Behind The Butter

this weekend you should…

Celebrate your dad!

I’m blessed to have an amazing dad who shares my quirky dry sense of humor, college football obsession, love for travel and…cowlick. We definitely have the same cowlick.

Thanks, dad.

And in case you’re cooking this weekend, here’s a list of dad-friendly dishes that will make your Father’s Day deliciously better.

Shrimp Tacos with Grilled Poblano and Avocado Salsa <—– let Dad grill while you make the drinkies

Cedar Plank Smoked Salmon <—-same rule applies as above

Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers

Buffalo Chicken Dip <—-you’ll be the best daughter…..ever.

Mashed Potatoes with Mushroom Gravy

Elvis Granola <—-serve him warm freshly baked granola in the morning! Instant win.

Salted Fudge Brownies <—-go big or go home

Banana Bread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting <—-if I were a dad, I would want this. Wait no…that’s weird.


Sometimes the best dads are only a phone call away!






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  • Molly @ RDexposed
    June 18, 2011 at 11:08 am

    There’s just something about a dad and a daughter! I love meeting friends’ dads to see if they’re one of “those” dads!

  • Sana
    June 18, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Happy Father’s day to your dad!!!

  • Moni'sMeals
    June 18, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Such a thoughtful post! I love the pics with you and your Dad. aaawwwww.

    Now to those brownies you posted up there….are you kidding, they should be illegal with how gooey and oooey they look. 🙂

  • Ruth
    June 18, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Dads rock! Great post. For once celebrations in the UK coincide with yours stateside!

  • Baking 'n' Books
    June 18, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Some dads aren’t just a phone call away.

    Thanks for sharing – you and your Dad are lucky to have each other. (and good taste in food – brownies confirmed that).

  • Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble
    June 18, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Now I have an intense craving for buffalo chicken dip!

  • Monika
    June 18, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Aww you and your Dad are so cute 🙂

    Happy father’s day!

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    June 18, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    All the recipes sound great and I LOVE The pics of you and your dad.

    I hope you and your dad have a great phone call sesh even though you can’t celebrate in person together.


  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    June 18, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Cute Jenna! Sounds like a wonderful Dad 😉
    The Elvis Granola sounds super scrumptious!!

  • Keely (Sky Blue)
    June 18, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Aww. I’m making my Dad bfast in bed tomorrow…but I think he’s more a potatoes and sausage man. If I made the granola it would be for me, I can’t lie…

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    June 18, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Those salted fudge brownies are one of the best things I’ve ever made. I don’t know who wouldn’t like them!

  • kaila @ healthy helper!
    June 18, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I love my dad so much! And I can see from this post that you and your dad have a very special bond……truly the best!

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    June 18, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Buffalo chicken dip? CHECK!

    My dad and I share…well besides the good ole’ looks, the same dry sense of humor, too. I always love to hear it when people say I’m my father’s daughter when it comes to personality and remarks 🙂

  • Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
    June 18, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    you and your dad are totally cute!

    I’m making mine the baby back ribs you featured a couple months back. So good and I know he’ll love them!

  • French Heart
    June 18, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Great photos and recipes! I could use the brownies. ;0

    I am celebrating Dad. Though he died 18-months ago I wrote a post on my blog I think he would love. With a terrific song that conveys how he’ll always be the romantic El Khobar!!

  • Jen
    June 18, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Elvis granola is genius!

  • Kristen @ Chocolate Covered Kristen
    June 18, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    You two have the exact same expression in picture #2… love it!

  • Justeen @ Blissful Baking
    June 19, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Always let Dad do the grilling! 🙂

  • Brenna [fabuleuxdestin]
    June 19, 2011 at 3:34 am

    I can’t wait to call my pops today! I wish i could make him some of your treats 🙂

  • Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out
    June 19, 2011 at 4:43 am

    I’m a total daddy’s girl myself. Enjoy your weekend!

  • Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet
    June 19, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Happy Father’s day to your dad!!!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    June 19, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Aww, you and your dad are adorable!!

  • Katrina
    June 19, 2011 at 7:52 am

    awww love these food ideas!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    June 19, 2011 at 9:08 am

    you and your dad are so cute…nothing like a daughter’s relationship with her father!

  • Terri A.
    June 19, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    I’m celebrating my dad, even though we lost him many years ago – when he was younger than I am now. Cherish your time together, you’ll never forget it.

  • Sarah@The Flying ONION
    June 19, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Dads are so great. The picture of you and your dad is adorable! 😀

  • Pam
    June 20, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    I am grateful for having such an amazing dad and I can see you are too! Very cool 🙂