The Oreo Cheesecake recipe from The Cheesecake Factory is worth having this book -- even if you never made anything else!  I'll be cooking my way through this wonderful edition in between quilts, and I hope you want to join me!  Ron Douglas reveals copycat versions of carefully guarded secret restaurant recipes and shows family chefs how to prepare them at home, saving time and money. With these easy and mouth-watering recipes, families can enjoy a night out in their very own kitchens.


Even though I would rather be quilting than cooking, we all have to stop and eat once in a while, right? Just to give you an idea of what's included in this book (and no drooling on your keyboard!), here's a table of contents:

Applebee's: -baby back ribs -bacon green onion mashed potatoes -chicken quesdilla grande -crispy orange chicken skillet -fiesta lime chicken -garlic mashed potatoes -low fat grilled tilapia w/ mango salsa -santa fe chicken -spinach pizza -tomato basil soup -walnut blondie w/ maple butter sauce

Arby's: -apple turnovers -barbecue sauce

Arthur Treacher's: -fried fish

Bahama Breeze: -jamaican jerk grilled chicken wings

Baskin-Robbins: -cheesecake ice cream

Benihana: -hibachi steak -japanese fried rice

Bennigan's: -broccoli bites -honey mustard dressing -hot dressing dressing -linguine diablo -onion soup

Boston Market: -creamed spinach -cucumber salad -dill potato wedges -macaroni & cheese -meatloaf -spicy rice -squash casserole -stuffing

Brooklyn Cafe: -sun dried tomato seared scallops

Bullfish Grill: -shrimp & cheese grits

California Pizza Kitchen: -bbq chicken pizza -chicken tequila fertuccine

Carrabba's Italian Grill: -italian butter -meatballs

The Cheesecake Factory: -avocado egg rolls -banana cream cheesecake -cajun jambalaya pasta -chicken fettuccine -crab cakes -oreo cheesecake -pumpkin cheesecake

Chi-Chi's: -baked chicken chimichangas -pork tenderlion w/ bourbon sauce -salsa verde chicken kabobs -steak & mushroom quesdillas

Chili's: -baby back ribs -beef fajitas -chicken enchilada soup -chocolate chip paradise pie -margarita grilled chicken -salsa -southwestern chicken chili -sounthwestern vegetable soup

Church's: -fried chicken

Cracker Barrel: -baby limas -banana pudding -cherry chocolate cobbler -fried apples

Dairy Queen: -heath blizzard -ice cream -onion rings

Denny's: -country fried steak -country gravy

Dollywood: -dipped chocolate chip cookies

El Pollo Loco: -beans -pollo asada

Hard Rock Cafe: -baked potato soup -bbq beans -bbq ribs -homemade chicken noodle soup -pulled pork -shrimp fajitas

Hardee's: -cinnamon "flake" biscuits

Hooter's: -buffalo shrimp -buffalo wings

Houston's: -buttermilk garlic dressing -spinach & artichoke dip

IHOP: -banana nut pancakes -colorado omelet -cream of wheat pancakes -pancakes -swedish pancakes

Joe's Crab Shack: -crab cakes -etouffee -rice pilaf -seafood stuffed mushrooms -seafood stuffing -stuffed shrimp en brochette

Johnny Carino's: -5 cheese chicken fettuccine

Junior's: -famous no. 1 cheesecake

KFC: -buttermilk biscuits -honey barbecue wings -original recipe fried chicken

Luby's Cafeteria: -spaghetti salad

Macaroni Grill: -chocolate cake w/ fudge sauce -focaccia -insalata florentine -pasta gamberetti e pinoli -reese's peanut butter cake -sesame shrimp -shrimp portofino

Olive Garden: -angel hair & 3 onion soup -beef fillets in balsamice sauce -bread sticks -brushetta al pomodoro -chicken crostina -chicken san marco -chocolate lasagna -fettuccune alfredo -fettuccine assorito -5 cheese lasagna -fried mozzarella -lemon cream cake -oven roasted potatoes -pasta e fagioli -pizza bianco -pork filettino -salad dressing -sangria -tiramisu -tuscan tea -zuppa toscana

Outback Steakhouse: -cyclone pasta -honey wheat bushman bread -key lime pie -marinated steak -walkabout soup

Panda Express: -orange flavored chicken

Panera Bread: -asian sesame chicked salad -broccoli cheese soup

Pat's King Of Steaks: -philly cheesesteak

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery: -pancakes

P.F.Changs: -chicken lettuce wrap -chicken w/ black bean sauce

Pizza Hut: -cavatini

Planet Hollywood: -cap n' crunch chicken

Popeye's: -cajun rice -dirty rice

Rainforest Cafe: -blue mountain grilled chicken sandwich -crab cakes -safari sauce

Red Lobster: -batter fried shrimp -casear dressing -cajun shrimp linguine -cheddar biscuits -clam chowder -deep fried catfish -dungeness crab bisque -fried chicken tenders -grouper siciliano -hush puppies -lobster fondue -shrimp diablo -south beach seafood paella -trout veracruz

Roadhouse Grill: -roast beef & mashed potatoes

Ruby Tuesday: -chicken quesdillas -shrimp pasta parmesan -sonoran chicken pasta -super salad bar pasta

Ruth Chris's Steak House: -barbecued shrimp

Shoney's: -marinated mushrooms -pot roast -tomato florentine soup

The Soup Nazi: -crab bisque -cream of sweet potato soup -indian mulligatawny soup -mexican chicken chili'

Starbucks: -chocolate fudge squares w/ mocha glaze -ginger bread n loaf

Subway: -sweet onion sauce

Taco Bell: -beef chalupa supreme -burrito supreme -enchirito -mexican pizza

T.G.I. Friday's: -baked potato skins -broccoli cheese soup -honey mustard dressing -jack daniels dipping sauce -orange cream -shrimp mainara -sizzling chicken & cheese

Union Pacific: -apple pancakes -grilled white pekin duck breast