Man Food for Father’s Day!

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If the way to a man’s heart is really through his stomach, then why not use that to your advantage for Father’s Day? These delicious Father’s Day Recipe Ideas are perfect for celebrating your dad on his special day.

A Collage with Eight Pictures of Desserts and Appetizers for Father's Day

The Best Father’s Day Recipes

My go-to gift for any kind of occasion is food. Of course. Not only do I like making things, but making dishes with flavors that someone really likes. Besides, a sweet tasty treat is the answer to everything.

So I’ve done you a favor and gotten together a great list of some super manly treats to make for the most special man in your life!

First up is my dad’s favorite kind of treat. He’s a cookie guy. He loves oatmeal raisin cookies and cookie cakes are standard for his birthday. I have a Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake that makes any store-bought cake shrivel with shame. And just for the Pops, I also have an Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Cake with Cinnamon Maple Icing that is awesome if you love oatmeal or want to switch things up.

A Heart-Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake with a Red Frosting Border and Once Piece Missing


These Bacon Maple Cinnamon Rolls From Crazy For Crust look awesome! The perfect blend of sweet and savory for breakfast!

A Bacon Maple Cinnamon Roll on a Plate Next to a Container of Maple Syrup


My dad is a big baked bean fan. These Bourbon Maple Slow Cooker Baked Beans from Averie Cooks look awesome. Plus they’re made in with a crock pot. Score!

A Bowl of Bourbon Maple Baked Beans on a Napkin


Dude Food Magic Bars From Sugar Hero! Bacon, pretzels, chocolate, peanut butter, potato chips and caramel. I’m in man food heaven.

Three Dude Food Magic Bars Stacked Between Layers of Parchment Paper


Beer and pork totally says man food. Beer Marinated Pork Chops with Peach Salsa from She Knows.

Three Beer Marinated Pork Chops with Peach Salsa on a White Plate


Chocolate Covered Pretzels with Maple Smoked Bacon Crumbles by Butterlust. How awesome do those look?

Six Chocolate Covered Bacon Pretzels on a Baking Dish


Though my dad’s not really a beer guy, most men are and I can’t imagine anyone saying no to this tasty looking Cheesy Beer Quick Bread from Gotta Get Baked.

Three Slices of Cheesy Beer Quick Bread on a Wooden Cutting Board


Steakhouse Pizza from Pioneer Woman. Marlboro Man approved.

A Close-Up Shot of a Steakhouse Pizza on a Wooden Table


Anything covered in sugar makes my list. Sugar-covered bacon? Yes, please! Red Chili and Sugar Cured Bacon from Jane Spice.

A Row of Pieces of Chili and Sugar Cured Bacon on a Lined Pan


These BBQ Chicken Mini Pizzas from Lemon Tree Dwelling look awesome.

A BBQ Chicken Mini Pizza with a Green Bowl of BBQ Sauce on the Side


Bourbon Bacon Brownies with Bourbon Caramel Sauce by SheKnows. Drooling yet??

Six Bourbon Bacon Brownies Drizzled with Bourbon Caramel Sauce


Three Meat Italian Pie is a classic for us. The combo of italian seasoning and different meats is perfect!

A Serving of Three Meat Italian Pie on a White Plate with a Fork


And last, but not least, these Hanging Neck Tie Cookies from Semi Sweet Designs are adorable. Not exactly man food, but totally awesome.

Three Hanging Neck Tie Cookies Propped up Onto Three White Mugs

I hope these tasty man foods make your man happy for Father’s Day! I’m sure he deserves it! 🙂


This post linked to Tidy Mom, A Glimpse Inside, The 36th Avenue, Simply Sweet Home and Somewhat Simple.

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  1. Mike @ Semi Sweet

    Thanks so much for featuring my hanging necktie cookies, Lindsay!! And what a great round up of Man Food! Makes me inspired to create a cookie that’s bacon related. 😛 Have a great weekend!

  2. gottagetbaked

    *Excited squeal* Lindsay, thanks so much for featuring my cheesy beer bread! I love the title of this post: “Man Food”. You can’t get manlier than that! And say whaaaa? Your dad’s not a big fan of beer? I’m sure he’d love it in bread form – carbs in carbs, what’s not to love? Everything you’ve listed here sounds delicious (those bourbon bacon brownies are calling my name).

    1. Life, Love and Sugar

      Thank you! And yes, my dad is a strange one but he passed that on to me as well. 😉 Beer in bread and cheese (and cooking in general) is awesome though! I’ve been wanting to make your bread since I saw it. The pictures are awesome!

  3. lulu

    Since the girls are never around for Fathers Day, I have to do something special for the dad. I’m thinking there are some things here he’d like. Man pizza…I like that!

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I'm a wife and mom to twin boys, a baby girl and a sweet black lab with a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the sugar!

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