On Sunday, June 17,
we celebrate all the dads and father figures. Because he doesn't need another tie, why not treat him to a delectable meal? What dish should you make your dad for Father's Day, based on his zodiac sign? Depending on his birth date, I can tell you exactly what he'll enjoy chowing down on most — and he deserves it.
Shopping for Father's Day is so hard. He already has a tool set and matching belt. He doesn't need anymore collectible beer bottle openers. The whoopee cushion was cute, but that was a one-time thing. What's a person to do? Well, as the old adage goes, the fastest way to a man's heart is through his stomach (a sentiment that, obviously, applies to every person on the planet, but I digress). Seeing as your dad spent plenty of years making sure you were well-fed — be that through his masterful grill skills or masterful picking up McDonald's on the way home skills — it only makes sense to say "thanks" by whipping him up something of your own creation.
If you're looking for inspiration, I've got just the ticket: one of these irresistible treats. Happy Father's Day, Pops!
If your dad is an Aquarius, then he must be one-of-a-kind — truly original in every way. Instead of traditional, opt for something unique, like these taco-stuffed avocados from
Averie Cooks. Everything tastes better when it's served in an avocado. 2 Pisces
Pisces has a ton of friends and loves nothing more than having a few drinks with his crew. For Father's Day this year, quench his thirst with pineapple whiskey sour from
Baked By Rachel. How refreshing! 3 Aries
Dad's an Aries, which means he loves comfort food. He'll like this lasagna from
Bake Love Give so much, he'll go back for seconds. And! It can be frozen for later. Bonus. 4 Taurus
Taurus is the practical sign of the zodiac, so prepare these cast iron skillet cheeseburgers from
Brown Eyed Baker for him this Father's Day, and he'll be happy as a clam. 5 Gemini
Pops is a Gemini, which means he has a hard time making up his mind — something you've always found kinda precious. Since he likes a little bit of everything, this Father's Day, serve him this cherry chocolate mousse parfait from
Inside Bru Crew Life. He won't be disappointed. 6 Cancer
Nobody appreciates a good meal like Cancer, and a salad isn't going to cut it. Celebrate Dad with this mac and cheese from
Deliciously Yum. Fair warning: this dish isn't going to last very long. 7 Leo
If your dad's a Leo, he's probably the generous type, and he'll want something he can share with his friends and family. This slow cooker island pulled pork from
A Farmgirl's Dabbles is packed with flavor and can feed an army. 8 Virgo
Virgo prefers to eat healthy, so why not whip up these spelt and almond meal chocolate chip cookies from
Hummingbird High? They're vegan and whole grain and refined sugar-free. Win. 9 Libra
Nothing pleases Libra like a good BBQ. Mimic the experience with these oven ribs with peach bourbon BBQ sauce, from
A Cozy Kitchen. Dad's mouth won't know what hit it. 10 Scorpio
Scorpio is fierce and loves food with a little kick, so this hot sausage and tomatoes over fried polenta from
Willowbird Baking is going to make his tastebuds dance. 11 Sagittarius
Nothing makes Sagittarius happy like traveling and experiencing new cultures. Bring Italy to Father's Day with this pesto gnocchi with sausage and peppers from
Dessert Now, Dinner Later. 12 Capricorn
Capricorn is the most traditional of the bunch, and it doesn't get more traditional than pie. Your dad will go bananas over this vanilla cream cookie dough pie from
Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. Be sure to save him the last slice — one isn't going to get the job done!