Restaurant Meals At Home

Have you ever gone out to eat and wished you could make that meal at home?   With the economy hurting right now, spending a hundred dollars at a five star restaurant may not be in the cards.   

There are many websites on the net that provide recipes of great restaurant meals that you can make at home.  The following are two types of these websites. The first are collections of "Secret Recipes." Thats right, they are actual recipes of meals made at America's favorites restaurants.

The second is a collection of restaurant type meals that can be made at home. Hope you enjoy and remember cooking is fun.

Secret Recipes

The following websites contain "secret recipes." This means there are actual recipes of dishes made at our favorite restaurants that you can make at home for half the price.

http://www.recipe4living.com/Common/Article.aspx?id=60056

Here you will find recipes from the Olive Garden, KFC and Applebees.

http://www.topsecretrecipes.com/recipes.asp

Here you will find recipes from Applebees, Chevy's, Joe's Crab Shack and many many others.

http://www.copykat.com/

Here you will find recipes from Outback Steakhouse, Hooters and the Olive Garden.

http://www.redrocksunrise.com/

Here you will find recipes from the Macaroni Grill, PF Changs and TGIF.

Restaurant Style Meals

http://www.real-restaurant-recipes.com

The website does not give recipes from specific restaurants but instead gives recipes for thousands of restaurant dishes. For example, there is a great recipe for Chicken Kiev.  With these recipes, you can eat the meals they serve at five star restaurants, without having to pay five star prices.

Another good site is:

http://www.campbellkitchen.com

This is a collection of recipes that are found on the back of Campbell soup cans. It also gives recipes from Prego and other related companies. Generally, the recipes are cheap and easy to make.

I have tried a few and they come out great. Especially when you are on a budget and don't have much time.

One Of My Favorites

 

One recipe I have tried from the Campbell website is:

Prego® Easy Skillet Chicken Parm

From: Campbell's Kitchen Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 25 minutes Serves: 6

Ingredients:

1 tbsp. olive oil 6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts halves 1 1/2 cups Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce OR Prego® Organic Tomato & Basil Italian Sauce 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:

Heat oilin 12" skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook 10 min. or until well browned on both sides.

Stirsauce and 3 tbsp. Parmesan cheese in skillet. Reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook 10 min. or until chicken is cooked through.

Sprinkle mozzarellacheese and remaining Parmesan cheese over chicken. Let stand 5 min. or until cheese is melted.

ServingSuggestion: Serve an Iceberg lettuce salad with red wine vinaigrette. For dessert serve your favorite frozen yogurt.

Costper recipe: $8.15

Cost per recipe serving: $1.36

Total cost of meal (including serving suggestion): $14.92

Cost calculations based on July 2008 national average prices

Nutrition Information

Using Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce: Calories 305, Total Fat 14g, Saturated Fat g, Cholesterol mg, Sodium 567mg, Total Carbohydrate 8g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Protein 37g, Vitamin A %DV, Vitamin C %DV, Calcium %DV, Iron %DV

Have fun!!!

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