The Organized Life, October Paint Bucket

Here’s the Paint Bucket for October, my monthly bucket list of recipes to make or get menu inspiration from~one thing often leads to another, but I find this a handy way to corral my thoughts and recipes I want to try~

paint bucket Oct

Who knows what will be brewing up this month!


Mini Sausage and Swiss Chard galettes from  Food 52

Fresh Rosemary and Grape Foccacia from Cupcakes and Crinolines

Hot Asigo and Ham Dip from Will Cook for Smiles

Pumpkin BBQ Dip from Happier than a Pig in Mud


Creamed Skillet Corn from Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Sweet Potato Hash with Apples and Bacon from Secrets of a Restaurant Chef

Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes from Family Fresh Meals

Broccoli Salad


Winter Minestrone from Ina Garten

Chicken Terrific from Cooking with Kay

Roasted Pear and Butternut Soup from Home is Where the Boat is

Chicken in Phyllo

Desserts and Miscellaneous

Ultimate Caramel Cake from Will Cook for Smiles

Halloween Cupcakes

Nutella Overnight Oats from What the Fork Food Blog

Candy Cookies

Triple Corn Quick Bread from the Food Network


Here’s what I made from the September Paint Bucket

Antipasto Muffins turned into Antipasto Cocktail Cupcakes

antipasto muffins 1

Mushroom Poppers turned into Mushroom Pizza Poppers

pepperoni  stuffed mushrooms

Salted Pretzel Hassleback Rolls turned into 3 versions: Butter and Salt Hassleback Rolls

butter and salt hassleback 2

Italian Pesto Hassleback Rolls

stuffed roll

Chicken Salad Hassleback Rolls

chicken salad hassleback roll

Zucchini and Caramelized Onion Galette from Miz Helen’s Country Cottage turned into Zucchini Garlic & Gruyere Galette.    This recipe was featured on Lori’s Culinary Creations for Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday

zucchini garlic gruyere galette

Strata with Spicy Sausage, Gruyere, Spinach and Shallots  from Simply Suzanne’s turned into Sausage, Spinach & Peppers Smoked Gouda Pie  This recipe was featured at Mini Van Dreams, Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday

sausage and veggie quiche

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Eggplant Lasagna Boats from Half Baked Harvest turned into Roasted Garlic Eggplant Marinara

eggplant marinara boat

Snickers 7 layer bars turned into Amazing Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies mainly because someone ate the Snickers pieces I was going to use…     ^^’

so a Candy Bar type recipe is still to come!

low fat peanut butter cookies

It has been a tasty month! My very favorite this month was the Zucchini, Garlic and Gruyere Galette and Amazing Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies will be frequently under my cookie dome~

chocolate chip cookies

Bon Appetit!


Get busy brewing up some Halloween treats!


I will be joining the fabulous parties and blogs on my side bar and:

Melanie Makes

Between Naps on the Porch

Memories by the Mile




9 Responses to “The Organized Life, October Paint Bucket”
  1. Mary says:

    I looks like it’s going to be another delicious month for you and your family Jenna! I hope you enjoy the Pear & Butternut Soup, super simple with your immersion blender. Ina’s Winter Minestrone is a favorite of mine too. The secret ingredient is the pesto 🙂

  2. Definitely a delicious Autumn, Jenna!

  3. I am eager to see what you will bring this month. I enjoy your turn into recipes

  4. Kim says:

    All these dishes look so delicious! You’re making me hungry but I’m too busy to cook. I wish you lived close by!!! 🙂

  5. Kitty says:

    Your paint bucket list for October sounds delicious, Jenna!
    I love your darling witch with your paint buckets, too….so adorable!

  6. Elaine says:

    I love your idea of a monthly bucket list! i just may have to do this myself since there are always so many recipes I want to try, Great post!

  7. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    Thanks so much for including my Creamed Skillet Corn on your sides for October. I just love your Bucket List, what a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Hope to see you again real soon,
    Miz Helen

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