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 … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Favorite Rosemary Recipes for the Holidays

One of my very favorite herbs is Rosemary~ I always have a fresh rosemary plant nearby to clip for cooking it can elevate any recipe from ho hum to divine! Let’s start with appetizers, Rosemary Pine Nut Sables are like cheese straws, except they are flavored with pine nuts and rosemary Sable is French for … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Slow Cooker Triple Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

The other night HHjr was cooking steak bites {recipe below} I offered to do potatoes and a salad and got out my trusty slow cooker to help… These potatoes are not only an easy side dish for any night of the week, but are also perfect for solving the holiday challenge of getting all your … Continue reading

Party Panache, Hot & Cheesy Baked BLT Dip

Keep this irresistible dip in mind for the holidays, it’s red and green! If you love a good bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, now you can enjoy the same flavors in this creamy cheesy dip Let me show you how easy this is to make! First cook the bacon on a parchment lined baking sheet … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Rainbow Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Cranberries and Pecans

This dish sounds fancy, and it is a company and holiday worthy side dish, but it is easy enough to make any night of the week, and it also can be eaten as a main dish meal! Trim and halve the Brussels sprouts, cut the sweet potato into cubes {peeled or unpeeled} and lay them … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Raspberry Sorbet

My oldest grandson, 12, is homeschooling this Fall, and one of the perks is the addition of credited life learning lessons, after “school,” electives like art, home economics and cooking! Super Boy’s mother arranged for a weekly art class given by a friend, with several cousins participating HHjr volunteered his cooking skills to teach his … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Thanksgiving on a small scale

I have heard from so many people that they are having small Thanksgiving celebrations this year… or perhaps no celebration at all, just a normal dinner with their spouse or immediate family, or perhaps with a friend or little Indian… Well that hurts my holiday loving heart! So I rounded up some of my favorite … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Roasted Cauliflower & Asparagus Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

This is a healthy salad {well, healthy-ish} with just a enough bacon decadence to lure you to the table! It has my 3 requirements for Take-out Tuesday, it’s easy to make, A lot of it can be prepared ahead of time and it is a one dish meal! Of course it makes a fabulous side … Continue reading

Caramel Drizzled Pecan Bread Pudding

Let me just mention that this bread pudding is so most and flavorful it doesn’t even need a caramel drizzle… But hey, if you’re going to splurge and have bread pudding, a little drizzle of caramel or even better, salted caramel, is going to take it over the top! Here’s the good news, this bread … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Spinach & Cheese Tortellini Soup with Parmesan, Sausage, and Mushrooms

I have been all about soup lately, and this one is truly a complete and satisfying meal in a bowl! This soup has 2 kinds of tortellini, fresh mushrooms and spinach, sausage and Parmesan cheese, in a lovely wine laced broth seasoned with roasted garlic and onions Serve it with a nice piece of crusty … Continue reading