If your Father’s Day festivities include meeting up with extended family, why not put all the dads to the test with a chili cook-off? Dads, Grandpas and Uncles will enjoy this friendly challenge, which will serve as center stage for the family meal. Serve hot dogs (that can be topped with chili), watermelon slices, and homemade pink lemonade for the meal, and finish with summery orange cupcakes reminiscent of 50/50 bars.
If Dad doesn’t have his own top-secret chili recipe, here’s a colorful one to try. Note: Chili seasoning mix can pack a lot of heat; if your family tends to like milder chili, start with 1 tablespoon powder and add more incrementally to taste.