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5 Father’s Day Menus That Are Way Better Than a Tie

Give the World's Best Dad the day he deserves with one of these Father's Day menu ideas. Whether he's into breakfast, brunch, sports, grilling or gathering up the whole gang, dad will know he's number one.

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Breakfast in Bed: Oven Denver Omelet

I like omelets but don’t always have time to stand by the stove. That’s why I favor this oven-baked variety that I can quickly pop into the oven at a moment’s notice. My family frequently requests this for Sunday brunch. They always empty the dish. —Ellen Bower, Taneytown, Maryland

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Breakfast in Bed: Homemade BagelsTaste of Home

Breakfast in Bed: Homemade Bagels

I always wanted to make my own bagels, so I searched to find a bagel recipe I could try. For variation and flavor, I sometimes add cinnamon and raisins or honey and sesame seeds to the dough.

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Breakfast in Bed: Apple-Sage Sausage PattiesTaste of Home

Breakfast in Bed: Apple-Sage Sausage Patties

Apple and sausage naturally go together. Add sage, and you’ve got some standout patties. They’re freezer friendly, so I make them ahead and grab when needed. —Scarlett Elrod, Newnan, Georgia

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Breakfast in Bed: Honey CoffeeTaste of Home

Breakfast in Bed: Honey Coffee

For a quick pick-me-up, sip this pleasantly sweet coffee, inspired by the taste of a traditional Spanish latte.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Breakfast in Bed: Bacon ‘n’ Egg BundlesTaste of Home

Breakfast in Bed: Bacon ‘n’ Egg Bundles

This is a fun way to serve bacon and eggs all in one cute package! The recipe can easily be doubled for a larger group. Make sure to use high-quality bacon so it doesn't fall apart in the muffin tin. —Edith Landinger, Longview, Texas

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Breakfast in Bed: Almond Bear ClawsTaste of Home

Breakfast in Bed: Almond Bear Claws

This bear claw pastry recipe is absolutely melt-in-your-mouth delicious! It's impossible to resist the delicate dough, rich almond filling and pretty fanned tops sprinkled with sugar and almonds. I made yummy treats like this when I worked in a bakery years ago. —Aneta Kish, La Crosse, Wisconsin

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Father's Day Brunch: Bacon and Cheese WafflesTaste of Home

Father's Day Brunch: Bacon and Cheese Waffles

Including bacon and cheese in the waffle batter makes an all-in-one breakfast flavor. Freeze extras to reheat another day. —MarGenne Rowley, Oasis, Utah

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Father's Day Brunch: Pecan BaconTaste of Home

Father's Day Brunch: Pecan Bacon

Crispy, sweet bacon brightens up any morning. When my girls see this, they call it “special breakfast.” The big flavor punch may just surprise you. —Catherine Goza, Charlotte, North Carolina

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Father's Day Brunch: Summer Breakfast SkilletTaste of Home

Father's Day Brunch: Summer Breakfast Skillet

Sizzle up spicy chorizo, veggies and eggs for a breakfast that keeps you going all morning. If I want something handheld, I turn it into tacos. —Andrea Rivera, Westbury, New York

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Father's Day Brunch: Minty Watermelon-Cucumber SaladTaste of Home

Father's Day Brunch: Minty Watermelon-Cucumber Salad

Capturing the fantastic flavors of summer, this refreshing, beautiful watermelon-cucumber salad will be the talk of any picnic or potluck. —Roblynn Hunnisett, Guelph, Ontario

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Father's Day Brunch: ManmosaTaste of Home

Father's Day Brunch: Manmosa

Here’s a guy-friendly adaptation of the sweet and fruity mimosa. This combo of OJ and beer is a tasty kick-off to Dad’s big day. —Mike Dietiker, Elburn, Illinois

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Father's Day Brunch: Blueberry KuchenTaste of Home

Father's Day Brunch: Blueberry Kuchen

In the summer, we can get beautiful, plump blueberries, which I use in this easy-to-make coffee cake. I like to freeze extra blueberries so I have them available anytime I want this treat. —Anne Krueger, Richmond, British Columbia

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Sports Fanatic Lunch: Bandito Chili DogsTaste of Home

Sports Fanatic Lunch: Bandito Chili Dogs

These deluxe chili dogs are a surefire hit at family functions and tailgates. Adults and children alike love the cheesy chili sauce, and the toppings are fun! —Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon

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Sports Fanatic Lunch: Ham-Cheddar Cheese BallTaste of Home

Sports Fanatic Lunch: Ham-Cheddar Cheese Ball

With the classic combo of ham and cheese, this spread is a year-round favorite at our house. For football parties, shape the mixture into a football and add strips of Swiss for the laces. —Michele Moore, Mooresville, Indiana

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Sports Fanatic Lunch: Cheese FriesTaste of Home

Sports Fanatic Lunch: Cheese Fries

I came up with this recipe after my daughter had cheese fries at a restaurant and couldn't stop talking about them. She loves that I can fix them so quickly at home. Plus, the frozen fry packets can be refrigerated and reheated. —Melissa Tatum, Greensboro, North Carolina

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Sports Fanatic Lunch: Antipasto Pasta SaladTaste of Home

Sports Fanatic Lunch: Antipasto Pasta Salad

I love trying new recipes, and this one for Italian pasta salad tops all other varieties I've tried. With beans, cheese, sausage and vegetables, it's a hearty complement to any meal. —Bernadette Nelson, Arcadia, California

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Sports Fanatic Lunch: Refreshing Beer MargaritasTaste of Home

Sports Fanatic Lunch: Refreshing Beer Margaritas

I'm always surprised when people say they didn't know this drink existed. It's a really refreshing cocktail, and it's easy to double or triple the recipe. —Arianne Barnett, Kansas City, Missouri

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Sports Fanatic Lunch: Football Cake PopsTaste of Home

Sports Fanatic Lunch: Football Cake Pops

My son loves football! For his eighth birthday, I made cake pops with a rich chocolate cake center and a yummy peanut butter coating. These are sure to be winners at parties, bake sales and sports-watching events. —Jenny Dubinsky, Inwood, WV

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Grillmaster Dinner: Honey Chipotle RibsTaste of Home

Grillmaster Dinner: Honey Chipotle Ribs

Nothing's better than having a sauce with the perfect consistency for slathering. Here's one that'll ensure a lip-smacking feast. Make the sauce up to a week ahead. —Caitlin Hawes, Westwood, Massachusetts

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Grillmaster Dinner: Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed JalapenosTaste of Home

Grillmaster Dinner: Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos

Sunday is grill-out day for my husband, Cliff, and these bacon-wrapped stuffed jalapenos are one of his specialties. We usually feature them at our annual Daytona 500 party. They disappear from the appetizer tray in no time.

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Grillmaster Dinner: Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Gorgonzola Spread	Taste of Home

Grillmaster Dinner: Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Gorgonzola Spread

My husband first tried this recipe with plain potatoes. They were so yummy; we experimented with sweet potatoes. Dipped in Gorgonzola spread, they’re irresistible. —Kristen Minello, Macomb, Michigan

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Grillmaster Dinner: Grilled Peach, Rice & Arugula SaladTaste of Home

Grillmaster Dinner: Grilled Peach, Rice & Arugula Salad

This hearty salad was created when I needed to clear out some leftovers from the fridge—and it became an instant hit! The grilled peaches are the ultimate "tastes like summer" salad booster. —Lauren Wyler, Dripping Springs, Texas

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Grillmaster Dinner: Minty Tea PunchTaste of Home

Grillmaster Dinner: Minty Tea Punch

Forget sugary (and boring) sodas for your next potluck and treat your family and friends to a refreshing homemade punch. —Crystal Bruns, Iliff, Colorado

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Grillmaster Dinner: Pot of S'moresTaste of Home

Grillmaster Dinner: Pot of S'mores

Mom’s easy Dutch-oven version of the popular campout treat is so good and gooey. The hardest part is waiting for this to cool so you can devour it. Yum! —June Dress, Meridian, Idaho

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Father's Day Potluck: Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches	Taste of Home

Father's Day Potluck: Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches

My husband is a huge fan of pulled pork sandwiches, so my sister shared this incredibly easy recipe with me. At potlucks and family dinners, nobody can get enough of this root beer-braised version. —Carolyn Palm, Radcliff, Kentucky

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Father's Day Potluck: Jalapeno Bean DipTaste of Home

Father's Day Potluck: Jalapeno Bean Dip

This is the snack my family usually requests. We especially like to make this zippy dip on camping trips. —Lorene Goodwin, Belle Fourche, South Dakota

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Father's Day Potluck: Corn with Cilantro-Lime Butter	Taste of Home

Father's Day Potluck: Corn with Cilantro-Lime Butter

I like to use fresh cilantro from my garden in this lime butter I created especially for grilled corn. —Andrea Reynolds, Westlake, Ohio

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Father's Day Potluck: Pennsylvania Dutch ColeslawTaste of Home

Father's Day Potluck: Pennsylvania Dutch Coleslaw

My mother used to make this salad on holidays. With all the cabbage that is grown here in the Northwest, the recipe is a real natural for us! —Deb Darr, Falls City, Oregon

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Father's Day Potluck: Picnic Fruit PunchTaste of Home

Father's Day Potluck: Picnic Fruit Punch

This pink cooler is deliciously thirst-quenching on a warm day. Seeing its color, folks guess it might be pink lemonade. They're pleasantly surprised to discover the bubbly blend includes cranberry, pineapple, orange and lemon juices. —Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon

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Father's Day Potluck: Peanut Butter Pudding DessertTaste of Home

Father's Day Potluck: Peanut Butter Pudding Dessert

Here's a fun layered dessert that will appeal to all ages. If you want it even nuttier, you can use chunky peanut butter, and if you're not a fan of cashews, substitute your favorite nut. This peanut butter lasagna is one of my favorite pudding desserts. —Barbara Schindler, Napoleon, Ohio