- 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]
- 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]
- 5:36 am Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
My first reaction was most likely the same as yours – keep gummy beers out of the kids hands! But this new product is completely non-alcoholic, you only get the taste. It’s part of a promotion from Corona for Cinco de Mayo. They went on sale at Nordstrom and the Sugarfina site earlier this month. But I’ll bet I also know what else you’re thinking – why buy those when you can make your own “drunken gummies” Those definitely need to be kept of the kids hands.
Another recall and this is another one to get out of the [More]
- 4:06 am Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
The most beloved books in my personal library are the ones with the pages perhaps a little smudged from the banana bread I was baking, or a page that is bent for a convenient bookmark to be read later. But how about a book that is designed to be turned into something wonderfully useful? That’s the concept behind “Turn This Book Into a Beehive” from four-time Emmy Award winner Lynn Burnelle. Lynn writes for Bill Nye The Science Guy and has four Emmy’s to show for her work. Lynn makes science fun, and when it comes to bees, makes a lasting [More]
- 6:29 pm Saturday, April 14th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
Hello all! A few items to catch up on in Ann Kelly’s Kitchen. Some nasty things you don’t want in your fridge start us off. Romaine lettuce is under recall that may have contributed to an EColi outbreak. It was grown out in Arizona, and has NOT been shipped to Florida. But this is a good one to pass along and make sure your friends and family get rid of it right away. Find something else for the BLT for now.
Are secret menus just an urban legend or just something plain cool to discover? Probably both, but I can tell [More]
- 4:32 am Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
This recall is for raw pet foods from Arrow Reliance, and involves multiple brands that include Milo’s Kitchen, Darwin’s Natural Pet Products and ZooLogics Natural Dog Food. The FDA calls it an “ongoing pattern of pathogenic contamination” detecting E. coli and salmonella in samples. We have that full list for you here along with the recall dates from the FDA. There was an earlier recall on the 22nd for Milo’s. Take that food back to the store where you bought it or dispose of it safely.
- 5:01 am Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
I’m surprised I don’t see this more to be honest. If you happen to drop in at the restaurant in Virginia you’ll notice something new on the menu – sign language. The owner recognized the need since one of their servers are deaf and it’s pretty helpful and an opportunity to learn something new for customers. Not a bad idea, right?
The first day of Spring is next Tuesday, March 20th and if you happen to find yourself near a Rita’s Italian Ice between noon and 9 pm, how about a free treat? Oh, and Dairy Queen will [More]
- 1:09 pm Sunday, March 11th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
My Sundays are usually spent one of two ways; on an Ann-Venture to get in a good walk and enjoy our cooler weather, or making sure my food prep for the week is ready to go. But since I lost that precious hour of sleep last night and spent most of the day at the Suncoast Animal League’s Mutt Madness I admit I’m exhausted and not in the mood to do much more than watch the Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network. Just love how calm she always is in the kitchen. But since starting that new medication for [More]
- 8:17 am Sunday, March 4th, 2018 by Ann Kelly
I love March! The weather is still cool enough to open the windows and get some fresh air in the house. I want to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather before the heat arrives full force. It’s also a wonderful time to reflect on that New Year’s resolution that so many make to embrace a healthier lifestyle. As I write this I’m watching the Skyway 10K and am in awe of the 7,000 runners and walkers who made it across that iconic span and would love to be one of them next year. Now that’s a great goal!
If that’s [More]
- 5:28 am Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 by Ann Kelly
From humble beginnings in Largo 40 years ago the Bay Area Renaissance Festival is underway with new food, new features and the same incredible inhabitants of the village off 46th St in Tampa that will take you back in time every weekend through March 25th. It’s a step back to the 16th century complete with the King and Queen once again ruling the weekend. But I did mention food first, of course. Sir Robin Goodfellow and his merry minstrel gave me a taste of what the 28 on-site kitchens produce from Unicorn Cake, those beloved turkey legs and a [More]