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Here’s one of my childhood favourites.  My Grandma Rees often made this when we visited her in Toronto (Little Italy area).  Grandma always served this with roasted potatoes (in plenty of butter) and green beans.  I usually serve with roasted potatoes too, but do a more healthy version in the oven with oil and a bit of butter.  Oh yeah, Grandma always picked up a crusty loaf of Italian bread from the bakery.  MMMMMMMMMM.

Chicken Cacciatore

3lb chicken pieces, we use thighs                     1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced                                         salt & pepper, to taste

28oz stewed tomatoes                                           28 oz tomato sauce

1/4 cup red wine                                                     1/4 tsp thyme

1 bay leaf

Brown the chicken in a little oil(optional and not needed if you use skinless chicken).   Add everything into a dutch oven. Cover and simmer all afternoon until the house smells wonderful 🙂 Don’t use a crock pot, the sauce doesn’t reduce and is too runny.

Honey Barbecue Pork Ribs

2 lb pork ribs                                    1 sm onion, chopped

1 c bbq sauce, we prefer Diana’s honey and garlic

1/3 c honey

Arrange ribs in the crock pot, sprinkle with onions.  Combine sauce and honey.  Pour over ribs.  Cook on Low for 7-9 hours.

Two really yummy recipes for you to enjoy.  Even better, they don’t need an oven and can be basically tossed in the pot and forgotten about.  Some days we all need recipes like that.

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