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Father's Day Grub: Special Dishes For Dad

Father's Day is just around the corner and many are already looking for ways to make their dads feel extra special. This year, why not whip up delicious treats for your dad to let him know that you appreciate him?

Read on for fantastic ideas on how to make daddy extra happy this Father's Day 2016! 

Chocolate Guinness Beer Cake. Courtesy: Divas Can Cook

Father's Day Brunch

If there is a thing as a "masculine" breakfast, you can't get any more masculine that this French sandwich - Croque Monsieur, which literally means "to bite" and "mister." This version of ham and cheese sandwich is just divine - it's generous on cheese and made even richer with bechamel sauce. 

Croque Monsieur from Pretty Mayhem
Ingredients:
4 slices of bread, lightly toasted
Dijon Mustard
100g Gruyere cheese
2-3 slices of ham
Béchamel sauce (white sauce)

Croque Monsieur. Courtesy: Pretty Mayhem

Father's Day Burgers

Let's face it - as hard as we try, sometimes, we just can't flip burgers in the grill as good as dad can. But fret not! If the grill is not your friend, the oven always got your back. This baked hamburger recipe from Foodie Crush is so easy to whip up, just as it is so quick to disappear once served. 

Daddy’s Open Faced Hamburgers from Foodie Crush
Ingredients:
1 pound 85 percent lean ground beef
4 small sourdough rolls or ciabatta, sliced
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons garlic salt
freshly ground black pepper
8 tablespoons butter, divided
8 slices medium Cheddar cheese

Daddy’s Open Faced Hamburgers. Courtesy: Foodie Crush

Cooking With Beer For Dad

Who knew that beer can also be used to flavor cheese dip? Cook The Story has a recipe for a flavorful dip made extra savory with garlic powder and dijon mustard.

Hot Beer Cheese Dip from Cook The Story
Ingredients:
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
3/4 cup milk, divided
1/2 cup beer
1 tsp. dijon mustard
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
3 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese

Hot Beer Cheese Dip. Courtesy: Cook The Story

Sports Munchies For Dad

A grub that takes the trophy during ball game parties is is buffalo wings. It's savory, delicious, and you can eat it with your hands. Perfect!

Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings from Pinch And Swirl
For the wings:
2 Tablespoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
3½ pounds chicken wings, drumettes and flats separated
For the buffalo sauce:
½ cup butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup hot sauce
Easy Blue Cheese Dip
½ cup blue cheese, crumbled
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup sour cream
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings. Courtesy: Pinch And Swirl

Delightful Desserts For Dad

This chocolate chip cookies might just combine all of dad's favorite things - bourbon, bacon and dark chocolate! The bacon adds a savory note to the sweet treat while the bourbon makes the flavors of cookies even deeper. 

Bourbon - Bacon Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Recipe Girl
INGREDIENTS:
3/4 pound center cut thick bacon, 1/2-inch diced
2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup reserved bacon fat, chilled
3/4 cup granulated white sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 Tablespoons Maker's Mark® Bourbon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped

Bourbon - Bacon Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Courtesy: Recipe Girl

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