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National Hot Fudge Sundae Day

  • 6:46 am Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Finally a legitimate excuse for caloric misbehavior – it’s National Hot Fudge Sundae Day! I can’t remember the last time I had one but perhaps it’s time to change that. Who actually created the day? Apparently you can go back to 1906 for that and an ice cream shop on Hollywood Blvd in LA. The classic of course would be the perfect scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with hot fudge, whipped cream and a cherry on top. Now tell me this – who has the best in Tampa Bay? Post a photo – and include directions! #HotFudgeSundaeDay

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Busch’s Baked Beans Recall

  • 12:00 am Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

There’s a recall underway for some 28-ounce cans of Bush’s Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans, Country Style Bakes Beans and Original Baked Beans for a pretty interesting issue – defective side seams. Just want you busting out in the car on the way home from the store. so if you can any of the recalled cans give the Bush’s Consumer Relations folks a call at 1-800-590-3797 Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm EST. Their website has more at

It’s National Tequila Day

  • 4:48 am Monday, July 24th, 2017 by Ann Kelly


Really. On a Monday? But why not after all the rotten weather this weekend. It’s National Tequila Day but let’s wait until after work to grab the salt and lime. Want to show off your immense knowledge of all things Tequila? Here you go! It’s named after the relatively small town of Tequila, just west of Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico. It’s made from the blue Agave plant.

Here’s a few places to check out around the Bay area to celebrate. For one of the most impressive selections you can’t beat Red Mesa in St Pete. Enjoy responsibly!

Coffee Recall With A Twist

  • 5:05 am Friday, July 21st, 2017 by Ann Kelly

This one just writes itself. Now, it is a recall and we take those seriously in Ann Kelly’s Kitchen. But when the recall is on coffee that actually has something in it with “Viagra-like results” you tend to pay attention. And come up with some pretty bad lines. But it’s true for this Japanese coffee. No prescription needed.

A big round of applause here for one of Chik-fil-A’s finest who save a customer from choking. Brings up a good question – do you know how to do that? Might be a good time to “bone up” on the Heimlich [More]

Danger – Falling Sausage In Florida

  • 4:56 am Thursday, July 20th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

I’ve found Five Fun Finds this month in Ann Kelly’s Kitchen and we start of with one of those “only in Florida” stories. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…sausage? Yes, somehow 15 pounds of Italian sausage fell out of the sky and right onto a home right here in Florida! But where did it come from – was it on the menu for their backyard barbeque, or is there a more mysterious answer? Nah! Check out the full story here, and keep an eye on the sky.

A cold beer would have gone so well with a grilled sausage [More]

Italian Times Three

  • 4:23 am Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

   Some chefs are celebrity chefs. Some own restaurants, and some even have their own wine. Chef Fabio Viviani is all three and a lot more. Add his new book “Fabio’s 30-Minute Italian: Over 100 Fabulous, Quick and Easy Recipes and that’s Italian!  Of course, when you grown up in Florence, Italy it may come naturally. But take that passion for food and family and pack it into one book? This works, and it’s an easy way to introduce yourself to what you may have been missing in your own cooking repertoire.

He’s one busy guy, but I was lucky enough [More]

Bad Dogs

  • 3:38 pm Sunday, July 16th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

This is a whopper of a recall. Sabret has recalled seven million pounds of their hot does contaminated with what they’re calling extraneous products. We call it pieces of bone and cartilage in those hot dogs with one minor injury to date. Check the full recall notice and get those out out of the house and off the grill. I’ll also bring you back up to speed with some of the other big recalls we’ve had to deal with recently. Summertime and sometimes the dining isn’t easy.


Good food is good mood – author [More]

I Scream, You Scream For National Ice Cream Day

  • 5:44 am Thursday, July 13th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

So many ways to celebrate – so much ice cream to sample! Sunday is National Ice Cream Day and with our heat and humidity it’s more than a necessity to find ways to chill out. So get ready for what wonderful little dribble of melting ice cream down the cone and onto your arm!


Now where to find great deals? Start with McDonalds. You’ll need their app for a free soft serve cone, and there’s even a chance to win free ice cream FOR LIFE. That’s my kind of motivation . Here’s even more deals to help you [More]

A Harvest That Brings Hope

  • 9:14 am Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

I usually end each Ann Kelly’s Kitchen blog with a quote, but this is one I want to lead with. It comes from Anne Raver and it really speaks to the mission of the University Area Community Development Corporation and their work with the Harvest Hope Park Community Garden – “Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let’s stay here. And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another.”

Community gardens are growing in popularity and Harvest Hope is a great example. I stopped [More]

Explosion Injures Florida Chef

  • 3:49 am Monday, June 26th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Stop. Drop. And Roll. Words that save the life of a Florida chef in his own kitchen. We’ve seen Chef Ralph Pagano on shows like “Iron Chef” and “Hell’s Kitchen.” The south Florida Chef  was at his new restaurant in Miami, the Naked Taco. when he was severely burned in a gas explosion in the kitchen. Chef Pagano is in the hospital with third-degree burns and will have surgery to repair those burns. You may have checked out his other restaurants in South Florida like Naked Lunch in Miami and Naked Crab in Fort Lauderdale. Best wishes for a [More]

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