The Organized Life, February Paint Bucket

I love February! Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras Season and all the wonderful Spring holidays coming up! I had lots of fun making my recipe inspiration list for this month~

recipe buckets collage


Cheddar Ale Dip with Homemade Pretzels

Vegetable Pot Stickers from the Well Floured Kitchen

Homemade Velvetta from Juanita’s Cocina

Appetizer Spoons


Zucchini Fritters

Roasted Green Beans with Parmesan Crust

Grilled Fennel Salad from the Proud Italian Cook

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Maple Vinaigrette from Mary at Home is Where the Boat is

Warm Romaine & Bleu Cheese Salad with Orange Shallot Dressing

Main Dishes

Caramelized Pear and Gorgonzola Quiche from Closet Cooking

Enchilada Soup

Mardi Gras Muffaletta

French Pig Pizza from Guy Fieri, Food Network

Desserts & Miscellaneous

Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate!

Praline Galette du Rois [praline topped king cake] from Ms enplace

Puff Pastry Garlic Knots

Homemade Mayonnaise


Here’s what I made from the January Paint Bucket

Pimento Cheese Cookies turned into Pimento Cheese Cookies with Strawberry Icing

Pimento cheese cookies

Hawaiian Pizza Dip turned into Deconstructed Hawaiian Pizza with Bacon Wrapped Pineapple with Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Crust Crackers.

deconstructed Hawaiian Pizza

Taco Cupcakes turned into Taco Chili Roll Bowl.  This recipe was featured at Super Saturday on It All Started with Paint

taco chili roll bowl

Swiss Chard, Pear and Gruyere Tart turned into Kale, Pear & Prosciutto Pizza. This recipe was featured at the Four Seasons Blog Hop over at Easy Life and Party Planning

Kale, pear and proscuitto pizza 1

Lighter Loaded Smashed Potatoes turned into Waffle Fries with Sour Cream and Onion.  This recipe was featured at Full Plate Thursday over at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Baked waffle fries

Slow Cooker White Chicken Lasagna turned into Marco Polo Lasagna with Chicken and Artichokes

Marco polo lasagna with spinach and artichokes

Chicken Pot Pie turned into Chicken and Green Bean Casserole Pot Pie

chicken and green bean casserole pot pie 2

Italian Sausage Pasta with Basil Cream Sauce turned into Vegetable Ravioli with Italian Sausage and Basil Cream

Ravioli casserole with asparagus and mushrooms

Milky Way Cheesecake Bars turned into Bad Boy Birthday Bars

bad boy birthday bars

Lightened Up Blueberry Coffee Cake turned into Berry Cheesecake Galette

berry cheesecake galette 1

Savory Caprese Bread from Will Cook for Smiles was easy and different, just click on the recipe title for the method and Lyuba’s recipe


It’s hard to pick a favorite this month, but I am still dreaming about those waffle fries.

Thanks so much for stopping by! What looks good to you this month?


I will be joining these great parties and blogs:

Between Naps on the Porch

Clean and Scentsible

Four Seasons Blog Hop

Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Love Bakes Good Cakes

Will Cook for Smiles

Seasonal Sunday

12 Responses to “The Organized Life, February Paint Bucket”
  1. Mary says:

    It’s been a delicious and busy month for you in the kitchen Jenna! I’m still dreaming of your Berry Cheesecake Galette 🙂

  2. Liz Mackie says:

    All beautiful recipes. Thank you and have a Wonderful Week!

    >________________________________ > From: the Painted Apron >To: >Sent: Monday, February 3, 2014 3:02 AM >Subject: [New post] The Organized Life, February Paint Bucket > > > >the Painted Apron posted: “I love February! Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras Season and all the wonderful Spring holidays coming up! I had lots of fun making my recipe inspiration list for this month~ Appetizers Cheddar Ale Dip with Homemade Pretzels Vegetable Pot Stickers” >

  3. lulu says:

    Jenna, you are a busy girl these days what with all your cooking and tablescaping. So many good things you share.

  4. I am so excited for you to try and share the Vegetable Pot Stickers from the Well Floured Kitchen!

  5. Great bucket list for February!! Especially looking forward to seeing the Caramelized Pear and Gorgonzola Quiche!

  6. Kim says:

    I’m with you, drooling over those waffle fries! The slow cooker lasagne caught my eye, too. Hmm…I think I need to grab my grocery list and add a few things. 🙂

  7. Sounds like lots of yummy things in your near future Jenna! Of course you know I HAD to click over to check out the French Pig Pizza:@)

  8. Michelle says:

    Thank you for stopping in and commenting on my wetlands post, Jenna. I appreciate it–especially since I was a little nervous to go there (not the sort of thing I post about). Seeing your intro picture sure makes me smile–I am ready for Mardi Gras! As I read through your menu, I was so surprised to see you link to my Praline Galette du Rois. All I can say is that the blogging community is such a joy to be a part of. Thank you for helping make it that way!

  9. So many delicious things.

    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

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