To be honest, I usually don’t do much in the way of actual gift giving for Father’s Day. My dad lives in Florida and so I usually just call him on the phone. My father in law lives nearby and we usually get together and maybe buy him a book or CD. A few years ago, though, I did send my dad a gift. I found cedar planks and kosher certified spice rub at William Sonoma. It was the early days of cedar planks and my dad never heard of it before and loves to barbecue, it was the perfect gift!
He now loves using a cedar plank to barbecue and has even replenished his spice rub at least once.
This year, I’m getting a little crafty. And my crafts always come out of the kitchen. A basket of BBQ-inspired homemade treats would be the perfect gift. Of course you could buy all these things, but parents love our gifts more just because we made them, it’s just like we were kids!
I have a few fabulous recipes for you.
Go to your local Amazing Savings or dollar store and pick up some nice glass jars of varying sizes. Then make your own...
This recipe is for a Cajun Spice Rub, a little spicy and can be used on anything from chicken to fish to even potatoes. Find more Spice Rub Recipes here.
There is nothing better than homemade BBQ sauce and this Date flavored version is perfect for any occasion, try it on a burger or brushed on chicken or even on steak. Click for more Homemade BBQ Sauce recipes.
Don't forget the pickles! Here at Joy of Kosher, we have some fantastic pickled vegetable recipes, from Quick Pickles to longer Fermented Pickled Cucumbers and my new favorite, Pickled Broccoli Stalks.
If you want to go full on Martha Stewart, pick up some pretty labels and print out custom labels for your homemade treats.
Whatever you choose dad will love it! Happy Father’s Day Everyone!
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