The Organized Life, December Paint Bucket


🎅🏻   Ho ho ho, here comes December!  🎄


Whatever you celebrate in December, this recipe list is made up of family friendly and party perfect recipes for the holiday season!

The flavor of the month is Peppermint!  

You can see photos and links to these recipes in the December Section of the Monthly Paint Bucket here

Recipes with no links are ideas rolling around my head for recipe creations



North Pole Martini from the Painted Apron archives

Bacon Wrapped Brussels with Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce from French Gardener Dishes

Pull Apart Pigs with Dijon Butter Sauce from Plain Chicken

Sweet Potato Crescent Bites from Delish

Sausage Pancake Muffins from Diary of a Real Housewife


Roasted Amaretto Acorn Squash from Tyler Florence

Cranberry Roasted Winter Vegetables from My Recipes

Rosmary Parmesan Bubble Biscuits

Main Dish

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup from Jo Cooks

Holiday Ham Sliders

Sheet Pan BBQ Pork Chop Dinner

Pancetta Wrapped Chicken with Bleu Cheese & Sage on Creamy Fennel from Stuck in the Kitchen


Christmas Crème Brûlée

Peppermint Oreo Crunch Cake from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt

Sugar Cookie Peppermint Sticks from Mama Loves Food

Candy Cane Chocolate Cheesecake Bars from A Treats Affair


Hashbrown Breakfast Sandwiches


Here’s what I made from the November Paint Bucket,

the flavor of the month was Holiday!

In case you missed it, check out this post Kitchen Tips for Holiday Ease, it is full of shortcuts, ideas and recipes to make your holidays easier! This post was featured on Merry Monday click here to see more ideas




Roasted Butternut Squash and Pumpkin Queso Dip from Climbing Grier Mountain inspired this

Pumpkin Butternut Squash Holiday Queso




Roasted Cranberry & Goat Cheese Flatbread from Healthy Seasonal Recipes inspired this

Holiday Cranberry Flatbread




Bacon Parmesan Stuffing from Food Network magazine, November 2018 became

Asiago Parmesan Stuffing with Bacon, recipe posting soon!




Pretzel Panzanella Salad from How Sweet Eats turned into Brussels, Bacon, Pretzel Panzella Salad



One Pan Mustard Roasted Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts and Sausages from the Creative Life In Between  inspired Sheet Pan Smoked Sausage Supper




Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream turned into Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Ice Cream



Another delicious month!

Thank you for cooking with me!




I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Dishing it & Digging it,   Between Naps on the Porch,

Merry Monday   Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade

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

    Sounds like you’ll be eating well in December Jenna! I think I need to pick up some more Brussels sprouts:@)

  2. Jodi says:

    Hooray for Peppermint Month!!

  3. Kitty says:

    Everything looks scrumptious, Jenna! I can’t believe that December is almost here. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

  4. Sharon Mann says:

    On with the good fun and fun!

  5. Jessica says:


  6. Peppermint Oreo Crunch Cake, oh my how delicious that sounds. I always look at the dessert list first😂 Your food always looks amazing dear Jenna!

  7. says:

    Oh my mouth is watering! That sheet pan of food looks so GOOD! Hugs and blessings to you dear Jenna,

  8. Yumborama! I have to go back and fetch that roasty potato recipe now while I remember!

  9. I don’t think my maple orange cranberry sauce has ever been served over anything as mouthwatering as bacon-wrapped brussels Jenna! Thank you for that fun pairing and linking to the recipe. YUM!

    • I made your sauce for Thanksgiving and loved it, and had some leftover…it was a fabulous compliment to the bacon wrapped sprouts for game day appetizers! Will post soon, thank you Johanne!

  10. I am constantly amazed by your energy and creativity. All your food looks delicious.

  11. thefrenchhutch says:

    One word sums up this post and that would be Yum! So many delicious recipes in one place! I can use quick and ease in December. Have a great weekend, RTR!!!!

  12. Mary says:

    You’re always cooking up a storm Jenna and you’re fearless in the kitchen!

  13. Kim says:

    Pumpkin Cheesecake swirl looks so great! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! We hope you will join us again next week!

  14. Miz Helen says:

    I always love your bucket list, the very best recipes! Hope you are enjoying your week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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