Let's celebrate Dad in the best way possible this Father's Day! As we know, food is truly the way to any dad's heart. And, homemade is ALWAYS best. So let's get cooking and baking!
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1. Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread
Dad will love this hearty cornbread with a kick! It's the perfect side dish to your BBQ chicken or to sop up the sauce from your world-famous ribs. Use a cast iron skillet to prepare this side dish - you can even try making it on the grill!
2. Sourdough Soft Pretzels
There's a lot of fathers out there who love to take in a good ball game. And all the snacks that go along with it, too!
These Sourdough Soft Pretzels are reminiscent of those ballpark pretzels Dad definitely loves. Not quite as big, but certainly big on flavor, texture, and salt!
And, don't worry if you don't have sourdough starter (or don't like it). The recipe includes an easy, pantry staple substitution.
Definitely don't forget the pretzel salt! A must-have for any soft pretzel, in my opinion.
3. Kickass BBQ Sauce
Father's Day always includes some kind of cookout / BBQ around here! So you'll definitely be needing a go-to, reliable, kickass barbecue sauce to pump up the flavor and heat on your favorite grilled meats and veggies.
You'll definitely need one of these to lay that sauce on super thick for extra flavorful BBQ!
4. Avocado Corn Salad
This Avocado Corn Salad is the winning dish. With all the flavors of summer, this salad is sure to please any crowd - even Dad!
The ingredient list is short, the number of pots and pans needed is minimal and the flavor factor is high.
Finished with a white balsamic honey reduction, this salad will be the perfect addition to your meal this Father's Day.
I've got a trick for cooking the corn, too! Comes out perfect every single time. Hint, it does not involve the grill or boiling!
5. Watermelon Feta Salad with Mint
I could eat this salad all summer. Watermelon, the quintessential summer fruit, pairs so well with briny feta and fresh mint to bring together a mouthful of happiness in every refreshing bite.
No cooking required. Just chop and assemble and you've got yourself one refreshing side dish!
6. Grilled Peaches with Honey & Ice Cream
Ever thought about grilling your dessert? Father's Day calls for all parts of the meal to be thrown on the grill, doesn't it?
Slice up some juicy, ripe peaches, pair them with a high-quality, fruity olive oil, get them smokey from a few minutes on the grill and you’ve got yourself one fine Dad's Day dessert!
Go the extra mile by topping the grilled peaches with a scoop of no-churn vanilla ice cream and a generous drizzle of honey and we’re in summertime heaven.
7. Caramelized Onion Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
Breakfast in bed for Dad? Of course! He would love to start the day with something hearty and filling that won't weigh him down for the day ahead.
I've got just the dish. This sweet potato hash is loaded with flavor and packed with nutrient-dense protein, veggies, carbs, and healthy fats. This is one breakfast you’ll have no guilt serving Dad.
Use your cast iron skillet to cook this one for best caramelization of those tasty onions!
8. Baked Donuts with Vanilla Glaze
I hear Dad loves donuts! These are baked, not fried, and ready in less than 30 minutes. How's that for a quick breakfast or mid-afternoon snack for Dad on his special day?
These baked donuts have a super thick vanilla glaze that will have Dad's sweet tooth satisfied in a big way!
I'd highly recommend getting yourself some inexpensive donut pans to make this recipe a breeze.
9. Malt Ball Cookies
Malt was one of my Dad's favorite flavors and I bet it's pretty popular among other dads, too!
The wonderful flavor of malted milk powder is jam-packed into this chewy cookie. Drizzle with a healthy dose of milk chocolate and top with chopped chocolate-covered malt balls for a tasty cookie treat that's sure to please even the most discerning dads.
10. My BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies
This is my go-to dessert to bring to any family gathering! And, they're my most requested, so I'm happy to oblige.
Dad will love these thick and chewy chocolate chip cookies for sure! Use high-quality chocolate and high-quality vanilla extract for the best flavor and a large cookie scoop for large, evenly-sized cookies.
11. Chewy Pizza Dough Recipe
This homemade pizza dough recipe makes a crispy crust with a perfectly chewy texture. If you are looking for a pizza recipe that impresses dad, look no further. Load it up with his favorite toppings!
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