The Organized Life, February Paint Bucket

  Hello February!! So many fun holidays and events this month Today is Groundhog’s Day AND Super Bowl Sunday, Then on the horizon is  the Academy Awards, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras! This month’s paint bucket has plenty of party food for all the celebrations   Chocolate Ravioli   The flavor/theme … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Killer Mushroom Cream Sauce

  Okay, so… YOU’VE GOT TO TRY THIS!!         It is AMAZING!!!           And believe it or not, it is REALLY REALLY EASY!         Trim the stem and leaves off of a head of cauliflower and cut into thick slices, or “steaks” Drizzle with olive … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Broccoli Stuffed Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Garlic, Fresh Mozzarella, and Parmesan

  This dish sounds fancy, but shhh…. It’s really super easy to throw together after a busy day         Spaghetti Squash, broccoli, fresh garlic, Parmesan and Mozzarella Fresh, healthy ingredients         First, put 6-8 deep slits into the squash with a small sharp knife Then microwave it for 5 … Continue reading

The Organized Life, January Paint Bucket

  Happy 2020!!! Do you have a list of New Year’s resolutions? This month’s Paint Bucket might help with healthier eating, it’s full of vegetables and features light desserts   The flavor/theme of the month is Winter Vegetable   source   Appetizers Roasted Vegetable and Hummus Tartines from Diala’s Kitchen Skinny Nachos from Buttercream Blondie … Continue reading

Party Panache, Spinach & Butternut Squash Lasagna

  Do you have a traditional dish you serve on Christmas Eve?         I know a lot of people have lasagna         Even though lasagna takes a little time to prep, it’s a perfect do ahead meal for busy holidays         This lasagna has layers of … Continue reading

Party Panache, Puff Pastry Mini Monte Cristos

  There is a recipe on the December Paint Bucket that is very similar to one of my long time favorites, Puff Pastry Bites from Ina Garten She is one of my favorite chefs from the Food Network I love her directness, she simply prepares food well She doesn’t fuss over things or make complicated … Continue reading

The Organized Life, December Paint Bucket

  And just like that, on Sunday it’s December! 🎄 I apologize for posting this before Thanksgiving I mean no disrespect at all… I LOVE Thanksgiving       I’m sure you’re busy with last minute turkey things, so bookmark this and read it later if you get a chance… The next few days are … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Holiday Sweet Potato Rounds

  Here is an easy way to add sweet potatoes to your holiday meals Not only are they easy but they look elegant They can be prepared ahead of time and are simple to serve         They can be prepared for 1 or a crowd         Choose large sweet … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Grown-up Grilled Cheese

  Grilled cheese sandwiches are one of the classic comfort foods         As a child I ordered one everywhere we went to eat, My Dad even got fancy restaurants to make one for “picky eater me”         There is nothing better than a Grilled Cheese Dipper with a warm … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cook Short Rib Ragu

  Similar to Bolgnese Sauce, this pot of ragu will be like finding a pot of gold after a long chilly day         It’s made with short ribs and laced with Parmesan         Full of meat and vegetables, this tomato based sauce was made to marry with pasta and … Continue reading

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