Tag: Copycat

New England Coffee Cake

New England Coffee Cake

My Grandma’s of New England Coffee Cake is not cheap to buy ($35.50). Making your own is way cheaper. If you are in a hurry you can buy the cake on line and they will ship it to you.

Subway’s Italian Ciabatta

Subway’s Italian Ciabatta

Once in a while you order something from a fast food restaurant, and your really like it. And then they stop offering it. Subway had this Italian Ciabatta and I really loved it. This is my copycat version of Subway’s Italian Ciabatta Sandwich. 

Olive Garden Fagioli soup

Olive Garden Fagioli soup

The Italian term “pasta e fagoili” translates in English to pasta and beans. It’s a hearty soup consisting of plenty of the two. This is as close I could get to the one they serve in Olive Garden.

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 4 cups chicken stock (1 box)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¾ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ¾ cup ditalini pasta or macaroni noodles
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped Parsley
 
Instructions
  1. Remove the casing from the Italian Sausage. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the Italian sausage and chopped onion, cook, until sausage is browned, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Place sausage mixture into a 6-qt slow cooker. Stir in chicken stock, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, rinsed beans, the matchstick carrots, chopped celery, minced garlic, basil, oregano, thyme and black pepper.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high heat for 5-6 hours. Uncover and stir in pasta; cover and cook on high heat for an additional 30 minutes, or until tender.
  4. Serve with Parmesan cheese and garnish with parsley.

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Olive Garden Fagioli soup
 
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The Italian term “pasta e fagoili” translates in English to pasta and beans. It’s a hearty soup consisting of plenty of the two. This is as close I could get to the one they serve in Olive Garden.
Cuisine: Italian, Copycat
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 4 cups chicken stock (1 box)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¾ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ¾ cup ditalini pasta or macaroni noodles
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped Parsley
Instructions
  1. Remove the casing from the Italian Sausage. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the Italian sausage and chopped onion, cook, until sausage is browned, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Place sausage mixture into a 6-qt slow cooker. Stir in chicken stock, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, rinsed beans, the matchstick carrots, chopped celery, minced garlic, basil, oregano, thyme and black pepper.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high heat for 5-6 hours. Uncover and stir in pasta; cover and cook on high heat for an additional 30 minutes, or until tender.
  4. Serve with Parmesan cheese and garnish with parsley.

 

Chili’s Quesadilla Explosion Salad

Chili’s Quesadilla Explosion Salad

Chili’s most popular salad, Quesadilla Explosion Salad. It Includes grilled chicken with cheese, tomatoes, corn relish, tortilla strips and quesadilla’s. Served with Ranch Chipotle, citrus-balsamic dressing and cheese quesadilla wedges. This salad has been posted as one of the most unhealthy salads.

Chipotle Guacomole

Chipotle Guacomole

Yes Chipotle gave out their recipe for the Chipotle Guacamole. Who would have thought it was that easy. I need to stop over think things. Those big changes usually have great recipes with not to many ingredients.