Recipes, Copycat & Mixes
These are recipes of all sorts that are copycats, knock-offs, substitutes, or mixes for existing products, restaurant offerings, or pantry staples...all essentially recreations of something else. (There are also some "real" recipes contributed by the restaurant/producer/chef who originated the recipe.) Other recipes are found in many other boards, especially "Tips, ___," (for more mixes) and "Recipes, ___"
"Homemade Broccoli Cheddar Rice A Roni," by Life Currents -- Also includes a recipe for a Mixed Veggie version, which has no pre-packaged counterpart. Healthier, vegetarian, less salt, no trans fat, yum!
Homemade Rice-a-Roni - Life Currents
"Make It Tonight: Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps" -- "You get the full-on flavor without the bloat-inducing sodium in traditional restaurant versions." While the recipe at the click-through sounds like P.F. Chang's, it does not claim to be a copycat, and this photo is actually "Chicken lettuce wrap at Shanghai Mong" in NYC. (www.flickr.com/...)
Make It Tonight: Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps: Flash
"155 recipes for your favorite restaurant dishes: You've told us about the dishes you couldn't stop thinking about. Here are the recipes." -- Click-through has a photogallery leading to links to restaurant recipes from around the country scouted by the "Culinary SOS" column from the "LA Times." Shown: "Imperial, in Portland, Ore., serves this gingerbread cake with sticky toffee sauce."
"Lawry's Nutella chocolate espresso Kahlua mousse," a recipe from the "Culinary SOS" column from the "LA Times" -- Not very low in calories, but easy and good for a special occasion.
"DIY Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix" -- [Use it as secret fruit salad dressing here: www.pinterest.com...]
That amazing ginger salad dressing they use at Hibachi restaurants... make it yourself! Combine in food processor: 2 small carrots, peeled and chooped, 1/2 medium shallot chopped, 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped ginger, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
Previous pinner: "That amazing ginger salad dressing they use at Hibachi restaurants... make it yourself!" -- Click through for the recipe and nutritional information.
Click through for "Todd Wilbur's Healthier Bloomin' Onion [& Dipping Sauce]" -- "This [baked, not fried] healthier version of Outback Steakhouse's Bloomin' Onion [made for the "Dr. Oz Show"] from celebrity chef Todd Wilbur has all the same, delicious flavor as the original for just a quarter of the calories!" -- Photo is: "Blooming Onion !" by Charlie Anzman, via Flickr (www.flickr.com/...)
Todd Wilbur's Healthier Bloomin' Onion
"Old Bay Seasoning Recipe" via "Mom, What's For Dinner?"
"Gluten-Free Homemade Milky Way Bars" from "Mom, What's For Dinner?" -- She says: "Mine may not look as cute as the ones made in a factory, but they taste just as good if not better."
Bonefish Grills Pan Asian Sauce...This is great on Salmon with fresh cilantro..It makes alot so if you are making it for just 2 people cut the recipe in half 1/4C olive oil 1/4C minced ginger 1/4C soysauce 1C ketchup 1C oyster sauce 3TBS lemon juice 1//4C water 1/2C sugar in med saucepan sautee garlic in oilve oil, in a med bowl combine soy sasuce ketchip oyster sauce lemon juice and water and add to sautee pan, bring to a slow boil then slowly add sugar over med heat
Bonefish Grill's "Pan Asian Sauce" -- Click www.bonefishgrill... for links to the recipes for three other of their sauces, Warm Mango Salsa, Chimichurri Sauce, and Lemon Butter. See also www.pinterest.com...
Via "Stephanie Cooks": "Homemade Soy Sauce (Soy Free Soy Sauce!)" -- Original source: Chloe's Kitchen by Chef Chloe Coscarelli
Ruth's Chris Sweet PotatoesCrust: 1 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup flour 1 cup chopped pecans 1/3 cup butter, melted Combine brown sugar, flour, nuts and butter in mixing bowl. Set aside. Sweet Potato Mixture 3 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes 1 cup sugar ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 eggs, well beaten 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted (splash of milk if needed)
"Sweet Potatoes -- Ruth's Chris Style"
"Copycat Panera Bread Pumpkin Spice Bagel Recipe"
Recipes from Panera -- Shown: Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip in a Bread Bowl. [SH: 11/25/2013: Recipe seems to have been removed from the Panera site since I pinned it, but I found it reproduced here: www.myfoxdetroit.... plus many similar here: community.cooking...]