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!

Be sure to see the Pinterest page with photos of these recipes on December Paint Bucket here


Gingerbread Man Martini

Smashed Sweet Potato Toast with Maple Caramelized Onions from French Gardener Dishes

Mixed Nut Tarts from Plain Chicken

Phyllo Purses from Martha Stewart


Endive, Apple and Celery Salad with Smoked Almonds and Cheddar from Epicurious

Loaded Mashed Potato Balls from Damn Delicious

Grilled Radicchio

Roasted Cauliflower and Mushroom Carbonara from Closet Cooking

Main Dish

Ham and Cheese Hash Brown Waffles from Damn Delicious

Crock Pot Sausage & Tortellini Soup from Tracy’s Culinary Adventures

Asparagus & Ham Alfredo Pizza adapted from the Painted Apron

Honey Garlic Crockpot Chicken from Diethood

Seared Scallops with Smokey Sweet Corn Purée from A Chef’s Kitchen


Black & White Bailey’s Truffles from the Barefoot Contessa

White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Bark with Sea Salt from Coastal Living November Magazine

Raspberry Chocolate Mousse Brownie Trifle


Brown Sugar Pancakes with Maple Bacon Butter from Grandbaby Cakes

Sticky Bun Breakfast Ring from the Jones Way


Here’s what I made from the November Paint Bucket

Spinach Stuffing Balls from Happier than a Pig in Mud turned into Nutty Spinach Stuffing Bites and were featured on Lori’s Culinary Creations



nutty spinach stuffing bites


Cranberry Walnut Pinwheels from Diethood  turned into Cranberry Walnut Pie Spirals with Gorgonzola Garlic Butter



cranberry bleu cheese bites


Stuffed New Potatoes turned into Vegetable Soufflé Stuffed Potatoes


vegetable soufflé stuffed potatoes


Slow Cook Bacon Wrapped BBQ Chicken with Apples from Closet Cooking was a BBQ lover’s dream


bacon and apple BBQ chicken



Eggplant, Gruyere & Prosciutto Lasagna from Epicurious  is a wonderful twist on traditional lasagna



eggplant prosciutto & Gruyère lasagna


Pumpkin Enchiladas from Newlyweds turned into Savory Pumpkin Enchiladas and became a new family favorite


savory pumpkin enchiladas


Butter Pecan Toffee Pie turned into Million $ Pound Cake with Almond Toffee Crown and was featured on A Peek into My Paradise  and Miz Helen’s Country Cottage


million $ cake with almond toffee drizzle


Gorgonzola Garlic Butter , adapted from Cooking with Curls  is a great addition to your holiday table~


gorgonzola garlic bread


My favorite recipe from November was…Savory Pumpkin Enchiladas 🎃…no, wait,  Cranberry Walnut Pie Spirals…no, no…Gorgonzola Garlic Butter….NO!  It has to be Million $ Pound Cake with Almond Toffee Crown!! Oh, dear, I can’t decide…the Eggplant Prosciutto & Gruyère Lasagna was pretty amazing…and those Vegetable Soufflé Stuffed Potatoes, were a big hit…and the Nutty Spinach Stuffing Balls disappeared…the guys lapped up that Bacon BBQ Chicken with Apples

Hope you have a tasty month!


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs

Celebrate Your Story, It’s Overflowing, Rustic and Refined,

Between Naps on the Porch, Coastal Charm, Cooking and Crafting with J&J, Project Inspire, The Scoop, Something to Talk AboutA Stroll Thru Life

Crafty Staci,   Tickle My TastebudsWow Us Wednesday

Creative Ways, Favorite Things, Full Plate Thursday, Share Your Style, Work it Wednesday

Home Matters, Idea BoxWeekend Retreat,


17 Responses to “The Organized Life, December Paint Bucket”
  1. Lynn says:

    Loaded mashed potato balls sound good! It’s hard to believe we’re looking at December already, this year flew by:@)

  2. Jane says:

    Did you write this? If so, I like it!
    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!

  3. The spinach stuffing bites look amazing!

  4. Emily says:

    Clever words Jenna. Great idea to find food inspiration here so thanks! It is hard to believe the holidays are upon us with so much to do. Hope your Thanksgiving was great……………..

  5. Kitty says:

    What a great post, Jenna! Thanks for sharing all the yummy inspiration with us. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

    • Thank you Kitty, so sweet! I am all cooked out for a while, we went crazy over the weekend! But I have some fabulous new recipes coming up until I get back in the kitchen mode~ I hope you Thanksgiving was full of blessings~


  6. You always have the greatest recipes for us…also with such great presentations!

  7. Looks like a delicious month! Your kitchen’s been a whirring!

  8. Julie says:

    Hi Jenna, I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing all of these recipes with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Enjoy the week.
    Julie xo

  9. Jenna, always enjoy your recipes and presentation! Have a great week!!

  10. Oh my, there are so many you’ve posted, I want to try! Lots of yumminess to choose from! Thanks for sharing the recipes! It’s definitely “the season for food!” 🙂 ~Rhonda

  11. Mary says:

    Love all your delicious inspiration Jenna! I would love a slice of your pound cake with my coffee this morning 🙂

  12. JESS44903 says:

    Everything looks so delicious!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  13. Miz Helen says:

    I love your Bucket List, it is always so much fun!  Hope  you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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