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!
Happy New Years to everyone! I am back with another smoothie recipe inspired by one of my favorites from Tropical Smoothie Café, the Triple Berry Oat Smoothie. This copycat recipe is delicious and I swear, remaking these at home just tastes better! Read More
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!Read More
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!
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!
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
The Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew beats out the Pumpkin Spice Latte all day long. I’m thrilled that Starbucks created a fall drink that caters to those of us that adore cold drinks all year ’round. Sure, we could make the PSL into an iced latte, but it never tastes as “fall” to me as the hot version. But this Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew nails it and this is the drink I wait all year for. When I found these Starbucks Cold Brew concentrate pods yesterday, I knew that I just had to create a recipe for my favorite drink so we can enjoy it after it leaves the menu at Starbucks!
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…
Chinese food is the greatest cuisine ever. In the history of time, I don’t think I have left a Chinese restaurant without spending at least $60. I can’t just get one entree. No, no. I must get two of my favorite entrees (which is always a tie between General Tso’s, Orange Chicken, Sesame Chicken and Sweet & Sour Chicken) plus Lo Mein and an appetizer or two; spring rolls and pan fried dumplings. I am getting so hungry just talking about it.
Why am I making an Orange Chicken Copycat Recipe from The Cheesecake Factory of all places? I realize it’s a bit random to be sharing an orange chicken recipe from the Cheesecake Factory as it’s not an authentic Chinese restaurant or even a Chinese restaurant for that matter LOL but, they do have a really good version that’s widely loved.
So I decided to create a recipe for this dish so I can help all the people that adore this dish (myself included) make this at home! Read More
THE Popeyes Chicken Sandwich is officially back at Popeyes TODAY!! To celebrate, I am re-making the sandwich for all of us that don’t really feel like dealing with the mosh pit of people just to get one.
You eat a lot of chicken sandwiches in your life. But this is truly one that stops you in your tracks and lingers in your mind long after you eat it. It’s amazing. It’s brilliant. It makes me so happy and this version is just as amazing if not better than the original. Read More