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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, ___"

"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:]

"'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.

"Ruth’s Chris New Orleans-Style BBQ Shrimp"

Homemade Shamrock Shake Recipe - Never had one but looks good!

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 (

"Copycat Krispy Kreme Donuts," from Tartelette

"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

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

Via "Stephanie Cooks": "Homemade Soy Sauce (Soy Free Soy Sauce!)" -- Original source: Chloe's Kitchen by Chef Chloe Coscarelli

"Pumpkin Cheesecake (The Cheesecake Factory Copycat Recipe)"

"Copycat Panera Bread Pumpkin Spice Bagel Recipe"

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

“Copycat Moose Munch” Popcorn

"Carrabba's Bread Dip," via Mangio da Sola

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:]

Video tutorial for Bahama Breeze's Key West Shrimp and Cheesy Grits -- My favorite! The shrimp recipe is not on the page with the other recipes (, so measurements are a guess. The grits recipe (with measurements) is here www.bahamabreeze.... and the lemon butter sauce (called "citrus Hollandaise" in the video) is here www.bahamabreeze....

Recipes from LongHorn Steakhouse -- Click through for videos with grilling tips and recipes.

Chick-Fil-A Honey Mustard Sauce -- Make it to go with copycat Chick-Fil-A nuggets here:

Red Lobster Recipes