Ann Kellys Kitchen 

Let The Tastings Begin!

  • 3:18 pm Saturday, July 28th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

We have a terrific experience lined up for you Saturday. August 18th; you’ll have the opportunity to choose from more than 175 types of craft beer from 52 Craft Breweries at the Craft Beer Experience. So for those of us 21 and older it’s going to be fun night with live music, hand-crafted beers, un-tapping of exclusive, one-of-a-kind beers and prize giveaways throughout the night. And all inside the air-conditioned Mahaffey Theater. If you loved this event last year, you’ll love it even more this year with almost twice as many beers, meads, ciders, and wines to sample. It’s a very [More]

More And More Recalls

  • 4:19 am Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Doesn’t it feel like the amount of recalls we’re hearing about are endless? But that’s a good thing when it comes to something like contracting salmonella or having something mixed in with your food that could hurt you. So let’s take a look at the latest.


UPDATED INFORMATION ON TACO BELL/KRAFT RECALL: Kraft Heinz is voluntarily recalling their Taco Bell Salsa con Queso Mild Cheese Dip due to a botulism risk. The product is a 15 oz glass jar with the individual package UPC # 021000024490 .

Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Crackers are under recall The problem is the whey powder used that may [More]

More Tasty Tidbits

  • 6:26 am Thursday, July 19th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Craving a new taste when it comes to the crunch? How about eight – count ’em eight – new flavors from Lay’s. It’s the #Taste of America” collection that includes flavors like Deep Fried Pickles with Ranch, New England Lobster Roll and Pimento Cheese. Hello southern cuisine on THAT one.  You won’t be able to find all the flavors when you go shopping, they’ll make it a regional rollout. But hey, there’s always Amazon….


We’re getting closer to the end of July but that plastic problem persists. What have you done to reduce waste from products made of plastic? Tell [More]

More Cities Going Strawless

  • 5:03 am Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

More and more cities are going strawless when it comes to plastic.  No Straws St Pete started with local leaders and businesses pledging to stop using the plastic that can clog up our waterways and threaten sea life. Now Starbucks is accepting the challenge. Starting in 2020 the iconic coffee-house will have cups that don’t require a straw, and straws will no longer be offered.  Their home base of Seattle, along with Vancouver are already using the cold cups. Now if you’re wondering how they’ll keep the whip on your favorite frappuccino those will still have the domed [More]

Smarter Shopping Snacking

  • 7:38 am Monday, July 9th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

If there’s one thing I know it’s not to shop hungry. Those last-minute out the door options can be calorie killers. But Costco, who may best be known for great prices and those tempting snack option as you’re heading out the door with a cartfull – and an empty tummy? Now some stores are adding vegetarian options and they’re eliminating some of the worst offenders (so to speak) like the Polish hot dogs. Hey, how about an acai fruit bowl? Now that might keep me away from the pizza! Check the story out and see what your store might [More]