The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket

There always seems to be more recipes than time, so a monthly recipe “bucket list” is how I try to sort out what I want to make.  I hope to share some delicious Springy concoctions with you as April rolls along~

bunny centerpiece

Here’s my bucket list for April ~

recipe buckets collage


Flatbread with spring vegetables

Spring cocktail

Mini Corn Dogs

Brunch Bites


Carrot Soup

Leek Casserole


Bacon Wrapped Roasted Pear Salad from

Risotto Cakes

Truffled Mac and Cheese  from Ina Garten  


Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

Bianca Lasagna from Kelsey’s Essentials

Desserts and Miscellaneous

Carrot Cake Cheesecake from ButterYum

Biscuit Beignets

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Strawberry Shortcake Waffle Sandwich


Here’s what I made from the March Paint Bucket:

Gourmet Grilled Cheese turned into Gold Nuggets for St. Patrick’s Day

gold nuggets

Green Goddess Dressing inspired a whole Salad Bar with Wacky Weeds and was featured on Full Plate Thursday

green goddess dressing

Lime and Creamy Cashew Fettucini from Half Baked Harvest  will be posting soon!

cashew fettucini

Mexican Rice from Happier than a Pig in Mud and Black Bean  & Corn Burrito with Guacamole combined into a vegetable packed one dish meal,  Stuffed Peppers Ole

stuffed peppers ole

Creamy Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole turned into Vegetable Patch Quinoa

vegetable patch quinoa

Bailey’s Pound Cake turned into Bailey’s Irish Cream Cake with Bailey’s Glaze and was featured on the St. Patrick’s Day Round Up over at It All Started with Paint


What are you cooking up this month?


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Tasty Tuesday

The Gunny Sack

Four Seasons Blog Hop

Full Plate Thursday

Freedom Fridays

Foodie Friday


15 Responses to “The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket”
  1. Everything looks so good, Jenna. A delicious bucket list.

  2. It all sounds good! The grilled cheese nuggets are an instant “yes” and I want to see your recipe for carrot soup! Panini Pete’s here in Fairhope had it on their menu for a while and the whole town was abuzz with praise. But every time I went by and tried to order it, they were sold out! Isn’t that the saddest carrot soup story you’ve ever heard?
    I’ll watch for your version!

  3. Ha, Thanks Leslie Anne, I will be sure to make some carrot soup just for you!

  4. lulu says:

    And I made your Irish Cream cake!

  5. So many delicious options here! I can’t wait to see these throughout April 🙂

  6. Liz Mackie says:

    Thank you for all the nice recipes. Love the Ham and Bean Soup.

    From: the Painted Apron >To: >Sent: Monday, March 31, 2014 3:02 AM >Subject: [New post] The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket > >the Painted Apron posted: “There always seems to be more recipes than time, so a monthly recipe “bucket list” is how I try to sort out what I want to make.  I hope to share some delicious Springy concoctions with you as April rolls along~ Here’s my bucket list for April ~ ” >

  7. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    While I’ve made tons of soups, carrot isn’t one of them-sounds good! Not sure what I’ll be making but I am determined to fire up the grill at some point:@)

  8. Velva says:

    Love it! What a clever way to organize recipe ideas….Everything looks so delicious. I agree I have more ideas than time (sigh).


  9. Mary says:

    Everything looks delicious Jenna! I really need to try your Green Goddess dressing 🙂

  10. Mary says:

    Oops, I thought I commented but I don’t see it here. Everything looks delicious Jenna, I’m not nearly as organized. I need to whip up a batch of your Green Goddess dressing 🙂

  11. Stacey says:

    Love the idea of a recipe bucket list. 🙂 You have some good ones on yours!

  12. Good idea to have a bucket list! I have wayyy too many recipes to ever get through in this life time! So glad you stopped by! Thanks for sharing on the Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You! I am Pinning this Now!

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