Copycat Restaurant Recipes

My mother loved to cook and I grew up enjoying the wonderful home cooked meals she lovingly prepared. Sadly I never learned to cook. Not my mom's fault. I'd pretend to be too busy with homework to help out with dinner. Whipping up a cheese omelet was the epitome of my culinary prowess.

It was only when I had a family of my own that I felt like kicking myself for not learning how to cook like mom used to. I watched a lot of cooking shows on TV but they only made me hungry.

When we ate at a nice restaurant I'd watch my kids gobble up the food on their plates. Hey! How come they never did that with the meals I cooked for them?

That’s when I made a life-changing decision.

I would learn how to cook. Good food. No, make that GREAT food. I would learn how to cook wonderful, delicious meals that would knock my family's shoes off and they would never, ever consider eating out again because mom's cooking was way better!

Reality check. Short of attending culinary school, how was I to do this?

The internet! Right. Lot’s of marvelous recipes available online.

Wrong. I tried this recipe and that recipe but nothing came out with 5 stars tacked on them. 3 stars maybe, 4 at best. But nothing that would “knock their shoes off”. (See above.)

Back to the drawing board.

I was just about ready to give up when I chanced upon a book called America's Secret Recipes. The ad said I'd be able to cook delicious dishes exactly like the ones served at famous restaurants.

Was I skeptical?

Of course I was skeptical!

A book can teach me how to cook like all those famous restaurant chefs when even my own mother gave up on me? No way!

Wrong again.

I downloaded the book – Official Secret Restaurant Recipes – and saw that it was a guide to making secret restaurant recipes. There are literally hundreds of recipes to choose from. Dozens of recipes of all the dishes my family loves to eat at restaurants. Dishes from Red Lobster, KFC, The Olive Garden, PF Chang's, Chili's, TGI Friday, and lots more. I couldn't believe it!

But, as they say, “the proof of the pudding is in the eating.”

The first recipe I tried was the KFC Original Recipe Chicken. I picked this one because it was simple to make and I had all the ingredients in my pantry.

Besides, I could always feed it to the dog if it turned out to be a disaster.

And pray that nobody reports me to the SPCA.

So, how did it turn out?

One word: Success.

Two words: Huge success.

My family couldn't believe it. Heck, I couldn't believe it.

I wasted no time trying out other recipes over the next couple of weeks. Here are some of the recipes I've tried, all greeted with loud cheers from my kids seated around the dinner table:

o Wendy's Chili
o TGI Friday's Potato Skins
o KFC Original Recipe Chicken
o Olive Garden Chicken con Zucchini
o Red Lobster Hawaiian Skewers
o PF Chang's Singapore Noodles
o Appleby's Tijuana “Philly” Steak Sandwich

The amazing thing about America's Secret Recipes is that the dishes taste just like the real thing. You can cook them in your own kitchen for a fraction of what they would cost at a restaurant, any time you want.

The recipes in the book contain exact proportions of all ingredients. Detailed instructions are given and they are surprisingly easy to follow. I really love it that the instructions are so clear and complete. Even I could follow them. Makes me feel like a pro.

I know it's not easy producing exact copies of restaurant recipes. Just the slightest bit of difference in taste or texture will be instantly noted, and there goes your reputation. It's a good thing the recipes in America's Secret Recipes have been tested on over 65,000 people. They're guaranteed to be perfect and you get the same delicious results all the time.

What makes America's Secret Recipes different from all those other cookbooks? Well, most cookbooks give you a lot of good recipes and even some great recipes. But they are not like popular restaurant recipes. Nobody would mistake you for a famous chef.

I'm so glad I have America's Secret Recipes. It's so easy to prepare a fine meal that the whole family can enjoy. These days my cooking is so good nobody has suggested that we eat out. Isn't that the best compliment ever?

I had a couple of friends over for dinner last week and they refused to believe that I had done all the cooking myself. Can't blame them, though. After all, they know what sort of cook I was before.

So I finally showed them my secret weapon, a.k.a America's Secret Recipes. Now they can't wait to get their own copy. I never imagined that cooking could be so easy and gratifying.  My mother would have been proud.

Impress your friends and family today by getting a copy or two of America's Secret Recipes today. You will not be disappointed.