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What are Paula Deen's most infamous dishes?

What are Paula Deen's most infamous dishes?

Honestly? I've never gotten worked up about Paula Deen and her cooking. I thought she could be great fun on television, particularly when she flirted with Matt Lauer on her "Today" show visits. Her food struck me as a culinary form of Southern Gothic, where the lard was sprinkled as profusely as the y'alls.  And I liked the Sizzlin' Jalapeno Sausage Balls from her new book, "Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible," enough to include the recipe in my New Year's Eve story, "Sizzling kickoff: Hot and spicy appetizers to ring in the new year." Then came Deen's Today show admission about having Type-2 diabetes. You would have thunk...