Restaurant Recipes - Popular Restaurant Recipes you can make at Home: Copykat.com http://www.copykat.com CopyKat Recipes - You have loved that recipe in the restaurant, now make that recipe at home. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:20:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.3 Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Slow Cookerhttp://www.copykat.com/2015/03/26/olive-garden-zuppa-toscana-slow-cooker/ http://www.copykat.com/2015/03/26/olive-garden-zuppa-toscana-slow-cooker/#respond Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:20:58 +0000 http://www.copykat.com/?p=18781 I personally love the Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana. This sausage and potato soup is one that I crave often. Many of you have wanted the Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Slow...

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I personally love the Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana. This sausage and potato soup is one that I crave often. Many of you have wanted the Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Slow Cooker version, so I want to make sure you have the recipe you want. So here we go.

Try this Slow Cooker Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana recipe from CopyKat.com

Sometimes we all want a recipe we can quickly toss in our slow cooker, and get about our business. This version of my Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana is easy to put together, so you don’t have to stand at the stove, you can go do other things while this soup finishes cooking. We are going to brown to meats in this soup before we put it in the slow cooker. I think this helps to eliminate the excess fat from the sausage and you will get a better flavor by browning these ingredients ahead of time.

Now I have to say that the Olive Garden has changed their recipe from when I originally did this recipe almost 20 years ago. They have removed bacon from the ingredients. I haven’t found a bit of bacon in there in awhile. I do go back and recheck recipes from time to time to make sure they haven’t changed. I personally like the bacon in there, the smokiness of the bacon adds a very nice touch. So if you want to make it super authentic leave it out. They also used to use sausage links, but they now use sausage not in links. I even have a recipe you might want to try, I can show you how to make homemade Italian sausage if you like.

We are going to add in the half and half (which is half heavy cream and half whole milk) and the kale about 30 minutes to even an hour before serving. You don’t want to over cook the kale, and the dairy, in my opinion tastes best when added later in the process.

Now you can serve this up with your favorite salad and breadsticks and have an enjoyable dinner for all.

Drop me a comment down below of copycat recipe you want to see slow cooker style. I’d love to hear what you want.

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Cheesecake Factory Chicken Piccatahttp://www.copykat.com/2015/03/22/cheesecake-factory-chicken-piccata/ http://www.copykat.com/2015/03/22/cheesecake-factory-chicken-piccata/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 01:22:28 +0000 http://www.copykat.com/?p=18770 The Cheesecake Factory Chicken Piccata has to be one of my favorite ways to enjoy this classic dish. Unlike other chicken piccata dishes this one contains mushrooms, and has a...

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The Cheesecake Factory Chicken Piccata has to be one of my favorite ways to enjoy this classic dish. Unlike other chicken piccata dishes this one contains mushrooms, and has a creamy sauce that is hard to beat. Soon you can be recreating this dish just they prepare this recipe in the restaurant.

Cheesecake Factory Chicken Piccata copycat recipe from CopyKat.com

I personally love dishes that you can make from a chicken breast. For me, this is a go to stable for a weeknight meal. This means you can have dinner on the table in a flash. Who doesn’t want to have dinner on the table without a lot of time and effort?

What makes this recipe from the Cheesecake Factory different? Most chicken piccata recipes do not have mushrooms. I know you will love the Cheesecake Factory Chicken Piccata. We will use baby Portobello mushrooms in this recipe. They offer a little more flavor than your traditional white button mushrooms. This recipe also calls for a big of dry white wine. If you don’t have any dry white wine on hand, you can use a dry Vermouth. Dry Vermouth works as a nice substitute for white wine. If you do not drink alcohol, I would use some chicken broth, it won’t taste as well, but it will do nicely.

I think one of the key ingredients that makes this dish extra special are the capers. I love capers, I have used them in my Tartar sauce recipe. Capers are a type of juniper berry, these add so much flavor. These add a nice pop of flavor that reminds me of a tart salty pickle. You will also need some fresh lemons and some fresh parsley to make this dish special.

We are going to prepare this dish with 1 to 1 and 1/2 pounds of chicken breast. This could be 3 smaller breasts or 2 larger ones. We are going to slice the chicken breast horizontally and then we will pound them out thin. This helps your cooking time take just a flash.

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Baked Opal Appleshttp://www.copykat.com/2015/03/17/baked-opal-apples/ http://www.copykat.com/2015/03/17/baked-opal-apples/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 01:17:46 +0000 http://www.copykat.com/?p=18762 My love affair with the Opal Apple continues. I personally love this amazing apple. These Opal apples are best known because they are resistant to browning, but their flavor is...

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My love affair with the Opal Apple continues. I personally love this amazing apple. These Opal apples are best known because they are resistant to browning, but their flavor is incredible.

Honey Almond Baked Opal Apples from CopyKat.com

If you haven’t yet tried the Opal apples you are missing out on an amazing apple. You will soon be in love with these baked opal apples. This apple is resistant to browning. You can cut this apple open and leave it out, and it won’t brown. What does his mean to you? It means you can make that fruit salad without having to add lemon juice that may make it bitter. These apples are perfect to slice up and pack into a school lunch. These apples aren’t frankenfood, they are a type of apple that comes from two different types, the Topaz and the Golden Delicious. In fact, these apples are Non-GMO certified.

I have used these apples in Apple Pie Tacos, Opal Apple Bread Pudding, and a Caramel Appletini. So you can see this apple is diverse. It tastes wonderful fresh, and it bakes up very well.

These baked apples are an easy treat to make. These apples are hollowed out and a sweet and savory filling is placed inside. This is a great alternative to an apple pie. These apples are filled with honey, almonds, cinnamon, a touch of vanilla and more. This for a clean eating dessert that everyone will love.

The Opal apple holds up well to baking. It remains nice and firm, and it serves up a healthy dessert you will love serving.

This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own

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Homemade French Onion Souphttp://www.copykat.com/2015/03/16/homemade-french-onion-soup/ http://www.copykat.com/2015/03/16/homemade-french-onion-soup/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 03:04:40 +0000 http://www.copykat.com/?p=18759 Homemade French Onion Soup is one of my favorite recipes of all time. I don’t know why a soup that is so simple in the ingredients tastes wonderfully complex and...

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Homemade French Onion Soup is one of my favorite recipes of all time. I don’t know why a soup that is so simple in the ingredients tastes wonderfully complex and rich. You can make this soup, it may take a little extra time, but once you make this, you will never buy this in a can any longer.

Prepare this homemade french onion soup from CopyKat.com

Growing up for special occasions my family would go out to a nice steakhouse for a fancy dinner. Being a child of the 1980s this meant you could order French Onion Soup in a fancy restaurant. This was a soup my mother never made. So for me, it was a treat only available at a restaurant. When I grew up as a young adult a dinner at a steak restaurant meant I would order a bowl of this soup.

This soup has a few key ingredients. You will need real butter, this will help the onions caramelize very well. I like to use white onions for this recipe. Yellow onions will work well, but I tend to like the flavor of the white onions best. We will also use cloves, a couple of bay leaves, dry Sherry, flour, beef stock, and Gruyere or Provolone cheese as well as a baguette if you desire.

I suggest using dry Sherry because it is going to pick up the browned bits of the onion that will appear in your pan. This is where the flavor comes from. I like to use a dry Sherry because it is a fortified wine. A fortified wine is great to have around because you can use it when you need a little something extra in a dish. Regular wine isn’t fortified so it will oxidize and go bad, where a fortified wine won’t oxidize so you can use it anytime.

So this soup isn’t hard to make at all, so I encourage you to give this recipe a try.

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Dark Chocolate Tart with Candied Orange Sliceshttp://www.copykat.com/2015/03/15/dark-chocolate-tart-with-candied-orange-slices/ http://www.copykat.com/2015/03/15/dark-chocolate-tart-with-candied-orange-slices/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 02:52:21 +0000 http://www.copykat.com/?p=18756 I recently had the opportunity to try some of the sweetest oranges and most amazing oranges, the Heritage Reserve Oranges are a flavorful and juicy orange, and you won’t want...

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I recently had the opportunity to try some of the sweetest oranges and most amazing oranges, the Heritage Reserve Oranges are a flavorful and juicy orange, and you won’t want to miss these.

Heritage Reserve Orange Tart from CopyKat.com


If you have never heard about the Heritage Reserve orange before you should try these, these oranges are from some of the oldest groves in California. These groves have been carefully nurtured, pruned and pampered into producing the extraordinary fruit. I thought these oranges were some of the best I had tried in my life. I normally enjoy oranges simply chilled and cut in half. These were so incredibly juicy that it was hard to resist these oranges. Since these trees are much older than other ones, the fruit tastes better because the trees don’t spend their energy on growing, but they spend their energy on producing rich, luscious fruit.

The orchards themselves were planted between 1896 and 1960, making them some of the oldest navel orange groves in the United States. Since 1934, Lobue Citrus, a three generations-strong growing, packing, and shipping company, has exclusively grown and packed Heritage Reserve brand navel oranges. You can try these oranges, as they are sold in many different grocery stores this spring.

Heritage Reserve Oranges

I immediately began to think of how I could enjoy these oranges in a unique way. Dark chocolate and orange have always been two flavors I have enjoyed as long as I can remember. I went to work on this dark chocolate tart with candied orange slices on top. This flavor combination really brought out the sweet flavor of these oranges.

I would encourage you to seek out the Heritage Reserve Oranges. You can read more about them on their Facebook Page.

Dark Chocolate Orange Tart from CopyKat.com

This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.

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