December paint bucket
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December paint bucket

The Organized Life, December Paint Bucket

December is here…the holidays near, So much to do, before we are through, Here are some delights you might want to bite Click on the links to see what you think Gain inspiration for your next culinary creation! Appetizers Gingerbread Man Martini Smashed Sweet Potato Toast with Maple Caramelized Onions from French Gardener Dishes Mixed … Continue reading

coastal Christmas decor

Creations, Coastal Christmas

I am not a Black Friday shopper, there’s too much fun stuff to do…like bringing out the decorations and making festive creations! Seas ‘Ns Greetings!     I’ve been making some Coastal Christmas decor     These are fast and easy creations,  a painted sign and a painted wood holiday tree       That … Continue reading

Southern Scalloped Pineapple with Pecans

Holidays, Southern Scalloped Pineapple with Pecans

The table is set     In orange and blue       There’s plenty of cooking still left to do~     With everything in place for the venue, all that was left was choosing the menu     The menu that won, was the one above, from my son     But Thanksgiving … Continue reading

gold leaf glasses

Creations, Gold Leaf Glasses

  Sometimes you need a little *sparkle* and excitement in your life     Gold Leaf is fun to play with because you can’t quite control it, you just have to go with the flow       I used Mod Podge to attach it and seal it to the glasses…     There are … Continue reading

cranberry bleu cheese bites

Take-out Tuesday, Cranberry Walnut Pie Spirals with Gorgonzola Butter

Pie crust dough, dried cranberries, walnuts, bleu cheese and butter~ what’s not to love?     I started out to make a sweet version of this that I found on Diethood…     Then I remembered the Gorgonzola Garlic Butter…     And a little bite of heaven was born!     The original recipe … Continue reading

Holiday gift Collage

Holiday Gifts

I know Thanksgiving is this week, but it’s never too early to get some Christmas gift ideas in motion   Wondering what to take to your host or hostess when attending a holiday party?  Always bring something that can be enjoyed at a later time so the host doesn’t feel pressured to add it to … Continue reading

party bowl

Recipe Box, His & Hers Thanksgiving Menu Duel and Butternut Squash Tart

Help!  I can’t decide! My son and I decided it would be fun to each create a Thanksgiving menu, discuss,  and then choose the final menu or a combination~ We are breaking a long time tradition this year, our normal family Thanksgiving of 25 has shrunk down to 5…  😭  But!  We will be at … Continue reading

fall place setting

Tablescapes, Coastal Thanksgiving

I have been in a sparkly gold mood lately and decided it would be fun to do some non traditional things for my Thanksgiving decor at the beach       Gold Leaf covered glasses and a palette of turquoise and orange       A fall vignette is already in place on the island … Continue reading

gorgonzola garlic bread

Gifts from the Kitchen, Gorzonzola Garlic Butter

How about a nice grilled steak topped with Gorgonzola Garlic Butter…     Or some crusty Gorgonzola Garlic Butter Bread     Or some Cranberry Walnut Pinwheels* made with Gorgonzola Garlic Butter     Or a topping for vegetables     Or zoodles     Or atop a hot fluffy baked potato instead of the … Continue reading

bacon and apple BBQ chicken

Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cooker Bacon Apple BBQ Chicken

When I saw this recipe over at Closet Cooking, I knew the guys in my family would love it     They are all about anything covered in BBQ sauce     You can prep this very quickly, 5 minutes if you’re a good chopper   😉     Wrap chicken tenders in 1/2 to 1 … Continue reading

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