Paula Deen's Weight Loss Makes Us Nostalgic for 5 of Her Fantastically Fattening Recipes

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paula deen lady brunch burgerPaula Deen may not have been in any rush to change her eating habits after she was diagnosed with diabetes, but now it seems that the Food Network star has come 'round to eating healthy. She's lost about 30 pounds and attributes her success to eating, er, drinking a delicious and nutritious breakfast. Smoothies are her new thing. The queen of comfort calories is now all about starting off her day right.

And that's all well and good and great for her, but I gotta say, I kind of miss the old days when she didn't give a flying saucer about well-being or clogged arteries and came up with some of the most insanely delicious concoctions this side of the fat farm.

So let's take a trip down butter lane and reminisce about 5 of Paula's most heart-attack inducing recipes.

  1. Baked French Toast Casserole With Praline Topping. I ate this once and my heart-rate stayed elevated for 24 hours straight after one piece. The sugar rush was insane, but what did I expect from a recipe that calls for two sticks of butter, corn syrup, and an entire loaf of bread?
  2. The Lady's Brunch Burger. It's a burger with bacon and egg stuffed between two glazed donuts. 'Nuf said.
  3. Gooey Butter Cake. Just when you thought it couldn't get more buttery, it does. 
  4. Wilmington Island Marsh Mud Cake. Two sticks of butter and two cups of sugar. Stir. Inhale.
  5. Fried Butter Balls. I MEAN COME ON.

We're all happy that Paula's feeling great and looking great too, but I'm gonna miss some of her over-the-top recipes. Guess there aren't anymore where those came from. Now it's all smoothies and b.s. like that. Oh well. Everything in moderation, I suppose.

Do you have a favorite Paula Deen recipe?

 

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KBW2 KBW2

Ooh, either her cream cheese cookies or chicken boudine. Yum.

KBW2 KBW2

Ooh, either her cream cheese cookies or chicken boudine. Yum.

qrex912 qrex912

I've never tried any of these, but that breakfast sandwich looks like something my husband would love!

Disney17 Disney17

I'm all for splurging, but that all sounds SO heavy! I imagine my stomach would not be happy. I like junk food but when I cook or bake I try to make whatever it is healthy.

Tonya Putnam

My best friend makes the Gooey Butter Cake recipe, but she tweaked it by using either a chocolate cake mix or a box of brownie mix.  My kids love it and they call it "Aunt Sarah's Ooey, Gooey Bars."

jessi... jessicasmom1

blah I do not make junk food here so ...

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