Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks

On a serious note, Olive Garden has the best bread sticks around. Now with this recipe you can make these very same bread sticks at home.

Seriously these are so delicious. I love the garlic butter glaze on the bread sticks and I make these with a lot of my Italian dishes. We also make these bread sticks on our pizza nights.

I hope you enjoy these copycat Olive Garden bread sticks.

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Copycat Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

So anyone who knows me know I truly truly love my Starbucks drinks ( the white chocolate mocha is my absolute favorite). Here in NY Starbucks is so so expensive and my wallet does not agree with my Starbucks addiction. So I love looking through Pinterest for copy cat Starbucks recipes to make at home 🙂

This one comes from Bright Green Door and is an AMAZING copy cat for this wonderful Starbucks beverage. Try this one at home guys, and thank me later. Enjoy.

CopyCat Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 10mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients
  • 4 c. Milk
  • ½ c. Sugar
  • ¼ c. Cocoa
  • â…“ c. Water
  • 1 t. Vanilla
  • 2 t. Sea Salt
  • 2 T. Hazelnut Syrup (or Toffee Nut from Starbucks)
  • 2 T. Caramel Sauce, Caramel Drizzle
  • Reddi Whip
Instructions
  1. Mix Sugar, Cocoa, and 1 t. Salt. Add water and boil for 1 minutes.
  2. Add milk and heat until warm.
  3. Mix in Vanilla, Hazelnut Syrup and Caramel Sauce
  4. Pour into coffee cup and top with reddi whip, caramel drizzle, and sea salt

CopyCat Recipe: McDonald’s Big Mac

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I love searching copycat recipes on Pinterest. The challenge to see if they can taste like the “real” thing is such a thrill to me. Plus I hate spending money to go out to eat ( my niece and my nephew ) love McDonald’s but are hungry an hour later as if I didn’t just bring them out to lunch and spend well over $30.00 or so.So Pinterest is great to find so many copy cat recipes to make at home and save a lot of money trying to make the real thing.

This BIG MAC does come pretty close as well. Angel at LittleThings.com did a great JOB on this one.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 lb ground beef
  • 6 sesame seed burger buns
  • Mayonnaise
  • French dressing
  • White vinegar
  • Sweet pickle relish
  • A few dill pickle slices
  • Finely diced white onion
  • Chopped lettuce
  • American cheese slices
  • Sugar, salt, and pepper for seasoning

Directions: 

  • Start with 1/2 cup of mayonnaise.
  • Next, add in 2 tablespoons of French dressing.
  • Add in 4 teaspoons of sweet pickle relish, and one tablespoon of the finely minced onion.
  • Pour in one teaspoon of white vinegar. We went with a white balsamic vinegar, because that’s what we had on hand. Feel free to use whatever kind of white vinegar you have!
  • Add in one teaspoon of sugar and 1/8 teaspoon of salt, then stir the ingredients together. Leave the sauce in the refrigerator overnight to let all the flavors blend.
  • Now it’s time to form the burger patties. We used 3/4lb ground beef to make six patties for three burgers. Remember, each Big Mac burger has two patties. Try to make them as thin as possible, and shape them a little bigger than the size of your hamburger bun.
  • Chill the patties in the fridge for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, toast your burger buns on a grill, griddle, or hot pan. You’ll need three buns for each burger: a top bun and two bottom buns.
  • Here’s what you need to build the Big Mac: the patties, Special Sauce, minced onion, chopped lettuce, American cheese, and dill pickle slices.
  • Over medium heat, cook the patties for one to two minutes on each side. You can season them with salt and pepper.
  • Now, the assembly begins. For each burger, start by spreading 1/2 tablespoon of Special Sauce over the bottom bun.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of diced onion, and 1/4 cup lettuce.
  • Layer on a slice of American cheese.
  • Next comes the first beef patty.
  • Layer on the second bottom bun for your “middle” bun.
  • Now, the process will repeat: again, start with 1/2 tablespoon of Special Sauce.
  • Add on another 1/2 teaspoon onion, 1/4 cup of lettuce, and put in two dill pickle slices.
  • Finish with the second burger patty. Careful — there is only one slice of cheese in each burger.
    Last top with burger top bun.