The Organized Life, December Paint Bucket

December, 2 days away!

🎄 Are you ready?? 🎁

Will you be baking up a storm?    Traveling?

This is the one month I don’t travel, and I will be happily in place at

the North Pole,

decking the halls, and doing all things Merry


In fact, the Paint Bucket is posting early for December because tomorrow is my holiday home tour of the “South Pole”

with the Celebrate and Decorate Blog Hop

Today I hope to give you some good food ideas and that you will come back tomorrow to check out all the decorating inspirations from the Holiday Home Hop!



You can see photos and the recipe inspirations on the

December Paint Bucket Pinterest board here

The Flavor of the Month for December is Holiday


Food that reminds you, when you taste it, of holidays!



3 ingredient Sausage Crescent Bites from the Kitchen is My Playground

Warm Fig & Prosciutto Goat Cheese Dip from Iowa Girl Eats

Cranberry White Cheddar Spirals

Fancy Skinny Nibbling Fries

Parmesan Crusted Brussels Sprouts from Delish



Apple Cranberry and Almond Coleslaw from Cooking Classy

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries from Peas and Crayons

Melting Sweet Potatoes with Maple Pecan Glaze from Dreaming in DIY

Chef Famous Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary & Parmesan

Jack Daniels Smoky Bacon Mac & Cheese from the Slow Roasted Italian


Main Dish

New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp from Dream Home Cooking Girl

Beef Bourguinonne Pot Pie from Bon Appetit

Bourbon Orange Glazed Ham from the Chunky Chef

French Onion Chicken Noodle Casserole from Plain Chicken



Cranberry Lemon Pie from Traeger Grills

Peppermint Mocha Cheesecake Dip from Mom on Time Out

Oreo Peppermint Crunch Cookies from Inside Bru Crew Life

Red Velvet Cake



Table top Christmas Cookie Trees from BHG

Christmas Tree Danish


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Here’s what I made from the November Paint Bucket

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

inspired a Crazy Pizza Bread Loaf



Endive Salad with Nut Salsa & Apple Dressing from Epicurious took several turns and became

Spinach Salad with Roasted Pears, Prosciutto and Brussels

it was featured on Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage




Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple Syrup and Pecans became

Acorn Squash Glazed with Maple, Bleu Cheese and Pecans



Instead of Slow Cooker Four Cheese Mac and Cheese from

Damn Delicious, I opted to make

Easy Dreamy Creamy Corn



Slow Cooker Lasagna Tortellini Soup from Olla-Podrida

turned into 3 Way Tortellini, Soup-Stew-Pasta





Italian Pesto Sliders from Wine and Glue were the inspiration for a

Do Ahead Dinner featuring

Winter Warmth Chowder and Family Friendly Italian Sliders


We really enjoyed all of these recipes, and the fact that they are so easy and perfect for the busy days ahead

I don’t know where the month went but here it is 2 days from December!


Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the Holiday Home Hop



and Friday for new Tales of the Traveling Tote & a MacKenzie Childs Giveway!


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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



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

    Wow that cole slaw sounds amazing! Happy Holiday Planning:@)

  2. I have no doubt you will be cooking and baking like a wild woman!!!!! The Christmas season is just MADE for that!

  3. Patty Williford says:

    You mentioned an appetizer Cranberry White Cheddar Spirals and I can’t find the recipe. I want to make these so could you please advise as to where I can find the recipe.

    I so enjoy your blog.

    Thank you so much,

    Patty Williford

    Ingleside, TX

  4. Jacqueline says:

    Wow make my mouth water! All things yummy and rich and delicious!

  5. Mary says:

    My hubby would love some Jack Daniels Smoky Bacon Mac & Cheese Jenna! I hope you’ve finished decking the halls and are ready for some jolly time! 🙂

  6. Everything sounds scrumptious! I can’t wait for the peppermint mocha cheesecake dip! Looking forward to your South Pole home tomorrow!

  7. Ricki Treleaven says:

    You are so organized…you are amazing! I want to be you when I grow up!

  8. lulu says:

    Jenna, I want you to come here and share some of your energy. I’m having a hard time getting started, but I did put the dryer hose pumpkins away today.

  9. Jill Kuhn says:

    Will you come and decorate my house for me? 🎅🎄🤶 You have the perfect touch! ❤️ I love all your creative inspirations – you are soooo talented! 👍 I look forward to see what recipes you will share this month! 😍

  10. Seriously merry and a super selection of recipes!

  11. Kathy Duncan says:

    You are making a cook out of me!

  12. Miz Helen says:

    What an awesome December Paint Bucket full of delicious recipes! Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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