I love eating out as a treat now, but when my children were itty bitty, restaurant dining was usually stressful. Plus, getting the bill at the end of the dinner could make anyone lose their appetite.
What if you could avoid big bills and enjoy “restaurant” food from the comfort of your own home?
9 Restaurant Recipes You Can Make Yourself
Olive Garden Breadsticks
There are two things that might convince me to renew my passport for cross border shopping. Disneyland (a mom can dream) and these Olive Garden breadsticks. The blogger that created the copycat recipe recommends halving the salt.
Outback’s Baked Potato
This blogger has discovered the secret of the perfectly crisped potato skin, giving Outback’s a run for their money.
Panera’s Almost-Famous Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Í have never met a broccoli cheddar soup I didn’t like – but I am in love with Panera’s version.
Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits
Seafood lovers will want to try these copycat Cheddar Bay Biscuits.
Kelsey’s Spinach Dip
In less than 30 minutes you can make this sure-to-please spinach dip. It received rave reviews from readers who tried it.
P.F. Changs Lettuce Wraps
Imagine my joy when I tracked down my FAVOURITE restaurant item. EVER! These lettuce wraps entice me to drive an hour in traffic to satisfy my craving. Definitely the first I will be trying.
Outback Steakhouse Alice Springs Chicken
You will really be able to save some cash if you can master a big ticket item like this Alice Springs Chicken. Given how delicious it looks, it does not involve a lot of steps which makes this cooking mama happy.
Olive Garden Grilled Chicken Flatbread Pizza
Why have only one Olive Garden copycat recipe when you can have two? Just had to include this pizza recipe to try with the kids.
Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls
For a decadent finale, why not whip up a batch of Cinnabon Cinnamon rolls? Yes please.
Eating out is a luxury that may not be affordable on a regular basis. But with this round up we can all enjoy restaurant food in the comfort of our own home. Might not have to renew my passport quite yet.
Have you tried to make a version of restaurant food from home? Did it go well?