The Organized Life, January Paint Bucket


🥂 Cheers to 2018!


Everyone likes to eat lighter after the holidays so the flavor of the month for January is Broccoli

Although broccoli is not a favorite vegetable of mine it is so healthy and versatile, I want to try using it in some new ways

If you’re not a fan of broccoli, don’t worry, there are plenty of tempting recipes on this month’s list without it!

You can see photos and recipe links for these recipes and the ones for December on the December/January Paint Bucket Pinterest board here



Addicting Baked Seasoned Ritz from Half Baked Harvest

Cheesy Broccoli Bites from Olla-Podrida

Parmesan Cauliflower Bites from Damn Delicious

Spinach Spirals adapted from Bright Shiny Things


Broccoli, Cashew, Apple and Pear Salad from Julia’s Album

Cheesy Hassleback Potato Au Gratin from Half Baked Harvest

Radicchio Salad with Caramelized Carrots and Onions from Epicurious

Enchilada Rice Skillet from Damn Delicious

Main Dish

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken, Wild Rice & Broccoli Soup from Carlsbad Cravings

20 Minute Teriyaki Chicken & Broccoli from Table for Two

Million Dollar White Spaghetti Casserole from Betty Crocker

Fifth Dimension Burgers from Olla Podrida


Panettone Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce from the Food Network

Hot Cocoa Mousse from Dixieland Country

Blueberry Almond Chocolate Clusters from Sweet Sensations


Breakfast Pigs in a Cinnamon Blanket from the Food Network


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Here’s what I made from the December Paint Bucket

The flavor of the month was holiday, so everything from basic fries and mac and cheese got a little “fancied up”

Warm Fig & Prosciutto Goat Cheese Dip from Iowa Girl Eats became Figgy Bleu Spread



Cranberry White Cheddar Spirals can be assembled in minutes



Fancy Skinny Nibbling Fries are acutally Potato Peel Fries



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

Iron Skillet Smokey Mac & Cheese on the Grill




Sheet Pan Shrimp was adapted from New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp from Dream Home Cooking Girl




I made a Snowy cookie tree inspired by Table top Christmas Cookie Trees from BHG,

Good for decoration or eating!



Cranberry Lemon Pie from Traeger Grills is such a pretty holiday dessert

We had it for Thanksgiving but it would be wonderful anytime during the holidays




I combined elements from Peppermint Mocha Cheesecake Dip from Mom on Time Out,    Oreo Peppermint Crunch Cookies from Inside Bru Crew Life,  and Red Velvet Cake into

Red Velvet Candy Cane Cookies

These cookies can be enjoyed 3 different ways and they make up in minutes



Cheers to a New Year and lots of great recipes!

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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


15 Responses to “The Organized Life, January Paint Bucket”
  1. Jenna, the Panettone Bread Pudding sounds fabulous! Broccoli is not my favorite either, but I am sure you have chosen some good recipes to share! Happy New Year and it is going to be a very cold start!

  2. Oh, now I am hungry, what a wonderful array of yumminess!

  3. Jodi says:

    Some really great pics from some great food blogs. I’ve thought about making those ritz cracker but afraid I’ll eat them all. I am like that with Chex mix. Cannot stay away from it. I have also seen those enchiladas on damn delicious and want to make. That million dollar whit spaghetti sounds amazing too. Tons of yumminess this month!

  4. Ellen says:

    A short note of appreciation for the many gifts you give through “The Painted Apron”! They are used, filed, shared and enjoyed. You are a talented artist, a kind teacher, an accomplished chef and an adventurous Tote Traveler. Happy New Year!

  5. Loads of happy new year wishes to you and many thanks for all the treats of the year. (Especially the potato crowns and I now have silicone muffin tins just for that!)

  6. Karen says:

    I know that you ate well this month from your review. I’m looking forward to what you will be sharing with us in the coming year…wishing you all the best.

  7. Jill Kuhn says:

    All your recipes sound good to me, Jenna! 😊 I’m a big broccoli fan! The salad recipe with broccoli, cashews, apples and pears sounds intriguing. Look forward to seeing all your creative touches too! Happy New Year, Jenna!! 🎉🥂🍾

  8. Lynn says:

    Ha, ha, why did breakfast pigs in a cinnamon blanket catch my eye??? Happy New Year Jenna, wishing you all the best in 2018-enjoy:@)

  9. Mary says:

    Happy New Year Jenna! I know your apron and paintbrush will be overflowing with creativity and goodness! FN’s Pigs in a Cinnamon Roll Blanket caught my eye right away!

  10. Miz Helen says:

    Your January is just packed with fantastic recipes, just delicious! Happy to see you here at Full Plate Thursday and thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Miz Helen

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