The IHOP family restaurant chain has been serving a wide variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner selections for nearly 50 years. Offering 14 types of pancakes as well as omelettes, breakfast specialties, burgers, sandwiches, salads, chicken and steaks, IHOP's diverse menu appeals to people of all ages. IHOP restaurants are franchised and operated by Glendale, California-based International House of Pancakes, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of IHOP Corp. As of September 30, 2007, the end of IHOP Corp.'s third quarter, there were 1,328 IHOP restaurants in 49 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada and Mexico. This site will provide you with restaurant news and copycat recipes for IHOP




IHOP Loaded Hash Browns

I've been seeing the commercials on TV for these country potatoes and since I don't have an IHOP near me I thought I would figure out how to make them at home. IHOP's new Loaded Country Hash Browns offer is sure to get the attention of potato and breakfast lovers all across the country. These new savory temptations will be available for only a limited time.

IHOP's mouthwatering country hash bowns flavors include:

Ham, Swiss & Mushroom Browns - loaded with sautéed mushrooms, diced
ham and melted Swiss and Parmesan cheese. Topped with green onions.

Jack, Cheddar & Bacon Browns
- stuffed with chopped hickory-smokedbacon and melted Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses. Topped with sour cream and green onions

Country Sausage Browns - overflowing with pork sausage links, Cheddar cheese and grilled onions. Topped with creamy country gravy.

The first person who made hash must have thought, “O.K., I have these leftover potatoes and some leftover roast, now what?” Beef hash after going into the pan. And he or she diced those leftovers, fried ‘em up together with a little onion, and voila! there was the first hash.

IHOP's soon-to-be famous Loaded Courty Hash Browns offer won't last long so I encourage you to make them at home anytime you want.

I’m a big believer in eating a good breakfast to start your day. A healthy, high-protein, low-fat breakfast provides the fuel you need to get going in the morning.

The problem is that most mornings are really busy. When your alarm goes off, you have to take a shower, get dressed, find your stuff, complete a little task or two, and if you have kids, help them get ready for the day as well. To put it simply, most mornings we don’t have time to prepare such a breakfast.

Times are changing though. Food costs are going up. At the same time, more and more food is being wasted every day. Goodness knows I am guilty of that crime myself. So I’ve decided to post some of my leftover recycling :) This way, I challenge myself to find more means to use up my leftovers, reduce my food waste, and exchange ideas with all you brilliant people out there!

And the great thing about leftovers for breakfast? Everything is already prepared! You can throw these together in three minutes. Always make extra baked potatoes which can be diced and seasoned quickly in a skillet.

Add some vegetables, meat and cheese and you have a great and easy meal.

A rushed morning routine can cost you more than your sanity. All too often, the first casualty of hurried start to the day is a home-cooked breakfast. And that can mean having to turn to takeout.On its own, an egg sandwich or a breakfast burrito from a fast food restaurant can be relatively inexpensive. But start adding an overpriced cup of coffee, some juice or hash browns, and the cost adds up.

The quest for the quick breakfast is never ending
An entire American breakfast can be wrapped inside a 15-inch flour tortilla.
Looking for something a little different to start your day? If so, breakfast burritos might be perfect for you. Eating the same old cereals, pancakes or waffles can get old; it’s time to try something new. Breakfast burritos bring a combination of classic Mexican bean burritos and your favorite breakfast items. If you love bacon, eggs and cheese, you will love these burritos. The bacon can be easily replaced with ham or sausage if you choose.

The best food isn't always the most expensive or the most glamorous. Some foods, in fact, are better when they are eaten off paper plates or out of wax paper. Burritos fit this bill perfectly. Mexican food can easily be gussied up to appeal to the gourmet crowd.

My solution to the morning rush is pretty simple: just make a big batch of breakfast burritos during the weekend and freeze them up. Breaskfast Burritos are the perfect make in bulk food. Not only are the burritos really healthy, they’re also very cheap to prepare, and they’re very convenient in the morning since you can microwave them as you’re getting ready and eat them on the go.

Country Fried Potatoes

The secret to these potatoes (like the skillet potatoes at Denny's and IHOP) is the spices: Lawry's Seasonal Salt, garlic powder and pepper. Leftover baked potatoes work best with the skin on and cubed. Simply fry your potatoes in a skillet with some cooking oil and add your desired meat, vegetables and/ or cheese, gravy or sauce.

Fast Food Burritos

I like to recreate my favorite restaurant foods. Fast, healthy, and cheap breakfasts that you don't have to shout for at a drive-thru speaker. My solution? Homemade breakfast burritos, made at home and frozen for later.


Everything good about a weekend breakfast wrapped up to go.

McSkillet™ Burrito with Sausage:
Flour Tortilla, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Patty, Potato Vegetable Blend, Pasteurized Process American Cheese, Shredded Cheddar/Jack Cheese, Salsa Roja

McSkillet™ Burrito with Steak:
Flour Tortilla, Breakfast Steak, Scrambled Eggs, Potato Vegetable Blend, Pasteurized Process American Cheese, Shredded Cheddar/Jack Cheese, Salsa Roja, Slivered Onions, Liquid Margarine, Steak Grilled Seasoning

Hardees Loaded Breakfast Burrito
Loaded with eggs, crumbled sausage, bacon and diced ham, lots of shredded cheddar cheese, then wrapped in a warm flour tortilla. Served with zesty salsa.

Make Your Own Breakfast Burritos

For each burrito you will need:

1 flour tortilla

1 or 2 eggs (depends on how much other stuff your going to stuff in it)

You can use 1 or 2 slices of cheese or grated cheese

Meat (optional);
2 deli sliced pieces of ham ot turkey or
1 or 2 sausage links or patties chopped up or
2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled or
Chopped cooked ham, turkey or chicken
pork chop

Small amount of chopped onions and peppers are a must, use whatever peppers your taste buds can handle
Optional veggies, pick one or two(or more if your cooking for several people) :
(just use a small amount for each burrito)
Broccoli (this is really good, try it)
Grated carrots
Grated potato
Cubed cooked potatoes
Any leftover veggies from dinner

Put the deli sliced meat (if that's what your using) and cheese on tortilla, put in microwave for about 20 to 30 seconds. If you have help, have them do this while your cooking the filling.

Saute the onions, peppers and any other uncooked veggies, add the sausage if thats what your using, saute until onions are transparent and sausage is cooked through. Add other meats, cooked veggies and heat through. Beat the eggs thouroughly and add to mixture. Cook like scrambled eggs. Put desired amount on each burrito, roll up and enjoy.

I put them all in freezer bags and froze them immediately. To serve - I wrap a burrito in paper towel, microwave it for about 40 seconds, flip it over, and microwave another 40 seconds, and then let it sit a few minutes to cool off. The paper towel is important, without it the tortilla will get moist and soggy where it's in contact with the plate.

The possibilities are endless.

Here are some of my favorites using fried potatoes:

  • Potatoes, crumbled bacon, eggs, cheddar cheese.
  • Steakums, eggs, mushrooms, mozzarella cheese.
  • Country fried chicken breast, eggs, potatoes, chicken gravy.
  • Eggs, sausage, potatoes, sausage gravy.
  • Fried scrapple, potatoes, scrambled eggs.

Have fun experimenting and make a big batch this weekend with all your leftovers.