The Organized Life, November Paint Bucket


Are you hosting Thanksgiving?  Maybe bringing a dish? 

Our Thanksgiving plans are still being determined, but no matter what we do or where we are, we will be cooking up something!

My husband and son both love to cook, and so do I, but I am happy to turn over the kitchen to them any time! I usually concentrate on the side dishes and desserts and let them fight over the grill…

Here’s an embarrassing fact, between our 2 houses, we have 11 grills…yep, 11  😳

Needless to say, my oven hasn’t seen a turkey in a long time…

The flavor of the month for November is Pecan

To me pecans are kinda like bacon, they make everything better!  But if you’re not a fan, I will make sure the recipes I feature will work without


Magic Spinach & Mushroom Appetizer from Lulu’s Musings

Parmesan Oregano and Pine Nut Melts from Not Enough Cinnamon

Maple Sausage Apple & Pecan Balls from Jimmy Dean

Brussels Sprouts, Pecan & Bleu Cheese Pull Apart Pizza from Climbing Grier Mountain

Pecan Pie Egg Rolls from Capturing Joy


Grilled Cauliflower with Montreal Steak Seasoning from Happier than a Pig in Mud

Slow Cooker Four Cheese Mac and Cheese from Damn Delicious

Endive Salad with Nut Salsa & Apple Dressing from Epicurious

Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple Syrup and Pecans


Slow Cooker Lasagna Tortellini Soup from Olla-Podrida

Italian Pesto Sliders from Wine and Glue

Slow Cooker Crack Chicken from the Devilish Dish

Baked Zuppa Toscana Soup from Bewitchin Kitchen


Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Cupcakes from Half Baked Harvest

Pecan Rum Tart from Blue Sky Kitchen

Pecan Cheesecake Squares from Flavorite

Bacon & Pecan Butter Tarts from Closet Cooking


Mini Tex Mex Quiche from Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

5 Minute Maple Bourbon Gravy from Suburban Soap Box

See the recipes on this list and the ones from October on the October/November Pinterest board here


Here’s what I made from the October Paint Bucket

The flavor of the month was Pumpkin

Favorite pumpkin recipes from the past came together in Pumpkin Recipe Round-up


I also made a versatile, 3 way Harvest Pumpkin Tart inspired by Pumpkin Spice Danish from Half Baked Harvest



It can be topped with maple syrup or an egg for a unique brunch dish




Brussels Sprouts & Bacon Gratin is perfect for fall and holiday dining and was featured at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage, Full Plate Thursday





Pepperoni & Pineapple Biscuit Bubble Up jumped into the slow cooker for a super easy way to cook and serve this pizza like pull apart for game day snacking





Broccoli Casserole Dip from Delish turned into Broccoli & Cheese Dip or Spread, perfect for game day or a holiday appetizer



Cheesy Sausage Soup from Plain Chicken turned into 2 wonderful dishes, Cheesy Corn & Sausage Soup



And the leftovers went into this bonus dish, Corny Biscuit Bake




Peanut Butter Cheesecake Cookie Bars from Inside Bru Crew Life turned into Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Candy Pastry, great for using up leftover Halloween candy



It was a delicious month!

Happy Cooking!

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Rustic and RefinedBetween Naps on the Porch,   Make it Pretty Monday

Coastal Charm,   Cooking and Crafting with J&J,    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl   Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty  Foodie Friday & Everything Else 

Home Matters    Share it One More Time   Sundays at Home







19 Responses to “The Organized Life, November Paint Bucket”
  1. Lynn says:

    Thank you for the grill count, nice to know I’m in good company:@) Sounds like November will be a tasty month… Bring on the pecans!

  2. What a lineup! Recipes AND grills, lol.

  3. thefrenchhutch says:

    We are still juggling who, when and where for the holidays. Wow, really, eleven grills! Wow, I would love that, always something cooking outside! Great recipes for November…..

  4. Jodi says:

    Love pecans in anything!!

  5. Rosie M. says:

    Thank you, Jenna, for all the ideas! I’ve just started to eek out a menu for Thanksgiving and you’ve truly sent some inspiration my way! I’m always trying to find something special to perk things up and your recipes fit the bill. I’ll let you know what the final choices will be.
    Thanks again for saving me from having to scroll through Food Network ideas!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I have a friend with a pecan farm here in Fairhope, so I’m always on the look-out for pecan recipes! These look delicious and my favorite thing – crunchy!

  7. I need to check out that B-sprout au gratin. We have boatloads of Brussels and after awhile they get boring!

  8. Jenna, I love the taste of pecans and use them constantly! I can’t wait for the “chocolate bourbon pecan pie cupcakes”!!! You provide so much inspiration in the kitchen! How did you all end up with 11 grills???

  9. Jill Kuhn says:

    Oh, I love pecans!! ❤️ Your recipes all sound so yummy – can’t wait to “taste” them in November! Cheers Jenna! 🌻 Oh, and we have 4 grills… 2 are Traegers which are smoker/grills – so looking forward to cooking a turkey in them this year! 😄

  10. Ricki Treleaven says:

    We love pecans, so it will be a fun month over here!!! 😀

  11. Mary says:

    I had to chuckle at the grill count Jenna. We have 3 grills if you count the TBGE. Of the 3, 2 no longer work. We haven’t cooked a turkey inside in years. 🙂

  12. These posts make my mouth water! And, I’m not even hungry…there’s just so much bacon and Brussel sprouts and cheese and all kinds of other yumminess!

  13. Sandra Garth says:

    Girl you’re making me hungry and I just ate!

  14. Linda says:

    11 grills? Wow, that is amazing. Thank you for sharing these these awesome recipes. I am still deciding on the menu. You are quite amazing. When do you sleep? LOL

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