Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Grilling Dad + Homemade Kansas Style BBQ Sauce

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Both my husband, Mike and my dad are kings of the grill. They love spending time cooking outdoors for the family during the warm spring and summer months. So for Father’s Day, I always know what to get those two. BBQ anything. This year, I will be whipping up a homemade BBQ sauce to give the special dads in my life. Today, I’m sharing one of our favorite BBQ sauce recipes that is super simple to make and so much better than store-bought!

Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

Homemade Kansas Style BBQ Sauce


  • 1 1/3 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup + 3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 2 tsp natural hickory liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions: Mix all of the ingredients together into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Make sure to stir the sauce every few minutes. Take off the heat and allow to come to room temperature and store in refrigerator until ready to use.

I like to package the BBQ Sauce in a nice personalized mason jar that can be reused in the future. Plus, I like to add a little something dad can use with his yummy BBQ sauce.



Some ideas include (pictured above):

King of the Grill Kitchen Towel

#1 Dad Grill Tongs

Smoking Hot BBQ Cutting Board

All of these personalized Father’s Day items and more are available at PersonalCreations.com.