The Classic Cheeseburger – Overthinking Classics

The Classic Cheeseburger - Overthinking Classics
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It’s time for another installment of my ongoing Overthinking Classics series. If you’re new here, Overthinking Classics is a video series where I dissect beloved dishes, overthink them from every angle, and rebuild them into my version of perfect. I say “my version of perfect” because what you look for in, say, a plate of pasta might be very different than what I look for. Today, I’m tackling the classic cheeseburger. A year-round favorite that really comes into its own in the summer. Pair this bad boy with a milkshake and a side of fries for the full nostalgic experience.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie – Overthinking Classics

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
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I know it’s been a while since the last Overthinking Classics but the series is back and it brought a good recipe with it. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie seems to be a clear favorite among my friends and family. And it easily occupies a spot in my top three all-time favorite pies. Coconut Cream still reigns supreme but this ruby red stunner is forever nipping at its heels. This post includes a blueprint for a successful non-runny-or-gummy fruit pie filling, a solid all-butter pastry recipe, and a detailed (too detailed?) video that shows the entire baking process from tip to tail. So without further ado let’s overthink this Strawberry Rhubarb Pie.

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Carrot Cake with Pineapple Curd – Overthinking Classics

Carrot Cake with Pineapple Curd
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Easter is fast approaching, so it only made good sense to do an Overthinking Classics on the unofficial dessert of Easter – the carrot cake. I have no idea why carrot cake has anything to do with Easter. Growing up we were far more likely to indulge in a lemon meringue pie and carrot cake was more of a birthday thing. But I suppose I do have an idea. It probably has everything to do with the Easter bunny. In the video below I do dip into the origins of the cake but I don’t talk about the more fanciful trappings of Easter. I really should’ve because this holiday is strange. Stranger than a portly guy shoving himself down a chimney? I would still say yes. A bunny, a mammal, who leaves eggs is hella weird. But that’s not why we’re here, let’s talk cake.

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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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