PB and Honey Donuts with Honey Roasted Peanuts

PB and Honey Donuts with Honey Roasted Peanuts
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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!

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Chicken Tender Sliders with Sweet and Sour Slaw

Chicken Tender Sliders with Sweet and Sour Slaw
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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.

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Irish Soda Bread – Overthinking Classics

Irish Soda Bread - Overthinking Classics

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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!

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Lamb Kofta Hoagies with Orange Fennel Potato Rolls

Lamb Kofta Hoagies with Orange Fennel Potato Rolls
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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.

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