The Organized Life, December Paint Bucket

Happy December,

one of my very favorite months!

It is filled with hope and happy,

yummy food and Christmas trees,

decorations, lights, sugar plum fairies,

Santa, and my birthday!

Even though things might be different this year,

we can still be full of holiday cheer!

This month’s bucket list is full of recipes

that promise to make things festive and holiday heavenly!

You can see photos and links to the inspiration recipes

in the December section of my Monthly Pinterest Board here

The flavor of the month for December is

White Chocolate Peppermint


Pizza Wreath from Food Network

Peppermint Mocha Cheesecake Dip from Crazy for Crust

Club Sub Spirals orignial recipe

Snowball Party Mix from A Spicy Perspective

Side Dishes

Bacon Corn Spoon Bread from Mantitlement

Cranberry Roasted Winter Vegetables from My Recipes

Christmas Salad from Small Town Woman

Vermont Cheddar and Rosemary Scones from The New Vintage Kitchen


Orange Beef Lettuce Wraps from Taste of Home

Slow Cooker Mongolian Chicken from Slow Cooking Perfected

Sausage & Marinara Sheet Pan Sandwiches from the Painted Apron archives

Chicken Cordon Bleu Bubble-up Bake from Pillsbury


White Chocolate Ting-a-Lings from Lemon Tree Dwelling

White Chocolate Peppermint Oreo Cheesecake Jars from Love Bakes Good Cakes

Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cake from Tastes Better From Scratch

Peppermint Brownies from Skip to My Lou plus instructions for giving this as a ingredients in a jar gift!

Breakfast & Miscellaneous

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate from the Salty Marshmallow

Peppermint White Hot Chocolate from Gimme Some Oven

Cherry Cream Cheese Crescent Ring from Cincy Shopper

Here’s what I made from the November Paint Bucket

the flavor of the month was Pecans

One of my favorite appetizers or snacks are these romaine leaves

stuffed with a yummy combo of cranberries, bacon,

pecans and bleu cheese

You can make the spread and keep it in the fridge

to have appetizers on hand

or a delicious sandwich spread for wraps or tea sandwiches

Romaine Wraps with Cranberries, Pecans, Bacon and Bleu Cheese

Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Cinnamon Butternut Squash

with Pecans and Cranberries from Julia’s Album

was the inspiration for

Rainbow Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Cranberries and Pecans

Instead of making Lemon Rosemary Roasted Baby Potatoes

from Just Easy Recipes

I opted to make scalloped potatoes in the slow cooker

Slow Cooker Triple Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

I also shared a round-up of Favorite Rosemary Recipes

that are perfect for holiday occasions,

including one my favorite nibbles,

Rosemary Pine Nut Sables

Favorite Rosemary Recipe for the Holidays

Roasted Cauliflower Salad from Woman’s Day was the starting point for

Roasted Cauliflower and Asparagus Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

I put my own spin Creamy Mushroom & Spinach Tortellini Soup from Closet Cooking by adding sausage for

Spinach & Cheese Tortellini Soup with Parmesan, Sausage and Mushrooms

I downsized Pecan Pie Bread Pudding from Call Me PMc

using 2 sub sandwich rolls

and amped it up with a Caramel Drizzle

This bread pudding can be served for breakfast without the caramel

or for dessert with the caramel sauce

Caramel Drizzled Pecan Bread Pudding

So onto December!

And here’s a favorite appetizer from last year

Strawberry, Pecan & Pimiento Cheese Wreath

Time to think Merry!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

  Sundays on Silverado  Love Your Creativity  Over the Moon

Between Naps on the Porch,  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

 Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl Turn About Tuesday 

 Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday  Creatively Crafty

Thursday Favorite Things    Creative Cumpulsions Meal Plan Monday

26 Responses to “The Organized Life, December Paint Bucket”
  1. Rita C. says:

    Advent literslly means celebration and your December organized life is all that! Yum! I’m looking forward to this!

  2. Martha says:

    Everything looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing all the recipe links 🙂

  3. Bonnie Morgan says:

    Oh my, I haven’t had breakfast yet and you have made me so hungry. Beautiful presentationsl
    I enjoy your whimsical art so much. Cute Santa’s.

  4. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, I love pimento cheese! It is my favorite, and that wreath looks yummy! I can’t wait for all of your December recipes! Happy Sunday!

  5. Ah! What a delightful buffet of flavors and ideas!

  6. Happy soon to be December Jenna! Sounds like you’ll be eating well and enjoying the holiday season:@)

  7. Jenna, the December Paint Bucket promises so many great sounding recipes. I hope you have enjoyed your Thanksgiving weekend!

  8. lghiggins says:

    Delicious looking recipes. Maybe they’ll help turn my head towards Christmas and away from lockdowns!

  9. says:

    Wonderful looking dishes and I always thank you for the recipes or where to find them as they look so good. December is upon us for sure. I’ve always said that Thanksgiving holiday and Christmas are too close together. LOL! But I sure love me some Christmas. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  10. thefrenchhutch says:

    Oh Jenna, Nothing makes me smile more than your art and recipes for Paint Bucket. December looks delicious and your happy holiday artwork is smile inducing! I will enjoy going to through every recipe………Have a wonderful week.

  11. Miz Helen says:

    Congratulations! Your fantastic post is featured on Full Plate Thursday,514 this week and we have pinned it on our Feature Board. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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