1. Crowds walk along 22nd Street South, browsing vendors booths during the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival, Saturday, February 17, 2024 in St. Petersburg.
  2. Dress up your holiday table with a centerpiece that features Gingerbread Cupcakes With Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting.
  3. If you brought this to the potluck, you know who you are.
  4. A basket of gator bites is displayed at The Blue Gator in Hernando.
  5. Gary Mills, along with his great-grandson Sylar Geiger, takes a moment inside the taxidermy shop that Mills runs on Aug. 21 in Hernando.
  6. A Thanksgiving plate
  7. Lauren Nickerson uses sugar pearls to finish her cake during Baked in the Burg's cake-decorating class on Thursday, July 20, 2023, at Toast the Hostess in St. Petersburg.
  8. Sucré Table owner and pastry chef Brenda Villacorta, left, and her mother, Giovanna Castro, pose for a portrait at the shop in Tampa in March.
  9. Tampa Bay Times staffer Mari Faiello makes pizzelle every Christmas with her grandmother. They use a family recipe for the popular Italian waffle cookies.
  10. A cheeseburger served at El Cap restaurant in St. Petersburg. It’s fresh, charred, tangy and savory. It’s big enough, but not an unwieldy mess. The fatty burger juice increasingly soaks the bottom bun as the meal progresses.
  11. Though some of the macarons that Joshua Pramis makes are very elaborate, all start with egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar.
  12. Grocery prices have risen some 13 percent, according to government reports, and bird flu has made turkey prices soar. But there are ways to curb your spending without curbing your appetite for a hearty Thanksgiving meal.
  13. A volunteer in 2020 takes turkeys and other meats from the freezer to distribute during the food drive and food distribution operation at Metropolitan Ministries' holiday tent in Tampa.
  14. Author Julie Powell attends the premiere of "Julie & Julia" at The Ziegfeld Theatre, in New York in 2009. Powell, who became an internet darling after blogging for a year about making every recipe in Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” leading to a book deal and a film adaptation, has died at age 49.
  15. Take time on a Sunday to make this pasta sauce, with or without short ribs.
  16. Broth Bomb seasonings, made by a Dunedin company, come in various flavors for use as a soup or stew starter.
  17. Focaccia bread made from scratch
  18. Brothers Steven, Paul, and Vinny DeCosmo pose for a portrait during a soft opening at the new DeCosmo Italian Market on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Pinellas Park.
  19. Two Graces in St. Petersburg is being sold to new owners and has closed.
  20. Lucas Ebert holds up a freshly gathered scallop while on a chartered boat trip with tourists in Crystal River on Aug. 8.
  21. Fish a la Spetsiota, made with a local catch.
  22. Big Green Egg cookers, created by Ed Fisher in the early 1970s, are now sold in more than 3,000 stores in the United States and in 50 other countries.
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