Happy Post: Dads

by Marla on June 19, 2011 · 43 comments

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Family Fresh Cooking celebrates Fathers Day 2011

Today’s post  is a shout out to all of the dads out there. Whether you are a seasoned pro, a newbie or a wannabe. This is a tribute to you. Big hugs to dads today, this is second in a series of Happy Posts. What are you all up to to honor the men in your life?

Parents kissing daughter at wedding ceremony

Mom I don’t want to leave you out. It is you and dad together that have made me the happy person I am. I feel blessed for each and every moment I have on this Earth. Remember all of these wedding photos? Great memories huh!

Y’all see my hubs to the far left? He was there too sillies it was OUR wedding afterall……

Family Fresh Cooking celebrates Fathers Day 2011

One of my biggest fans is my dad. I am one of his greatest admirers too. It’s about time he gets the spotlight on my blog, what better than to share him with the world on Father’s Day! My dad has always been there for me.

I have amazing memories of my childhood. My formative years were spent growing up on Long Island. In the summers we fled to my aunt and uncles organic dairy farm in Devon, England. That is my little girl in the photo, she looks a lot like me as a kid.

Green John Deere garden Tractor

Don’t let the wedding photos deceive you. My dad is a really casual guy. It is not often that you would catch him in a suit. In the way that I live in Lululemon he lives in Levi’s and plaid shirts.

My dad always wanted to be a farmer, but instead he is a dentist. That is why he loves his John Deere tractor. He has the best of both worlds. Teeth for work & tractor for play. Go figure.

Little girl with grandfather and big milkshakes

He makes an awesome grandpa too. Thank you for that. Our kids adore their Grandma and Papa. My kids especially love when you take them for milkshakes at Ruby’s. ‘Cause we are all about the food over here.

To my hubs, you are a dream come true……most of the time 😉 No really you always have my back and I have yours. Without you raising these kids would be a much bigger challenge than it all ready is and not nearly as fun.

Father holding two small children

Hopefully one day my little guy will be a great dad too. For now he is precious as my small little nugget.

Pre school boy in blue paisley shirt playing soccer

If there was a dessert from my blog I think you guys would love today I would go with this cherry crisp. Just for you. Can we enjoy it together over the web?

Healthy homemade baked crisp with cranberries and cherries.

Or perhaps this Maple Apple Upside Down Cake

Healthy whole grain breakfast cake recipe with maple apples.

Either way, life is sweet. Happy Father’s Day.

*kisses* xo

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{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa June 19, 2011 at 9:24 am

A lovely tribute to your dad!




2 Georgia Pellegrini June 19, 2011 at 9:53 am

What a beautiful family!


3 Maris (In Good Taste) June 19, 2011 at 10:13 am

What a sweet tribute to your dad. I am sure he is so very proud of you! Where on Long Island did you grow up? My mom is from Long Island!


4 Marla June 19, 2011 at 10:39 am

Maris I grew up in Roslyn Heights. Where is your mom from?


5 yummychunklet June 19, 2011 at 10:17 am

Happy Father’s Day to you!


6 Sue June 19, 2011 at 11:22 am

Great tribute to the two important dads in your life:)


7 Katrina June 19, 2011 at 11:29 am

Aww love this post! So cute. Your family is adorable.


8 Marla June 19, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Thanks Katrina, glad I can share them with you guys :)


9 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga June 19, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I would love to enjoy that cherry crisp over the web, or in person. It looks sooo good!

And what a super sweet post, Marla, to your dad and also to your hubs. Yes, raising kids alone without a partner would be one of the hardest things EVER. I cannot imagine it and so glad you have your hubs there to help you and that you each have each other’s back.

The pics of him with your kids and you and your dad….are all great. I love posts like this :)


10 Marla June 19, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Hey Averie, love your Father’s Day post too. Especially what you say here:
“Because I am the “parent on duty” day in, day out, I may not always be the “fun” parent based on just having to live life and get things done.”
My hubs id definitely the “fun” guy. Though we both keep the kiddos outta trouble 😉
Hope you guys have a most wonderful day!! xo


11 tanja@tanjascookingcorner June 19, 2011 at 1:28 pm

What a lovely post! Beautiful family… :)


12 Deirdre Kelly June 19, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Lovely photos, what a nice way to Celebrate your Father.


13 heather June 19, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Aww, love this! You were such a beautiful bride. :)


14 claudia lamascolo June 19, 2011 at 2:08 pm

I absolutely love this post! The family is gorgeous, I so remember the bond a daughter has with her father and you are so lucky to share these fabulous memories… I miss my dad so much… You really have it all, talent, good looks from your dad and the most precious of all your own gorgeous creations from you and your hubby! Blessings to all today and always… xo


15 Marla June 19, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Claudia, I am touched by your sweet comment. I am happy you took the time to share that with me :) I am grateful for every minute I have with the people who touch my life with their love & kindness. It is people like you who inspire and encourage me to be the best I can be. Blessings to you too! Have a wonderful Sunday. xo


16 Heather June 19, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Awww so sweet! Lovely post Marla! A great way to celebrate your dad on Father’s Day! :)


17 Marci June 19, 2011 at 2:33 pm

that is really cute. everyone looks so much alike!


18 Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) June 19, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Thanks for sharing pictures of special times in your life, Marla! And boy, my dad would LOVE to be enjoying that cherry crisp today. Cherry desserts are his favorite. Can’t blame him – they’re a favorite of mine as well!


19 Marla June 19, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Liz, I am wishing I had that cherry crisp right about now too! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday, with your dad??


20 Victoria June 19, 2011 at 3:17 pm

LOVE this post – love the pics of your dad :)


21 Marla June 19, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Thanks Victoria! Miss you girl, can’t wait to see you soon. Glad you guys are home safe. xo


22 Jenny Flake June 19, 2011 at 3:32 pm

This post is just priceless, LOVED seeing your wedding pics with your sweet dad. Hope you guys are having a beautiful day! Talk soon :)


23 Lauren at Keep It Sweet June 19, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Such a nice post, Marla! I love the photo of you as a kid with your father:-)


24 Marla June 19, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Lauren, that is actually my daughter. She looks just like me there it is amazing! So glad you liked this post :)


25 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. June 19, 2011 at 5:32 pm

so sweet! Love this one


26 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner June 19, 2011 at 6:25 pm

AWWWW! How beautiful!!!


27 Jeanette June 19, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Marla, what a sweet tribute to your dad and hubby! Your daughter looks so much like you and your son is adorable too! What a beautiful family, so supportive of each other. BTW, your cherry crisp looks especially appealing today!


28 Kate@Diethood June 19, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Oh what a lovely post! Goosebumps!


29 Nami @ Just One Cookbook June 19, 2011 at 10:45 pm

What a wonderful post dedicated to your dad and your husband. You really have a beautiful family Marla! Cherry crisp looks so delicious…


30 Anna Johnston June 19, 2011 at 11:37 pm

Awesome photos of the happy guys in your life, no wonder your a happy gal :)


31 Marla June 20, 2011 at 6:09 am

Awwwww, Anna you are such a sweetheart, thank you :)


32 Nutmeg Nanny June 20, 2011 at 7:45 am

Aww how sweet :) I did a little tribute to my Dad too. I love the wedding pictures. You looked so happy :)


33 Aggie June 20, 2011 at 9:30 am

Love this post Marla!!


34 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] June 20, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Great tribute to your dad. You’re a gorgeous bride!


35 Marla June 20, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Thanks so much Allison. Funny to be “exposed” in my wedding dress on my blog. Never thought I would post those photos here :)


36 Kristen June 20, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Love those pics of your dad – happy indeed!


37 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen June 20, 2011 at 7:40 pm

What a sweet post, I loved seeing pictures of you and your family.


38 Cookin' Canuck June 20, 2011 at 8:36 pm

What a lovely post for both your husband and dad. I’ll bet you brought a tear to each of their eyes.


39 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking June 21, 2011 at 8:02 am

What a sweet tribute to your father and the little and big men in your life! Lovely post, Marla. I’ve so missed keeping up with your blog during this crazy busy, hectic time in my life but I’m glad to visit again and see what I’ve been missing! You’ve been sharing such lovely, yummy treats this season and I can’t wait to see more. :)


40 Marla June 21, 2011 at 8:23 am

Hi Georgia, it is great to see you again too. I have missed you. Hopefully you guys will have a wonderfully relaxing summer after your big move. Can’t wait to see what you will be cooking up too!


41 Shaina June 21, 2011 at 9:45 pm

What a perfect tribute to the men in your life, Marla. (And you look gorgeous in your wedding dress!)


42 Radhika @ foodfor7stages June 23, 2011 at 4:52 pm

This is really a feel good post. Oh I miss my Dad now.


43 Miss June 23, 2011 at 5:08 pm

What a great family, truly gorgeous! Plus I could totally go for that cherry crisp!


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