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  1. Ice skating rink ready to open in downtown Tampa


    TAMPA — That chill in the air is not nearly cold enough to form crystals — but it does make outdoor ice skating in Florida seem more fitting.

  2. Which apple should you use when baking? It depends on the recipe


    Pink Lady. McIntosh. Sweetango. Ambrosia. Honeycrisp.

    Caramel and apples go hand in hand. (Behold this Salted Caramel Apple Pie.) Firm tart and firm sweet apples work well in pies. This recipe calls for five large apples.
  3. Taste test: Which chicken broth should you buy?


    Nearly every Thanksgiving dish, from the turkey to the sides, requires the addition of broth. Because most of us likely are not roasting chicken meat and bones for homemade broth and stock, we can expect to buy several cartons of chicken broth this month. Our judges wanted to know if the various brands offer any …

  4. Start Thanksgiving Day with pumpkin oatmeal, sweet potato hash


    When I'm looking for recipe inspiration, one of the first places I turn to is Pinterest. I like how easy it is to stumble upon new food ideas and search for popular ones, the ability to "pin" recipes to my board and save them for later, and the fact that the options are endless. (Seriously, the thing is a vortex.)

    Breakfast Sweet Potato Hash is a fitting Thanksgiving Day starter.
  5. Help for first-time Thanksgiving hosts


    The potatoes are wrong. The football game's too loud. The kids aren't dressed right. Thanksgiving can, of course, be a great joy, but with so many beloved traditions on the line it can also be prime ground for sniping and griping the first time the torch has been passed. • Your mother, mother-in-law, father or …
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    Political blogger threatens legal action for comments on his blog

    We're a bit late to an unusual little drama playing out another political blog, SaintPetersblog, whose creator seems not to appreciate the views of someone frequently asessing his work. Blogger Peter Schorsch is now threatening legal action unless award-winning investigative reporter Jeff Testerman stops commenting on Schorsch's blog. Testerman has been raising questions about Schorsch's ethics and apparently getting under the skin of Schorsch, whose business is financed by some of Tallahassee's most prominent lobbying and PR firms, as well as politicians....


    Yes, this is Tom Hardy. And yes, he is going to be on your TVs soon.

    Two new shows announced that we're excited about: 'Taboo' with Tom Hardy and Hulu's 'Difficult People'

    Two new shows announced today, two wildly different concepts, two reasons to get very excited....


    Hello houndstooth! You'd be the talk of the party if you walked in with this guy on your hand. The outfit is part of the Mr Turk collection, retailing for ... cough cough $800+ cough cough.

    Stop by Sundial this weekend to get holiday style ideas

    Have your invitations to holiday parties started piling up yet? Yea, ours too -- which inevitably begs the question....