Restaurants that thrive do so by offering food that patrons rave about. Before long, the word spreads and everyone is talking about that place that serves the best pasta, soup or dessert in town. Some dishes have creative names, others are named affectionately, while others need no introduction at all. These 30 blogs pay homage to some much loved recipes, giving you the opportunity to recreate the magic in your very own kitchen.
Breakfast Look and Taste-Alikes
When it comes to breakfast, there are some great dishes out there that you just can’t seem to replicate on your own during the morning rush. That’s why there’s a very successful sector of the restaurant industry exclusively dedicated to all things breakfast. The writers at the helm of these five blogs have successfully recreated popular breakfast recipes, which you can try out at home.
- Make-Ahead, Healthy Egg McMuffin Copycats
- IHOP pancake recipe
- Tim Horton’s Breakfast Sandwich – Copycat recipe
- Panera Breakfast Sandy Copycat
- Copycat Baker’s Breakfast Cookies
Starters and Sides
If you want to really kick off a dinner party in style, bring an authentic restaurant feel to the proceedings. The first course of a meal sets the scene, so make sure that yours counts. While everyone else is trotting out the same old and tired recipes, take some inspiration from well-established masters of the craft. These five blogs contain recipes that have made a name for their creators and keep patrons coming back for more every time.
- Outback Steakhouse Bushman Bread Recipe
- Southwestern Egg Rolls with Avocado Ranch Recipe
- San Francisco Custard French Toast
- Chicken Fried Rice Benihana Style
- Olive Garden Salad Dressing
Fantastically Familiar Soups
A soup may seem like a simple course to produce, but there is an art to creating a recipe that people will remember. There are standard variations on traditional recipes, and then there are soup dishes that are in a league of their own. If you really want to impress your dinner guests, give them a restaurant experience right from your own home. To truly impress with this traditional course, take a look at these five blogs for inspiration.
- Disneyland’s Loaded Potato Soup Recipe
- Bacon Potato Soup
- Broccoli Cheese Soup: Panera Bread Copycat Recipe
- Copycat Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli Soup
- “Panera” Chicken & Wild Rice Soup with “Olive Garden” Breadsticks
From the Main Menu
The main course is your chance to really bring a bit of flair to a dinner party. There are thousands of recipes to choose from, with equal numbers of variations. It can seem difficult to create a main course recipe that really stands out in a sea of so many options. However, a great chef will always find a way to put a unique spin on even the most well-known dish. The creators of these five blogs have taken the time to unlock the secrets of successful recipes from all around the world, so that anyone can recreate the magic.
- Ruths Chris Sweet Potato Casserole
- Kung Pao Chicken Recipe
- OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE ALICE SPRINGS CHICKEN
- Copy Cat Recipe Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole
- Chipotle’s copycat recipes
Desserts and Treats
Desserts and sweet treats are notoriously difficult to get right. So when a restaurant or brand hits the mark, they are onto a sure winner. Traveling to your favorite restaurant just for a dessert isn’t always an option, though. When you have a sweet tooth for a particular treat, learning to recreate it yourself can solve all your problems. These five blogs break down some very unique recipes, revealing the methods used to produce world famous desserts and treats.
- Denny’s Red Velvet Puppies with Cream Cheese Icing
- Kind of Cool Ranch Doritos
- Starbucks Iced Lemon Pound Cake Copycat Recipe
- CopyCat Cinnabons!
- Copy Cat Recipe – The Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake Recipe
Copycat Drinks and Shakes
If you have ever been to a restaurant that serves a drink or shake just the way you like it, you know that creating the perfect beverage is no easy feat. You can try checking the list of ingredients on the menu for inspiration, but don’t expect to find any meaningful help there; those recipes are closely guarded. It takes a lot of work to get the consistency, texture and flavors exactly right. After reading these five blogs, however, you will be able to produce carbon-copies of much loved drinks and shakes.