Friday, June 18, 2010

With Father’s Day quickly approaching the scramble to secure last minute gifts is on!  So what do you get for the guy who you love most?  A neck tie?  A pack of socks?  Maybe a “Worlds Greatest Dad” mug?  Those gifts have been done and done again so why not give the dad in your life something he’ll be sure to appreciate…give him the gift of food!  I mean come on every woman knows that the way to a mans heart is through his stomach!  I have a few killer recipes from Mrs. Butterworth, Franks Red Hot, French’s Mustard, and Duncan Hines to share with you that will be sure to please dad!
Let’s say we’re building the perfect Father’s Day feast…breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert…this is going to be yummy!  We’ll start with breakfast, heck why not even serve it to him in bed (hey, mom is not the only one who deserves  breakfast in bed every once in a while).  So what would the perfect breakfast be?  Let’s see…how about Hawaiian French Toast?  Sounds delicious!
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1 tablespoon, BUTTER
2 EGGS, beaten
1 teaspoon, CINNAMON
4-8, HAWAIIAN SWEET ROLS, cut in half
1: Heat butter in a large pan over medium-high heat.
2: In a large bowl mix eggs and cinnamon.
3: Dunk rolls into mixture and coat thoroughly.
4: Cook bread until golden brown on both sides about 3-5 minutes each side.
5: Warm your syrup in the microwave and pour over toast.

Now let’s move on to lunch…how about something hot and spicy?  Sounds perfect for the man in my life and I hope the man in yours thinks so too!  How do chicken wings sound?  That’s what I thought…perfecto!
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2 1/2-lbs. chicken wing pieces
¾ cup FRANK'S® REDHOT® Buffalo Wings Sauce
1. BAKE wings in foil-lined pan at 500°F on lowest oven rack for 20 to 25 min. until crispy, turning once.
2. TOSS wings in Buffalo Wing Sauce to coat.
Makes-6 to 8 servings
Tip: You may substitute 1/2 cup FRANK'S® REDHOT® Sauce mixed with 1/3 cup melted butter for the Buffalo Wing Sauce.
Alternate Cooking Directions: Deep-fry at 375°F for 10 min.
Broil 6-inches from heat 15 to 20 min., turning once.
Grill over medium heat 20 to 25 min., turning often.

Now onto dinner!  Something grilled sounds wonderful to me and what a perfect opportunity to show your dad or hubby what a grill mistress you are! 

2/3 cup Ranch salad dressing
1/3 cup FRENCH'S® Classic Yellow® or Honey Mustard
¼ cup dark brown sugar
4 (5 oz.) boneless skinless chicken breasts, seasoned with salt and pepper to taste
1. MIX salad dressing, mustard and sugar. Pour 2/3 cup mixture over chicken.
2. MARINATE chicken in refrigerator 30 min. or up to 3 hours.
3. GRILL chicken on greased rack over medium heat for 15 min. or until done. Serve chicken with remaining mustard mixture.
Makes 4 servings
Tip: Substitute boneless pork chops.

Let me tell you, the Tangy Ranch Grilled Chicken was a huge hit at our house!  So we have one course left…oh yes and it’s everyone’s favorite…especially dad!  So maybe the dad in your life likes football…and cake?
Football Cake
For the Dad who is a fan of all things football, a cake that’s easy to make and can be personalized with his favorite sports team!
1 pkg Duncan Hines® Moist Deluxe® Devil's Food Cake Mix
1 tub Duncan Hines® Creamy Home-Style Classic Chocolate Frosting
1 (0.68 oz) tube white glossy decorating gel

Baking Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 10-inch round cake pan.
2. Prepare cake according to package directions for basic recipe. Bake at 350°F 45 to
50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
3. Cut cake and remove 2-inch slice from center. Arrange cake as shown. Spread chocolate frosting on sides and top of cake. Make white frosting laces on football, using decorating gel.
Or maybe he likes brownies and cookies?  Duncan Hines has that covered as well! 
Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies are a perfect marriage of rich chocolate and creamy peanut butter, easy to make and fun to share.
Peanut Butter Filling:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butte

Baking Instructions:
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, beat brownie mix, softened butter, softened cream cheese and egg. Mix either by hand or by using a mixer.
  1. Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into balls and place on lightly greased or parchment lined cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Should make 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
  1. In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar and peanut butter together and roll into small balls using about 1 teaspoon. Press peanut butter balls into surface of uncooked brownie cookies and slightly flatten cookie. Bake for 12 minutes or until edges are set. Cookies may appear slightly under cooked, but do not overbake. Cool on cookie sheets for about 3 mins and transfer to wire rack.
  1. If Desired: Place 6 tablespoons of frosting into a microwave safe container and melt (30 seconds), drizzle melted chocolate over top of cookie. Cool.
  1. For easy clean up, place wax paper or parchment paper under wire rack -- then drizzle the frosting on cookies
So now you have a slew of recipes to help you make this Father’s Day the best ever for the dad in your life!  I hope you get a chance to try one (or all) of these recipes…they really are yummo!  And if you do happen to try one please let me know!
*I was provided coupons in order to try out the recipes mentioned above to facilitate this post*

1 comment :

  1. Unfortunately I am just seeing these now but the Hawaiian French Toast and easy chocolate peanut butter cookies both sound amazing!


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