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  1. #CookClub recipe No. 30: Roasted Carrots with Provencal Bread Crumb Crust (w/ video)


    Carrot coins are a standard Thanksgiving vegetable that get plopped on the table, daring you to eat them. They add nice color but I fear they mostly end up untouched, being overpowered by the allure of stuffing, etc.

    #CookClub recipe No. 30 is Roasted Carrots with Provencal Bread Crumb Crust is from Geoffrey Zakarian's new cookbook "My Perfect Pantry."
  2. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 25


    So You Think You Can Dance: The 11-time Emmy Award-winning show presents performances by the top 10 finalists from Season 11. Show is at 7:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $39.50-$79.50. (727) 791-7400.

    Season 11 winning contestants Ricky Ubeda, left, and Valerie Rockey.
  3. Lost Neal Cassady letter that inspired Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road' has been found


    LOS ANGELES — It has been called the letter that launched a literary genre — 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950.

    This image provided by the Profiles in History auction house shows the cover of an auction catalog, featuring several pages of what has become known as "The Joan Anderson Letter," some 16,000 Benzedrine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950. The letter, Kerouac said shortly before his death, would have transformed his counterculture muse Cassady into a towering literary figure, if only it hadn't been lost. As it turns out, the letter wasn't lost, just misplaced, and it's scheduled to go on sale Dec. 17, 2014. [Associated Press]
  4. One Direction, Katy Perry win big at American Music Awards

    Music & Concerts

    American girls love British boys: One Direction won artist of the year at the American Music Awards, taking home three honors and was the night's big winner next to Katy Perry, who didn't attend the show.

    Liam Payne, from left, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Harry Styles of the musical group One Direction accept the award for favorite pop/rock album for “Midnight Memories” on stage at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) CACJ316
  5. Rangers tighten up post-Lightning drubbing


    NEW YORK — If being embarrassed by the Lightning was the wakeup call the Rangers needed, they got the message loud and clear.

    Gov. Rick Scott's corrections secretary, Michael Crews, resigns



    Peter Pan Live!

    What to watch this week: 'Dancing' finale, Thanksgiving specials, 'Making of Peter Pan Live!'

    This week's list of top TV is all about the holidays, with Thanksgiving shows leading the way, and Christmas sneaking in toward the end. Plus, the top 10 perform on The Voice, Dancing with the Stars wraps up its current season (go Alfonso!) and there's a frightening show airing called When Turkeys Attack.


    Feeling kind of blah or just want to keep it low-key? Whether spring, summer, winter or fall, a scarf is an easy game-changer that can jazz up any outfit.

    Tutorial: The Boa, the European and 23 other ways to wear a scarf

    Hey guys! Today, we have a special treat -- a guest blog by Largo High School freshman Ketrin Gavani, who spent the day shadowing me in the pursuit of a possible journalism career. ...