America's Most Wanted Recipes: Delicious Recipes from Your Family's Favorite Restaurants
Discover the recipes from America's most popular family restaurants and cook them at home for a fraction of the price!Wouldn't it be nice if you could treat yourself to dishes from your favorite restaurants anytime? Now you can -- at home! In America's Most Wanted Recipes, Ron Douglas reveals copycat versions of carefully guarded secret restaurant recipes and shows family chefs how to prepare them at home, saving time and money. With these easy and mouth-watering recipes, families can enjoy a night out in their very own kitchens. - Great selection: With more than 200 recipes from 57 of America's most popular restaurants -- including The Cheesecake Factory, KFC, Olive Garden, P.F. Chang's, Red Lobster, Outback Steakhouse, and many more -- no taste or craving will be left unsatisfied. - Cut the cost: Watch your wallet without giving up restaurantquality food! You can save your family thousands of dollars each year by preparing these recipes just once a week. - Skip the lines: Forget about waiting to be seated. You can have your favorite meals "on demand" from the comfort of your own kitchen. Time-saving tips and shortcuts will have dinner on the table in no time. - Eat healthy: Low-fat alternatives and waist-slimming suggestions make these dishes delicious -- and nutritious. - Impress your family and friends: These recipes are all fast, simple, and virtually indistinguishable from the originals. We bet your family and friends won't be able to tell the difference!
By Elaine Ayers - October 31, 2010
I'm actually trying these recipes, and of 2 in progress, there are serious erros in each. Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf calls for "8 tablespoons(1/2 stick) butter". So which is it? 8 tablespoons(1 stick) or maybe it really means 1/2 stick,and it should be 4 tablespoons? (Seems to really be the 8 tablespoons). Baking time calls for 40-50 minutes; it took 60 minutes (my oven is reliable)Luckily, I'm a seasoned enough cook that I could reason these errors out. Speaking of seasoned... I also have The Soup Natzi's Mexican Chicken Chilli on cooking. The recipe doesn't include one ounce of seasoning. No salt, no pepper, no chilli powder. Nothing. I'll make something up,but it's guaranteed that it won't be a clone of the original. Oh, and I really bought this book for the Red Lobster cheese biscuit recipe. I've seen the version in this book many times. Much to my dissapointment, there's nothing new or different in this recipe. This book gets 2 stars instead of 1, because the loaf... read more
Can I give a Wow!
By Judy K. Polhemus "Book Collector" - November 23, 2009
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! I saw this cookbook, flipped through it, said Wow, and put it in the shopping cart! "America's Most Wanted Recipes: Delicious Recipes from Your Family's Favorite Restaurants" is one of those Must-Have cookbooks!
Except for the cover, there is not a single photo of a single recipe in this 267-page cookbook. Not one, yet one of the most important determiners of buying a cookbook is plenty of photos showing me how the prepared dish should look. In this case, however, photos are not needed. We already know what the dish looks like--it is from one of our favorite restaurants!
An example: MACORONI GRILL, one of my favorite restaurants, has eight recipes in the line-up, one of which is Sesame Shrimp, an Asian-inspired dish, as well as their recipe for Focaccia.
IHOP's Swedish Pancakes, one of only two dishes I always order, is included. Wow! (I don't order anything else because this is what I want every time!) Or Baked Potato Soup by... read more
Hold the cayenne
By Peg B - September 9, 2009
I have now made a few recipes from this book and would caution others: use your common sense when cooking these recipes. For instance, the author recommends 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper in the mushroom tomato topping for Applebees's spinach pizza. I LOVE spicy food, but this could kill someone. The orange glazed chicken has twice as much sugar in the glaze as needed. It is cloying. Most of you out there will adjust other things I am sure. My advice: go with care.