Better Than Olive Garden Chicken Scampi

 

Better Than Olive Garden Chicken Scampi

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!

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The BEST Chuy’s Creamy Jalapeno Copycat Recipe

 

Chuy's Creamy Jalapeno Dip Copycat Recipe

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. Continue Reading…

Wendy’s Twisted Frosty Copycat Recipe

 

Wendy's Twisted Frosty Copycat Recipe

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.

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Crispy Honey Chicken PF Changs Copycat

 

Crispy Honey Chicken PF Changs Copycat

One of my all-time favorite takeout dishes is the Crispy Honey Chicken from PF Changs. It’s also one of the most popular dishes on their menu. But here is the downside to the popularity – if you go at a time that’s busy (so, basically anytime :))  it seems they make it ahead and keep it warm. This could be an unfair conclusion, but what’s fact is that 9/10 times I order it, all crispiness has evaporated into oblivion and all that’s left it a gummy, goopy chicken dish. No bueño!  So, I have created a, dare I say, even BETTER version with my Crispy Honey Chicken PF Changs Copycat recipe. But for those of you who still enjoy getting this menu item from PF Changs, I also have a great hack for you to ensure the dish is crispy! Continue Reading…

Tart Soft-Baked Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

 

Tart Soft-Baked Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

Who likes lemon cookies that are sweet without any sour kick? That’s right. None of us! There are few things in life as disappointing as buying lemon cookies or getting a slice of lemon cake from the bakery or a store and it lacks any tangy punch.  It totally misses the mark for me. When I think of lemon, I want it give me that lip-puckering sensation, a tang you can feel, and these Tart Soft-Baked Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies do exactly that! Continue Reading…

Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich Red Robin Copycat

 

Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich Red Robin Copycat Recipe

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! Continue Reading…

Southern Fried Chicken Sliders Cheesecake Factory Copycat Recipe

 

Southern Fried Chicken Sliders Cheesecake Factory Copycat Recipe

Wouldn’t you agree, the biggest problem about the Cheesecake Factory is having to make a decision on what to eat? With a story-book sized menu from food all over the globe, how does one ever make a decision without feeling like you’re missing out on something else?

It’s one of the only restaurants I go to where I will always get an appetizer + an entree + dessert. I normally just opt for a drink and an entree at most restaurants but at Cheesecake, there are just too many temptations to not want the full experience.

Aside from this Southern Fried Chicken Sliders Cheesecake Factory Copycat Recipe, I’ve also remade the Cheesecake Factory Orange Chicken and the Nashville Hot Chicken Nuggets. I have a lot more copycat recipes in the works, but feel free to let me know if you have a favorite you’d like a recipe for so you can remake at home!

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Chocolate Donut-Frosted Cake Bites Recipe

 

We are celebrating my birthday this week and I was thinking of a fun dessert to make. Something about the look of sprinkles just gives you a happy, celebratory feeling inside, so I knew whatever I made needed to have sprinkles! Whenever I think of desserts my mind wonders to unconventional, over-the-top places, trying to think of something I’ve never done before. While this gives me great ideas (like my Cookies & Cream Tres Leche or my Peanut Butter Stuffed Reese’s Pieces Cookies) I also tend to underestimate just how incredible simple frosted cake can be. But since I can’t help but put my usual spin on things, I wanted to turn cake into cake bites (poppable, bite-sized pieces somehow = more fun!) and frost it with my favorite homemade donut frosting. So, the decision was made, Chocolate Donut-Frosted Cake Bites it is. A little bit cakey and a lot a bit donutty. Continue Reading…

Peanut Paradise Tropical Smoothie Copycat Recipe

 

Peanut Paradise Tropical Smoothie Copycat Recipe

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!

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