TGI Fridays Copycat Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

TGI Fridays Copycat Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

The Vanilla Bean Cheesecake dessert at TGI Fridays can be made at home with this copycat Vanilla Bean Cheesecake recipes.
1 1/2 cups finely crushed graham crackers
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 egg yolks, beaten
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Vanilla beans, from one pod
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 ounces white chocolate baking squares, melted
1 cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
Beans from one vanilla pod

Crush the graham crackers. Mix in the sugar.
Add the egg yolk and vanilla; stir in the melted butter.
Line a spring-form pan with non-stick foil.
Press graham crackers into the pan.
Bake at 375º for eight minutes or until slightly brown.
Remove and let cool.

Combine cream cheese, sugar, sour cream and corn starch, mix until the sugar is dissolved.
Add butter, vanilla and beans, blend until smooth. Do not over mix.
Bake at 350F 30 to 35 minutes.
Cool one hour.

White Chocolate Mousse:
In a cold mixing bowl beat cream until soft peaks form.
Gradually add powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.
Put this in a bowl in the fridge.
Using same mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese in it, until fluffy.
Add the white chocolate and beat until smooth.
Fold in the whipped cream.

Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream:
In cold mixing bowl, beat whipping cream until it forms soft peaks. Gradually add powdered sugar; add vanilla beans, beat until stiff peaks form.
Spread the mousse on top of cooled cheesecake.
Refrigerate whipped cream for a hour then spread on top of cheesecake.
Refrigerate several hours before serving.


Cracker Barrel Pumpkin Custard N’ Ginger Snaps Copycat Recipe

Cracker Barrel Pumpkin Custard N’ Gingersnaps is a seasonal dessert at the Cracker Barrel Old Country store. 

This yummy dessert has a rich and creamy custard with a gingersnap topping, and a dollop of pumpkin pie spice whipped cream. 

Use this copycat recipe to enjoy any time of the year.


  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1-15 ounce can of pure pumpkin
  • 1 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup gingersnap cookies and about 8 gingersnap cookies that are whole
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoons granulated sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Separate the whites from the yolks.
  3. In a medium-sized glass bowl, whisk egg yolks until they are creamy.
  4. Add 1/2 cup sugar, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin, 1 3/4 cups of heavy cream; mix well.
  5. Place in a double boiler and cook the custard mixture; stir until the custard has thickened.
  6. Dip the custard into either an 8 x 8-inch baking dish or into 8 custard dishes.
  7. Bake in the oven for about 30-35 minutes. It is done when an inserted knife comes out clean.
  8. After 15 minutes of baking remove pan and sprinkle on the top a combined mixture of one cup gingersnaps and one tablespoon melted butter return to the oven to finish baking.
  9. For individual custard dishes check the custard at 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle the gingersnap mixture on after 10 minutes; continue baking.
  10. Allow the custard to cool to room temperature.
  11. When you are ready to serve, mix the whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice topping by whisking together the one cup whipping cream, one tablespoon granulated sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice; whisk until thickened.

Copycat Stove Top Stuffing

If you like Stove Top Stuffing you will like this quick recipe for stuffing. It is easy and you only need a few ingredients to have a delicious stuffing.

Ingredients needed:

  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 stalk celery, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 cups plain dry bread crumbs

Directions for making stuffing:

  1.  In a saucepan, sauté onion and celery in butter until tender.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients, except bread crumbs, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Add breadcrumbs, cover, turn off heat, and allow to sit for 8-10 minutes.


Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix

I like to use Lipton Onion Soup Mix in a lot of my recipes, but most of the time I do not have in on hand. You can use this copycat recipe instead of running to the store. It is much like the Lipton Onion Soup Mix.


  • 4 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/3 cup beef bouillon powder3/4 cup instant minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed celery seeds 


In an airtight container mix all the ingredients.

1 ¼ ounce package of Lipton Soup Mix is about 5 tablespoons of mix.

To make onion dip: 

Mix 16 ounce of sour cream and 5 tablespoons of onion soup mix.

Chipotle's Mexican Grill Copycat Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe

Do you love the Chicken Burrito Bowl at Chipotle's Mexican Grill? If so, now you can make this copycat recipe that tastes much like the one you get at the restaurant.


  • 4 chicken breasts, shredded
  • 1-14 ounce can black beans
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1-11 ounce can diced tomatoes with chilies and cilantro
  • 1-14 1/2 ounce can sweet corn
  • 1 package guacamole seasoning mix
  • 1 package taco seasoning mix
  • 1-8 ounce box Goya Mexican rice or 1-8 ounce boxes jasmine rice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon adobo seasoning
  • Pinch paprika, salt and black pepper
  • 1-2 avocados
  • Lettuce, shredded
  • 1-2 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  1. Shred the chicken; add cumin, taco seasoning, salt, pepper, paprika, and Adobo seasoning, set aside.
  2. Cook the rice according to the directions on the box.
  3. Heat on the medium-high heat a large frying pan; add two tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  4. Add chicken and cook together.
  5. Peel avocados and make guacamole according to package directions. Refrigerate.
  6. Open the cans of black beans, corn, diced tomatoes with chilies and cilantro and put in small bowls.
  7. You can warm, the can of beans and corn if you like.
  8. Once chicken and rice are done, you can start plating.
  9. In a bowl or plate place lettuce, rice, chicken and then the toppings of your choice; guacamole, black beans, cheese, corn, diced tomatoes, sour cream or whatever you desire.

Notes: If you cannot find the 11 ounces can diced tomatoes with chilies and cilantro, just add the chilies and cilantro yourself.

Texas Roadhouse Copycat Ribs

Texas Roadhouse Copycat Ribs

When you get a craving for the ribs at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant you can make them at home with this copycat recipe. 

Texas Roadhouse sells their rib seasoning online and at their restaurant. 


Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh black pepper, coarsely ground 
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon whiskey
  • 1/4 cup onion, minced
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  1. On the back of the frozen ribs score several times.
  2. Let the ribs thaw overnight.
  3. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees.
  4. In a large shallow pan big enough to hold ribs, place a wire rack.
  5. Rub 1/8 cup of the Texas Roadhouse rib seasoning on each side of the ribs. 
  6. Use additional seasoning if needed to cover each side of the ribs.
  7. Combine the water and liquid smoke in the large pan; mix well.
  8. Place the ribs on wire rack and place in the pan, do not let the ribs touch the liquid smoke water.
  9. Cover the entire pan tightly with aluminum foil.
  10. Bake for about five hours. 
  11. Ribs will be done when they nearly fall off the bone.

Sauce directions:

  1. Add oil to a saucepan, add the onions and sauté until soft. 
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. 
  3. Reduce the heat to a simmer; cook for about one hour or until thickened. 
  4. Preheat a gas or charcoal grill.
  5. Cover the ribs and grill for about four minutes on each side.
  6. Brush ribs with sauce, then turn to let the sauce caramelize.
  7. Repeat with the other side.

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Cooking Instructions

TGI Friday's Copycat Potato Skins Recipe

TGI Friday's Copycat Potato Skins Recipe

If the Potato Skins from TGI Friday's is one of your favorite appetizers, you can have them at home anytime with this copycat recipe. 

They will be a hit at your next get together, everyone will be wanting a copy of the recipe.


  • 5 baked potato skins, cut in half and empty of most the potato
  • 1/2 cup fried bacon, diced, about 5 strips
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted 
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 green onions, diced 
  • seasoning salt


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Brush potato shells with melted butter and sprinkle season salt to taste.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes until crisp, do not overbake or they will be dry and hard.
  4. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with cheese, onion, and bacon, place back in the oven until cheese is melted.
  5. Serve with sour cream or Ranch dressing.

Video TGI Friday's Cajun Chicken And 

Shrimp Pasta Copycat Recipe

Pizza Hut's Copycat Original Pan Pizza

Pizza Hut's Copycat Original Pan Pizza

My husband loves Pizza Hut's pan pizza, his favorite is the meat lovers. I like the Supreme myself. 

I have a Presto Pizza Maker and it makes a delicious pizza, my husband says it is really better than Pizza Hut. 

Hope you enjoy this copycat version also


  • 1 1/3 cups warm water (105F)
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup non−fat dry milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil (for dough)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 9 ounces vegetable oil (3 ounces per pan)
  • Butter flavored Pam


  1. In a large bowl, add yeast, sugar, salt, and dry milk.
  2. Add water, stir to mix ingredients well; let stand two minutes.
  3. Add oil and mix well.
  4. Add flour; stir until dough forms and flour is absorbed.
  5. Turn out dough onto a flat surface and knead for about ten minutes.
  6. Divide dough into three balls.
  7. Using three 9-inch cake pans, put three ounces of oil in each and spread evenly.
  8. Roll out each dough ball with a rolling pin to about a 9-inch circle.
  9. Place dough in each cake pan.
  10. Using pam spray the outer edge of dough.
  11. Cover each pan with a plate.
  12. Place the pans in warm place and allow to rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.



  • 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry basil
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon marjoram


  1. Combine all the sauce ingredients and let sit for 1 hour.
  2. For Each Nine Inch Pizza:
  3. Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
  4. Spoon 1/3 cup of the sauce on dough; spread to within 1-inch of edge.
  5. Sprinkle 1 1/2 ounce of shredded mozzarella cheese on sauce.

Place toppings of your choice in this order:

  • Pepperoni or Ham
  • Vegetables
  • Meats such as cooked ground sausage or beef.
  • Top with three ounces mozzarella cheese on each pizza.
  • Cook until cheese is bubbling and outer crust is brown.
  • Cut each pizza into six slices.

Video Cheesy Bites Pepperoni 

Copycat Pizza Hut Recipe 

Chili's Copycat Monterey Chicken

Chili's Copycat Monterey Chicken

If Chili's Monterey Chicken is your popular item to order at Chili's, you can make your own at home with this copycat recipe. 

Make this delicious recipe anytime you get a craving for Chili's Monterey Chicken


  • 1 boneless skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1/4 C. mixture of Monterey Jack and Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 teaspoon barbecue sauce
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked crisp


  1. Pound the chicken breast until flattened; season with salt and pepper. 
  2. Spray Pam a nonstick skillet; cook chicken breast until it is done.
  3. Place chicken onto a serving plate. 
  4. Top chicken breast with barbecue sauce, bacon, and cheese. 
  5. Broil chicken breast in the oven until cheese is melted.
  6. Sprinkle with chopped tomatoes and chives.

Copycat Chick-fil-A Chicken Nuggets

Chick-fil-A Chicken Nuggests

My granddaughter Madison loves to eat chicken nuggets at Chick-fil-A. 

We live in a rural area and there is not one very close to us, so I was on the hunt for a copycat recipe for the chicken nuggets at Chick-fil-A. 

Here is one that I have located and have yet to try it. Hope you enjoy.

Ingredients needed:

  • 2 cups chicken breast, boneless, skinless and cubed
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons McCormick Season-All
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups cracker meal
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  1. In a medium-size bowl pour in the water; add 1/4 teaspoon of the season−all and bouillon cubes in mixture.
  2. Place the chicken in water mixture; mix well.
  3. Cover and place in refrigerator for 12 hours or overnight.
  4. When you are ready to cook nuggets, mix in a dish the flour, cracker meal, 2 teaspoons season−all and paprika. 
  5. Heat oil for deep frying. 
  6. Drain chicken.
  7. Coat chicken nuggets in flour, cracker mixture. Fry until golden.

Video Polynesian And Chick-Fil-A Sauce

Taco Bell Copycat Chicken Quesadillas

Taco Bell Chicken Quesadilla

Quesadillas are such an easy recipe to make. You can make them plain with cheese are add your favorite ingredients.

This Taco Bell Copycat Quesadilla recipe is made with chicken, cheese, and jalapeños.

You may omit the jalapeños if you do not like the spicy flavor. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Quesadilla Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons jalapeños slices, minced
  • 2 teaspoons jalapeño juice
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika 

Ingredients for Quesadillas:

  • 4 chicken tenderloins
  • 1 cup Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 slices American cheese
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • Vegetable oil


  1. Combine all of the sauce ingredients; stir until smooth. Set aside. Grill chicken in vegetable oil; cut into thin slices.
  2. Preheat a large skillet to medium heat.
  3. Lay a tortilla into hot skillet and sprinkle with 1/4 cup of shredded cheese and 1/2 cheese slice on one side of the tortilla.
  4. Put on top of cheese about 1/4 cup chicken slices.
  5. On the other side of the tortilla, spread about one tablespoon of sauce.
  6. Fold tortilla over; press down gently with a kitchen spatula.
  7. Cook quesadilla until cheese is melted.
  8. Slice each into 4 pieces.

Homemade Copycat McDonald's Milkshakes

We all love a good milkshake. With these copycat McDonald's Milkshake recipes you can make a vanilla, chocolate, strawberry or Shamrock™ milkshakes at home. This recipe makes two twelve ounce servings. Enjoy.

Vanilla Milkshake

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups of your favorite vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup half & half
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons sugar

Chocolate Milkshake

Same as vanilla, but:
delete vanilla extract
Add 2½ tablespoons chocolate flavor Nestle Quik Powder

Strawberry Milkshake

Same as vanilla, but:
delete vanilla extract
Add 3 tablespoons strawberry flavor Nestle Quik Powder

Shamrock™ Milkshake

Same as vanilla but:
delete vanilla extract
Add 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
Add 8 drops green food coloring


  1. Place half of the ingredients for the shake you will be making in the blender; set the blender to high speed and blend until smooth, stop the blender and stir if needed to mix the ingredients.  
  2. Pour into a glass.
  3.  Repeat directions to make the other milkshake.
  4. Makes two twelve ounce servings.

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Video McDonald's Mocha Frappé

Copycat Rainforest Cafe Volcano Cake Dessert

Copycat Rainforest Cafe 

If you have never been to the Rainforest Cafe, you need to make plans to go soon. The kids will love it and the old folks too. I have been several times and the visit is always enjoyable. The Rainforest Cafe Volcano Cake is my granddaughter Sydney favorite dessert to order. Be sure and yell Volcano when you serve it. The kids will love helping out when making this yummy dessert at home. Enjoy.


  • 4 chocolate brownies, already made, cut into 8-inch pieces
  • 1 can whipped cream
  • 3 tablespoons caramel sauce
  • 12 scoops vanilla ice cream, more if you like
  • 3 tablespoons hot fudge, warmed 


  1. Arrange scoops of ice cream in the center of a chilled large round plate. You may use more or less ice cream.
  2. Place the brownies along the sides of the ice cream, making it look like a volcano shape. 
  3. Drizzle down the sides and on the top with both sauces.
  4. Add the whipped cream all over the sides and down the center of the volcano.
  5. Drizzle volcano with more sauce and stick a sparkler or streamer in the middle.

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