Fearless Friday, Top Ten Painted Creations!

This has been nostalgia week here on the Painted Apron, looking back through the last 10 years to see what the most viewed posts were for Take-out Tuesday, Tablescapes, and today Fearless Friday Fearless Friday didn’t begin until May 2016 so I included posts with painted creations that were posted before Fearless Friday in this … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Top Twelve Tablescapes

This Christmas was the coldest I can ever remember, Christmas Eve the high was only 24 degrees after a morning low of 5! That’s really cold for the deep South! Snowmen and Scarves This week I’m relaxing with family at our beach house It went below freezing on the coast for a day or two … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, 10 Most Popular Take-out Tuesday Dinners

August 1 2022 was the 10th anniversary of The Painted Apron I thought it would be fun to look back and see what the top ten most popular dinner recipes were for Take-out Tuesday I post recipes on other days too, but the Take-out Tuesday recipes are recipes that are “easier than getting take out” … Continue reading

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

I’m taking a short break to enjoy the weekend with family Today I have a round up of holiday art~ My Christmas card to you! Whether you’re celebrating a holiday or just enjoying the last weekend of December, I wish you many blessings! I’ll be back on Tuesday! ❤️ Jenna

Recipe Box, Roasted Butternut Squash Spinach Salad

This salad is festive enough for special occasions but also easy to make, it’s great for a weeknight supper Fresh baby spinach, bacon, pecans, bleu cheese, cranberries and roasted butternut squash tossed in a simple homemade vinaigrette, yes please! Enjoy it as a main dish or a side with quiche, soup or chicken I love … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Easy Recipes for Special Holiday Breakfasts

Do you have a traditional dish you serve every year for Christmas morning breakfast? Christmas Morning Strata was our traditional breakfast for years Simple bread squares baked with bacon, eggs, cheese, green onions and cream You make it a day ahead and refrigerate it overnight for baking in the morning {recipe at the end of … Continue reading

Party Panache, Santa Snacks

The boys are away this weekend so I spent yesterday wrapping presents to put under the tree to surprise them when they get back this afternoon Besides wrapping the family gifts, I made party favor bags for the boys and their cousins Every year our extended family gathers for a luncheon on Christmas Eve Between … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Nutcracker

When time is limited and I want to get a quick art session in, I like to use pens and markers I keep them handy on a tiered tray by my favorite spot Today we are going to draw and color a nutcracker, just like we did with the Festive Snowman last week, and this … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Sally’s Tempting Toffee

One of the gifts I received at my Birthday Christmas Cocktail Party was a tin of homemade toffee from my good friend CCOG {CC’s Other Grandmother} The moment I lifted the lid, an irresistible aroma came wafting out I quickly closed the lid told everyone to keep away, this was all for me 😂 These … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Italian Spirals

To celebrate my birthday last Sunday I invited family and a few special friends over for a Birthday Christmas Cocktail Party We chatted and exchanged birthday and Christmas gifts One of our friends is a very talented musician and he played Christmas songs on the piano and his fiddle Gingerbread house decorating stations were set … Continue reading