Ann Kellys Kitchen 

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]

Is The Next Food Network Star From Florida?

  • 11:22 am Monday, June 11th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

The new season of Food Network Star is underway and there’s a familiar face from Miami in the mix – Chef Chris Valdes is taking on chefs from LA, Georgia, New York and more. The competition is intense, the culinary talent is incredible but it all comes down to who really what it takes to make it to the top. Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis are back to give the fledging stars a little help in front of the cameras and in the kitchen. It’s not easy and Chef Chris is excited to get this shot.

But his [More]

Are You Ready?

  • 4:10 am Friday, June 8th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

I made it just in time for the sale tax holiday for hurricane prep supplies. It’s over now but that shouldn’t stop you from making sure you have enough supplies to get you through another hurricane season. If Irma taught us anything it pays to have the most important items ready to go like a generator, food and water, and anything that uses batteries like weather radios, fans and lights. I was without power for eight days and let me tell you, opening that fridge and freezer? Nasty!

Take a look at the Dove Hurricane Guide so you know exactly [More]

Prepare For Hurricane Season Now With Tax Free Shopping

  • 4:09 am Thursday, May 31st, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Hurricane season 2018 didn’t wait until the official start date of June 1st; Alberto dumped plenty of rain on the bay area leading to some flooding and minor power outages. But if you were caught without backup of some sort you may not have learned a lesson from last year when Hurricane Irma devastated so much of Florida. It’s time to stock up and tax advantage of the sales tax holiday which runs from June 1st-June 7th and covers a wide range of items. We can show you the complete list here along with items that are not [More]

It’s The Voodoo They Do So Well

  • 11:41 am Sunday, May 20th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Why in the world would I get up at 7 am on a Sunday morning when it’s pouring rain to get doughnuts? One simple reason – Voodoo Donut, now open at Universal Orlando’s CityWalk. Oh I tried to head over when I got here Saturday night in another monsoon that only Florida can deliver with such incredible timing but was way too tired from an almost three hour trip over. Nicely flooded off ramps added to the thrill. Walking to my room I saw so many people coming back with slightly damp boxes Voodoo Doughnut boxes and big smiles. They [More]

Win “Project Fire” From The Ann Kelly’s Kitchen Collection

  • 4:54 am Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

There are no two ways about it. When it comes to barbecue we just can’t get enough. But if you’ve never lifted the lid on a smoker or grill where do you start? Let me suggest the newest book from five-time James Beard Award winner Steven Raichlen. “Project Fire” will walk you through what you need to know to take the next tailgate party or picnic to delicious new heights. Steven had me at the recipe of Salted Slab Brownie S’mores. But there’s more to consider than the calorie count. What’s your grilling fuel of choice, what method will [More]

Time In The Garden At Hillel Academy

  • 5:28 am Sunday, May 6th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

There were two things that happened the day my tired, old Samsung S5 crashed and went to Android heaven. It made me finally get a new one which of course I’d been putting off for obviously way too long, The next thing? That horrible pit of your stomach feeling that some things that weren’t compatible with the new system were gone. Oh yes, you know that one. All my notes from a lovely visit to Hillel Academy were nowhere to be found.

But let’s add one more very good thing. The impression left by the staff, the students and their dedication to the [More]