5 Reasons We Want to Cook with Tim McGraw on His Birthday

05/01/2014 at 05:10 PM ET

5 Reasons We Want to Cook with Tim McGraw
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Is Tim McGraw a closeted foodie? All signs point to yes.

Even if you follow McGraw and his wife Faith Hill on Instagram, you may not have noticed how many kitchen shots the power couple post. But if you watch closely like us (hey, it’s our jobs!), every once in a while you’ll be treated to a peek of something hot and, um, yummy: A country superstar. Wearing an apron. Cooking from scratch.

In honor of his 47th birthday on May 1st, we’re giving ourselves a present: A delicious fantasy. Here are 5 reasons we want to get messy in the kitchen with Tim McGraw.

1. He’s not afraid to get his hands dirty.
Back in December, Hill snapped this photo of the crooner: “Tim making homemade chicken and dumplings yesterday at my mom and dad’s.. Get it baby…knead that dough!!!!!!” He joked to Oprah Winfrey  that this recipe is what “got me laid.”

Tim making homemade chicken and dumplings yesterday at my mom and dad's.. Get it baby….knead that dough!!!!!!

A photo posted by Faith Hill (@faithhill) on

2. He’s confident with a blade.
In February, Hill treated her followers to a shot of Tim expertly slicing and dicing vegetables. “What a man!” she wrote. And we agree.

What a man!

A photo posted by Faith Hill (@faithhill) on

3. He’s a carnivore, and not afraid to flaunt it.
The man clearly knows how to treat his meat! The country star even shared the recipe for famous barbecue rub: “Pork chops ( coffee, brown sugar , chipotle ) rub Smokin with apple wood!”

Got the smoker fired up!! Pork chops ( coffee, brown sugar , chipotle ) rub Smokin with apple wood!

A photo posted by Tim McGraw (@thetimmcgraw) on

thx @prbutcher. chops were great!!

A photo posted by Tim McGraw (@thetimmcgraw) on

4. He works hard and plays hard.
After devouring all his culinary creations, it’s no surprise that McGraw likes to hit the gym. A lot. And we’re happy to see his hard work pay off — all six packs of that hard work.

Here's how I'm spending St. Patrick's Day

A photo posted by Tim McGraw (@thetimmcgraw) on

This one sux!!

A photo posted by Tim McGraw (@thetimmcgraw) on

5. He’s got a sweet tooth. 
We know McGraw likes to stay fit, but we were tickled to see him indulging in desserts, too. He wrote: “love this time of year when all of the cookies start showing up.”

love this time of year when all of the cookies start showing up.

A photo posted by Tim McGraw (@thetimmcgraw) on

—Katie Kauss

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Dee on

Getting better with age…………..

Krysten Coughlin on

Mmmmmm Mmmmm MMMM!!! I agree with Dee….

Karen on

Yummyy!!!! Faith is one VERY lucky lady. I do think he would look great in an apron!!!! :-)

Anonymous on

when my daughter was around the age of two, she was with my sister-in-law for the day while i was at work. i get a phone call from my SIL and hear my daughter in the background belting out the lyrics to “real good man” by tim. it was precious and funny in so many ways, and he has always been a favorite of ours, but especially my daughter’s.

stacey on

Oh my gosh, that picture of his 3 little girls is just the cutest!!!!!

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