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February vignette thepaintedapron.com

The Organized Life, February Paint Bucket

Time to get ready for some February fun! On this month’s recipe inspiration bucket list I’ve included some Super Bowl worthy appetizers, some romantic and elegant dishes for Valentine’s Day, and some things to enjoy for Mardi Gras…lots of things to celebrate this month! Appetizers Bleu Cheese Chips Reuben Eggrolls/ homemade Thousand Island with peppadews … Continue reading

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Recipe Box, Zucchini Noodles with Pesto, Pistachio and Pine Nuts

Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables and this just might be my favorite way to prepare it A spiral vegetable slicer makes quick work of making “zoodles,” you know zucchini noodles You might want to cut some of the long ones :) Put them on a cooking oil sprayed, foil lined baking sheet Halve … Continue reading

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Tablescapes, Special Occasion Tea Party

These gorgeous tea tag creations, made by Marcia Pilar, were my inspiration for this Special Occasion Tea Party Table The tags feature incredible details, tiny punched out patterns and glittered corners, and I wanted to incorporate them into an elegant setting~ A lovely tea is perfect for many occasions, Valentine’s Day comes to mind this … Continue reading

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Take-out Tuesday, Mama’s Mississippi Sour Cream Swirl Cake

A friend brought a scrumptious pound cake over for dessert, for our Winter Warmth and Wishes dinner here, and she said I could share her Mississippi Mama’s recipe with you It was on a proper Magnolia plate with gold trim of course, and toted over in a tupperware cake carrier, because that’s the way it’s … Continue reading

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Recipe Box, BBQ Grilled BBQ Chicken Nachos!

I just want to say that when I planned this post for today,  there was not a BLIZZARD in the forecast so I apologize to y’all who are suffering in sub zero temperatures and snow snow snow…but the south does have it’s advantages 🌴… and so sorry to rub it in, but  we have had … Continue reading

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Creations, Painting Popcorn and Popcorn Treat Bags

Everybody loves popcorn, it’s fun to make, fun to eat, and easy to paint! All you need are 3-4 colors, white, yellow, dark brown and black for lettering and accents load a brush with a little yellow and a little white and let the paint mix as you apply it Adjust as you go, making … Continue reading

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Recipe Box, Chicken & Ham Bechamel Pasta

My favorite part of cooking is the creative side~ even though I plan dinners in advance, sometimes I deviate… and make up a recipe~ 34 degrees and raining made me reach for the pasta 😊 This isn’t exactly diet food, but with lower calorie pasta, and Bechamel Sauce made with olive oil instead of butter, … Continue reading

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Tablescapes, Sweetheart Cottage

Roses are red Hearts are too It’s almost time to say “I love you” Set a table for 2 and add a little romance With sparkle and silver and white lights that dance Add some fur to stay cozy Things will be rosy! Add a heaping spoonful of love and tie it up with a … Continue reading

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Creations, “Doodle” Bottles

I call these Doodle Bottles because they remind me of doodling, you know just mindlessly making patterns and marks with a pen… These bottles are just as easy as doodling, and they certainly don’t have to be perfect.  They are just funky little folk art bud vases or decorative bottles I have been saving these … Continue reading

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Take-out Tuesday, Honey Roasted Carrots with Green Beans and Sesame Seeds

Even if you think you don’t have the time or the energy to cook, remember, you can always roast some vegetables for a fast and healthy meal Drizzle carrot sticks with olive oil, honey and a little maple syrup and season with salt and pepper Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes Toss the carrots … Continue reading

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