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It’s National Doughnut Day, and You Doughn’t Want to Miss These 4 Tasty Treats

Today is about to become your new favorite “holiday,” because it’s National Doughnut Day. Even though we associate the sweet treats with jelly or lots of powdered sugar, they can take on the flavors of any dessert. Stuffed with cream, they become Boston Cream Pie doughnuts, while after being coated with cinnamon sugar, they taste like churros. You can even stack some with frosting to make an Icebox Doughnut Birthday Cake.

Take a walk on the wild side with some of our favorite delicious combinations below — even a savory chicken-and-waffles one — and for even more crazy confections, check out Donut Showdown Thursdays at 9pm ET.

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Watch the Labor Day Marathon of Kelsey’s Essentials and Donut Showdown

This Monday, September 2, is Labor Day, and nothing beats a day that requires minimum, well, labor. So sit back and relax during this extra-long weekend, and tune into Cooking Channel for a Labor Day marathon of Kelsey’s Essentials and Donut Showdown.

Starting at 12pm ET, watch episodes from the new season of Kelsey’s Essentials. Kelsey finds inspiration from the latest trends in the culinary world, and then brings that influence back to the home kitchen. If you start to get hungry, check out Kelsey’s Best Summer Recipes for some late-summer satisfaction.

Then check out a marathon of Donut Showdown starting at 4pm ET for a deep-fried and sugary journey with our favorite trendy treat. Watch as some of the best donut makers across North America compete to creatively reinvent the donut using a mystery ingredient. Check out some of the creative donut creations from this season’s competition.

Donuts for Dinner: Watch the Premiere of Donut Showdown

As proven by tonight’s premiere airing at 10:00pm ET, fried dough can take many forms, and every single one of them is delicious. Donut Showdown challenges three savvy donut-makers to serve up an inventive spin on dough that fits into a weekly theme. This episode’s “Good Morning!” theme is perfect for anyone who gets their days going with the classic duo of a glazed donut dunked in a steaming cup of joe (ahem, calling all cops). Tune in to see how the donut masters fill, fry, glaze and sprinkle their way through this challenge at the sweet stakes of $10,000.

Expect things to get even weirder as the season continues, as you’ll find donuts spiked and studded with everything from booze to veggies to exotic spices, with unusual yet very satisfying results.

Get your fill of fried dough at home with Cooking Channel’s easy donut recipes.