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HOLIDAY BAKELINE: Land O'Lakes Holiday Bakeline, (800) 782-9606, is staffed by 25 home economists to help callers. Recipes, helpful baking hints and solutions. Hours: 9-5 p.m. through Dec. 24. Also visit the website at

Food bytes

VIRTUAL TURKEY-CHILI-COOK-OFF: Enter your turkey-meat-only recipe for either traditional red chili or white chili, which uses white beans and is tomato-free. Entries must be sent via e-mail by (noon CST) 1 p.m. Mon. Entry forms, rules and details can be found on the Honeysuckle White Turkey web site at

Food drives

"FOOD FOR ALL": Food drive sponsored by the Food Industry Crusade against Hunger, a non-profit organization, now through Jan. 3. Donations collected at participating area grocery stores, with bar-coded coupons in denominations of $1, $3, or $5 that can be scanned at checkout. Money goes to community food banks, soup kitchens and other anti-hunger programs. For more information, call (800) 307-3237.

Send news of coming events at least two weeks in advance of the publication date to Food File, the Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731.