This is NOT my father.
This is my FIL! He's a pretty good fill-in, no pun intended.
My own father passed away 24 years ago. I met my in-laws a few months before that. My FIL never had the opportunity to meet my dad. I am sad for that. They would have really liked one another. I've never told my FIL that he's my dad fill-in, but I think he knows it! Yesterday Dad, and I do call him Dad, and I went on a local garden walk. I've got a few pictures to share from that, but since it's Father's Day, I wanted to just share this today. This garden walk is an annual event and my MIL is very involved in it. Almost always I get to go alone with my FIL on this. :) What a lucky gal I am!
As my gift to my FIL for Father's Day this year, I made him these two coffee cakes below. I was trying to copy a recipe that his mom used to make. It's called Kuchen (pronounced: Coo-Kin) and it's a German coffee cake. The recipe I used made enough for two coffee cakes so I made one Cinnamon and one Peach. I am sorry I was never able to taste my GMIL's kuchen. The whole family raved about it when she turned 90 years old. Once my hubby returns from his travels I will make this again and get his opinion on the kuchen recipe. He'll be honest and help me fine tune the taste.
My in-laws and I shared coffee and these treats yesterday morning.It's kind of sad not having one's own dad to celebrate this day with, especially if you were close. But, it's nice to be able to share special times with other important dads too!