Tuesday, March 23, 2010

GIVEAWAY: TOP SECRET RECIPES

WINNER - #24, NEW GIRL ON POST! Congratulations! Please e-mail me at glamlifehousewife@gmail.com to claim your prize! :)
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A few weeks ago, I purchased this cookbook:



It is absolutely JAM PACKED with some of my favorite recipes from some of my favorite restaurants! Oh my gracious, the thing is incredible!

These recipes come from some of the best restaurants around, like Applebees, Carrabas, Cheesecake Factory, Chili's, Cracker Barrel, Hard Rock, Joe's Crab Shack, Olive Garden, Outback, Red Lobster and MANY more!! It also features some of your favorite recipes from fast food places, like Arby's, Subway, Taco Bell, Baskin Robins and several others.

Basically what I am saying is that this cookbook is AMAZING!

So, I ran out and got one for one lucky reader. Isn't that sweet of me?

All you have to do is answer this question:

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT AND DISH THEY SERVE?


Winner will be announced Friday morning, so don't forget to check back!

(PS - If you post about this giveaway on your Blog, Facebook or Twitter and link it back to this page, you can enter twice!)

157 comments:

Hannah J said...

This is so weird. But I love the blueberry muffins at Cracker Barrel =)

Jennifer said...

Do i have to choose just one? Hmm...Jack Daniel's chicken from TGIFridays.

Lizzie :) said...

I love Chili's and they serve THE BEST chocolate molten cake!

Here is my second entry :)

http://anotsosouthernbelle.blogspot.com/2010/03/in-arkansas.html

Carrie said...

I don't know if this will count as you wouldn't find it in any cookbook other than the one from my hometown, but I would have to say The Countryside in Northern NY. It's my mom's. They make EVERYTHING possible from scratch from the bread, sauces, soups, pasta and even desserts. She put a spin on Chicken Parm and makes it with a 4 cheese sauce instead of marinara served with homemade pasta and 2 inch thick garlic bread(homemade of course). Yummy!!! Ok now I am hungry!!

AmyV123 said...

Oh my goodness, this book sounds amazing and I need to have it! Better yet, I need to WIN it! :)

My favorite chain restaurant food the chicken fajita rollups from Applebees! YUM!

Lauren said...

Yumm-o! We don't eat at chain restaurants very much because we like to stick to our neighborhood eateries. My favorite place is the Flying Biscuit Cafe's Dreamy Shrimp and Cheese Grits. To. Die. For.

suburban prep said...

My favorite is a local Italina place where they sell Veggie Rotolo. It is melt in your mouth delicious.

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rachel said...

There are just so many choices!! But, I'm going to go with a local restaurant- Barley Brown's Brewpub and their Kobe Beef Burger. Kobe beef, cooked med-rare on a kaiser roll served with hand-cut fries! Mmmmm.... makes my mouth water just thinking about it!!!

Unlimited said...

I'm so lucky to live near the Nation's Capital - which has a TON of great places... but I LOVE the shrimp and grits (with an Iced Tea) at Vidalia. And Yoder's in Sarasota, Florida has the best desserts! Too bad they're not closer together!

Crystal said...

Cheesecake Factory's fried macaroni from their appetizers is probably the most amazing thing I have ever tasted! Yum! Another favorite from there is their white chocolate and blueberry cheesecake (I don't think that's what they call it, but that is what it is!).

Mandy said...

I am obsessed with the new pansottis from the Olive Garden!

Pursuing the Impossible said...

Oh, but how to pick just one?!

I really really REALLY like Cheesecake Factory's Chicken Mediera. Sweet sweet bliss :)

Brittany said...

What a FABULOUS giveaway!! We are big Applebees fans, and hubs LOVES Olive Garden (they have a steak dish with alfredo sauce he gets every time).

I'm so excited! I will be tweeting {@buckeyebritt24} and I will put it on my blog sidebar!!

Staci said...

There are so many to choose between! I would have to go with Pasta con Broccoli from Rich & Charlies. Yum!

Jessica said...

I love almost anything!!! but my favorite restaurant is PF Changs and I love their Changs Spicy Chicken their garlic noodles, and their lettuce wraps!!!! Yum! I hope I win!!!

Jessica
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Jessica said...

2nd comment... posted to twitter...

Jessica
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Mommyto3andahusky said...

yum!! This sounds amazing! :)

Kaileigh said...

Well, most of my favorites are from family owned restaurants, but one of my favorite chain restaurant dishes is Fat's Honey Walnut Prawns!

capperson said...

I love the cheese ravioli from olive garden :)

Jamie @ Bungalow Bee said...

Zuppa Toscana soup from Olive Garden - and their salad dressing - and their breadsticks. Mmm..

The Voigts said...

My favorite resturaunt is still the good ole' Chilis!! I just can't resist the Cajun Shrimp Pasta! Mm. I just can't replicate it at home. So good!

Emily said...

Our local Mexican restaurant called Buenavista...I LOVE their Nacho Supreme! YUM!

Miss S said...

I am so deprived as we don't have a Cheesecake Factory here, but I absolutely LOVE their chicken enchiladas and their fries with ranch.. yum!

New Girl on Post said...

What an awesome giveaway! My favorite restaurant is Chili's and my favorite dish is Mushroom Jack fajitas. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

To be honest, I love a local restaurant and not the chains. I love the homemade pies especially. I do like these knock-off cookbooks, though; because the recipes are always terrific. Thanks for this giveaway!

Elle said...

Onion rings with ranch dipping sauce from the Cheesecake factory.

Sarah @ Picture Window said...

Too many to choose just one, but I love Olive Garden and their salad! Their salad and breadsticks are the best.

Jennifer said...

One dish that has ALWAYS stayed with me is the Rasta Pasta dish at The Rainforest Cafe. Every time I go to Disney, I stop by for lunch or dinner just to have the Rasta Pasta!

I've tried recreating it at home, but it never turns out the same as the restaurant!

~*Katie*~ said...

My favorite restuarant is Outback and I LOVE their No-rules pasta with chickand shirmp!!!!!!!! I'm adding this giveaway to my sidebar...Does that count as a blog entry?

Kristin said...

Pick me!
Outback: Alice Springs Chicken..YUM.

http://www.ourlifebeyondthegame.blogspot.com/

Sherrie said...

I really love the Pear and Gorgonzola pizza at CPK. Either that or PF Chang's lettuce wraps.

Rebecca and Alberto Balderas said...

I love the Cheese biscuits from Red Lobster. Yummm!

Michelle said...

This is going to sound insane, but I seriously love the Olive Garden salad. I could eat two bowls in one sitting!

Janna said...

I guess I would say my favorite place is Applebee's because I LOVE their Oriental Chicken salad.

Brandi W said...

The cheddar bay biscuits at Red Lobster... yummmm =)

Arlynn said...

Okay this was a challenge... but I selected my very favorite chain restaurant dish - O'Charley's Loaded Baked Potato Soup. I don't know how they do it, but the texture is rich and velvety, the chunks of potato throughout are the perfect consistence, not too mushy & the topping of fresh grated cheese & bacon is to die for, seriously. All of this in a bowl of O'Charley's soup. Mmm...

greencnj said...

I love Longhorn's and the 7 Pepper Sirloin Salad! Yum!!

Katie Craft said...

I LOVE the Chicken Quesadilla Grande from Applebees! I think I could eat it for every meal!! :)

Lauren said...

Love the pistachio crusted chicken topped with lump crabmeat at a local cajun restaurant!

For a chain- outback wings!

The Mitchell Family said...

Mine would have to be Uncle Julios fajitas with the perfect queso and tortillas. Perfect with a side of extra calories.

Have a great day!

Caitlin said...

Oh, this is hard. I love Noodles and their Whole Wheat Linguine. Yum!

Brandy R said...

My new love is the sourdough french toast from Cracker Barrel. It is so yummy!

The Mommy said...

This is strange, but for about FOUR months we've been going to Panera every weekend and we both order the same thing: French Onion Soup and a Sierra Turkey Sandwhich, hold the chipotle mayo and add brown mustard.
Now that we have two kids, I think we enjoy the laid back atmosphere as much as the food.

Cannon's Mom said...

Olive Garden is definitely my fav! I love their Chicken and Gnocchi Veronese. It is delicious!

laurenehahn said...

I love love love Calhoun's House Ale Steak. Yummy!

Kristen said...

4-cheese ziti from Olive Garden...yummo!

ginnbelle said...

I love the Fuji Apple Chicken Salad from Panera- the white apple basalmic dressing is so good! They did not have this salad over the summer two years ago and there was such a protest about it!

Staci said...

I heart the Penne Rustica from Macaroni Grill.

Jennifer said...

The Broccoli Cheddar soup from Panera Bread. Yum, yum, yum! (BTW-I'm going to post on FB about the giveaway so that'll be my 2nd entry.)

Amanda said...

Oh I don't know if I choose just one. I love Bennigans Turkey O'Toole followed by the brownie bottom pie for dessert but since they closed our down in town and the closest one is now in the Dallas airport I have had to go with my second favorite and that is the Chicken Quesadilla, Chips & Salsa follwed by a cookie monster from Cheddars.

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

OUTBACK Steakhouse..hands down! The servers know are names and Tucker's name right off hand. I always eat Alice Spring Chicken

I'm Just Beachy said...

I'll go with Bonefish's Bang Bang Shrimp!

Amber said...

I must say it's really hard to choose just one favorite. TGIFriday's is one of my favorite places to eat and anything they make with their 'Jack Daniels' sauce is absolutely amazing!!

Dawndra said...

First of all, let me just say your blog is AMAZING! I have been following it since I stumbled upon the Max button on someone's blog long ago. My daughter just turned one on Feb. 26th. I love reading about your life as a new mom and how incredibly wonderful your faith is. I believe it is truly by God's grace that I have everything I have. You're doing a wonderful job...period! You rock!

Now onto some food...I L-O-V-E the hawaiian chicken salad from Cheddar's!! mmmmmmmmm!!!

Now that I have an ID in this blog world, I can comment more often, which is so exciting. I'm kind of a dork! Have a super blessed day!!

Sara.L.Carter said...

If I had to pick just one rigt now t would be Queensland hicken and Shrimp fom Outback

Squeakers said...

Cheesecake Factory's Factory Burrito Grande

melissa said...

Ohh, so hard to choose. I love to eat. I think my favorite chain restaurant is Carrabbas and I love their calamari. Fried and so bad for you, but it's so delicious I can't resist!

Sounds like a fun cookbook!

cowansk said...

We don't get to eat at chain restaurants too often since we moved. The closest chain restaurant is about 40 miles away! Ahhhhhh! BUT, I absolutely LOVE the chicken and dumplins at Cracker Barrel. Not only are they fabulous, but they take me back to being a kid. My grandma used to make them for me from scratch and I loved helping her make them (although I'm sure I wasn't much help to her!). Anyway, good food and good memories!

A Nerd and A Free Spirit said...

Okay I'm feeling lucky on this one. he he.

Umm.... I love the tiramisu dessert drink from Olive Garden. And the biscuits from Red Lobster. yumm!!!

~Kathryn

Shannon said...

TGIFridays - their BBQ Chicken Wrap. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it!

Kenny and Karen said...

oOo I would LOVE the recipe for Chili's Chicken Enchillada Soup. It is so creamy delicious!

Megan said...

PF Changs Lettuce Wraps. Soooooo delicious.

Courtney said...

I LOVE the Chicken Ranch Sandwich from Chili's! It's so good! It sounds so simple, but very tasty!

Melissa Jo - mjp photography said...

seems like I always get chicken wherever we go but...I love Cracker Barrel grilled chicken salad...or another fave China Max...general tso chicken...the best!

Ashley said...

O'Charlie's, POTATO SOUP :):)

Abigail said...

Evelyn's Favorite Pasta at The Cheesecake factory!

Amanda said...

Cheesecake factory! Red velvet cheesecake...does that count? LOVE IT.

carrie said...

Cornbread at Cracker Barrell!!

Maria said...

i love ruby tuesday and their chicken finger salad!

Maureen said...

I'm a huge fan of local businesses, and there are quite a few here, but the one that first comes to mind is a New Mexican restaurant called La Salita. I absolutely LOVE their tacos.

Katy and Chris said...

Ok, local, but Iron Hill's Meatloaf.

monkeetrouble7 said...

I have put a link on my facebook page and also my blog!

www.monkeetrouble7.wordpress.com

Kari Lynn said...

I love the oriental chicken salad at applebees - yum!

LStewart said...

My favorite restaurant is actually a locally owned family restaurant called Willy's BBQ. They server the best Rib Eye Steak you would ever want to eat.

Jacquelyn said...

Glazed Carrots from Cracker Barrel and the Hashbrowns! Drooling on keyboard.

Heather said...

I think right now my favorite is Outback's Teriyaki Marinated Sirloin with a loaded baked potato! YUM!!

The Taylors said...

This may seem a little boring, but my favorite meal is from Olive Garden and it is their soup, salad, and breadsticks! I LOVE this meal and could eat this every day!

Lori said...

Applebee's Triple Chocolate Meltdown!!!

zentmrs said...

I've recently been craving a ostrich burger from Fuddruckers.... with sweet potato fries. Yum.

Zero to Three said...

I love pasta milano from macaroni grill. I could eat it day and night. Night and day.

Niki @ Southern Baby Boutique said...

Red Lobster cheese biscuits! Love 'em!

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Niki @ Southern Baby Boutique said...

and #2 on twitter

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Rhonda said...

I love Olive Garden's salad dressing and Red Lobster's biscuits! I would LOVE to win this cookbook!

Alanna said...

Red Lobster cheese biscuits or Olive Garden's bread and salad. So good!!

Rhonda said...

I just tweeted about it! Thanks, your so sweet!

Jenn Cocca said...

Cracker Barrel's hashbrown casserole.

Laura said...

Pecan parmesean crusted rainbow trout from Bonefish Grill

Cowgirl in the City said...

Hacienda Colorado's Shrimp Fondito... is the best thing on earth! :)

beachmom25 said...

I will have to go with the Red Velvet Cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory.

Amber said...

I followed up my latest post with your giveaway so here's my #2 entry :)

Stephani said...

This is pathetic, but my favorite is TGI Friday's Sizzlin' Chicken and Shrimp. So yummy!

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

The pesto chicken sandwhich from panera that they longer have on their menu!!! I nearly cried the day I went in and ordered my usual only to have them say they no longer made it... *sob* Also bertuccis bruschetta!

Tara said...

Crab legs at Red Lobster! YUMMY!!

Blaynexox said...

This cookbook looks AMAZING!! I love to eat at restaurants .. chain and local. I also love to cook! My absolute favorite restaurant is our local Japanese steak house Misonos. They have the absolute best garlic noodles in the world and their steak and shrimp is to die for. Oh and did I mention the fried icecream? You haven't live until you tried it! :)

Moya said...

Lew's International Chinese Restaurant's fried wantons.

Tara said...

I posted it on my facebook page, so therefore I get to enter again. Yay! I'll go with a local place this time. Grilled butter shrimp at Daniel's Mexican Restaurant. Mmm mmm!

Mrs. Jones said...

My favorite restaurant is called Wing's! It's a sports bar/restaurant and they have the best cheesy fries you have ever had. It is heaven!!!!!!! (and about a million categories!)

Katrina said...

At one point they had a bourbon street steak on special at applebees that was amazing. It was gone after a month or two... replaced by a different one with a similar name. It made me sad.

I do Love Chili's fajitas though!

WhitneyDawn said...

Johnnie Carinos and their 3 cheese tortellini! Yummy!

Kelli said...

I am obsessed with the sugar cookies at Potbellys Sandwich Works. But the military just sent us to Florida and we don't have one down here!

Allison said...

P.F. Chang's lettuce wraps!! I have the recipe, and it is DELICIOUS!! Tastes just like the real thing!

Michelle said...

Black Angus Big Mountain Chocolate Fudge Cake...I could skip the main course and just have that chocolatey goodness.

Katie said...

The Spice! My favorite dish there is Chicken Pad Thai!

Walking Worthy said...

The cheddar biscuits at Red Lobster!! I wish I knew how they made them so fluffy!

Brittney said...

Oooo... anything from Cheesecake Factory, but right now it's the Thai Chicken Pasta!

Andrea said...

My fav is blackened Mahi Mahi from McGill's. Oh so yummy and healthy!

Michele said...

Gotta be the Chocolate Molten Cake from Chili's...oh my...to die for!

Hugz,
Michele

mandgmom said...

The Turkey O'Toole from Bennegins! LOVE IT!!!

Corey

Renee said...

It's not my fave restaurant but I LOVE Outback cheese fries!!

Crystal said...

My favorite dish at a chain restaurant is Applebee's Fiesta Lime Chicken. My favorite dish at a local restaurant is Oby's shrimp po'boy.

Mommy 2 One Angel said...

My favorite dish at a chain restaurant is the grilled chicken tenderloins and choice of veggies from Cracker Barrell. The marinade they use is AWESOME!!

My fav from a local restaurant is the veggie platter from Aubrey's. They have THE best butternut squash EVER!

April said...

Cracker Barrel's mac and cheese is my all time favorite, second to Olive Garden's bread sticks!

Hannah said...

My favorite restaurant in The Wild Fork. And their Mediterranean Burger is to die for!

Anna Tamar said...

I love pho from noodles at boba tea house.

Amy said...

I love the Pasta Milano from Macaroni Grill!

Susan said...

My favorite restaurant is Moe's Southwest Grill and I love the Art Vandalay burrito. It is so, so yummy!!

Susan

LaurenS said...

charleston's potato soup!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my favorite favorite restaurant is Flemmings and my favorite dish is the lobster tail! My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Kelly said...

Chicken Bellagio from the Cheesecake Factory

Emily said...

Olive Garden!! The bread sticks are our favorite :) ha

Katharine said...

I love the cheese biscuits at red lobster! yummy!

Mommy 2 One Angel said...

Just wanted to let you know I blogged about your giveaway! I LOVE your blog and your weebie is sooo adorable

Britt said...

P.F. Changs lettuce wraps! SO yummy!!! :) Cool giveaway!

Bombtastic Belle said...

i love the southwest egg rolls from chilis and applebees

Mrs. Maxson said...

I love the chicken alfredo at Olive Garden:) I also love the breadsticks and salad! Yummo:)

Ruby Red Slippers said...

This Recipe Book looks amazing! My fav. place to eat is....Chilli's (Queso with Chips and Salsa) or Red Lobster (the biscuts, and caesar salad, and anything with shrimp!)

. said...

Mine is Chili's and the dish is the BBQ chicken salad! BBQ sauce for the dressing is mmmmmm good!

Painting 4 Him said...

I think my favorite right now is Moe's Home Wrecker. Hate the name but love the burrito. Yum with chicken in it.

yeahexceptfornot said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Olive Garden's alfredo. LOVE IT!

Robin and Stephen said...

Copeland's of New Orleans Shrimp Tasso!!! So yummy!

Silvy said...

johnny carino's bowtie pasta--love it!!

Kelly said...

My favorite is Grits A Ya Ya from The Fish House in Pensacola, FL. Not a chain but it is my favorite place to eat!

Mostly Them said...

oriental chicken salad from Applebees.. mmmmm... mouthwatering while I am thinking about it!

Cindy said...

I would have to say the Coconut Shrimp from "Cheeseburger in Paradise Cafe" was pretty dang good!

Tammy N in TN said...

Favorite restaurant meal that I don't make myself is a Thai Curry. I could eat it as a sauce, or a soup. With anything, or just funnel it into my mouth.

Me said...

I am a cook book junkie...My favorite place, ok don't laugh...IHOP...Rootie Tootie Fresh and Fruity. It's fun to say and yummy eat.

Mrs. Haid said...

I love everything Panera. I would love a recipe for their white balsamic vinegrette!

Sarah said...

I am going to have to go with The Cheesecake Factory and the BEST dish EVER the Bang-Bang Chicken & Shrimp. Is that recipe in there?? Oh my goodness it is to DIE for. You really must try it next time you are there!! Bonus I saved you sooo much time reading the novel of a menu! :)

Steven & Kimberly said...

One of my favorite restaurants is Five Guys and their little bacon cheeseburger!!!! Yum! I want one right now :-)

Steven & Kimberly said...

here's my second entry posted to twitter :-)

@blueyegirl86

Linds said...

Hey Whitney! Thanks so much for this givaway! My favorite restraunt is Red Lobster and my fav dish of theirs is their Crab Legs!!! What is yours? Thanks again!

Caroline said...

OH YUM!!! My favorites are Panera (Cheese and broccoli soup, an french onion soup) The Carving Board (their salads, and sandwiches) and The Mellow Mushroom (PIZZA!!!)

Janine said...

I personally love the "Bowtie Festival" at Johnny Carinos....yummm yumm yum! Not to mention their amazing bread & dipping oil!

BrandAshley said...

I ate at Macaroni Grill last night and was reminded of how much I love the Pasta Milano there!!

xNikki713x said...

My favorite restaurant is a little place in my town called Palermo's. I'm a vegetarian, so an Italian place with lots of pasta dishes to choose from is great for me. I love their stuffed shells! :)

Marla said...

Texas Roadhouse's bread! Perfection... '

Marla @ www.asthefarmturns.wordpress.com

Karen G. said...

I love Chili's Chicken Crispers!! My husband has tried several times to duplicate that yummy breading but just can't quite get it. This book would be great!

Jesslee said...

i love jose peppers. it's my fave and my favorite thing is not really a dish but the chips and salsa is to die for (okay -not really. but they are seriously good). my favorite dish is their chicken fajitas -yum! now i'm hungry :)

Alison said...

my favorite place to eat is the Cherokee Grill in Gatlinburg, TN. Their steak with worcestershire butter on top, and they have the best bruschetta you have ever tasted

oursuperlife said...

i looooove chili's chicken crispers. nothing like good ol' comfort food.
this book sounds amaaaaaaaaaaazzzzzzzingggggggg!!!

-Jen

Graceandjoelroberts said...

Carrabbas Sirloin Marsala, YUM!

Penny said...

Red Rock Canyon Grill
Favorite Dish - Cluck and Oink

colourdujour said...

don't see a winner yet, so just in case its' not tooo late.

Rancho Chico's anything on their menu

cMe said...

My favorite from a chain...Subway's bread!

If I win, I can be contacted via my blog. = )

Baby Love said...

Hard question.....I LOVE Maggiano's Riga-TONI D pasta dish (I think that is what it is called). I also love Red Lobster's biscuits!

meganalyce6 said...

I love TGI Friday's Jack Daniels Steak! YUM!

Janna said...

I love the salmon from Lone Star Steak House. So Good!