CopyKat.com’s Dining Out at Home Cookbook 2 Giveaway and Review 7/29

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I received a copy of Dining Out at Home Cookbook for this review and giveaway. Opinions expressed are my own.
At Stephanie Manley’s website CopyKat.com, you will find “copy cat” recipes from America’s most popular restaurants. Dining Out at Home Cookbook 2 is Stephanie’s second book that features more recipes for the most delicious dishes from popular US restaurants. I received a copy of this book and one Moms Own Words reader will win a copy of Dining Out at Home Cookbook 2.

CopyKat.coms Dining Out at Home Cookbook 2 Review

This cookbook is chock full of your restaurant favorites from soups, sides, main dishes, drinks, appetizers and desserts. The recipes are inspired from dishes at the Olive Garden, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Red Lobster, The Melting Pot and so many more familiar restaurants.

I’ve been on a salad kick lately, so I had to try Olive Garden Salad Dressing and the Salad Mix. This salad dressing recipe is one of Stephanie’s most requested and viewed recipes of all time.

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The salad was amazing. If you are familiar with Olive Garden’s salad mix, you would know that they use olives and the recipe does call for olives. I omitted them just because I don’t like them.

I love the salad mix because it’s easy – not a lot of prep work involved. She recommends using Dole American Blend salad mix and just adding a few items like red onion, tomato, pepperoncini, grated Italian cheeses and seasoned croutons. This was such an easy salad to make.

The dressing is a creamy Italian that was very good. The last time I went to Olive Garden, I thought they dressed the salad with regular Italian, so I can’t really compare to Olive Garden’s version. I can say this, I had a salad for a few days following just so I could use this dressing – it was that good!

Still on my dressing kick, I had to try my all time favorite dressing recipe which is Honey Mustard. There was no mention of which restaurant this was inspired from, but that didn’t matter to me.

The author uses this as a condiment with chicken nuggets or tenders, however, I used it as a salad dressing and thought it was fantastic. (She recommends thinning this with a bit of oil for dressing and I didn’t do that. It was perfect as it was. Also, I wanted to save some fat and calories, so I opted for a low-fat mayo. It was delicious. I didn’t miss the regular mayo.  Again, this will be what I eat for the next couple of days, so that I can have this dressing!

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I also tried the Bean Burrito Recipe (like Taco Bell). These were good. I really like the sauce that goes with these. I felt like the refried beans could have uses a little extra spice. I haven’t been to Taco Bell in years, so not sure how close these came to the real thing, but these were good and I would make them again.

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There are so many recipes in this book that I plan on trying like the KFC Coleslaw (love that!) and the Arby’s Grilled Chicken and Pecan Salad Sandwiches (I’ve never had this at Arby’s but the recipe sounds delicious.) The Olive Garden’s Grilled Chicken Flatbread sounds delicious too.

For those with a sweet tooth, these recipes look like they will do the trick: Reese’s Peanutbutter Pie and Cold Stone Creamery’s Cake Batter Ice cream. (This sound dangerous, but a must try for sure!)

About CopyKat.coms Dining Out at Home Cookbook 2

If you’re craving delicious drinks, awesome appetizers, mouthwatering main courses and scrumptious desserts that taste like they came straight from the waitress, this sequel to the original Copykat cookbook offers even more choices:

  • Starbuck’s frappuccinos
  • Red Lobster’s shrimp nachos
  • Olive Garden’s baked pasta romana
  • Coldstone Creamery’s cake-batter ice cream

Thanks to the 200 recipes in this book, the most widely loved dishes from your favorite restaurant chains are now as close as the kitchen. Since these “copycat” recipes are from the wildly popular website CopyKat.com, they’ve been reviewed and tweaked to delicious, taste-tested, chef-approved perfection.

With these quick and easy, inexpensive alternatives to going out, you don’t have to argue about where to eat for dinner. You can impress your friends and charm your dates with these perfect homemade reproductions.

July 2013
$14.95
978-1-61243-181-9
Trade Paper
6 x 9
240 pages

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Dining Out at Home Cookbook 2 (paperback) is available on Amazon.com for $10.63.

CopyKat.coms Dining Out at Home Cookbook 2 Giveaway

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Kristi Maloney is a work from home mom to two boys ages 9 and 12. Since 2009, she has featured in-depth product, and book reviews and hosted high-quality, exciting giveaways on her blog Moms Own Words. When she is not blogging about life in New England, tips on everything and anything, recipes and the antics of her boys, you can find her providing taxi, laundry, meal preparation and decluttering services for her family. Email at maloney(dot)Kristi@gmail(dot)com.

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Comments

  1. 1

    I’d love to make the Starbucks Bacon & Gouda Artisan Breakfast Sandwich

  2. 2
    Patricia says:

    The Panda Express Beef and Broccoli.

  3. 3
    Michelle S. says:

    IHOP Banana Caramel Pancakes

  4. 4
    Amanda Rauch says:

    I would love to learn how to copy the Panda Express Broccoli Beef! My son loves everything from Panda Express! I have made the chow mein copycat recipe from there and it was really yummy!

  5. 5
    Marisa May says:

    I’d like to try the White Cheddar Cheese Beer Soup recipe.

  6. 6
    Natalie says:

    Ihop banana arenal pancakes

  7. 7

    I’d like to try the Olive Garden Chicken Scampi.

  8. 8

    The union station cookies are the ones I’m going to be trying.

  9. 9
    Patty wright says:

    Cheesy potato casserole

  10. 10
    Doris Calvert says:

    Would love to make the Spago Calzones

  11. 11

    The Steak Marsala looks really good and we just bought some Marsala too. thanks.

  12. 12
    Linda Kish says:

    Bacon and Cheese Crock-pot Potatoes

  13. 13
    Virginia Rowell says:

    I would love to try the Farmers Market Pimento Cheese Spread. Yum!

  14. 14
    Francine says:

    the IHOP Banana Caramel Pancakes

  15. 15
    DEBIJOT says:

    I would like to try the Greek Style Roasted Potatoes.

  16. 16
    Michelle H. says:

    I want to make Panda Express Broccoli Beef.

  17. 17
    Andrea v says:

    Panda Express Broccoli Beef would be great

  18. 18
    JoAnne Strezo says:

    Olive Garden chicken scampi is one recipe I would like to try

  19. 19
    Melanie Montgomery says:

    Starbucks Bacon & Gouda Artisan Breakfast Sandwich

  20. 20
    Carmen S says:

    The Olive Garden Chicken Scampi would be amazing to try! Thanks for the chance.

  21. 21
    Paol Trenny says:

    Panda Express Broccoli Beef

  22. 22

    Steak Marsala looks so good -love to make it

  23. 23
    Kimberly schotz says:

    I want to try the recipe for Sausage Gravy

  24. 24
    latanya says:

    I want to try the Steak Marsala

  25. 25
    Wanda McHenry says:

    I want to try Joes Crab Shack Coconut Shrimp

  26. 26
    Hannah J says:

    Pretzels that taste like Auntie Anne’s sounds great!

  27. 27

    I would love to try the Shells Shrimp & Garlic Pasta!

  28. 28

    Olive Garden Roasted Butternut Squash!

  29. 29
    Kris I. says:

    olive garden chicken scampi

  30. 30

    I would like to try the Figs Wine and Goat Cheese Tappas recipe.

  31. 31

    Olive Garden Chicken Scampi.

  32. 32
    Tina L. says:

    Chicken Cream Cheese Enchiladas

  33. 33

    I would like to try Starbucks Bacon & Gouda Artisan Breakfast Sandwich

  34. 34
    Elisabeth says:

    I’d love to try the Roasted Cauliflower with Coconut Oil!

  35. 35
    Heather says:

    I want to try the Olive Garden Chicken Scampi! Sounds so good. One of my favorites!

  36. 36

    I’d like to try the Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters.

  37. 37

    I want to try the Arby’s Grilled Chicken and Pecan Salad. I enjoy it at the restaurant, but would like to make it at home with lower fat choices (ie: mayo, etc)

  38. 38

    I’d like to try the Taco Bell-like bean burrito!

  39. 39

    Just about every one! But the Saltgrass Steakhouse Boiled Shrimp and Avocado Salsa sounds particularly good!

  40. 40
    JenniferB says:

    Olive garden roasted butternut squash

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    Sam Stamp says:

    I would love to try the IHOP Banana Caramel Pancakes!

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  1. [...] The following is a guest post from Stephanie Manley, creator and author of CopyKat.com. This recipe appears in her latest book Dining Out at Home Cookbook 2. If you like this recipe, you will love her new book, so stop by and enter to win a copy right here! Enjoy! [...]

  2. [...] The following is a guest post from Stephanie Manley, creator and author of CopyKat.com. This recipe appears in her latest book Dining Out at Home Cookbook 2. If you like this recipe, you will love her new book, stop by and check out that review right here! Enjoy! [...]

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