3 Copycat Recipes from Famous Restaurant Chains

Fool them into thinking you got take-out with re-creations of dishes from Olive Garden, Cracker Barrel, and Red Lobster.

By The Editors

Going out to eat with your grandchildren is always a treat. But what if you could make trademark recipes from their favorite restaurant chains — like Boston Market, The Cheesecake Factory, and more — right at home? Imagine being able to whip up exact copies of Mrs. Field's Pecan Pie Brownies or Baked Potato Skins from T.G.I. Friday's, and then serving them to your family and friends. It's the makings of an April Fool's meal where no one minds getting tricked!

CopyKat.com's Dining Out at Home Cookbook, by Stephanie Manley (Ulysses), is filled with 200 re-creations of famous restaurant recipes, all made with readily available, inexpensive ingredients. Now, she's sharing three copycats — of Olive Garden, Cracker Barrel, and Red Lobster dishes — with Grandparents.com readers. Check them out, and don't forget to visit CopyKat.com for even more fabulously dead-on dishes.

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Adapted from CopyKat.com's Dining Out at Home Cookbook © 2010 by Stephanie Manley. Reprinted with permission of Ulysses Press.


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