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TravelRAVEA Father’s Day Tribute!

Could there possibly be a more suitable way to celebrate Father’s Day than with a backyard family barbecue?? Just think about it … mouthwatering filet mignon grilled to medium-rare perfection, wedge salad crowned with bits of crispy bacon and creamy chunks of Point Reyes Blue Cheese, grilled fingerling potatoes tossed in EVOO, thyme and rosemary, and a dish of sweet, caramelized grilled onion blossoms. This is unequivocally a feast to celebrate the king status that “pops” has attained, right? Uncork a bottle of Silver Oak Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, engage in carefree conversation peppered in with a few hearty laughs over random memories, and this will undoubtedly be a Father’s Day your dad can cherish for years to come! I’ve scoured several palate pleasing food websites and blogs, and unearthed some tantalizing ideas for such a Father’s Day Celebration:

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail – where have you been all my life?

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad

The Wedge Salad is to a delicious steak what water is to fish – essential!

With the addition of a little fresh thyme, these Grilled Potatoes with Rosemary would surely be irresistible.

Ummmm – Grilled Onion Blossoms with Red Pepper Aioli? OMG!!!

I’ll make it easy on all of us. Here’s a step-by-step demonstration of how to grill the BEST Filet Mignon:

Brookstone Talking Grill Alert

Brilliance! This “talking” Grill Alert Thermometer from Brookstone allows the grillmaster step to away so he can watch Jordan Spieth log another golf win at the US Open Tournament.

Warm Apple Tart with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream? Needless to say, I’m in love ♥

A long long time ago ...

Happy Fathers Day to my most amazingly wonderful 91 year-old dad, and to all you amazingly wonderful dads out there!

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