What We Love: Father’s Day Food Gifts


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I think everyone who knows him would agree that my dad is a pretty unique character. His needs are few, and if he wants something he generally buys it himself. His tastes are also simple. Let’s just say that he and my 22-month-old daughter have very similar palates, and feeding both can be a challenge for someone like me.

When I think about “dads” in general, a few words come to mind: booze, BBQ, and bacon. It seems that quite a few bloggers agree with me, and here are a few greatest hits guaranteed to make Dad smile on Father’s Day. Except for my own dad. But I would never leave him out, so Dad, skip to the end – the last two recipes are just for you!


Let’s begin with a classic Extra-Dirty Martini {from Eat Boutique}. Make this and treat Dad to a Mad Men marathon!

Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips: A nice accompaniment to all that barbecued meat. {from Fork and Beans}

Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour: Bourbon is my husband’s liquor of choice, so this one’s for him. {from Sweet Peach}

Homemade Cocktail Bitters: If Dad prefers to craft his own cocktails, gift him some homemade bitters. {from How Sweet It Is}


Hawaiian Hula Pork Fajitas with Pineapple Slaw and Coconut Rice: This is not only a gift for Dad, but for the whole family! {from Half Baked Harvest}

Brioche Donuts with Maple Frosting and Bacon Crumbles: Give Dad the wake-up he deserves with donuts and bacon. {from Pink Apron}

Sweet and Smoky BBQ Sauce: A dad’s version of heaven: a grill and a bottle of BBQ sauce. {from Wanderlust Kitchen}

Stout BBQ Meatball Sliders: Is there a better combination than beer and BBQ? {from The Beeroness}


Homemade Turtles: My Dad’s favorite candy, and a go-to gift for Every. Single. Holiday. {from Averie Cooks}

Salted Caramel Brownies with a Pretzel Crust: Give Dad a sweet ending to a sweet Father’s Day. {from Bakers Royale}

Banana Pudding: My Dad’s mother hailed from Arkansas, and this is a classic in our house. Heavy on the Nilla wafers! {from Spicy Southern Kitchen}

Photos courtesy of: Matthew and Teighan.

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