Here at The Dose of Reality, we are just a wee but obsessed with Pinterest.
Like, sometimes, we forget that we have children, husbands and homes that need to be cleaned because we are just over at our Pinterest page pinning like it is our job. By the way, wouldn’t that be the greatest job ever?
We find ourselves spending a lot of time pinning recipes based mostly on the delicious nature of the photo and often on the small number of ingredients required. Based on the number of recipes we currently have pinned, we could cook for half a year and never run out of choices. Imagine the delight of our families if instead of a pizza box on the kitchen counter, they found a homemade meal courtesy of mom.
Sadly, there is a reason that our recipe board on Pinterest is called Feed Me, Mom. This type of work is just not in our wheelhouse folks, and we really wish there was a way to change this about ourselves. All of these yummy recipes out there, and we keep finding ourselves at the nearest drive-thru. Maybe we should have put it on our 2014 goal sheet. Maybe.
In the meantime, when we saw the topic at Tuesday Ten from Rabia and Lisa we knew we had to link-up this week. Who does not love talking about food? Or thinking about food? Or reading about food? Or quite honestly eating food? We sure do.
So, without further ado, we present the 10 best recipes on Pinterest that we would make…you know, if we actually cooked stuff!
- Oreo Truffle Brownies– Quite frankly, they had us at Oreos. And truffles. And brownies. Imagine if you showed up with this little tasty treat at the next neighborhood potluck. People would probably cry.
- Brisket Tacos– The beauty of this meal is that it is made in the crock pot, so it isn’t even like you have to be slaving over a hot stove while your kids are driving you crazy at the end of the day. It totally takes regular tacos and makes them look gourmet. You would definitely win at dinner.
- Jack O’Lantern Fruit Plate– Seriously adorable. And seemingly easy to assemble. We can totally see the looks of awe we would receive from the classroom teachers if we showed up with this for a class party. Plus, you totally get points for being the healthy, yet creative mom. We almost think we might try this one for real. Almost.
- Watermelon Pops– The picture alone makes it worth trying. There is no way our final product could ever resemble that, mostly because this recipe involves a lot of steps, so chances are good we would screw it up. But what if we didn’t? We would definitely be the most popular guests at the 4th of July family picnic that year.
- Ham and Cheese Breakfast Bake– We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and yet we consistently find ourselves living off of the half a Poptart the kids didn’t eat and then wondering why we are starving by 10:00 a.m. You know who would benefit the most from this recipe. We would. And Oprah would totally tell us that a well fed mom makes a happy mom.
- Parmesan Chicken Bake– It is cheese and chicken people. What is not to love about that combo? Nothing we say. Even our children would happily wolf this down, and our husbands would wonder if they came home to the wrong house. Everyone would go to bed happy if this were on the dinner menu.
- Cookie Dough Bites– Y’all, it is bites of cookie dough. With chocolate drizzled on top. Excuse us while we devour the entire batch standing right at the kitchen counter. Because, yeah, these right here pretty much equal love.
- Glazed Doughnut Muffins– Picture yourself at a kids’ sleepover when you serve these tasty treats up to the guests. Then picture yourself with five new kids in your family when said guests refuse to leave and request immediate adoption in your household. Don’t worry, you can just share the recipe with their own mothers as you send them out the door with a full belly and a smile!
- Strawberry Cream Cheese Cobbler– This is probably actually pretty healthy if you think about it. Something tells us that when you found yourself serving up a big bowl for breakfast the next day, you totally wouldn’t even feel guilty. There *is* fruit in it, after all.
- Rainbow Sprinkle Cake– We wouldn’t be surprised if making this made us Mom of the Year. Obviously, our children would love us forever and never again complain about anything, right? Martha Stewart would probably show up at our houses and ask us to be on the cover of her magazine.
Great, now we are hungry.
For anyone reading this who actually cooks, let us know if you attempt any of these recipes.
And, feel free to send us the leftovers.
Sharing is caring, after all.