So I just found an interesting site. RecipeSecrets.net. Did you know the recipes to many of the well guarded secret foods served at popular American restaurants are available online? There's an ebook that compiles tons of 'em and is actually pretty reasonably priced if you're one of the people who really wishes you could get your hands on them.
I have no idea how authentic they are. But my thinking is that if I
really wanted to duplicate THE recipe for IHOP pancakes, Chili's
Boneless Buffalo Wings, Applebee's Spinach Pizza or Oreo Cheesecake
from The Cheesecake Factory® I might as well get this list. That way I
could start from these instructions instead of all that fairly
time-consuming and costly trial-and-error needed to figure it out for
I'm all about letting somebody else do the grunt work if I can.