Last Minute Father’s Day Homemade DIY BBQ Sauce Gifts

altWhy would you pick out another tie or polo shirt for Dad on Father's Day, when it would be so much cooler for him to receive a jar of homemade BBQ Sauce made by his own kids?

With so many Father's Day BBQ's taking place this weekend, is there any dad who wouldn't  be thrilled to receive a delicious jar of homemade BBQ sauce that was lovingly prepared and bottled by his family?
 
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If you're a total amateur when it comes to making homemade BBQ Sauce, don't be deterred by that.  This super quick and easy recipe for the Best Homemade BBQ Sauce Ever is a great place for you to begin. And your kids can easily help make this too, depending on which parts of the preparation would be age appropriate for them to help with. This BBQ sauce is slightly sweet, but it can be easily made more spicy by adjusting the amount of cayenne. It's even better if you make it a couple days in advance, so it has a chance to "rest" and further enhance its flavor.
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My palate tends to lean more towards slightly spicy and smokey flavors, so if yours does too, you'll want to try this Slightly Smokey BBQ Sauce. It's recipe includes ingredients like cumin, molasses, worcestershire sauce and cider vinegar, which all contribute to giving it a bit more depth and a mild smokey flavor.
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If you're looking for a great BBQ sauce for finishing pork, veal, duck or chicken, this Peach Mustard BBQ sauce is a sure winner.  It takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and it even includes a small amount of Bourbon, which is stirred in at the end of cooking it, to give it an added jolt of flavor.
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So you can choose to make any one of these BBQ sauces, or if you're really ambitious, you can make all three and present them to Dad in these cute Mug Mason Jars so he'll have an insulated mug to drink out of after the BBQ sauce runs out.
 
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Or you can use these simple Vintage Ball Heritage Pint Jars and cover the lids with a small square of fabric, tied on with a cute ribbon or twine.
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Or you can do an art project with the kids and make these Stained Glass Mason Jars, into table lanterns that can be used to hold small tea lights after the BBQ sauce is gone.