Chinese Barbecue Sauce – P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Recipe

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The Best Barbecue Sauce

This Chinese Barbecue Sauce is based on P.F. Chang’s recipe which is used in several different menu items, including: Spare Ribs, Pork Medallion and their Barbecue Chicken Salad.  I’ve taken the exact Restaurant size recipe and dumbed it down to a house hold portion.  And when I said this recipe is “based” on the Corporate recipe, I mean, it’s more or less the exact same one, only I cut the sugar in half.

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The Barbecue Sauce Breakdown

Chang’s makes 5 gallons of this sauce at a time and 2 1/2 gallons of it is sugar.  That’s just ridiculous.  Half of their recommended sugar amount still gets you a fantastic BBQ sauce.  So rest assured, knowing now, that you have everything you need to know about the China Bistro’s Barbecue Sauce Recipe!

I’ve also got their Spare Rib Recipe and their Northern Style Short Ribs Ribs recipe already filmed and posted below.  And if you’re interested in my Oven Baked Ribs, those are listed here as well.

CLICK HERE for Barbecue Spare Ribs
CLICK HERE for Northern Style Short Ribs

CLICK HERE for Oven Baked Ribs

Chinese Barbecue Sauce Ingredients:

1 qt Ketchup
1 cup Hoisin Sauce
1 cup Plum Sauce
2 cup Sugar
1/4 tsp Five Spice Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda

This recipe makes 2 quarts of Chinese Barbecue Sauce.

Macarons – Dana’s Bakery Review

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French Macarons are amazing.  In the words of Martha Stewart, “Macarons are light-as-a-feather French confections that can be assembled pulling from a mix-and-match palette of sweet fillings and bases.”  I had an opportunity, recently, to give a review of one of the best American Macaron bakery’s in the nation, Dana’s Bakery.  So unfortunately, this is not the Poor Man’s recipe for Macarons but a high recommendation of another American based business that can deliver your needs for any event; be it Weddings, Corporate Gifts or Special Occasions.

Dana’s Bakery sent me a dozen of their Macarons and they didn’t spare any expense.  I was, however, disappointed in the care of FedEx because my package was smashed in and torn on one end.  Luckily, though, it didn’t damage my order because Dana’s Bakery took extra care to package the Macarons with bubble wrap and a profession insulated thermal bag and a refrigerated Jelly pack to keep it cool during shipping.

As you’ll see in the video review below, I tried everyone of these little delicacies and I firmly believe that Dana’s Bakery certainly knows what they’re doing when it comes to Macarons.  Their flavors were off the wall delicious and I think you to will agree.  So definitely give them a try and be sure to tell them Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen sent you!

CLICK HERE for DANA’S BAKERY or Call 800.477.1816 for ordering information.

Homemade Crepes with Cherry Topping Recipe

Homemade Crepes

Fast and Easy, Homemade Crepes!

These Homemade Crepes are fantastic, I’m not even going to lie. It’s a Banana infused batter with vanilla yogurt and a fresh homemade cherry topping!  You are going to love these!  There are videos and ingredients below for both the Crepe BAtter and the Cherry Topping, so get to it and happy cooking!

Homemade Crepe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup Milk
1 cup Flour
1 Egg
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 Banana (optional)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp melted butter per pancake

Cherry Topping Ingredients:
3 to 4 cups Fresh Pitted Cherries
1 cup Water
1 cup Sugar
1/8 tsp Chinese Five Spice Powder (or just cinnamon)
1/8 tsp Nutmeg
a pinch of Cayenne Pepper (optional, but it;s GREAT)
1 tbsp Cornstarch
1 tbsp Water

These step by step Video instructional’s are all you need to take you straight to making these wonderful Homemade Crepes.