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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, ___"

"Red, White [and] Blue Tie-Dye Cupcakes Recipe" from "The Disney Diner" -- Click through for more photos, plus all instructions and recipes for cupcake and icing.

The Disney Diner: Red, White & Blue Tie-Dye Cupcakes Recipe

thedisneydiner.com

"So curious about the Cronut!" -- Click through to find the recipe and read about the experiment with homemade versus store-bought puff pastry.

So curious about the Cronut !

goodfoodeveryday.wordpress.com

"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

lifecurrents.dw2.net

"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

self.com

"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.

"'Better than Kool-Aid' Cool-Aid" from "Lexie's Kitchen" -- "The only things missing are the artificial flavors and a good dose of Red #40." Herbal tea base for this one; sounds good.

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

doctoroz.com

"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."

Recipes from Bonefish Grill at the click-through. -- Shown: "Grilled Salmon and Asparagus Salad." See also www.pinterest.com...

"Pumpkin Cheesecake (The Cheesecake Factory Copycat Recipe)"

Pumpkin Spice latte recipe, a natural Starbucks copycat that's WAY healthier and way less expensive too. From MamaNatural.com.

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...]