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I don’t know why, but days like today call for ungodly amounts of greasy calories, guilt not included. This video for deep-fried, bacon-wrapped mac ‘n’ cheese is pure Paula Deen, simultaneously exuding breezy backwoods Southern charm while drowning us in good ol’ barnyard animal fat. By contrast, Patricia Wells‘ take on the pasta dish doesn’t come with a free pass to the emergency room; it substitutes a beef-stew cooking liquid for the more traditional bechamel sauce. Gotta try that.