I think most of us would agree that limited time offer menu items are usually the best menu items. They are the ones I long for months and years after they are gone. Like the Five Cheese Fonduta and Chicken Alfredo Fritta from Olive Garden. I always wonder why restaurants don’t ever make them staple items when they are such a success?!
These Voodoo chicken tenders from Popeye’s are one of those recipes I can’t stop thinking about. Perfect crisp tenders, drizzled in a garlicky sweet chili sauce and topped with green onions – which add the perfect texture and finish! Read More
While most people look for the Shrimp Scampi on the menu, I opt for the Chicken Scampi. Just a chicken girl. Always have been, always will be! What I love about making this dish is that it’s only a handful of ingredients, simple and amateur-level easy to make but the white wine, garlic and butter flavors pack such a huge punch and elevate this dish to fanciness highway. This is better than Olive Garden Chicken Scampi!
Move over salsa, queso, and guac. Creamy Jalapeno is all you are ever going to need with your chips and margs. This stuff is SO addictively good, get ready to be uncomfortably full from the shameful amount of creamy jalapeno and chips you’ll consume – no joke! This is the BEST Chuy’s Creamy Jalapeno copycat recipe and it is one to keep in your recipe arsenal. Read More
Today I am remaking a beloved Wendy’s item from the early 2000’s – the Twisted Frosty! Who remembers these? They offered them in four different flavors; Oreo, M&M, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and Coffee Toffee. This was the Wendy’s version of the McFlurry but SO MUCH BETTER! I don’t go to Wendy’s often, but when I do, I rarely ever leave without at least a snack size Frosty. It’s basically a condiment for my fries 🙂
We start by making my copycat version of the Wendy’s Frosty as the base recipe. You can use this recipe as a standalone recipe, or turn it into a Twisted Frosty by using the mix-ins of your choice.
One of the best menu items at Red Robin is the Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich and today I am making a copycat recipe for this super easy, but incredibly flavorful, juicy, and craveable sandwich.
Red Robin is one of my favorite casual dining burger chains. It’s consistent, clean, has awesome food, freckled lemonade, booze and shakes, but most importantly – bottomless fries. I mean, fries are arguably the best “vegetable” out there. So I’ll take another basket-full please 🙂
I’ve loved this place since I was a kid. Unfortunately there aren’t many locations in the southeast so my days of going to Red Robin are far and few between. Our closest location being 50 miles away, but when we do get to go, it’s a nostalgic treat for me! After my recent trip (awesome as always), I was reminded of how much I love their menu and decided to recreate some of my favorites at home. So be on the lookout for some of my other Red Robin copycat recipes coming soon!Read More
My Peanut Paradise smoothie recipe is finally ready and I am so happy to add this to my growing collection of Tropical Smoothie recipes. I think this is the third one I’ve posted so far, can you tell I am addicted to their smoothies? I am a huge fan of TS but, I am a bigger fan of learning how to make something at home to save us time and money, am I right? After a bunch of requests for this smoothie recipe, I knew I had to give it a try. Especially since I am a huge peanut butter and banana lover. And, better yet, I will show you how to make yours for WAY less than 700 calories. What’s your favorite Tropical Smoothie recipe? Let me know in the comments if you have a fan favorite you would like to make at home!
I am thrilled to be sharing this easy Chubby Hubby ice cream recipe (no-churn, egg free). Chubby Hubby and I go way back. I mean waaaay back, like the 90’s. This was my absolute favorite childhood ice cream. I would eat it by the pint in one sitting – not even joking. My family was more into Cherry’s Garcia, always a classic, but Chubby Hubby was more my thing. Chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels, chocolate and peanut butter swirled among malted vanilla ice cream. Chubby Hubby was literally designed for me.
I say “was” because as of ~2008, I stopped being able to find it in stores. Especially in Atlanta, it is nowhere to be found. If you use the store locator tool on the website it shows that it’s carried at Walgreens all across the city. Oh the lies they tell me!!!! This ice cream is not sold anywhere in Atlanta (trust me, I have literally gone 40 miles out of my way to check) and I assume this must be true for other places as well. So, like I do in these situations, I create a copycat version because I must be reunited with my first love! Rest assured, as a connoisseur of this ice cream flavor, I’ve made this recipe taste identical to the real thing. You will not be disappointed.
No worries if you don’t own an ice cream machine because you won’t need any fancy gadgets for this recipe. Just a hand mixer or stand mixer to whip up some heavy cream then a few hours in the freezer. In no time you too will have your very own Chubby Hubby to enjoy by the trough-full! Read More
Let me walk you through the pleasurable experience of eating Nashville Hot Chicken. You pick up a piece of chicken from atop the sliced white bread that is now partially soaked absorbing some of that seasoning. The chicken is still glistening from the deep orange-red dunk into the spicy coating, the crust is thick and hard (that’s what she said) and easy to grip (that’s what she said again). The fumes from the hot spice almost burn your nose as you bring it close to your mouth to take a bite. CRUNCH!! The crack of the crust is so loud you can taste the crunchiness. Your lips are wet and oily from the sauce and you are so mesmerized by the juiciness of the chicken that you don’t realize your lips are starting to burn. You continue to take more bites and as the spice sets in you try to heal the burn by taking more bites faster and faster but to no avail because it only burns more. So you eat some pickles. That cools it down for a moment. But you miss the burn, so you return for more bites, only to start the process over.
Not only did you just experience complete divinity, you just made this yourself and people love you for it! This recipe will make you a proud hero and if you are intimidated by the description of all that heat, you can easily tone down the spice level to something more comfortable for you or your fam.
What makes a Five Guys burger so special? It’s a general consensus that their burger (and the whole experience from the peanuts, to the real potato fries fried up in peanut oil, down to the malted milkshakes!) is truly one of the best. I remember when Shake Shack opened up in Atlanta years back, people said it was wonderful but always compared it to Five Guys. I am sure the #1 burger joint conversation is debatable, but one thing is for sure, Five Guys makes one heck of a burger with a few key factors you don’t find many places. So today we’re going to dive into what sets this burger apart from all the rest, when we make Thee BEST Five Guys Burger Copycat Recipe!Read More
A friend of mine sent me a video of the Travis Scott burger that McDonald’s is featuring. I was so excited to try and remake it at home. A burger isn’t too complicated, but as you know, a burger can taste so different depending on the toppings, bread, etc. that you use. In this post, I will show you the best items to buy to make this taste identical to the McDonald’s version.
I am a plain jane when it comes to burgers. I will usually get it with limited toppings if any. Sometimes I just opt for meat and cheese. An occasional mayo or red onion might be thrown on depending on which burger joint I am eating at. But for me, ketchup is always on the side. But, I vowed to remake this burger exactly as it’s meant to be eaten and set aside my prejudice on things like pickles and mustard. Wow! This burger may have changed the toppings I put on my burgers forever…