15 Recipes Inspired by Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Restaurant, Magnolia Table

Everyone's favorite HGTV couple just opened a restaurant. But even if you don't live in Texas, you can still enjoy some of Chip and Joanna Gaines' favorite foods from their menu.

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Joanna Gaines, left, and Chip Gaines pose for a portrait in New York to promote their home improvement show, "Fixer Upper," on HGTV
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Thanks to Fixer Upper, we’ve all fallen in love with Chip and Joanna Gaines. It turns out the duo is good at more than renovating homes–they love to cook, too. The couple recently opened Magnolia Table, an amazing restaurant in Waco, Texas. Use our copycat recipes to create their classic Southern food in your kitchen!

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Avocado Toast

Chip actually hates this trendy toast! He even put a poll on the restaurant’s sign that said “Avocado toast? Honk once for yes, twice for no.” It’s on the Magnolia Table menu, so Joanna must’ve won out.
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Southern Pimiento Cheese Spread

A classic southern comfort food, this spread is used as an appetizer with crackers, corn chips or celery. It is also smeared between two slices of white bread for sandwiches and as a topping for hamburgers and hot dogs. —Eileen Balmer, South Bend, Indiana.
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Mom's Buttermilk Biscuits

These fluffy buttermilk biscuits are so tasty slathered with butter or used to mop up every last drop of gravy off your plate. I can still see Mom pulling these tender gems out of the oven. —Vera Reid, Laramie, Wyoming
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Aunt Frances' Lemonade

My sister and I spent a week each summer with our Aunt Frances, who always had this thirst-quenching lemonade in a stoneware crock in her refrigerator. It makes a refreshing drink after a hot day of running around. —Debbie Reinhart, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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Apple Cider Doughnuts

Apple doughnuts remind me of family trips to South Dakota. We’d stop at Wall Drug for a dozen or so before camping in the Badlands. Maple glaze was and still is my favorite. Share a batch with friends and family who appreciate a hot, fresh apple cider doughnut. —Melissa Hansen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

(Like mother, like daughter–see what Ella and Joanna have in common.)

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Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

When our son, Chris, wants something other than cold cereal in the morning, he whips up these eggs. Cheese and evaporated milk make them especially good. They're easy to make when you're camping, too. —Chris Pfleghaar, Elk River, Minnesota
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Papa Burger

When whipping up something for Father’s Day or the Fourth of July, I go big and tall with this fully loaded, juicy yumburger. —Chase Bailey, Costa Mesa, California
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Bacon-Cheddar Deviled Eggs

I created this recipe a few years ago when I was craving something different to do with hard-boiled eggs. Three of my favorite foods—bacon, eggs and cheese—come together in these deviled eggs. They're my go-to party snack. —Laura LeMay, Deerfield Beach, Florida
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The Ultimate Grilled Cheese

These gooey grilled cheese sandwiches taste great for lunch with sliced apples. And they're really fast to whip up, too. Here's how to make grilled cheese the right way. —Kathy Norris, Streator, Illinois
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Omelet Croissants

Bacon and eggs never tasted so good, stacked with cheese, greens, tomato and more in this grilled meal-in-one. —Edna Coburn, Tucson, Arizona
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Loaded Tater Tots

Playing with food is loads of fun when you have loaded Tater Tots. Let kids build their own for smiles all around. —Eleanor Mielke, Mitchell, South Dakota
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Buttermilk Pancakes

You just can't beat a basic buttermilk pancake for a down-home country breakfast. Paired with sausage and fresh fruit, this pancake is just like the ones you get at Cracker Barrel.—Betty Abrey, Imperial, Saskatchewan
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Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Lemon is Jo’s favorite flavor. Since she loves to bake, she incorporates the citrusy fruit in a lot of her goodies from Silos Baking Co., like lemon poppy seed bread that’s served as part of a fresh bread basket. You can easily follow in her footsteps!
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Big & Buttery Chocolate Chip Cookies

Our version of the classic cookie is based on a recipe from a California bakery called Hungry Bear. The chocolate chip cookie is big, thick and chewy—perfect for dunking. —Irene Yeh, Mequon, Wisconsin

This is one of Joanna’s favorite foods–here are the others!

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Dream Cupcakes

My grandchildren absolutely love these cream-filled cupcakes, and I hope the chocolaty treats become a favorite in your home as well. —Dorothy Bahlmann, Clarksville, Iowa

Amanda Tarlton
As both a freelance lifestyle writer and editor for a national teen magazine, Amanda spends most of her time creating #content. In those (rare) moments when she's not at her desk typing furiously, she's likely teaching a hot yoga class, reading the latest chick-lit or baking a batch of her famous scones.