How do you celebrate the first man in your life, the man who’s been with you through thick and thin…and (ekkk) puberty?

Celebrate dad in his own special way on Sunday, June 15th by showering him with his all time favorite-themed foods. Here are eight dad-inspired recipes especially for Father’s Day…


1. Cinnamon Dad Flapjacks

There’s nothing that says “I love you, Dad,” more than breakfast in his honor. Plus, the kids can help create pancakes lovingly spelling out D-A-D for a special Father’s Day breakfast or brunch, complete with all of the yummy toppings (i.e., fresh fruit, yogurt, maple syrup, fruit preserves, and even chocolate chips.

Source: Taste of Home

2. Maple French Toast & Bacon Cupcakes

There’s one surefire way to dad’s heart—through his tummy. So make the favorite man in your life a gift that he’ll be salivating over until next year. Mmmm bacon! These maple French toast and bacon cupcakes are the perfect finishing touch to a dad-inspired barbecue meal.

Source: Food Network

3. Dad Slippers

Nothing says comfort to dad like his trusty slippers. And these absolutely adorable little fuzzy slippers are all about spoiling pop on his big day. Made from milk chocolate and peanut butter and then covered with coconut shavings (if dad is nutty for coconut), dad will never forget this sweet pair of slippers.

Source: Hungry Happenings

4. Tie Cookies

Dad might feel differently about wearing a tie and eating these sweet little tie cookies. Select a few of dad’s favorite colors and use sugar frosting squeeze bottles, and toothpicks to decorate a fashionable array of stylish, cookie cutout ties.


5. Lawnmower Cake

Talk about a cake that’s fun to look at and eat! This cake is inspired by the man who mows lawns, climbs ladders, scares spiders, and provides a strong shoulder to lean on whenever you need him. Simply decorate a chocolate sheet cake with, vanilla, chocolate, and green butter cream icing, and use dad’s favorite candies (i.e., jelly candies, licorice whips, and chocolate drops) to make the lawnmower.

Source: Woodland Bakery Blog

6. Guinness Cake Pops

These delectable cake pops are inspired by dad’s favorite brew—Guinness beer. And after a nice family cookout—perhaps with a few wobbly pops, dad might like to nibble on one of these beer-inspired baked goods made with cocoa powder, vanilla, buttermilk sour cream, cream cheese, dark chocolate, and the sweet taste of Guinness brew.


7. Whiskey Ginger Cookies

Father’s Day calls for something a little more special. That’s why whiskey-loving dads will dig a batch of these crispy, chewy, whiskey- and ginger- infused goodies cookies paired with a signature whiskey cocktail or a shot or two on ice.

Source: The Cake Blog

8. Bouquet of Bacon Roses

What does dad love…almost as much as he loves the kids? Why bacon, of course! So heat up the oven and assemble a bouquet that will certainly keep on giving. This bouquet of bacon roses requires one whole package of bacon rolled into rosebuds and baked up golden-delicious in a muffin pan. You can even put them in a vase for kicks.

Source: Will Cook for Smiles


Anna adores cooking, drinking wine, and listening to records, but she does a lot of yoga to balance things out ;) This explains the black bean brownie disaster of 2007 (don't bring that up). She's noshed in countries like Greece, Turkey, France, Ireland, Costa Rica, and numerous other weird, yummy places that will get her waxing all poetic about her favorite recipes.

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