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. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:30:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.3 Chinese Almond Cookieshttp://www.copykat.com/2014/11/23/chinese-almond-cookies/ http://www.copykat.com/2014/11/23/chinese-almond-cookies/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:30:01 +0000 http://www.copykat.com/?p=18543 Chinese Almond Cookies are crispy cookies with almonds and a wonderful almond flavor. Do you love shortbread? You might enjoy these cookies. This cookie has long been a favorite of...

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Chinese Almond Cookies are crispy cookies with almonds and a wonderful almond flavor. Do you love shortbread? You might enjoy these cookies.
Chinese Almond Cookies from CopyKat.com

This cookie has long been a favorite of mine. Growing up we would go to The Golden Dragon in Pueblo, Colorado. This was the only place where these cookies could be had. They were amazing Chinese Almond Cookies, buttery cookies with a hint of almond flavor and they were topped with blanched almonds. These were so hard to resist.

You can easily recreate this famous cookie at home. This cookie came from China, and it is also known as an almond biscuit, an almond cake, or an almond crisp. It is believed that this cookie was introduced to the United States as the first wave of immigrants from China made their way across the U.S. in the late 1800s.

Some believe that the Chinese almond cookie came from the Chinese walnut cookie, as it is a plain cookie with a walnut in the center, and those cookies are thought to bring good luck. Did you know that the National Chinese Almond Cookie Day is April 9th?

Every year I like to try a new cookie for the Holidays. I always am looking for cookies that bake up well, and those that will travel well. These cookies are perfect for mailing. These are dry cookies, I find that some cookies that have fillings or frosting can get soft when they are mailed. So these cookies are perfect as they are dry and not too crumbly. So you know these cookies can stand up to being mailed.

If you are looking for other cookies that are suitable for mailing you might want to try some of these cookies.
Pecan Sandies
Frosted Pineapple Cookies
Hello Dolly Cookies

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Fire-Roasted Poblano Pepper and Corn Chowderhttp://www.copykat.com/2014/11/18/poblano-corn-chowder/ http://www.copykat.com/2014/11/18/poblano-corn-chowder/#respond Wed, 19 Nov 2014 02:35:28 +0000 http://www.copykat.com/?p=18527 Fire-roasted poblano pepper and corn chowder is a wonderful soup to make. While this is slightly spicy, I find it a good way to warm up on cool fall day....

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Fire-roasted poblano pepper and corn chowder is a wonderful soup to make. While this is slightly spicy, I find it a good way to warm up on cool fall day.
swansons finished roasted poblano soup from CopyKat.com

You can roast your peppers on the grill by simply washing them off and laying on a hot grill until the outer skin blisters and blackens, flip the peppers over and allow the other side of the pepper to blacken.

roasted peppers

Remove the peppers once the skin turns black and let them cool enough to handle. Once the peppers have cooled to the touch they are ready to remove the outer skin from the peppers.

If you don’t want to break out the grill, you can use the broiler in your oven. I simply roast the peppers on high until the skin blackens, and then I flip them over, and allow the other side of the pepper to blacken. Remove the outer skin when they have cooled.

This soup is very easy to put together; we are going to use poblano peppers, frozen sweet corn, onions, and Swanson’s New Cream Starter.

Soup Ingredients

The cream starter will help us put together a flavorful soup in a pepper of no time. I like Swanson’s New Cream Starter because it is full of flavor, and it makes my soup taste like it has been cooking for a long time.
Starter Mixing Into Soup

This blog post is sponsored by Swanson®.

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Arby’s Horsey Saucehttp://www.copykat.com/2014/11/16/arbys-horsey-sauce/ http://www.copykat.com/2014/11/16/arbys-horsey-sauce/#respond Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:48:05 +0000 http://www.copykat.com/?p=18515 Arby’s Horsey Sauce is a classic sauce that we all love. Arby’s has many great items on the Arby’s menu. This sauce has just the right amount of heat, and...

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Arby’s Horsey Sauce is a classic sauce that we all love. Arby’s has many great items on the Arby’s menu. This sauce has just the right amount of heat, and it is easy to make at home.

Arby's Horsey Sauce From CopyKat.com

Growing up we went to Arby’s once in awhile. I always thought this place was better than an ordinary hamburger place. They had two sauces that are amazing. I personally love Arby’s sauce, it is a spicier ketchup that goes well with French fries, and just about anything you poor this sauce over. I also like their spicy Horsey sauce, I think it was the first time I tried anything with horseradish in it.

I have seen other recipes online for the Arby’s Horsey sauce but I was always a little disappointed in the results. While you can use plain old horseradish, and it works well. If you recall this sauce has no texture, it is creamy, with some heat, and a little bit of sweet. I found that by using a creamy horseradish sold in the condiment section of the grocery store you could get something a little closer than the sauce made with fresh horseradish.

This sauce will stay fresh once made for about 7 to 10 days. I think it tastes a little better once it has had the chance to sit and the flavors get to mingle a bit. The flavor, in my opinion, tastes even better the day after you make the sauce.

Other uses for Arby’s Horsey Sauce

You might wonder how else you can use this classic sauce. You can use it on every day sandwiches, it tastes wonderful on a homemade hamburger, and I even like to serve a little bit of this with some roast beef.

More Arby’s Menu Item Favorites

Arby’s Cherry Turnover

Arby’s Grilled Chicken Pecan Salad

Arby’s Sauce

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Cheeseburger souphttp://www.copykat.com/2014/11/12/cheeseburger-soup/ http://www.copykat.com/2014/11/12/cheeseburger-soup/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:18:51 +0000 http://www.copykat.com/?p=18509 Cheeseburger soup, is a wonderful way to enjoy all of the flavors of your favorite cheeseburger in a bowl. I know we are always looking for a new way to...

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Cheeseburger soup, is a wonderful way to enjoy all of the flavors of your favorite cheeseburger in a bowl. I know we are always looking for a new way to use ground beef, but when combined with the buttery gold potatoes from Tasteful Selections you are going to wonder why you didn’t think of this idea sooner.

Cheeseburger Soup from CopyKat.com

Are you ever looking for a good hearty soup? I know I love a soup that can stand on its own when served as the main attraction. This cheeseburger soup will do the trick. Filled with everything you love in a cheeseburger. I have ground beef, cheese, onions, bacon, cheese and more. We also add some of the Tasteful Selections gold potatoes in here to add flavor. This soup was so good our tasters gobbled this one up quickly. Oh yes, we even garnish this soup with toasted hamburger buns and dill pickle relish.

Tasteful Selections Potatoes

About Tasteful Selections Potatoes

These potatoes are grown by family farmers who grow potatoes for today’s busy lifestyle. With small sizes and special flavors, each variety has been tested to assure that it meets the highest standards for quality, taste, and texture.

These potatoes are pre-washed and require no peeling and little prep work. Since they are of even size they good evenly.

Tasteful Selections are sold nationwide and can be found at Food Lion, Walmart, Whole Foods, and Kroger.

Tasteful Selections Partnership with Katie’s Krops

Currently, Katie’s Krops is a non-profit organization that supports the cause to end hunger one vegetable garden at a time. Currently over 80 youth-run gardens in 29 states from which the fresh harvest is donated to the underserved. Read more about Tasteful Selections partnership with Katie’s Krops.

· A portion of the profits from specially marked bags of Tasteful Selections’ Ruby Sensation and Honey Gold potatoes will go to the non-profit to help maintain current Katie’s Krops grantees and gardens and provide funding for a new grant cycle.

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

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Longhorn Steakhouse Mac and Cheesehttp://www.copykat.com/2014/11/09/longhorn-steakhouse-mac-cheese/ http://www.copykat.com/2014/11/09/longhorn-steakhouse-mac-cheese/#comments Sun, 09 Nov 2014 21:22:07 +0000 http://www.copykat.com/?p=18505 Longhorn Steakhouse Mac and Cheese is a long requested recipe from many of my viewers, and I want to show you how to prepare this wonderfully cheesy and smokey dish...

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Longhorn Steakhouse Mac and Cheese is a long requested recipe from many of my viewers, and I want to show you how to prepare this wonderfully cheesy and smokey dish that you will love.

Make the Longhorn Steakhouse Mac and Cheese from CopyKat.com

I don’t know what it is about Macaroni and Cheese it is a very popular dish, grown ups and kids alike all love this cheesy pasta dish. What makes the Longhorn Steakhouse’s recipe so special is the 4 cheese blend, and they also top it with a little bit of crumbled bacon and some crispy panko bread crumbs. It really is hard to beat this side dish.

This recipe isn’t your every day recipe, it certain is something extra special, it contains 4 different types of cheeses. These cheeses give this dish a very special flavor. You will need Gruyere, white Cheddar, Parmesan, and Fontina. This combination of cheeses really helps to make a creamy blend that a velvet like texture and and rich flavor. For me, Fontina can be the harder cheese to find, most larger grocery stores will cary Fontina in their Deli section. I have to say that I think it is really important to use the cheeses as written the recipe.

The smoked flavor comes from the smoked paprika. I really like the flavor of smoked paprika. In fact, it is one of my favorite chili coffee rubs I like to use for barbeque. If you have never tried it, it is a sprinkle of smoky goodness that you can use on eggs, in chili, and and it is wonderful in deviled eggs, so it another ingredient you will love.

This recipe is pretty easy to put together, I will say it doesn’t reheat super well, so if you can’t consume all of it in one setting you can always simply serve up as much as you need. I would keep the cheese sauce in a different container than the pasta so that the pasta doesn’t soak up all of the sauce.

I hope you enjoy this recipe for the Longhorn Steakhouse Mac and cheese.

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