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.
Mmmm Manga! Food-Themed Comics on the Rise With web comics spiking in popularity and numbers, comic book artists are even drawing last night’s dinner!
Crumbs Bake Shop Will Introduce Cupcake Mixes and Kits Crumbs Bake Shop will partner with Pelican Bay Ltd. to introduce a line of Crumbs Bake Shop cupcake mixes and other products.
How to Make Healthy Mac and Cheese Our healthy mac and cheese has a secret ingredient: butternut squash.
10 Great Bacon and Avocado Recipes Avocados taste great on their own, but combine it with bacon for a delicious meal that is packed full of flavor.
Healthy Mac and Cheese with Butternut Squash Recipe Our healthy mac and cheese has fewer calories and less fat without sacrificing the trademark cheesy flavor and hearty satisfaction.
Avocado Bacon Toast Recipe Avocado is a great addition to toast. And bacon makes it even better!
12 Over the Top International Fast-Food Items And you thought that American fast food was outrageous!
America’s Best Chinese Takeout Sesame chicken is just the tip of the iceberg.
What Does Your Starbucks Order Say About You? Starbucks makes a special coffee for every individual who stops in — but what does your standard order say about your personality?
Most Romantic Sparkling Wines The new sparkling rosé ain’t your mother-in-law’s jug-handle white zin.
12 Regional Foods Worth Traveling For Seriously, why can't you find gooey butter cake outside of St. Louis?
What Meatballs Are Like Around the World Swedish meatballs, Mexican meatballs, Turkish meatballs... How do you like your meatballs?
10 Perfect Cold-Weather Date Ideas Cuddle up deliciously with these great winter-friendly date ideas.
10 Best Online Dating Websites for Food Lovers Fall in love over your mutual palate preferences.
Pay Your Restaurant Bill with Your Phone Cover is an app that allows you to pay your restaurant bill right from your phone. Cover currently works with restaurants in Manhattan and will be expanding to Brooklyn soon.
Fun, Flirty Valentine's Day Cocktails Learn how to make a couple of colorful and flirty cocktails for Valentine's Day.
FROM THE DAILY MEAL'S CULINARY CONTENT NETWORK
Spicy Pumpkin-Black Bean Enchiladas Pumpkin offers a silky texture and suggestion of sweetness to the spicy sauce that bathes these hearty, cheesy vegetarian enchiladas.
Almond Butter Add a little honey for a sweet taste!
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