Planning a family barbecue for Father's Day? If you're looking to wow the crowd with recipes that take a (slight) departure from the expected burgers and hot dogs, then we can think of no better place to turn than to our friends at Martha Stewart. These seven recipes (plus one smart shopping tip) range from the lightened up to the utterly indulgent, and they are all sure to appease dear old Dad.
Nothing compares to fresh-baked bread, but in the Summer, who wants to have their hot oven on? Why not heat up the grill and make these stuffed flatbreads to satisfy your craving? I stuffed the bread with a variety of herbs, garlic, and farmer cheese, but feel free to experiment with different fillings. Like any bread, time is needed to prepare the dough. However, they can be made in advance, separated by parchment paper, and refrigerated until needed. Although the prep may take awhile, these flatbreads cook in no time and only require a couple minutes on each side before they are ready to enjoy. At your next barbecue, while your meat is resting, keep the grill hot and bake these flatbreads! Get the recipe by reading more.
During grilling season, I love to make my own barbecue sauce. There are tons of recipes out there, and it's surprisingly pretty easy to put together. You toss a bunch of ingredients in a pan and let it simmer, then bam! You end up with a thick and delicious sauce to slather on ribs or chicken. This recipe has double the flavor because the ribs are coated with a spice-rub before being smothered with barbecue sauce. The main components, paprika, thyme, dried cherries, and Zinfandel, might seem like an unusual combination, but they work wonderfully well together. The resulting ribs are finger-licking good. You should really make them this weekend! Here's the recipe.