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.
Mountaintop Starbucks Planned for Japan Starbucks is opening a mile-high outpost in Japan.
New Candy Kills Cavity-Causing Bacteria Science is magical.
America’s 15 Best Tex-Mex Chain Restaurants Tacos, burritos, and enchiladas galore.
The 11 Best Chain Restaurant All-You-Can-Eat Deals From buffets to free refills, these deals can keep you eating forever.
Spend Super Bowl Weekend on the Slopes Resorts West offers a special package for football fans.
Tips for the Holidays in Dallas Kent Rathbun’s holiday turkey.
15 Best Cupcake Recipes Why splurge on a $5 cupcake? Try these fantastic cupcake recipes at home.
How to Cook a Christmas Goose Preparing a goose for Christmas dinner is traditional, and not as difficult as you would expect.
Swiss Chard Gratin Recipe This gratin will convert those wary-of-green-vegetable eaters to greens lovers.
Chocolate-Dipped Peppermint Marshmallows Recipe These festive pink-colored, peppermint-flavored marshmallows are dipped in glossy dark chocolate and sprinkled with crunchy peppermint candy.
12 Outrageous Gingerbread Displays These edible houses looks so delicious, you’ll wish you could live in them! These edible houses looks so delicious, you’ll wish you could live in them!
A Christmas Cookie Playlist Bake cookies to the perfect cookie tunes.
How to Make the Ultimate Hot Chocolate From Scratch This hot chocolate recipe is guaranteed to produce wintry, chocolate bliss.
Sex Uncorked and Decanted Sonoma wine exec writes text of 'iPod-sodic' sex with her exes.
Pimp Your Holiday Kitchen with Nadia G Nadia G gives us some tips on how to make our holiday kitchen 'sick and bitchin'.'
Peruvian Power Foods for Your Holiday Table Registered dietician Manuel Villacorta teaches us about some of his favorite Peruvian power foods.
FROM THE DAILY MEAL'S CULINARY CONTENT NETWORK
Spicy Mustard Crabcakes Recipe with Lemon-Garlic Aioli Kimberly cooks crabcakes that are spicy and salty and spread with lemon-garlic aioli.
Beet Rugelach What Jew Wanna Eat incorporates beets into an unexpected recipe for beet rugelach.
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