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Treats All Year At William Dean Chocolates

  • 4:10 am Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Just walk in the door at William Dean Chocolates in Belleair Bluffs and inhale that intoxicating chocolate aroma. Toto, we’re home! Think of this as Halloween all year long for the big kids – hand crafted artisanal chocolates, gelato, decadent chocolate bars and the artists hard at work in the kitchen just behind the counter. That is the William Dean Chocolates experience that has now grown to include a marriage made in calorie heaven – William Dean Chocolates and Big Storm Brewery teaming up to create a chocolate beer.

But what is a beer without a name? Still delicious, [More]

National Candy Corn Day

  • 6:43 am Monday, October 30th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Quick poll this morning – it’s National Candy Corn Day! Tell us what happens to this treat in your house at Halloween.

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Tricks, Treats And Sweets

  • 6:20 am Friday, October 27th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Stuck for some new ideas for the Halloween party table? Let’s have some fun in Ann Kelly’s Kitchen with these eerily good treats!

And speaking of sugar (weren’t we?) have you seen the latest from Starbucks? It’s the Zombie Frappuccino. I’ll pass but if you need the sugar rush go for it!


  • 8:00 am Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

One of our favorite Sesame St. characters is branching out into the world of food shows, but appropriate is it that it’s Cookie Monster! In new episodes of Sesame St. Cookie and his new buddy Monger have a food truck and go in search of main ingredients for each recipes. Oh, so he’s also doing the travel show? The new season debuts November 11th. Go Cookie!!!

Mad For Madfish

  • 5:19 am Friday, October 13th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

One visit to MadFish on St. Pete Beach, just to the south of Tradewinds will convince you this is NOT the MadFish you knew some time ago. Chef Oliver has taken over along with his sister and the menu is nothing short of a foodie fantasy. I’ve dined there twice and can’t get over the freshness of the Blue Point Oysters that come with a Watermelon Mignette that takes a simple to dish another level. Another favorite has to be the Sea Bass that is prepared with perfectly crisp skin – and do make sure you ask to have that served [More]

Have A Cold One – Help Fight Arthritis

  • 7:06 am Monday, October 9th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Here’s a little after work fun for us. Stop by the Brew Bus on North Florida Avenue this Wednesday for an Open House benefiting the Arthritis Foundation.  Drop by anytime between 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. to take advantage of 20% of the proceeds on house beer and all food will be donated to the the Arthritis Foundation.  But don’t leave too soon. There will be a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing with winners being pulled at 8 p.m. sharp.  This is also the perfect place to get information on the Jingle Bell Run and tools for healthy living from the Arthritis [More]

It’s Cool To Play With Your Food And “Treat Yourself”

  • 6:45 am Monday, October 2nd, 2017 by Ann Kelly

What is more iconic than taking that box of crispy rice cereal, adding melted butter and marshmallows and enjoying a bar or two? But in Jessica Siskin’s new book “Treat Yourself!” she gives us 93 wonderfully gooey, sweet ways to make more than just the usual rectangular treat. Think robots, your favorite emoji or even a replica of the Eiffel Tower or a cherry pie! It’s fun to create with the kids, and the big kids can get in on the action, too. I’d love to do a game night and let everyone make their own fun, no-bake treats. [More]

SNAP Program May Be Open To More Post-Irma

  • 7:47 am Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Florida’s D-Snap program may be available to more Floridians who were not eligible prior to Hurricane Irma. Two months of benefits are being offered through the USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.  If you were living in one of our declared disaster areas see if you’re eligible right here. You’ll be given an Electronics Benefit Transfer card (EBT).

Remember Death Wish Coffee? The “world’s strongest coffee” has had to issue a recall over botulism concerns. Specifically, it’s the 11 ounce cans of Death Wish Nitro Cold Brew that are being pulled off store shelves. There haven’t been any reports [More]


  • 2:52 pm Saturday, September 16th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

One week ago. Just one week ago I was backing out of my driveway in tears, completely convinced I wouldn’t have a home to come back to. I was very fortunate with only some damage to my beautiful Live Oak and of course no power. Today I went home to clean out the fridge and freezer. Wow. Aromatic isn’t the word. So many garbage bags later it’s all out of the house and things are sanitized.  When in doubt, throw it out! 

Are we back normal? Well…I suppose we’re getting there. Coming across the Courtney Campbell Causeway on side there [More]

The Pasta Pass is Back

  • 6:52 am Thursday, September 14th, 2017 by Ann Kelly

Tired of hurricane supply food? Give it a few days for the Never Ending Pasta Pass is coming back to Olive Garden. There’s also a second way to carb load with all the benefits of the Never Ending Pasta Pass plus the opportunity to go to Italy for $200. The eight-day European vacation includes airfare, hotel, meals, ground transportation and daily activities for two during April 2018. But like all good things you’ll have to act fast to score a Pass; Olive Garden is selling 22,000 Never Ending Pasta Passes and 50 Pasta Passports to Italy which may sound like a lot, [More]

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