Date Night Dinners by Sloane Taylor


2 – 3 lbs. (1 – 1.5kg) country style pork ribs, preferably on the bone
5 sprigs fresh thyme or ½ tsp. (2.5ml) dried
1 cup (250ml) chicken stock, possibly more
1 bottle your favorite barbeque sauce
Preheat oven to 325° F (160°C).

Place ribs in an ovenproof dish in a single layer. Pour in a ½ inch (1.25cm) of stock or slightly more. Cover tight with aluminum foil and bake 45 minutes.
Discard cover. Slather on barbeque sauce and roast another 15 minutes.
Check if meat is done by inserting the tip of a sharp knife close to the bone. You should not see any pink.

REMEMBER – meat continues to cook for a short time after it is removed from the oven.

Serve with plenty of sauce on the side.


I made this quick and easy dish for 4 people and served it with garden fresh asparagus. My family likes to add the barbeque sauce after it is finished cooking. (They don’t like the sugars in the sauce to caramelize.) Everyone “decorates” the ribs with the sauce on their own. (And we have plenty to spare.)

The chicken stock and thyme added a nice flavor to the pork on its own. Surprisingly the thyme did not “stick” to the meat but settled in the liquid in the bottom of the pan. (I used fresh thyme.) The meat was infused with the flavor rather than being sprinkled on top.

This recipe already has a “repeat request” by my family!

Book Details:
Publisher: Toque & Dagger
Publication Date: May 29, 2018
Page Count: 136 pages
Genre: Cookbook
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About Date Night Dinners:
Ready to ignite that old flame? Or perhaps spark a new one? Take your partner by the hand and turn on your stove. A true romantic, award-winning author Sloane Taylor brings her creativity to the kitchen with easy-to-make meals sure to spark the intimacy and quality time you want with your special someone. Cooking together is only the start of the fun!
Create 45 complete dinners for two or flavor your evenings with a new dish. These 80 recipes use everyday foods already on most kitchen shelves. The recipes are easily increased for those fun times friends or family join your table.
Date Night Dinners, Meals to Make Together for a Romantic Evening, is an ideal gift for engagements, bridal showers, anniversaries, or for anyone who wants to spice things up.

Meet the Author:

Sloane Taylor is an Award-Winning author with a second passion in her life. She is an avid cook and posts new recipes on her blog every Wednesday. The recipes are user friendly, meaning easy.

Taylor currently has seven romance novellas released by Toque & Dagger Publishing. Her first solo venture into non-fiction is a cookbook with eighty of her favorite recipes DATE NIGHT DINNERS, Meals to Make Together for a Romantic Evening.

Excerpts from her books can be found on her website, blog, and all popular vendors. Connect with Taylor on Facebook and Twitter.

Excerpts from her books can be found on her website, blog, and all popular vendors.

5 thoughts on “Date Night Dinners by Sloane Taylor

  1. Sounds good, Chris! Seems like an easy dish to prepare with your special someone, or the whole darn family! Cheers!


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