More]

But Do They Taste Like Chicken?

  • 4:23 am Friday, August 10th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

When we hear about someone eating insects and bugs we think that’s one of those instances when it’s not a good thing. But reverse that thinking, at least according to study from the University of Wisconsin. Their research says adding something like cricket meal might he helpful, not hurtful. They tried adding it to muffins and checked those results which weren’t too overwhelming. But interesting for sure. There are snacks made with crickets already like these energy bars from Chapul but intentionally adding bugs to our food does take some getting used to. Oh say like the story we [More]

A Longer List Of Recalls

  • 6:09 am Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

It seems like I could update this list every day lately. But with school starting there are plenty of things you don’t want to send the kids off to school with .So let’s take a look at the latest.

Hostess has issued a recall for their Cookies ‘n Creme brownies. They may have eggs in them and it’s not on the list of ingredients. Check the UPC code for the boxes under recall.

Almond Breeze Almond Milk is pulling their cartons because they may contain real milk. 28 states, including Florida received shipments of the possible tainted milk so check the [More]