Copycat Recipes & Restaurant Favorites
What are copy cat recipes? These are secret recipes from restaurants (or developed by home cooks to taste similar) and homemade versions of packaged brand products you find in the grocery store. With these recipes you can prepare your favorite restaurant dishes and name brand foods in your own kitchen! CDKitchen features some of the most popular restaurant and copycat clones.
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Applebee's Perfect MargaritaFebruary 22nd is National Margarita Day, and what better way to celebrate than with this popular copycat recipe from Applebees. It's made with tequila, cointreau, grand marnier, fresh lime juice, sweet and sour mix, and simple syrup.
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Panera Bread Broccoli Cheese SoupThis clone recipe is made with fresh broccoli, carrots, onion, chicken stock, half and half, nutmeg, and grated Cheddar cheese. Reviewer's Tip: only puree half of the soup to give it a nice chunky consistency like Panera's.
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Loretta Lynn's Crispy Fried ChickenI just want to say I have been cooking for over 35 years and have my own fried chicken recipes, but this one really puts mine to shame. I did fry it in... get the recipe →
Skip the drive thru and make your favorite fast food restaurant recipes at home.
Starbucks' Caramel Apple CiderMake your own version of the popular drink from Starbucks made with apple juice, cinnamon syrup, whipped cream, and caramel syrup. get the recipe →
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Out of an ingredient? Can't find it in your local stores? Or, just want to save some money by making it yourself? Check out of large selection of recipes for your favorite brand name foods.
Lipton Dry Onion Soup MixOnion soup mix is a common ingredient in many recipes. Make your own and keep it on hand with this simple recipe made with dehydrated onion flakes, beef bouillon granules, and onion powder. get the recipe →
popular copycat recipes
Red Lobster BiscuitsThese are dead-on the same as Red Lobster. My 6 year old niece always wants to go to Red Lobster because she likes their biscuits. Since it is rather pricey I told her we would try this recipe at home. She was absolutely thrilled that they were just like the real thing. -UB
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About These CopyCat Recipes
These copycat recipes are submitted by home cooks, chefs, and even directly from restaurants. In some cases they are original recipes, and in others they are an attempt at an acceptable clone of your restaurant favorites. Some national restaurants vary their menus and recipes based on region, so the recipe you see here may not be what you are used to. For example, the dish you get at a restaurant in Minnesota might have different seasonings or sauces than that same restaurant would offer in Texas.
Sometimes it's difficult to exactly duplicate a restaurant recipe at home without all the amenities of a commercial kitchen, but these recipes do their best to copy the same flavors, textures, and visual appeal that the restaurants offer.
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