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Cook your way to Dad's heart with these delicious Father's Day recipes

This Father's Day, give dad the gift of food all day long, starting with a delicious breakfast or brunch, cookout lunch, fabulous dinner and luscious dessert.

Here are 10 Father's Day recipes that any dad will be asking for again and again.

Breakfast

Peanut Butter French Toast
Peanut Butter French Toast
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You can't go wrong with this classic breakfast food that's even better with peanut butter. Peanut butter gives this already rich morning staple a unique nutty kick.

Baked Eggs with Mushrooms
Baked eggs and mushrooms
Maya Visnyei
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Let dad sleep in on Father's Day and surprise him with an incredible breakfast in bed to start the day. Mushrooms are full of savory umami and add a meaty texture to this dish ... without the meat!

Brunch

Al's BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with Pineapple Salsa
Al Roker's recipe for BBQ pulled pork sandwiches with pineapple salsa
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Dad's going to love this delicious sandwich that's loaded with juicy meat and topped with tangy salsa.

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Strata, a savory bread pudding, is an excellent brunch dish to prepare for a crowd on Father's Day. To start, it's nice to have something that can be served family-style, just bring it to the table, and you're done! Additionally, the strata is best when made in advance. Assemble it the night before your gathering and simply transfer from the fridge to the oven the next morning.

Bill Geist's Gonzo Chili
Willie Geist shares his dad's recip for spicy one-pot chili
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Willie Geist's dad, Bill, always says two things about his famous chili: First, whatever you throw in from the fridge or cabinet at home, it always turns out great. Second, when it's prepared properly, it should make you perspire. We agree!

Dinner

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Al Roker and his daughter Courtney made this Father's Day meal with juicy ribeye and creamed kale. A smear of creamy blue cheese butter elevates the juicy steak from ordinary to extraordinary.

30 Garlic Clove Chicken
30 garlic clove chicken
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Serve this with rice or potatoes, dad's favorite vegetables and some toasted country-style crusty bread to soak up the juices.

Dessert

Batter Up! Cake
Karen Tack, Father's Day Cakes
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Does your dad love sports? Let pop know that he's the real MVP with this creative baseball-inspired cake.

Funnel Cake Ice Cream Sandwich
Funnel cake ice cream sandwiches are a summer crowd-pleaser
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Make Father's Day as fun as a day at the amusement park with this delicious treat.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Whoopie Pies
Elizabeth Heiskell's Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies
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These sweet treats combine the cream-filled goodness of whoopie pies with the classic flavors of chocolate chip cookies. Whether you're planning a picnic outside, celebrating dad at home or going over to a friend's, this recipe is a great make-ahead dessert all cookie lovers will enjoy.

This post was originally published June 16, 2016.

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