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As conceived in this week's Sporkful (with legendary Oklahoma weatherman Gary England), the Shattuck Tornado is cherry cobbler, vanilla ice cream and hot fudge. Plus Gary's secret ingredient.

Dan experiments with novel meals to cook for your loved one this Valentine's Day. This is the most beautifully romantic video ever posted to the internet.

Eater Matt from Chicago calls in to say that he offers a disclaimer when ordering a chocolate muffin, to distinguish it from a cupcake and "add a veneer of respectability." Do you think that's necessary?

Want to have fun cooking with your kids, and get them so high on sugar that they'll clean up the mess? If you're like me, you love s'mores. But after all these years of campfire greatness, I think they need some new ideas.

In the annual Halloween show Dan interviews his aunt Meryl, a 50-something woman who eats sweets like she's five. She uses her dog to score candy and equates animal crackers to cereal. Plus callers debate cereal sans milk.

We cover the best ways to consume perforated bars like Hershey's and Kit Kats, log-shaped bars like Snickers, and flat bars like Nestle Crunch. Ever break Hershey bar rectangle into Tetris pieces? Which teeth do you use for flat candy bars? And are candy bars better, frozen, fried, or neither? All this and more this week on The Sporkful! Photo: Flickr