Fathers Day

Get grilling this Father’s Day for a dinner dad won’t soon forget! We know how hard it is to thank dad for all those years we borrowed his car and didn’t fill it up with gas after or how his incessant years of advice actually paid off and became useful as adults (although we would never actually tell him that, obviously). As a way to show dad our appreciation, we’ve come up with a list of unreal BBQ recipes that will have you looking like the lord of the grill flame and dad a happy camper. These recipes are best enjoyed relaxing at the cottage after a long day out on the water, applying aloe to your sunburn and planning tomorrows activities. This Father’s Day, BBQ your way to dad’s heart with these easy yet mouth-watering recipes.

Double Cheese Burger

The old classic burger will never not be good. We’re just going to quickly ramp this recipe up by doubling the meat to pack that extra punch! Keep things “lit” with the Texas spicy BBQ sauce which this recipe calls for and keep in mind the burgers must stay on the grill a little bit longer than usual due to the sheer volume of beef. There is no way dad won’t appreciate this juicy burger when you top it off with bacon and serve it with a side of dill pickle.

Pizza on Brown Wooden Board

Pizza on the Grill

The BBQ is a great way to add a smoky flavor to your pizza and a smart way to keep the hot temperature of the unforgiving summer outside. If you’ve properly heated the grill, there’s no reason why the dough would fall through and according to this recipe the trick is to grill the dough on one side, remove from the grill, flip it, add your toppings and continue grilling. That way, the dough is cooked equally on both sides and your pizza is at the optimal charcoaled perfection.

Beer-braised Beef Ribs

Everyone knows dad loves ribs; they’re meaty, juicy and tender little pieces of goodness that can have a variety of flavors. This recipe has only three ingredients making it an easy one to whip up however, you will need to take into account the prep time before actually slappin’ them on the grill. First things first, you’re going to need to slice the ribs into 1-rib portions and bake them in the oven under tinfoil and beer for 2 hours or until they are tender. This is the most important step as this will allow the sauce to absorb into the meat and will help accomplish that melt-in-your-mouth texture.


Tangy Beer-Can Chicken

Sticking to the theme of beer and meat, this beer-can chicken recipe is one for the cottage books. The best part about this recipe is that you’re “required” to drink half the can before inserting it into the tail end of the chicken. The beer will act as a moisture conductor as it steams the chicken from the inside and adds flavor to the dish. Once the chicken is cooked, take it off the grill and dust it with the honey mustard dressing for a tangy taste. Serve up with a side of craft beer and enjoy!

Freshly grilled corn on the cob

Grilled Corn on the Cob

These have to be the easiest yet most delicious sides to accompany your grilled Father’s Day meals. The sweet corn becomes more intensified while the grill adds the charred flavor and holds in the moisture. Once you take them off the grill, feel free to add some toppings such as sour cream and feta cheese with chili flakes and lime or herbed butter and paprika!

Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos

These are easy to make and serve as a perfect appetizer with a big, dynamic flavor. The muted spiciness from the jalapenos mixed with the creamy flavor of the cheese and saltiness from the bacon makes a bold impact to start off the grilling festivities.

BBQ Shrimp Skewers

Is there anything that says summer at the cottage more than grilled shrimp? This recipe is quite simple with minimal prep time as well as cook time. With summer just days away, this recipe is a great way to kick it off! The Cajun spice adds a nice little kick to these crustaceans while the charcoal from the grill invites a smoky flavor to linger making this dish an irresistible Father’s Day choice.

Let dad put his feet up in the hammock this Father’s Day while you take over the BBQ and grill like a pro. The grill will enhance the flavors of whatever you’re cooking, so don’t be afraid to allow the food to be a little charred. It’s hard to show dad how much you appreciate everything he’s done for you but a perfect way to start is by cooking your way to his heart.

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June 14, 2018

#Categories: Lifestyle, Lifestyle - USA

With Father’s Day nearly here, it’s tough to choose that perfect gift for dad to show him how much he really means to you. After all, he’s been your number one supporter from the beginning, giving you advice and always sharing his not-so-funny dad jokes when you need to smile. Dads look forward to the day that they can pass on their traditions to their kids and share common interests for the ultimate goal of spending quality time together. Maybe he took you to his favourite fishing spot and showed you how to put a worm on a hook and helped you reel in that whopper you’d been excitedly talking about all day. This Father’s Day, we have some awesome gifts for you to choose from to save time and to show dad how great you think he is!

Boating License

Dad’s already our captain, why not get him a boating license and make it official on the water! Get it now and he’ll receive two extra cards to keep in his tackle box, car or wallet. Boating allows you to feel free and relaxed out on the water and the BOATsmart! course will help dad boat with confidence this Father’s Day.

Engraved Compass

Swim into dad’s good books this Father’s Day with an engraved compass. This thoughtful, personalized gift is made out of brass metal and measures about 2.5” in diameter. Each compass is hand crafted in a vintage style with minor dents and scratches to add to the charm and character. There are 50-60 characters that can fit per side to personalize your message. This makes a unique yet practical nautical gift for dad that will surely become a keepsake.

Anchor Cuff Links

What do you get the dad who already has everything? Anchor cuff links, of course! These handsome accessories are a perfect way to make a detailed fashion statement for any occasion. Let dad show his boat enthusiasm with these nautical accessories in a sophisticated way this Father’s Day!

Driftwood Charging Dock

This handcrafted driftwood dock for iPhones or iPods is the perfect gift, tying the modern-day electronics to the timeless minimalism of nature. This is a practical gift that looks like art, handmade in Maine by Lee Goodwin and his team who gather and then handcraft them to fit the contours and cord of your device.

Seafood Cookbook

This cookbook is perfect for the dad who loves to cook seafood! It offers more than 150 mouth-watering recipes including entrees, salads, appetizers, soups, sides and more. Every single recipe features seafood that hasn’t been overfished or caught in an environmentally destructive way, making Barton Seaver (the author) one of the most important voices of the sustainability movement. You will learn how to buy and choose the freshest ingredients as well as how to prep and cook seafood. Let dad discover how to make Poached Salmon with Pickled Chilies and Mint or Smoked Lobster and Fennel-Carrot Salad and he’ll become captain of the kitchen in no time.

Nautical Sweater

This striped sweater has a classic look to it that will never go out of style. For those summer days out on the boat that turn to a chilly dusk, dad can throw on this cotton-cashmere sweater and continue on his boating route with his crew in tow.

Sperry Boat Shoes

Dad could always use a new pair of boat shoes so why not treat him to these authentic originals! These have been a long-time favorite to many-a-boater, sailor and yachter for good reason, too! These fine shoes are crafted with genuine all leather upper which allows for years of wear, non-marking rubber outsoles with wet traction as well as genuine hand-sewn Tru-Moc construction for durable comfort. Dad’s feet will be thanking you for this awesome gift!


A fishing or boating subscription is a perfect gift to help dad stay in the know and keep up-to-date on the newest industry news. Help him stay informed with subscriptions to magazines such as Boating Magazine, Boating World or Real Fishing Magazine or set him up with Lucky Tackle Box which sends a box of the newest fishing gear each month.

Dads can often be difficult to buy for as they are the ones that we will always look up to as our teachers, comedians, confidants and protectors. We have so much to thank dads for that it’s hard to show just how much we appreciate their life lessons (mostly at the wrong time but still, it’s the thought that counts) or their silly dad jokes that are not funny at all but that somehow makes them hilarious.  But what dads appreciate the most is quality time spent with you! Hopefully these top Father’s Day gift ideas will help you create more time for dad this year while showing him how much he means to you with these thoughtful gifts.

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June 13, 2018

#Categories: Lifestyle, Lifestyle - USA

With Father’s Day fast approaching on June 18th, many of you may be trying to figure out the perfect gift for dad that shows him just how you feel. We’d like to bet that taking him out for a family boat trip to do one of these 6 activities would mean more to him than any present.

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