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. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:56:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.3 Opal Apples Makes a Differencehttp://www.copykat.com/2015/01/26/opal-apples-makes-difference/ http://www.copykat.com/2015/01/26/opal-apples-makes-difference/#respond Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:56:02 +0000 http://www.copykat.com/?p=18683 I am a huge fan of Opal Apples. I think they are amazing apples because they are resistant to browning. How many times have you sliced up apples only to...

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I am a huge fan of Opal Apples. I think they are amazing apples because they are resistant to browning. How many times have you sliced up apples only to have them turn brown? These non-GMO apples resist browning due to their unique characteristics that come from the Golden Delicious and the Topaz apple something.

Opal Apples, apples with a purpose

The first time I tried these apples was last year, they are very new to the grocery stores. I mean who wouldn’t want an apple that won’t brown. Finally, I can make an apple salad, or simply some cut apples without them turning brown naturally. I have always loved sliced apples but now I can slice them and not sprinkle a little lemon juice on them.

I made a fun cocktail last year in which I juiced some of these apples. These apples when juiced are full of flavor, and they have a beautiful color of yellow. By the way, appletini’s made with fresh apple juice are quite amazing. Be sure to check out my Opal Appletini

Cocktail made with Opal Apples and Vodka

Not only did the folks at Opal Apple make an amazing apple they also Make a difference. The Opal® is known for having a purpose. They seek to build a holistic, sustainable community by empowering members to put their dreams into actions and then serve their community.

Opal Apples Make a Difference

This year Opal Apple Youth Make a Difference initiative for 2015 is looking to their fans and the general public to help them find their next great cause.

The Opal Apple Youth Make a Difference will award funding to youth-based initiatives serving their communities in the U.S. where youth, ages 6 – 25, take leadership roles in the initiative. We are looking for organizations seeking grant dollars in the range of $5,000 – $20,000.

The initiatives chosen will address one or more issues of:
Food security
Nutrition
Agriculture
Food politics and education

Awards
FirstFruits Marketing will distribute up to a total of $150,000 in grant funding in 2015, distributed as multiple grants with amounts determined by need of project. All applications for 2015 funding must be received by February 28, 2015.

Application Process
To submit an initiative for consideration, click here and for an official application form, complete and submit. Applications must be received by February 28, 2015 to be considered for selection and voting.

Eligible Initiatives
FirstFruits of Washington will accept initiative applications from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations or affiliated with school entities, in good standing, for funding requests related to community initiatives or program support who meet grant criteria.

Requirements and Exclusions
Applicants must be nonprofits operating in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, and must submit proof of 501(c)(3) status, or affiliated with school entities, in good standing. Individuals who wish to seek funding for their initiatives are encouraged to find and work directly with a local nonprofit or school entity.
Organization must have an operating budget of less than $2MM.

For full terms and conditions, click here.
- See more at: http://www.opalapples.com/cause.aspx#sthash.0MqRCcnx.dpuf

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100% Whole Wheat Creamy Chipotle Saladhttp://www.copykat.com/2015/01/25/whole-wheat-creamy-chipotle-salad/ http://www.copykat.com/2015/01/25/whole-wheat-creamy-chipotle-salad/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:07:19 +0000 http://www.copykat.com/?p=18676 Sweet Tomatoes 100% Whole Wheat Creamy Chipotle Salad is a wonderful healthy salad to prepare from scratch. First off, Sweet Tomatoes is the name of the restaurant, it isn’t that...

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Sweet Tomatoes 100% Whole Wheat Creamy Chipotle Salad is a wonderful healthy salad to prepare from scratch.

Sweet tomatoes whole wheat pasta salad from CopyKat.com

First off, Sweet Tomatoes is the name of the restaurant, it isn’t that this recipe contains sweet tomatoes. I love this restaurant because it has a fresh and seasonal menu. They change dishes all of the time, so you will always get a few of your favorite standards, but they will also continually have new dishes for you to try.

I really like this pasta dish, the whole wheat makes it more hearty and more heart healthy. It is packed full all sorts of great vegetables. It contains corn, red bell pepper, black olives, red onion, green chilies, and it even contains red kidney beans. This pasta dish is wonderfully hearty and it really can make a nice light lunch. If you are vegan, you may want to swap the mayonnaise for a vegan variety.

This recipe has one semi unusual ingredient, it contains chipotle pepper in adobo sauce. Chipotle peppers are jalapeno peppers that are smoked. These peppers aren’t very hot, but they have a wonderful smokey goodness that you can’t miss. You will make a creamy dressing when you prepare this salad, and honestly, this dressing goes really well on a homemade taco salad. There is also another ingredient in here called vegetable base powder, this you can find in your grocery store near the soup bases.

This pasta salad makes quite a bit, so be prepared to share this with someone, or you may even want to bring it to a large gathering. This hearty whole wheat is the perfect pasta salad for your next gathering.

Love Sweet Tomatoes the restaurant? Be sure to check out my other CopyKat Favorites.

Sweet Tomatoes Lemon Greek Penne Pasta
Sweet Tomatoes Tomato and Onion Soup
Sweet Tomatoes Cream of Broccoli Soup

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39 Hot Wing Recipes to Tryhttp://www.copykat.com/2015/01/22/hot-wing-recipes/ http://www.copykat.com/2015/01/22/hot-wing-recipes/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 02:27:33 +0000 http://www.copykat.com/?p=18670 Chicken Wings are one of my favorite guilty pleasures. They are a great dish to make, no matter if you like them sweet or spicy I have you covered. Here...

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Chicken Wings are one of my favorite guilty pleasures. They are a great dish to make, no matter if you like them sweet or spicy I have you covered.

39 Hot Wing Recipes to Try

Here are my CopyKat favorite recipes. I have several from places that you know and love. Some of the new additions are the two Wingstop copy cat recipes. My personal favorite are the honey habanero chicken wings, so crispy, they just can’t be beat.

CopyKat.com’s Favorite Wing Recipes

Hooters Hot Wings
Honey Habenero Hot Wings
Wingstop Lemon Pepper Wings
Wingstop Garlic Parmesan Wings
Wings and Things Garlic Buffalo Wings
Hooters Hot Wings
Players Sports Bar Boneless Buffalo Wings
Wings and Things 3# Chicken Tenders and Hot Sauce
Junior’s Buffalo Wings

39 Wing Recipes to try from CopyKat.com

I have a lot of food blogger friends, and we just love our wings. Check out some of these recipes, you are bound to find some new favorites in here.

Favorite Blogger Recipes

Beer Braised Szechuan Chicken Wings
Thai Chicken Wings
Chinese Barbeque Wings
Sticky Sweet Caribbean Wings
Dragon Chicken Wings
Restaurant Style Wings
No Mess Hot Wings
Sticky Chicken Wings
Buttermilk Southwestern Wings
Sesame Honey Wings
Thai Chili Sesame Wings
Ritz Spicy Asian Wings

Did you know wings are less expensive during the summer? Grill up some wings during the hotter months, it makes a nice change over steaks and chicken breasts.

Grilled Wings

White Sauce Wings
Orange Soda Hot Wings
Hot Mustard Wings
Honey Turmeric Wings

You don’t always have to fry wings, you can bake them, and you can put them in a slow cooker for great results when making chicken wings.

Baked Style Wings

Crazy Good Caribbean Baked Wings
Lana’s Baked Buffalo Wings
Slow Cooker Sriracha Teriyaki Wings
Baked Garlic Buffalo Wings
Peanut Butter and Jelly Wings
Thai Curry Wings
Slow Cooker Buffalo Wings
Beer Braised Honey Sriarcha Wings
Honey Garlic Baked Wings
Slow Cooker Apricot BBQ Chicken Wings
Slow Cooker Asian Wings
Thai Chicken Wings
Honey Rum Sriracha Wings
Pineapple Chili Lime Wings

Did you know the prices of chicken wings are often very seasonal. They are most expensive during January through March, as the Super Bowl and March Madness drive up the desire for chicken wings. So during the summer they are often much less expensive. You can have wings any time of the year!!

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10 Piece Snapware Giveawayhttp://www.copykat.com/2015/01/21/10-piece-snapware-giveaway/ http://www.copykat.com/2015/01/21/10-piece-snapware-giveaway/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 02:38:04 +0000 http://www.copykat.com/?p=18668 I am so excited to share with you a Snapware Giveaway. Be sure to take a moment or two to enter this exciting contest. If you are like me I...

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I am so excited to share with you a Snapware Giveaway. Be sure to take a moment or two to enter this exciting contest.

Snapware Giveaway at CopyKat.com

If you are like me I am always on the hunt for a way to store food whether its for left overs or if I am taking my lunch to work. I love these glass containers. I feel that these are an ideal way to store food. This set contains a variety of storage containers so you can find the right one for your needs.

These containers are BPA feel safe with these containers. These lids are easy to snap on and they lock tight so you don’t have to worry about liquids leaking out of your containers. Be sure to take a moment or two to enter in this exciting give away. You can learn more about Snapware Total Solution 10-Piece Glass Food Storage Set
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Caramel Syrup for Coffeehttp://www.copykat.com/2015/01/19/caramel-syrup-for-coffee/ http://www.copykat.com/2015/01/19/caramel-syrup-for-coffee/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:49:21 +0000 http://www.copykat.com/?p=18664 Maybe just like you, we both love fancy coffees. I hate to say it but one of my vices is getting a nice cup of coffee out. I love adding...

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Maybe just like you, we both love fancy coffees. I hate to say it but one of my vices is getting a nice cup of coffee out. I love adding a touch of caramel to my coffees. I can show you how to save money by making your own caramel syrup for coffee from scratch.

Caramel Syrup for Coffee From CopyKat.com

I have purchased bottles of caramel syrup from time to time. They can be pricy if you don’t catch them on sale. What if I could show you how to make this an amazing caramel syrup for coffee from scratch? My version is very simple, with just two ingredients. So if you are trying to eliminate corn syrup from your diet this may be perfect for you. This recipe only uses water and sugar. You could even use organic sugar if you desire.

This caramel syrup tastes just as good as any that you will buy out. When I make a small batch of this syrup I always store it in the refrigerator. Since this doesn’t have any preservatives, you need to make sure you store this in the refrigerator where it will stay fresh for a couple of months, not that you will have it for that long.

If you have never made caramel syrup before it is a fairly easy process. You need a heavy pan, you want a pan that is going to hold the heat evenly. Be prepared to stir the sugar constantly. Sometimes when we cook we don’t need to be actively involved with the process, this is one of those recipes where you need to be actively involved the whole time. Don’t walk away, burnt sugar isn’t pleasant.

You are going to begin by adding just the sugar to the pot, turn the burner on a medium-high heat, and stir constantly. The sugar will begin to melt, and it will begin to turn brown. At this point you will want to quickly add in the boiling water. Stir quickly, and let it cook for another moment or two and then you will have caramel syrup for coffee. Store the caramel syrup in an air tight container in the refrigerator.

Love coffee recipes? Check out many of my other CopyKat Favorites.

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte
How to Make Cold Brew Coffee
International House of Coffee Flavored Coffees

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