The secret to these knee-wobblingly tender little lovelies? Roast 'em low and slow and then toss 'em on the grill for just a short spell. Which means you don't have to constantly tend a smoker from dawn to dusk.
Know what really satisfies? Making your own gooey, peanutty, caramel-y, milk chocolate-y Snickers candy bars at home.
Bathed in buttermilk and spiced ever so slightly, this Cajun fried hen is memorably moist, superlatively crisp, and gosh darn perfect through and through.
Schnecken translates from German quite literally as snails, although to us it means gooey, sticky pecan caramel buns.
Brisket, short ribs, and chuck. When melded in just the right proportions, as here, they turn out the most luxe made-from-scratch burger we've ever experienced.
The intensity of the classic buffalo wing is tempered here, usurped by a deliciously, defiantly untraditional blend of beguiling spices.
Call some friends, set a pot of water to boil, and chill some beer. There's mudbugs to be had.
All the messy, smoky goodness of a backyard barbecue minus the messy, smoky backyard.
Think the color of these crazy crimson-colored, Caribbean-inspired ice pops is flamboyant? Wait until you experience the taste.
Maple Syrup Snow10/20
Indulge your inner Laura Ingalls Wilder with this charming caramel-like candy made by drizzling maple syrup onto fresh snow. Its provenance may be outdated but its appeal transcends time.
French-y but not at all fuss-y, these superbly chocolate-y crepes satiate that certain je ne sais quoi.
Chili Cheese Fries12/20
Honest grub with demolish-the-entire-panful-while-standing-at-the-counter allure. Grab some napkins.
This compelling chili and Cheddar burger is what it is. No apologies. Simply wrap your hands around the messy spectacularness and settle in for the real deal.
That's right. A behemoth stack of French toast made from—believe it—thickly sliced banana bread. Sort of makes you believe in magic, doesn't it?
Blue Cheese Tartine15/20
A blur of sweet, smoky, creamy goodness, this tartine of sourdough, a schmear of blue cheese, and a dribble of honey makes basic bruschetta seem humdrum.
This much-ballyhooed 'wich from Hog Island Oyster Bar in San Francisco is stuffed with fromage blanc, Gruyère, Cheddar, and Havarti.
Forget bobbing for apples. This endeavor requires less effort yet yields more caramel-cloaked gratification and a more elegant version of those sticky, red apples of our youth.
Wicked. Sinful. Indulgent. Those are just a few of the words being bandied about by folks who've succumbed to this crack-like concoction. What better to do than make some and settle in with Netflix?
Chewy, gooey, and chocolatey, these crackly topped brownies buried beneath slightly charred marshmallow are the ideal balance of cakey, fudgy, and nostalgia-inducing messiness.