Ann Kellys Kitchen 

Cause An Effect At Chipolte Thursday

  • 5:25 am Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 by Ann Kelly

It’s the perfect time to think about stopping by Chipotle this Thursday. When you drop in at any Tampa Bay Chipotle location between 10:45 am to 10:00 pm and show the #CauseAnEffect image to the cashier, 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay. Just show the cashier this Ann Kelly’s Kitchen blog and you’ll dine in style and make a difference. We all have to eat, right? Take the whole family and teach them what it means to pay it forward with Cause An Effect this Thursday – let [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]

Kudzu – The New Kale?

  • 6:07 am Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 by Ann Kelly

Is kudzu about to show up on your plate? Well, not right away. But it turns out that incredibly invasive vine is actually edible. IF you know what you’re doing with it. Don’t you love that. Only certain parts are edible like the leaves, roots, flowers and vine tips. But how comfortable would you be bringing it into your kitchen? There are a few chefs and foragers experimenting with it, and there’s one website called Carolina Kudzu Crazy that comes complete with recipes. But those recipes come complete with warnings so you might want to leave this to [More]

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]

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]