With so many people buckling down in a waning economy the meals they looked forward to at their favorite restaurants are nothing but a distant memory of late. Restaurants like Applebee's, Chili's, Outback Steakhouse and Olive Garden were once diners' favorite hot-spots, but missing out on those meals may be a thing of the past as well.
America's Most Wanted Recipes, Delicious Recipes From Your Family's Favorite Restaurants, by Ron Douglas hit book stores this month to a very welcoming audience. With more than 200 copycat recipes from 57 of the most-loved restaurants across the U.S. like KFC, Red Lobster, P.F. Chang's, Cracker Barrel and Bennigan's, the wait for your favorite dishes is over.
Cajun Jambalaya Pasta
We prepared, and devoured, Chili's Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie and Chicken Enchilada Soup, The Cheesecake Factory's Cajun Jambalaya Pasta and Applebee's Crispy Orange Skillet. Each one was a delicious and spot-on rendition of the classic and easy to prepare - which made eating at home almost as good as going out to dine at a local hot-spot, and far cheaper.
Just think, no waiting in line or hanging on to a beeper as you search in vain for a spot at the bar while your table is prepared; no wondering exactly what's in your meal - and complete control over aspects like sodium and fat; a much smaller bill - and no tipping!
Get your own copy of America's Most Wanted Recipes at Simon & Schuster and Amazon.com.