100+ Popular Restaurant Meals You Can Make at Home... Copycat Cooking with Six Sisters' Stuff (Review)

This was a really fun cookbook to try out! You can view some sample
pages and grab the recipe for Disneyland Dole Whip Float here.

Copycat Cooking with Six Sisters' Stuff:
100+ Popular Restaurant Meals You Can Make at Home
By Six Sisters
Paperback & ebook, 208 Pages
September 4th 2018 by Shadow Mountain


The popular Six Sisters' Stuff bloggers come to the rescue with a new collection of more than 100 easy-to-make recipes of popular restaurant dishes and take-out favorites for busy families.

With more than fifty recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less, this cookbook can help make meal planning a breeze as you mix-and-match side dishes from one restaurant with main courses from another and finish it off with a dessert from a third.

Save money while spending more time with your family. Change dining-out to dining-in for a memorable experience your whole family will enjoy.

Includes copycat recipes for Texas Roadhouse Cactus Blossom, Panda Express Orange Chicken, Olive Garden Chicken Parmesan, Disneyland Monte Cristo Sandwich, Chili's Molten Hot Lava Cake, Sprinkles Red Velvet Cupcakes, and Universal Studios Butterbeer.

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My Review

COPYCAT COOKING is a fun cookbook to explore! Even if you're not familiar with all the recipes, there are some great ones here. It's definitely not health-conscious, but either is eating out at a restaurant, generally. That's also not what this cookbook is about. It's about reproducing a favorite restaurant dish at home. Each recipe is easy to follow, includes a full-color photo, prep and cook times, and amount of servings. This is definitely a cookbook to enjoy for years to come!

  Macaroni Grill Rosemary Bread, Disneyland Monte Cristo Sandwich

We tried quite a few recipes from this cookbook and have several more to test out. It was really fun going through and deciding on what recipes to try and see which recipes looked good to me. The ones we did try were delicious. I can't completely judge how close they all were to the original restaurant version as some of them I haven't had or haven't had for some time. The recipes we tried were: Macaroni Grill Rosemary Bread, Olive Garden Breadsticks, Ruby Tuesday's Asian Glazed Salmon, The Cheesecake Factory Sun-Dried Tomato Fettuccine, Disneyland Monte Cristo Sandwich, Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls, and Nestlé Tollhouse Cookie Pie (not pictured - we ate it before I got a picture of it).

Olive Garden Breadsticks

As I stated above, the recipes all turned out well and were delicious. My husband loved the Monte Cristo Sandwich, which he has had at Disneyland, and requested I make again at some point. I did increase the bread slices to 12 instead of 6 (I'm not sure if that was a typo or not). Each sandwich is really filling. It is definitely not healthy, so it will be a recipe we cook only once in a while. I was hoping that the book would include The Cheesecake Factory's Spicy Chicken Chipolte Pasta recipe (can I vote that be included in a second cookbook?), but the Sun-Dried Tomato Fettuccine that was included was good, particularly if you love a tomato taste (the tomato paste lends a tomato soup-like taste to the dish). We enjoyed the Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls. It's kind of hard to not like cinnamon rolls. Next time I plan on mixing the dough more. The recipe said not to knead it, but it wasn't as smooth as I would have liked. I'll also need to roll it out thinner if I want them to have more thin layers like those from Cinnabon. I loved the Asian Glazed Salmon with its sweet and spicy flavor and will definitely be making that recipe again.

The Cheesecake Factory Sun-Dried Tomato Fettuccine

I was disappointed with a few of the recipes. This is the third Six Sisters' cookbook I've tried and I have noticed that they don't always do everything from scratch. In other words, sometimes they have you use pre-made items, such as Pillsbury rolls or such. In this cookbook there is a recipe for Panda Express Orange Chicken. I have a son who loves orange chicken so I was excited to try that out. When I went to look at what I needed to grab at the store to make it, I was disappointed to find that they just have you grab a bottle of orange sauce "such as Panda Express Gourmet Chinese Orange sauce." That made me feel like I'd been cheated as I wanted a recipe for the sauce. It's also healthier when I make sauces myself without preservatives and added sugars. That's generally my preference when I have time and buying a sauce at the store is more of my backup plan if I'm missing ingredients or are short on time. So far, this is the only recipe that I saw do that from this cookbook. All the others were from scratch. I also was a little disappointed in the recipe for Dairy Queen Blizzard. I would have liked to have seen how to make it taste more like their soft serve ice cream.

Ruby Tuesday's Asian Glazed Salmon

In the end, was it what I wished for? I definitely enjoyed this cookbook. I also have several more recipes on the menu coming up and will continue to use recipes from this cookbook to see what favorites we can find. There are already a few that I know we'll use again and I'm looking forward to it!

Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.

About the Authors

The Six Sisters—Camille, Kristen, Elyse, Stephanie, Lauren, and Kendra—grew up in Utah, but a few of them have lived in other parts of the country since moving out of the house. Between them there are five nieces and three nephews, and all of the sisters love playing "aunt." The sisters started the blog in February 2011 to keep in touch while they were apart, but it has since gained popularity, garnering more than 9 million viewers per month and more than 307,000 followers on Pinterest.

Have you tried any of the Six Sisters' Stuff cookbooks or recipes? Do you have any favorite restaurant dishes that you'd like copycat recipes of to use at home?

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