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Copycat Recipes, Now you can make all of your favorite copycat restaurant recipes at home with these easy to follow copycat recipes.

Panera Bread Chicken And Dumplings

Panera Bread Chicken And Dumplings

This Is A Great Copycat Recipe For Panera Bread Chicken And Dumplings.


1 large onion, cut into 1 inch dice
4 ribs celery, cut into 1/4 inch slices
4 medium carrots, peeled and cut into ΒΌ inch slices
1 large whole garlic clove, peeled
4 large sprigs fresh thyme
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 quarts water
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 large (about 5 pounds) chicken, quartered, or 5 pounds chicken legs and thighs
1 loaf Country White Bread, crusts removed and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
3 cups cold water
3 large eggs, beaten
paprika, to taste


In a large stockpot or dutch oven over medium heat, sweat the onion, celery, carrots, garlic, and thyme in the oil for 7 to 10 minutes. Add the 3 quarts of water and season with salt and pepper. Add the chicken, bring to a simmer, and continue simmering 25 to 35 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from the pot while the broth continues to simmer and pull all of the meat off the bones. Return the meat to the pot while preparing the dumplings.

Soak the bread in the cold water for 1 minute. Squeeze as much water out of the bread as possible. In a medium bowl, work the eggs, paprika, and salt and pepper into the bread to form a dough. Skim the fat off of the top of the broth with a spoon. Add the dumpling dough, one spoonful at a time, into the simmering soup. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until the dumplings float. Adjust seasoning and serve.

Makes 6 Servings

Cheesecake Factory Shrimp Scampi

Cheesecake Factory Shrimp Scampi

A Great Copycat Recipe For Cheesecake Factory Shrimp Scampi


1 -2 lb fresh shrimp, cleaned and deveined, and butterflied
1 lb angel hair pasta
1 diced tomato
6 -8 whole garlic cloves
1 shallot, diced
1 pint heavy cream
1 cup dry white wine
olive oil

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Joe’s Crab Shack Crab Cakes

Joe's Crab Shack Crab Cakes

A great copycat recipe for Joe’s Crab Shack Crab Cakes that everyone will love.


2/3 cup mayonnaise
5 egg yolks
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon blackening seasoning
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup crushed, chopped parsley
2 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
2 lbs crabmeat
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Cracker Barrel Carrot Cake

Ingredients:Cracker Barrel Carrot Cake

3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla

2 cups finely shredded carrots
1 cup crushed pineapple (one 8 oz can with juice)
3/4 cup finely chopped English walnuts
1/2 cup finely shredded coconut
1/2 cup raisins (soaked in water until plump and drained)
Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe follows)
1/2 cup chopped pecans (for garnish)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 13×9-inch baking pan.

Mix together dry ingredients and set aside.

In large bowl mix with beater mix oil, sugars, eggs and vanilla until smooth and fluffy. Stir in carrots, pineapple, walnuts, coconut and raisins and combine well. Gradually add dry ingredients half at a time until blended through. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F for about 40-50 minutes (do the toothpick test). Set cake in pan on wire rack to cool.

When cool, frost with Cream Cheese Frosting and sprinkle with pecans.