Recipe Roundup- 20 Amazing Father's Day Recipes Dad Will Love

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 Recipe Roundup- 30 Amazing Father's Day Recipes Dad Will Love

Recipe Roundup- 30 Amazing Father's Day Recipes Dad Will Love

Happy early Father's Day to all those awesome dads out there.

Perhaps DAD likes to be treated to a leisurely breakfast in bed, or be surrounded by family around the table with a delicious meal.   Whatever his fancy, show DAD how much you care for and appreciate him by cooking for him on his special day.

Not sure what to make?  From breakfast to dinner, we have taken the guess work out of planning the perfect Father's Day Menu, and compiled a collection of our favorite recipes that DAD will surely love.  

Comment below and let us know which recipes you made for DAD!

Thanks for stopping by:)

Breakfast in Bed- Who says Dad can't have breakfast in bed?  Treat Dad to eggs, his way...poach 'em, fry 'em, or bake 'em, whatever makes Dad the happiest.

Sweeten His Day- Perhaps Dad has a sweet tooth!  These sugary confections will satisfy any sweet breakfast craving.

Savory Snack Starters- Begin the evening celebrations with these easy appetizers.

    Fire Up the Grill - Impress Dad with your grilling skills with these easy and flavorful recipes.

    Manly Mentions- Slow-cooked with love.

    Sweet Nothings- End Dad's special day with a sweet homemade treat.

    Happy Father's Day!




    Mexican Stuffed Shells Recipe

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     Mexican Stuffed Shells Recipe

    Mexican Stuffed Shells Recipe

    Raise your hand if Mexican food is one of your favorite ethnic dishes!  How about Italian food?!  I was torn last week on what to make for dinner, so I combined our family's two favorites (Italian and Mexican) and created these mouth-watering, Mexican-inspired stuffed shells.  

    As you know, traditional stuffed shells are filled with Italian cheeses and meat, and are lovingly bathed in a savory marinara sauce.  For this zestier version, we stuffed taco meat (seasoned with Cherchies® Select Grilling Rub & Seasoning Blend), black beans, Cherchies® Pretty Hot Peppers,  and cheese into jumbo pasta shells, and steeped them in salsa for a meal bursting with Mexican flavors.

    Add a twist to Taco Tuesday by creating this easy, Mexican dish full of zippy flavor, and serve a meal your family is going to love!  

    You may want to make a second batch to freeze for later!

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    • 1 yellow (sweet) onion, diced
    • 1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) olive oil
    • 1 pound (lb) ground turkey or beef
    • 3 generous Tablespoons (Tbsp) Cherchies® Select Grilling Rub & Seasoning Blend
    • 1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) Minor's Beef Base, dissolved in 1/4 cup of water (could substitute 1 beef bouillion cube dissolved in 1/4 cup water or 1/4 cup prepared beef broth)
    • 2 cups of your favorite salsa or pico de gayo, divided in half (Cherchies® Black Bean & Corn Salsa or Cherchies®Vidalia Onion Peach Salsa are our favorites)
    • 1 jar Cherchies®Pretty Hot Peppers
    • 1 15.5 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
    • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican Cheese blend, plus another cup for topping
    • Jumbo Pasta Shells (enough to fit in 8x 11 baking dish), cooked according to package directions, 5 minutes under cooking time.
    • 1/4 cup Taco sauce (found in Mexican isle of grocery store)
    • small can sliced black olives, drained
    • 4 green onions, sliced (optional for garnish)

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    In a large skillet, sauté onion in olive oil on medium-low heat until translucent.  After onion has cooked, add ground meat, Cherchies® Select Grilling Rub & Seasoning Blend, and beef base or bouillon mixed in water.

    Turn heat to low and simmer meat until no longer pink.  While meat is cooking, cook pasta according to package directions minus 6 minutes, and drain and set aside.  (Shells are easier to fill when they are al dente, plus they won't get mushy when cooked in the oven).

    As meat finishes cooking, add Cherchies® Pretty Hot Peppers, 1 cup of salsa/pico de gayo, and the can of black beans to the mixture, stir, and cook for a few more minutes.  Next, add 1/2 cup shredded cheese to the meat mixture and stir until melted.  Turn off heat and allow the meat to cool for ten minutes.  (This will make filling the shells easier).  

    To a 9x13 baking dish, add the other cup of salsa/pica de gayo, and spread evenly in the pan.  After meat and shells have cooled slightly, hold individual shells in hand and fill shells with meat mixture and carefully place in baking dish.

    Drizzle Taco sauce over shells, then sprinkle remaining 1 cup of cheese over shells.  Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until bubbly and cheese is melted.

    Garnish with chopped green onions and olives (optional) and serve!


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    Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Rice Recipe

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     Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Rice Recipe

    Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Rice Recipe

    Add some zing to Mexican Night or Taco Tuesday with this easy-to-make Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Rice Recipe.

    "Mexican Night" (tacos, burritos, quesadillas, etc.) appears weekly on our meal rotation, and Mexican (Spanish) rice is our family's favorite accompaniment. I recently tried something new and served Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Rice, featuring Cherchies® Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Seasoning, white Jasmine rice, and Cilantro.  This flavorful side dish was a huge hit with our family!

    If you are looking for a zippy dish that is quick and easy and pairs nicely with your favorite Mexican dish, then surprise your family with Chardonnay Lime and Cilantro Rice. Your family will thank you!


    • 1 cup white jasmine rice (We used Thai Hom Mali Jasmine Rice- found at BJ's Warehouse)
    • 2 cups chicken stock or water
    • 2 Tablespoons (Tbsp) butter
    • 2 teaspoons (tsp) Cherchies® Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Seasoning
    • 1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) fresh lime juice
    • 3 Tablespoons (Tbsp) cilantro, finely chopped


    Add water or stock, rice, and butter to a medium sauce pan.  Turn the heat on medium-high, cover and cook until water comes to a boil (about 5 minutes).

    Turn down heat, stir rice, and add Cherchies® Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Seasoning and lime juice to the pan.  Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

    Remove the rice from the heat, add the chopped cilantro and allow the mixture to simmer, covered for another 10 minutes.

    Fluff the rice with a fork before serving.  Serve with our Double Decker Tacos, Fish Tacos, or your favorite Mexican dishes.

    *Note:  Adjust the water content according to preference, increasing for more softness or decreasing for a firmer texture.

     Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Rice Recipe

    Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Rice Recipe


    Giveaway Winner!

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     Gourmet Seasoning Box Giveaway

    Gourmet Seasoning Box Giveaway

    Thanks to everyone who participated in our Giveaway! Congratulations! The winner of the Cherchies® Gourmet Seasoning Gift Box is Jane!

    Jane's favorite recipe is our Lemon Dill Dip Recipe (a favorite among many), which features, you guessed it, Cherchies® Lem'n Dill Seasoning.

    Thanks everyone for participating!  Stop back and visit us for more delicious recipe ideas, cooking tips, and giveaways.  

    For those who participated, but did not win, not all is lost!  Email us for a special discount code on future orders:)

    Thank you again for participating!

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