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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, ___"


    Recipes, Copycat & Mixes

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    "If you are looking for the only dry rub you'll ever need check out this Chicken Dry Rub Recipe! Use this on your chicken before grilling or baking ... it's the Best!"

    Chicken Dry Rub Recipe! - The Frugal Girls

    thefrugalgirls.com

    "Chef's Kitchen: Scallop Mornay Pasta - West 82 Bar and Grill at Plantation at Crystal River [FL] serves up a delicious dish called Scallop Mornay Pasta."

    Chef's Kitchen: Scallop Mornay Pasta

    mynews13.com

    "Vegan Parmesan Cheese"

    Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad With Pear, Cranberries + Vegan Parmesan - Love and Lentils

    loveandlentils.com

    "Outback Steakhouse's crab stuffed mushrooms go healthy with our revamped recipe" -- Drops the calories for 3 mushrooms from 400 to 150.

    Our take on Outback's crab stuffed mushrooms is healthy, easy and fast

    today.com

    "9 Easy DIY Spice Blends That Can Help You Lose Weight," via "Women's Health Magazine"

    9 Easy DIY Spice Blends That Can Help You Lose Weight

    womenshealthmag.com

    "Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar" -- Well, rats! I just (10 minutes ago) got rid of all the apple leavings from starting a batch of applesauce. Oh, well, I'll make more again soon and try this...

    Easy Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar Recipe

    realfoodrealdeals.com

    "Homemade KIND Bars: Copycat recipes for 8 popular varieties of these high protein, energy, & nutritional nut bars" -- Includes illustrated recipes for: Nut Delight; Almond Coconut; Dark Chocolate, Nuts & Sea Salt; Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate; Dark Chocolate, Cherry & Cashew; Apricot Almond; Fruit & Nut; and Blueberry Pecan. Notes about gluten free and vegan versions, as well. YUM!

    Homemade KIND Bars

    theyummylife.com

    "Crush 11's fall-inspired crab cakes with apple Bourbon Mustard" with a garnish of celery & parsley leaves, Concord grapes, and smoked almonds. -- Just saw this original recipe from Cocoa Village’s Crush 11 restaurant featured on TV and it looked amazing!!!

    Crush 11's fall-inspired crab cakes with apple Bourbon Mustard

    mynews13.com

    "Sticky Fingers' Dry BBQ Rub" via "Charleston Magazine" -- SH: I am lucky to be able to find their totally addictive rub in my grocery store (or here www.stickyfingers... in a pinch), but I'm pinning this in the event it ever goes away.

    Sticky Fingers' Dry BBQ Rub

    charlestonmag.com

    "Maple Walnut Blondie [with Maple Butter Sauce]" by "The Girl Who Ate Everything" -- Applebee's copycat recipe (Recipe at the click-through, but more about it here: www.the-girl-who-...)

    Maple Walnut Blondie

    tablespoon.com

    "Ruth's Chris Steak House Barbecued Shrimp - recipe"

    Ruth's Chris Steak House Barbecued Shrimp-recipe

    examiner.com

    "That [Duke's] Hula Pie dessert you had in Hawaii? Here's the recipe." -- Pretty simple macadamia nut ice cream pie recipe on page 2 at the click-through.

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    hawaiimagazine.com

    "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."

    Culinary SOS: recipes for your favorite restaurant dishes

    latimes.com

    "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.

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    latimes.com

    "DIY Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix" -- [Use it as secret fruit salad dressing here: www.pinterest.com...]

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    browneyedbaker.com

    "'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.

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    lexieskitchen.com

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

    Globat Login

    copykat.com

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

    Shamrock Shake Recipe - Saving Dollars & Sense

    savingdollarsandsense.com

    Previous pinner: "That amazing ginger salad dressing they use at Hibachi restaurants... make it yourself!" -- Click through for the recipe and nutritional information.

    Carrot-Ginger Dressing - SELF

    self.com

    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

    "Copycat Krispy Kreme Donuts," from Tartelette

    Doughnuts For My Valentine

    tarteletteblog.com