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Clear your schedule for June 18! The third Sunday of June every year is reserved for celebrating dads and all they do. Originally celebrated on March 19 in honor of St. Joseph, this Catholic European tradition migrated to the Americas via Spanish explorers and experienced a change of date in North America. Now a civic holiday in the US, it’s a day to honor fatherhood and let Dad put up his feet! Whether you have a huge celebration or a quiet day planned, these recipes for the whole day are sure to please.

 

Breakfast

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Restaurants are nice, but nothing compares to food cooked with love! Start the day off right with our Spinach Scrambled Eggs with Home Fries. Easy to make, this hearty breakfast is full of sautéed onions and mushrooms. Does Dad have a sweet tooth? Our Stuffed French Toast recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser with cream cheese, jam, and powdered sugar goodness! Served with his favorite coffee, Dad’s day will be off to a great start.

 

Lunch

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Looking for something lighter lunch? Serve up a several small plates for a tapas-style meal that is full of flavor and variety. Try some of our Gouda Mushroom Quesadillas for an easy crowd pleaser. Pair it with our Homemade Garden Salsa for a kick of spice to start off lunchtime. A classic appetizer, our recipe for Roast Beef and Brie Sliders is perfect for carnivorous dads. Thin sliced brie and roast beef are paired with sautéed onions and savory brown butter glaze. Have a vegetarian in the family or simply trying to eat lighter? Our filling Zucchini Corn Salsa isn’t just a side dish. With diced zucchini, onion, and plenty of corn, this fresh salad alternative has the flavor (and colors!) of summer.

 

Dinner

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It’s officially grilling season! When you break out the propane or charcoal grill, the possibilities are endless. These 7 Simple Grilling Recipes will please even the pickiest of dads. If you’re looking for even more variety, try our Grilled Honey Chicken. Sweet, tangy, and savory, this easy recipe goes great with broccoli or corn on the cob. For a splash of color and summer flavors, try our Black Bean Salad as a side. Another option is a classic- Potato Salad! Our twist on the usual recipe calls for French onion dip and a healthy handful of bacon. Yum!

 

Kid Friendly Desserts

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We know the kids always mean well, but sometimes their ‘help’ in the kitchen does more harm than good. But given a simple recipe, you might be surprised! Our Gia Russa Wild Berry Icebox Cake with Chocolate is a great way to involve the kids. They can help by layering ingredients in the springform pan and put the finishing touches on top with fresh berries and chocolate sauce. You’ll be feeling peachy after this dessert! Our recipe for Little Peach Pies is so simple, the kids might be able to do this one all on their own. After fresh peaches are halved, drizzle honey on each side, place back together then wrap pre-made pie crust dough around each peach and bake. Easy as pie!

 

Enjoy this special time with friends, family, and especially Dad! Make your Father’s Day a success by stocking up on your favorite fresh ingredients at your local Sparkle Market.

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