The secret to these knee-wobblingly tender little lovelies? Roast 'em low and slow and then toss 'em on the grill for a spell.
Honest grub with demolish-the-entire-panful-while-standing-at-the-counter allure. Grab some napkins.
Maple Syrup Snow3/20
Embrace your inner Laura Ingalls Wilder with this quaint, toffee-like candy made by drizzling maple syrup onto fresh snow. Its provenance may be outdated, but its appeal transcends time.
The intensity of the classic buffalo wing is tempered here, usurped by a deliciously, defiantly untraditional blend of beguiling spices.
Know what really satisfies? Making your own gooey, peanutty, caramel-y, milk chocolate-y Snickers candy bars at home without any of those nasty preservatives or artificial anything.
Bathed in buttermilk and spiced ever so slightly, this Cajun-style fried hen is memorably moist inside, superlatively crisp outside, and gosh darn perfect through and through.
Though schnecken translates from German quite literally as snails, to us it means these ooey, gooey, sticky pecan caramel buns.
Call some friends, set a pot of water to boil, and chill some beer. There's mudbugs to be had.
Brisket, short ribs, and chuck. When melded in just the right proportions, they turn out the most luxe made-from-scratch burger we've experienced.
Chewy, gooey, and chocolatey, these crackly topped brownies are the perfect balance of cakey, fudgy, and pass-the-napkins messy.
French-y but not at all fuss-y, these superbly chocolate-y crepes satiate a certain je ne sais quoi.
That's right. A behemoth stack of French toast made from--believe it--thick-sliced banana bread. Sort of makes you believe in Santa, too, doesn't it?
Wicked. Sinful. Indulgent. Those are just a few of the words being bandied about by folks who've succumbed to this ridiculously crack-like concoction.
Forget bobbing for apples. Try this equally apple-y endeavor instead that requires far less effort yet yields way more caramel-cloaked gratification.
Hibiscus Ice Pops15/20
Think the color of these crazy crimson-colored, Caribbean-inspired ice pops is flamboyant? Wait until you experience the taste.
All the messy, smoky goodness of a backyard barbecue minus the messy, smoky backyard.
This much-ballyhooed 'wich from Hog Island Oyster Bar in San Francisco is stuffed with fromage blanc, Gruyère, Cheddar, and Havarti. Talk about the stuff romance is made from...
Blue Cheese Tartine18/20
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 compelling chili and Cheddar burger is what it is—true guy food, no apologies. Wrap your hands around this messy burger and settle in for the real deal.