There has been quite a bit of controversy  in the past year surrounding the health of birthday girl Paula Deen , and while we all have differing opinions on the matter, there's no denying that the Food Network chef likes to cook heavy foods. Whether you love to hate or hate to love her incredibly indulgent eats, there's no denying that she's inventive with her use of butter (deep-fried butter balls, anyone?). We thought we'd take a look at five of her most decadent dishes.
Chocolate Cheese Fudge
This may look like a typical delicious fudge, but the 1/2 pound of processed cheese required in this recipe  makes all the difference.
Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding
What do you get when you take two dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts and butter rum sauce? Bread pudding , of course!
Deep-Fried Stuffing on a Stick
Normal stuffing isn't exciting enough. Put it on a stick  and deep-fry it, and you've got a real Thanksgiving celebration.
Ultimate Fantasy Deep-Fried Cheesecake
If cheesecake on its own isn't rich enough for you, then Paula suggests you take it a step further and deep-fry it !
The Lady's Brunch Burger
Do you feel like a burger at brunch time? Then the obvious thing to do is stick it between two doughnuts .