Best Food News on the Web: 10/18/2013

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Second servings of great food and drink stories from The Daily Meal that you may have missed this week

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You missed them the first time, so grab a helping of these great stories on their second time around.

Sure, it's been a busy week. So you may have missed some of the great stories put out by The Daily Meal's talented editors and their fantastic special contributors. But you wouldn't want to head into the weekend having missed some of the best food stories on the Web. So here's a second serving of some of the great food and drink stories that you definitely shouldn't have missed.
 

TOP NEWS/HOT ITEMS

$1 Billion Worth of Doritos Locos Tacos Sold Taco Bell has reached a new milestone.

Chefs at Home: Jenn Louis and David Welch's Portland House The Lincoln chef, along with her partner-in-crime David Welch, fills their 3-story home with cats, ducks, and a teenager's dream room.

 

EAT/DINE

White House Thanksgiving Traditions Through the Years Even presidents need to celebrate Turkey Day.

20 Surprising Facts About Food Network and Its Stars The new book 'From Scratch: Inside the Food Network' is full of interesting information.

 

TRAVEL

Destination Hotels & Resorts Culinary Series 'The Study of…' The series highlights a specific seasonal ingredient or cooking technique with special menu items and cooking demos.

Dining at a Dude Ranch Explore the culinary side of a dude ranch with gourmet dining, cooking classes, and more.

 

COOK

Thanksgiving Stuffing Reinvented in 8 New Ways Reinvent the traditional way to serve stuffing.

7 Surprising Things You Can Make in the Microwave Cook a weeknight meal in no time in the microwave.

 

RECIPES

Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe Opt to include a stuffed acorn squash on your Thanksgiving table.

Microwavable English Muffin Recipe Toast it extra long for that crunchy exterior that is so delicious!

 

ENTERTAIN

9 Pumpkin-Shaped Wedding Cakes For an autumnal wedding, consider some of these perfected pumpkin designs.

Party like a 'CelebriTORI': Tips From Tori Spelling We sat down with mom and party planner Tori Spelling to get her essential party tips.

 

VIDEO

Healthy Pasta Tips Kristin Sollenne gives advice on how to make the staple indulgence into a healthier meal.

A Look at Virginia Wines We discuss what makes the wines from Virgina unique.

 

DRINK

10 Can’t-Miss Sangria Recipes Sangria is typically enjoyed in the summer, but this sweetened wine cocktail can be shared year-round with these great recipes

7 Benefits of Red Wine Or, another excuse to have that glass of red with dinner

 

FROM THE DAILY MEAL'S CULINARY CONTENT NETWORK

Oven-Roasted Cauliflower with Crunchy Topping & Marzetti Kitchens This recipe has a "natural, nutty flavor" and is complemented with Marzetti Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing.

When Apple Peels Matter This apple-peel jelly is inspired by a childhood memory and an old apple tree.

 

Haley Willard is The Daily Meal's assistant editor. Follow her on Twitter at @haleywillrd.

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