The Organized Life, January Paint Bucket

Here we go, 2016!  Happy New Year!



painted champagne bottle

This is my recipe inspiration list for January~


Low Carb Pizza Crackers from Yummly

Spinach Artichoke Flatbread with Spicy Honey from Epicurious

Salami Chips with Caesar Salad Dip


Collard Greens

Roasted Fennel with Parmesan and Pomegranate from Food Network Magazine Dec 2015

Radicchio and Apple Salad with Parmesan Crisps from Epicurious

Baked Risotto with roasted Vegetables from Epicurious

Main Dish

One Pot Creamy French Onion Soup Pasta Bake from Half Baked Harvest

Pork & Pineapple Hand Pies

Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup from Chef in Training

Mushroom Lasagna Roll-ups with Creamy Cauliflower Gorgonzola Sauce from Closet Cooking

Creamy Spinach Sweet Potato Noodles with Cashew Sauce from a Pinch of Yum

One Pot Creamy White Bean & Ham Tortellini Soup from Carlsbad Cravings


Apple Cookies from Rachel Shultz

No Bake Coconut Orange Snowballs from Home is Where the Boat is

Biscuits with Chocolate Gravy


Eggnog Panettone Bread Pudding


Be sure to visit my Paint Bucket Pinterest board here to see all these recipes plus additional recipes from past Paint Buckets that I haven’t had a chance to try yet


Here’s what I made from the December Paint Bucket

Ham and Cheese Hash Brown Waffles from Damn Delicious took a turn and became Ham & Swiss Swirls with Mustard Poppy Seed Butter


ham & swiss poppy seed pinwheels

Mixed Nut Tarts from Plain Chicken turned into Rosemary Mixed Nut Tartlettes


rosemary mixed nuts tartlettes 2


Sweet Potato Chip Nachos with Brussels Bacon & Bleu were inspired by Smashed Sweet Potato Toast with Caramelized Onion and Pomegranate from French Gardener Dishes


sweet potato chip nachos with brussels bacon and blue cheese

Loaded Mashed Potato Balls from Damn Delicious  turned into Panko Potato Balls


panko potato balls

Sausage & Tortellini Soup from Tracy’s Culinary Adventures turned into Deli Sandwich Ravioli Bake


deli sandwich ravioli bake

I tweaked one of my own recipes, Asparagus in a Cloud, and  turned it into Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Alfredo Pizza


Prosciutto Asparagus Alfredo Pizza


Honey Garlic Crockpot Chicken from Diethood turned into Slow Cook Sticky Chicken



sticky chicken


Maple Bacon Butter from Grandbaby Cakes combined with Sticky Bun Breakfast Ring from the Jones Way to make Sticky Bun Biscuit Wreath


Sticky Bun Biscuit Wreath 4

Black & White Bailey’s Truffles from the Barefoot Contessa combined with White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Bark with Sea Salt from Coastal Living November Magazine into Sweet & Salty White Trash Bark


white trash bark

It is extremely tasty, but I had some technical difficulties which need fixing before I can share it with you  😳

My favorite recipe this month was, hands down, Sweet Potato Chip Nachos with Brussels Bacon & Bleu…if you can’t stand the idea of Brussels sprouts, leave them off, but you’ll be missing the best part, I promise!

Thanks for cooking with me this month, and remember you can always see the current Paint Bucket here


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs

Celebrate and Decorate, 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    Inspire Me Monday

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,


10 Responses to “The Organized Life, January Paint Bucket”
  1. Mary says:

    Wishing you a delicious and Happy New Year Jenna!

  2. Some of those look pretty tasty. I am a fan of Epicurious and Closet Cooking too!

  3. Jodi says:

    so much yumminess! Happy New year Jenna! Enjoy you every single day my friend!

  4. Emily says:

    So many great recipes here Jenna. Lovely pics. Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year..

  5. Jenna, so many beautiful food photos! I love all of your recipe posts! Keep them coming in 2016!

  6. Julie says:

    Hello Jenna,
    Happy New Year.Thanks for sharing all of your awesome recipes. Wishing you all the best.

  7. Lynn says:

    That bean and tortellini soup sure sounds good! Happy New Year Jenna-enjoy:@)

  8. Sandra Garth says:

    You were certainly busy and turned out some very delicious dishes. Happy New Year!

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