Today’s PB and Honey Donuts are a love letter to the first sandwich I ever learned how to make myself – peanut butter and honey. My mom was always keen on independence, so I started making my own school lunches fairly early on. But because my repertoire was limited, whenever I brown-bagged it to school chances were there was a PB and honey sandwich in that bag. And yes, I am old enough to remember a time when peanut butter was allowed in schools. You’d think after years of eating the same sandwich I’d be sick of it but I’m not. I still love the combo to this day, so much so that I saw fit to immortalize it in donut form. And the result was pretty spectacular if I do say so myself. So let’s dive in!
It may only be Wednesday but these Chicken Tender Sliders have “weekend” written all over them. Inspired by the chicken nuggets I coveted in my youth, these sliders feature pita-crusted chicken tenders served on mini kaiser buns topped with sweet and sour slaw. The sweet and sour slaw is simply a bag of coleslaw mix dressed with a homemade sweet and sour sauce. This is, of course, a nod to the best nugget dipping sauce around. I know there are probably people who would disagree with that statement but BBQ has nothing on sweet and sour.
It’s time for another installment of Overthinking Classics. If you’re new here, and I think many of you are, Overthinking Classics is an ongoing video series where I develop a temporary obsession with a classic dish. I tend to do a lot of non-traditional dishes on this blog. But trust me when I say, most of my food cravings are as pedestrian as the next person’s. So Overthinking Classics provides me with an outlet to make whatever classic dish I happen to be craving that month. Oh, and I get to generally nerd out about each and every facet of that dish, which, I’m sad to say, qualifies as a very good time for me. And this month’s subject is Irish Soda Bread. So let’s dive in!
These Lamb Kofta Hoagies were supposed to be meatball subs. Yes, I know. It’s a long walk from there to here. But there are a host of good reasons why a plain old meatball sub didn’t make the cut. I’m sure the knee-jerk reaction is to assume, the meatball sub is not fancy enough for me. That’s not true. I have plenty of what I suppose you could call “low-brow” cravings and I indulge them frequently. Perhaps the meatball sub is too pedestrian and overdone? Well, that is sort of true. I don’t like to give people more of what they are currently swimming in. And there are meatball recipes abound. But I created the series Overthinking Classics as an outlet to play with my favorite dishes, which are actually super commonplace. So I don’t always consider being overly familiar a con.