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Homemade Barbecue Sauce - It's A

Do you  need a quick and easy to make Father’s Day gift?  Here’s a couple ideas that are nice and useful gifts and even the kids could help you make!

How about a jar of Homemade BBQ sauce…..
My dad’s birthday is in June so I made him a jar of homemade BBQ sauce  because he loves to grill (don’t most dads!)   It’s a perfect Father’s day gift.

Here’s the basic ingredients and all it takes to whip up a quick jar of BBQ sauce – …

Homemade Barbecue Sauce - It's A

4 cups ketchup
2/3 C brown sugar
1 Tbsp. vinegar
1 Tbsp. Nama Shoyu – a fermented soy sauce (any soy sauce will do)
¼ tsp. onion powder
¼ tsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. steak sauce (your favorite brand)
1 Tbsp. maple syrup
A few shakes of black pepper and Celtic sea salt
(Note: You can replace all the brown sugar for honey and have a healthier BBQ sauce; I would add a tablespoon or two of molasses also along with that honey.)

…and once you have all these ingredients whisked and just heated to dissolve them in a saucepan…

Homemade Barbecue Sauce - It's A

…pour it into your pint jars. Print out a quick label, using some fun font on your computer and glue it on a piece of colored cardstock paper to make a cute tag. Tie your tag on with a bow and it’s ready to give. You could even tie on a basting brush to get your chef started!

Homemade Barbecue Sauce - It's A


How about some Homemade Shaving Cream?
Homemade Shaving Cream

I came across this idea and it got my attention. Well, anything in a jar attracts my attention because I love jars……… and I think homemade gifts and jars just kinda go together! I thought this would make a nice gift and it’s super easy!  Just go here for this shaving cream recipe.
OR …….

How about a Tic-Tac-Toe Game that the kids could make to give to dad!  This game can be kept on the patio or by the grill outside so they can play the game together often throughout the summer months while dad is grilling hamburgers and needs to stay close by to tend the grill.

Tic-Tac-Toe Game

You could have a lot of fun getting creative with this idea. You could use an old chalkboard and paint permanent lines on it as the game board. Or an old serving tray could work really well if you paint it black or a bright fun color and then paint permanent white lines on it as the game board.

So easy and yet a lot of creative thoughts run through my mind for an outdoor tic-tac-toe game. Although all my kids are older now, I still think I‘m going to make one of these to sit on our patio for the grill watchers to play tic-tac-toe with a family member and visit while they keep close to the grill.

I hope these ideas will help you get started on making some special Fathers Day Gifts with your kids !

Delightfully Yours, Annette


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