Blog Archives for category Restaurant & Other Replicas

I have become totally obsessed with this dish from IHOP.  The bad thing is, there are over 1000 calories in the dish from IHOP.  Of course the hollandaise sauce is what makes the dish delicious, so I couldn't very well omit that.  I did, however substitute the eggs with a healthy egg substitute.  These garden stuffed crepes are delicious, try at your own risk of becoming addicted.

IHOP Garden Stuffed Crepes Copycat

PrintIHOP Garden Stuffed Crepes Copycat 6 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Crepe I have become totally obsessed with this dish… Continue reading »

My taste buds have graduated from Orange Chicken to General Tso's Chicken recently.  I like the sweetness of it mixed with the heat of the red pepper.  This is my new meat compliment to a chow mein noodle dish.  You like it hot?

General Tso’s Chicken

PrintGeneral Tso’s Chicken 4 Servings – Serving Size: About 6 Pieces My taste buds have graduated from Orange Chicken to… Continue reading »

I love fillet of fish sandwiches from McDonald's and I know it's the steamed bun that makes the sandwich so good.  I didn't have any hamburger buns on hand so I had to compromise.  The hot dog buns actually worked better as they held the fish pieces nicely.

Fish Fillet Sandwich

PrintFish Fillet Sandwich 8 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Sandwich I love fillet of fish sandwiches from McDonald’s and I… Continue reading »

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Cream of Anything Soup Mix

PrintCream of Anything Soup Mix 6 Servings – Serving Size: 1/3 Cup Dry Mix If I could have found freeze… Continue reading »

I seriously will never buy ranch dressing again.  Greek yogurt is my new-found love.  I never cared for the bottled fat-free ranch dressing, so it's really hard for me to eat salads when dieting.  This is amazing, I will be eating many salads in the future.

Fat Free Lo-Cal Ranch Dressing

PrintFat Free Lo-Cal Ranch Dressing 24 Servings I seriously will never buy ranch dressing again. Greek yogurt is my new-found… Continue reading »

I'm not sure about anyone else but the number one reason that brings me back to Olive Garden is their signature breadsticks.  Their salad is very good as well, but even better when served with their breadsticks.  These taste exactly like the real deal.  No more take out for me.

Olive Garden Breadsticks Copycat

PrintOlive Garden Breadsticks Copycat 10 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Breadstick I’m not sure about anyone else but the number… Continue reading »

This bread had the same flavor, texture and color as Outback's bread. I opted for the bread machine instructions as I don't care to knead bread for more than a minute or two. I also was not happy with putting over a tablespoon of food coloring into my bread. I could not find caramel coloring, which a lot of restaurants use for coloring. What I did find however, was coloring for fondant/icing in the color brown. I only used less than 1/4 of a teaspoon of that coloring for the recipe.

Outback Honey Wheat Bushman Bread Copycat

PrintOutback Honey Wheat Bushman Bread Copycat 12 Servings – Serving Size: 1/2 Loaf This bread had the same flavor, texture… Continue reading »

Growing up in Rhode Island, this is the only "hot dog" we ever ate.  It's really nothing like a typical hot dog.  The wiener has a natural casing on it and comes in a long string like sausage.  This particular wiener is obviously not available here in the Midwest so I used a regular wiener.  The sauce is cooked for hours and the wiener must be assembled in the correct order to make it authentic "all the way".  The bun must be steamed as well.  I love recipes like this that bring me back a few years.

New York System Wieners

PrintNew York System Wieners 16 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Wiener Growing up in Rhode Island, this is the only… Continue reading »

I've never had Panera Bread's version of this soup so I'm not sure how it compares.  I know this was very good and hearty, the sharp cheddar that I used really complimented the bland creaminess of the cauliflower.

Cauliflower Cheese Soup Panera Bread Copycat

PrintCauliflower Cheese Soup Panera Bread Copycat 6 Servings I’ve never had Panera Bread’s version of this soup so I’m not… Continue reading »

I love Panda Express, and my favorite dish to get from them is the orange chicken with a side of "chow mein".  In my opinion what they call chow mein is actually lo mein.  The chow mein that I make is a wetter dish with more vegetables and served over crispy noodles.  Oh call it what you may, this "chow mein" copycat recipe was so close to the real thing, except the noodles.  I know that is a big part of the dish but the vegetable to noodle ratio was correct and the flavor was right on.  I thought the noodles were too soft and soggy.

Panda Express Chow Mein Copycat

PrintPanda Express Chow Mein Copycat 6 Servings I love Panda Express, and my favorite dish to get from them is… Continue reading »