This is my blog tribute to some of the fathers in my life: my husband, my father, and my father-in-law.
The best part about what I baked for them? Each of their desserts says so much about them! All three are so different yet so special. So here's what I baked up for them:
For my husband I made a peach cobbler (it was actually his request). It's his grandmother's recipe that I found on an old, tattered recipe card a couple of years ago. Simple and sweet.
My husband doesn't have much of a sweet tooth ... of which I am so jealous! But if he has his choice, he will take a pie or cobbler any day over cake or ice cream. (Now, for me, I'd be the one downing some ice cream before you even asked me what I wanted! Or cheesecake, at that!)
For my dad, it was all about the peanuts. He LOVES peanuts, peanut butter ... anything like that. So for him I baked Rocky Road Brownies.
Yum! Chocolate, chocolate chips, chopped peanuts, marshmallows and more chocolate, all on top of chocolate brownies! He's going to love it.
Now my dad has a major sweet tooth. Mom says in that part he's just like his father, my Grandpa Becher, who would always ask "What's for dessert?" within a second of finishing his meal at dinnertime. Dad's just got one major sweet tooth.
And then there's my father-in-law. Now, he's got a sweet tooth, too. But he and I share something very special, and that's our love of cheesecake.
Ah, we often reminisce of the DELIGHTFUL cheesecake we had while we vacationed in Disney World a few years ago. Absolutely the best cheesecake ever.
So for him, I baked Chocolate Cheesecake Brownie Babies. They are individual brownie bites complete with yummy cheesecake in the middle. (And there's a little peanut butter mixed in there as well!)
I hope they LOVE these desserts. All of the baked goodies are so different, but each of them just seems to "belong" to each of these great men in my life.
Happy Father's Day, Josh, Dad and Vernon! Love you!