If you're planning to cook for Father's Day, here are 15 extra tasty and festive recipes for a delicious celebration of dad. After the recipes, read on to find out how father's day came to be. It might surprise you!
Best Father's Day Recipes!
Every year I ask my husband what he wants to do for Father's Day and the answer is always the same: Have a home-cooked meal with the family.
These 15 recipes are my husband's favorites but I hope you'll search our site for the perfect recipe for the father in your life.
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What is the History and Origin of Father's Day?
Do you ever wonder how father's day came to be? I always assumed it was a Hallmark Holiday, created by some marketers somewhere, trying to sell us stuff. That didn't discourage me from celebrating it, but I was pleasantly surprised when I recently learned that father's day was founded over 100 years ago by someone with sincere intentions.
Her name was Sonora Dodd. She lived in Spokane Washington with her 5 younger siblings. They were raised by a single widowed dad, and Sonora wanted to honor him. With the help of her church and the Spokane YMCA, word spread and the first father's day was celebrated on June 19th, 1910.
It took another 62 years for Father's Day to gain full national recognition. It finally became an official national holiday when President Richard M. Nixon signed a proclamation in 1972 establishing a permanent observance of Father's Day on the third Sunday in June.
The first official Father's Day in the United States was on June 18, 1972. Ironically, just one day earlier, on June 17, 1972, the Watergate burglars were arrested. I doubt it was a very happy Father's Day for Richard Nixon.
Happy Father's Day!
Wishing you and yours a happy father's day filled with love and appreciation and great food!
[This post was originally published on June 13, 2014. It was updated and republished on June 15 2023 with some additional text and a bunch of new favorite father's day recipes added to the roundup.]