Who says snacks have to be boring? Mix things up with bites that are a little out of the ordinary. They’re perfect for anyone looking to try something new without going all out on a feast. Every recipe is a mini flavor adventure on its own, ideal for those moments when you want a quick snack that’s a step up from the usual. They’re the summer plot twist you need!

A plate of Salisbury steak with gravy on mashed potatoes, and a side of peas on a white square dish.
Diner Style Salisbury Steak. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Copycat Panda Express Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken in a bowl with a bowl of rice in the background.
Copycat Panda Express Kung Pao Chicken. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

If you’re a fan of that addictive savory and slightly spicy kick from your local Panda Express, then this Copycat Panda Express Kung Pao Chicken will hit the spot. It’s got all the flavors you’re craving from the comfort of your own kitchen, without needing to step out for takeout.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Panda Express Kung Pao Chicken

Easy Salmon Pasta Salad

A bowl of salmon pasta salad with a creamy dressing, garnished with a sprig of dill.
Easy Salmon Pasta Salad. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

This Easy Salmon Pasta Salad is like a fresh breeze through your weekday meals with its combination of flaky salmon and pasta. It’s a no-fuss, quick-to-assemble dish that promises to refresh your lunch routine and keep things interesting. It’ll keep your palate busy but happy.
Get the Recipe: Easy Salmon Pasta Salad

Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Pork Croquettes

Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Croquettes on a white plate with tomatoes and broccoli.
Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Pork Croquettes. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Have you ever tried these Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Pork Croquettes? They will wrap your palate in layers of texture and taste. Think golden-brown crisp on the outside, with soft and savory pork on the inside, proving homemade can be as good as, or even better than, boxed meal kits.
Get the Recipe: Copycat HelloFresh Crispy Shallot Pork Croquettes

Sheet Pan Lemon-Rosemary Chicken

A platter of sheet pan lemon-rosemary chicken with lemon slices, herbs, and garnished with cherry tomatoes.
Sheet Pan Lemon-Rosemary Chicken. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Break free from kitchen complexities with this Sheet Pan Lemon-Rosemary Chicken. This dish is a one-pan wonder that delivers tangy lemon flavors packed with the aromatic touch of rosemary. It will make weeknight dinners feel like a breeze while still being full of flavor.
Get the Recipe: Sheet Pan Lemon-Rosemary Chicken

Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka

A hand holding a fork over a bowl of Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka on a wooden table.
Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Embrace the rich, creamy goodness of Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka right at your dining table. This dish brings a touch of Italian elegance straight into your home. It offers a mouthwatering flavor experience that’s surprisingly straightforward to recreate.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Il Fornaio Rigatoni Alla Vodka

Carne Molida: Mexican Ground Beef

A plate of Mexican carne molida with lime wedges served on a wooden table with a striped cloth on the side.
Carne Molida: Mexican Ground Beef. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Bring the spirit of Mexican cooking into your everyday life. Carne Molida: Mexican Ground Beef gives ground meat a makeover with bold seasonings and flavors that’ll make your average taco night feel like a fiesta in your mouth. Each and every bite will make you crave for more.
Get the Recipe: Carne Molida: Mexican Ground Beef

Copycat Alice Spring’s Chicken

Close-up of a hand holding a fork with a bite of copycat Alice spring chicken.
Copycat Alice Spring’s Chicken. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Searching for a homely dish that’s just as hearty as it is flavorful? Try this Copycat Alice Spring’s Chicken. It will give you all the cheesy, mushroomy goodness you’ve been looking for. it is great for when you want to replicate that cozy restaurant vibe at home.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Alice Spring’s Chicken

Grilled Steaks with Cowboy Butter

A grilled steak with cowboy butter on a white plate.
Grilled Steaks with Cowboy Butter. Photo credit: Grill What You Love.

Saddle up for a wild flavor ride with Grilled Steaks with Cowboy Butter. It’s a game changer, combining the smokiness of the grill with a butter that’s packed full of herbs and spices. It turns a simple steak into a bold statement on the plate. What’s not to love?
Get the Recipe: Grilled Steaks with Cowboy Butter

Copycat Maggiano’s Little Italy Sausage & Peppers

A plate of Copycat Maggiano’s Little Italy Sausage & Peppers sprinkled with chopped herbs.
Copycat Maggiano’s Little Italy Sausage & Peppers. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Take your palate on a flavor trip to Little Italy with a dish that’s all about those rustic, hearty flavors. Copycat Maggiano’s Little Italy Sausage & Peppers is a sausage and peppers recipe that shows the spirit of Maggiano’s crowd-pleaser. it ensures that each forkful is a little trip to an Italian-American feast.
Get the Recipe: Copycat Maggiano’s Little Italy Sausage & Peppers

California Eggs Benedict

Eggs benedict with ham and avocado on an English muffin served on a black plate.
California Eggs Benedict. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Looking for a twist on a brunch classic? California Eggs Benedict reinvents the Eggs Benedict with ingredients that’ll bring a sunny West Coast vibe to your morning. It is a delicious and refreshing turn from your usual breakfast fare that’s sure to turn a few heads at the brunch table.
Get the Recipe: California Eggs Benedict

Copycat Domino’s Philly Cheesecake Loaded Tots

A tray of loaded tater tots topped with Alfredo sauce, scallions, and green onions on a wooden table next to plates and utensils.
Copycat Domino’s Philly Cheesecake Loaded Tots. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Prepare to enjoy a guilty pleasure right in your kitchen. Copycat Domino’s Philly Cheesecake Loaded Tots is where every bite is a mix of crispy, cheesy, and meaty, perfect for when those comfort-food cravings kick in hard. This dish will surprise even the pickiest eaters!
Get the Recipe: Copycat Domino’s Philly Cheesecake Loaded Tots

Cucumber Salad with Feta

Cucumber and Feta salad in a black bowl.
Cucumber Salad with Feta. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Enjoy a light and refreshing side with this Cucumber Salad with Feta. It’s a cool and crisp complement to any meal, especially in the heat of summer, and the addition of feta cheese brings a tangy twist that keeps the flavors lively and fun to eat. It’s ideal for summer cookouts!
Get the Recipe: Cucumber Salad with Feta

Diner Style Salisbury Steak

A plate of Salisbury steak with gravy on mashed potatoes, and a side of peas on a white square dish.
Diner Style Salisbury Steak. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Serve the classic diner experience into your home with this Diner Style Salisbury Steak recipe. It’s a no-nonsense, savory meal that gives a nod to that comforting, traditional American fare. It’s a straightforward, satisfying dish that’s always a welcome trip down memory lane.
Get the Recipe: Diner Style Salisbury Steak

Pizza Pasta Salad

A platter of pizza pasta salad served on a white rectangular dish.
Pizza Pasta Salad. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Think about all the flavors of your favorite pizza but in a pasta salad form. This dish is a playful take on two beloved classics, blending them into a single dish that’s bound to be a conversation starter at any potluck or picnic, It has a taste that screams summer fun.
Get the Recipe: Pizza Pasta Salad

Cottage Cheese Toast with Blueberries

A plate of cottage cheese toast with blueberries, next to a honey dipper.
Cottage Cheese Toast with Blueberries. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

For a quick, healthy snack that feels a bit more special than your average toast, try Cottage Cheese Toast with Blueberries. It has a combo that’s a win-win! The creamy, mild cottage cheese provides a perfect backdrop for the sweet and slightly tart burst of fresh blueberries.
Get the Recipe: Cottage Cheese Toast with Blueberries

Leftover Steak Quesadilla

A hand holding a cut steak quesadilla.
Leftover Steak Quesadilla. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Don’t let last night’s steak go to waste. Turn it into today’s crave-worthy quesadilla! Leftover Steak Quesadilla is a clever twist that brings new life to leftovers with melty cheese and a crispy tortilla, ensuring nothing goes to waste while your lunch game stays strong.
Get the Recipe: Leftover Steak Quesadilla

Chinese Chicken Salad

A bowl of Chinese chicken salad with shredded chicken, snap peas, carrots, and peppers, accompanied by a bottle of dressing on the side.
Chinese Chicken Salad. Photo credit: Dinner By Heather.

Switch up your salad game with this Chinese Chicken Salad that packs crunch, tang, and protein in one bowl. It serves as a way to step up your lunch routine with something that’s both flavorful and filling, proving salads can be far from boring. Even the salad skeptics will go back for more.
Get the Recipe: Chinese Chicken Salad

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