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Dad’s Day Afternoon

Serve up a casual Father's Day feast the entire family will love
Dad's Day Afternoon

Sure, breakfast in bed is a good start for showing Dad how much he’s loved on Father’s Day, but why not go all-out and create a homemade feast of hungry-man favorites? Here, sports bar-style stuffed potatoes and juicy barbecue sandwiches are served with a festive Southwestern salad and a toffee-topped brown sugar cake for a meal that’ll make him feel special. The recipes are all easy enough to get kids involved in the cooking and tasty enough to inspire rave reviews from the whole family.

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Southwestern Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing

Southwestern Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing

Sweet romaine, grape tomatoes,and corn, plus tender pinto beans and crunchy corn chips make a truly satisfying salad.

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Mini Loaded Red Potatoes

Mini Loaded Red Potatoes

These sports bar–inspired creations are roasted instead of deep-fried. Choose the smallest red potatoes you can find to keep them easy to eat. Little chefs can scoop out and stuff the potatoes and then sprinkle with paprika.

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Carolina-style Barbecue Sandwiches

Carolina-style Barbecue Sandwiches

A tangy mustard-based sauce distinguishes Carolina-style barbecue from its sweeter Kansas City cousin. This recipe makes 2 cups of sauce, leaving plenty to serve on the side. For crunch in your sandwiches, buy coleslaw at the deli, or make Deep South Slaw.

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Brown Sugar-Toffee Cake

Brown Sugar-Toffee Cake

The secret to success with this lighter version of a brown sugar pound cake is having all the ingredients at room temperature and beating the batter 2 to 3 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

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