Friday, February 20, 2015

Cracker Barrel Copycat Hash Brown Casserole Recipe

Cracker Barrel Copycat Hash Brown Casserole Recipe

Do you have a craving for the delicious Hash Brown Casserole that is served at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant? With this recipe you can make your own at home that taste much like the one they serve. The ingredients you need are frozen hash brown potatoes, sour cream, and cream of chicken soup, butter, onions and Colby cheese. The secret ingredient is believed to be the Colby cheese. You can now have Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole any time you want, breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Ingredients needed for Cracker Barrel Copycat Hash Brown Casserole:

2 pounds southern style hash brown potatoes (frozen)
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 cups sour cream
1 cream of chicken soup (10 1/2 ounce can)
1/2 cup butter or margarine; melted
1/2 cup chopped onions
2 cups Colby cheese, shredded

Directions for making Cracker Barrel Copycat Hash Brown Casserole:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
Step 2: Place potatoes in greased 9 x 13-inch pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Step 3: In a medium bowl, combine onions, sour cream, and cream of chicken soup.
Step 4: Pour soup mixture over potatoes.
Step 5: Sprinkle with Colby cheese and melted butter.
Step 6: Bake uncovered in 350°F oven for 45 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Makes 6 servings.

Some folks make it with cheddar cheese, but it is believed Cracker Barrel uses Colby, that is the secret ingredient.

Aussie Fries Like Outback Steakhouse Recipe

Aussie Fries Like Outback Steakhouse Recipe

Outback Steakhouse Aussie Fries, try making at home with this copycat recipe. This recipe is quick and easy to make; you will be eating Aussie fries like they make at Outback Steakhouse in under an hour.

1 -2 lb. bag of Frozen French Fries

1 Cup Colby Jack cheese, shredded 

6 slices bacon, cooked

24 fluid ounces Peanut Oil


Step 1: Heat oil to 350 degrees. 

Step 2: Divide the fries in half and use the rest later.

Step 2: Fry the potatoes in small batches; they are done when they are golden brown, and float to the top of the skillet or deep fryer. 

Step 3: Drain French fries on paper towels.

Step 4: You can keep them warm in the oven until all the fries are cooked.

Step 5: After all fries are cooked, salt and sprinkle on cheese and cooked bacon. 

Step 6: Put the fries into a warm oven until the cheese begins to melt.

Dipping Sauce

Ingredients for Dipping Sauce:

1/2 C. Sour Cream

1 tablespoon prepared horseradish

Dash cayenne pepper

Dash salt

Dash black pepper

Directions for making Dipping Sauce:

Combine sour cream, horseradish, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper; mix well, better if chilled before serving.


After peanut oil cools you may store in refrigerator to use at another time.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Applebee's Copycat Bacon Scallion Mashed Potatoes

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If Applebee's Bacon Scallion Mashed Potatoes is a favorite, you will love having this copycat recipe to mix at home anytime! Bacon, scallions and potatoes three of my favorite ingredients. To get started with this recipe you will need potatoes, garlic, bacon, scallions, milk, sour cream and seasonings. This side dish is great served with just about any meat dish. Try serving with steak, meatloaf, chicken, pork, or any of your favorites.

Ingredients needed:

2 pounds potatoes, peeled cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 cup milk, 1% low-fat, warmed
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1 cup scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
5 strips bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions for making :

Step 1: Put potatoes and garlic n a large pot, cover with lightly salted water.
Step 2: Boil potatoes until they are fork tender.
Step 3: Fry bacon until crisp in skillet; place on paper towels. Leave one teaspoon of bacon grease in pan.
Step 4: Put scallions in bacon grease, sauté until soft, do not let them get brown.
Step 5: Add bacon to scallions.
Step 6: Drain water from potatoes and return to pot.
Step 7: Mash the potatoes with sour cream, milk, salt, and pepper.
Step 8: Stir in the bacon and scallions.
This recipe makes four servings.

You may need to reheat before serving.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Chipotle's Restaurant Copycat Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

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This delicious, rice is a copycat version of the Cilantro Lime Rice served at he Chipotle's restaurants. It is easy and low cost to make. I have also made with Jasmine rice and it works well too. Yummy with Mexican Food or great side to any meat.

2 cups basmati rice
2 teaspoons cilantro, finely chopped
2 ¼ teaspoons salt, divided
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Bring to boil 8 cups water in a large cooking pot.
Add salt; stir.
Add rice; return to boil, boil uncovered 12 minutes.
Drain rice; rinse with hot water.
Pour rice into serving bowl; while rice is still warm, stir in cilantro and lime juice; fluff with a fork.

Use 4 cups of water to one cup of rice, do not cover to cook.
Rinse rice in hot water after draining it.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Copycat Cinnabon Rolls Recipe

Copycat Cinnabon Rolls Recipe

Would you like to be able to make your own Cinnabon Rolls at home?  This recipe is much like the one you buy; with a little time and patience you will be enjoying these delicious Copycat Cinnabon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting.
Ingredients needed for Copycat Cinnabon Rolls with Icing:

1/2 cup warm water

2-1/2 ounce packages dry yeast

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1-3 1/2 ounce, packages instant vanilla pudding

1/2 cup margarine, melted

2 eggs

1 teaspoon salt

6 cups flour

1 cup butter, softened

2 cups brown sugar

4 teaspoons cinnamon
Directions for making Copycat Cinnabon Rolls:

Step 1: In a small bowl combine water, yeast and granulated sugar; stir until dissolved; set aside.

Step 2: In large bowl, take the pudding mix and prepare according to package directions.

Step 3: Add to the pudding mix; margarine, eggs and salt; mix well.

Step 4: Add the yeast mixture; to pudding egg mixture; blend well.

Step 5: Gradually add the flour; knead until smooth.

Step 6: Place in a greased bowl; cover and let rise until doubled, punch down the dough and let rise again

Step 7: Roll dough out on floured board to 34 x 21-inch size.

Step 8: Spread 1 cup of soft butter on dough.

Step 9: In a medium bowl, mix 2 cups brown sugar and 4 teaspoon cinnamon; sprinkle over top of butter.

Step 10: Roll up the dough very tight.

Step 11: With knife or thread cut dough every 2 inches.

Step 12: Place on lightly greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.

Step 13: Lightly press down each roll with your hand
Step 14: Cover and let rise until double again.

Step 15: Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 15-20 minutes.

Step 16: Remove when they start to turn golden; do not over bake.

Step 17: Frost warm rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Makes about 20 very large rolls.
Cream Cheese Frosting
Ingredients for Cream Cheese Frosting:

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup margarine, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 cups confectioners' sugar

1 tablespoon milk
Directions for making Cream Cheese Frosting:

Step 1: Mix cream cheese, margarine, vanilla confectioner´s sugar and milk together until smooth; frost rolls.

These rolls freeze well; to heat pop in microwave for about 30 seconds.
Do not over bake or they will be dry.