Restaurant Inspired Recipes

What's better than your favorite restaurant meal? Being able to make those same delicious dishes for a fraction of the price at home! Save money and impress your family with these restaurant-inspired recipes.

Yakitori Beef over rice.

Yakitori Beef

Yakitori is commonly a Japanese type of skewered chicken. The term Yakitori can also refer ...

A platter of Chicken Bites With Honey Mustard.

Chicken Bites With Honey Mustard

They say these taste like "Chick-Fil-A" nuggets. The honey mustard sauce is great! Now I ...

Grilled Chicken Salad, Restaurant Style ready to be served.

Grilled Chicken Salad, Restaurant Style

I used to make this in 2 different steakhouse-type restaurants I cooked in. It started ...

A platter of Shrimp Toast.

Shrimp Toast - My Way

There is a Chinese restaurant here that has shrimp toast on its menu. I dream ...

A platter of Game Day Fire Cracker Shrimp.

Game Day Fire Cracker Shrimp

Large shrimp dredge in season flour before frying, it adds an extra dimension of crispiness ...

Platters of Giddo's Dream Waffles.

Giddo's Dream Waffles

Several months ago, I awoke from an extremely vivid dream. Giddo, my grandfather who passed ...

Slice of Tiramisu on a plate.


This is an easy no bake, no egg, tiramisu that is absolutely fabulous!

Pumpkin Muffin With Streusel and Cream Cheese on a napkin.

Pumpkin Muffins With Streusel & Cream Cheese Glaze

Tastes just like a Dunkin' Donuts' pumpkin muffin. Promise!

Southern Style Blackened Shrimp & Grits with a poached egg.

Southern Style Blackened Shrimp & Grits

This is an amazing recipe made with local wild-caught North Carolina shrimp & farm-fresh organic ...

Betty's Thai Basil Stir-Fry Chicken in a bowl.

Betty's Thai Basil Stir-Fry Chicken

I love Thai basil, it has an amazing flavour. This dish comes with a fragrant ...

Inside of the Americanized Egg Rolls.

Americanized Egg Rolls

My dear friend Nancy helped me formulate this recipe right before my husband and I ...

Two glasses of Hot Chocolate Peppermint Mocha.

Hot Chocolate Peppermint Mocha

This is sort of a "copy-cat" recipe... Have you ever tried McDonald's Hot Chocolate Peppermint ...

Garden Chicken Stir-Fry on noodles.

Garden Chicken Stir-Fry

I had some eggplant and zucchini fresh-picked from the garden and just had to cook ...

Garnished with shredded cheddar cheese, bacon pieces, and green onion.

Potato Bacon Soup

I was in search of a potato soup recipe similar to Rafferty's famous potato soup ...

Fried Chicken Strips on a plate with french fries.

Fried Chicken Strips

All seasonings/spices can be adjusted to suit your taste.

Beef and Snow Peas over rice ready to serve.

Beef and Snow Peas

We wanted a yummy, hot comfort meal with all the snow and colder weather here. ...

A bowl of Zuppa Toscana with a spoon.

Zuppa Toscana (Thick)

My kids LOVE Olive Garden for their soups and breadsticks! But for a family of ...

A platter of Twisty Sista Breadsticks.

Twisty Sista' Bread Sticks

I have never really been happy with breadstick recipes for some reason. Either they were ...

Cubano International Sandwich

This is my take on Panera's Cuban Sandwich. It's easy, quick and delicious. International, you ...

These are great as a dinner or appetizer.

Coconut Shrimp

This reminds me of the coconut shrimp that you get at a popular chain seafood ...

Panera egg souffle

Copycat Panera Breakfast Baked Egg Souffle

We love the breakfast egg souffles at Panera Bread so I decided to try and ...

Classic Delmonico Steak (With Herbed Butter)

Delmonico steak is world-famous, first introduced by Delmonico's Restaurant in New York City in the ...

Cracker Barrel Dumplings

These are just like cracker barrel dumplings. Just add cooked chicken to make it chicken ...