The Organized Life, March Paint Bucket

Time for a new monthly recipe inspiration list for March.  I always list many more recipes than I can actually tackle in one month, but I like to have choices and flexibility.  The recipes from other sources I want to try are linked to the original recipe if you want to try them along with me.  Recipes without links are just ideas of things I want to try or create

I have learned that when you have a plan, and a just a few recipes to pick from~rather than stacks you’ve been saving for years 😳 it is so much easier.  I have been making and following a monthly bucket list faithfully for 3 years and I have learned so much, become a much better cook, and have had so much fun in the kitchen instead of dreading dinner time

March paint bucket

I’m thinking green for March, so there a lot of green dishes listed~


Kale and White Bean Crostini from Camille Styles

Mini Irish Hand Pies

Roasted Eggplant with Figs, Stilton and Pecans from French Gardner Dishes


Magic Broccoli from Recipe Tin Eats

Roasted Parsnip Medallions with Rosemary from Happier than a Pig in Mud

Irish Potato Pie from A Spicy Perspective


Vegetable Lasagna

Burgers with Sexy Sauce from the Sugar Hit

Chicken and Veggie Cobbler from Miz Helen’s Country Kitchen

Leek and Asparagus Quiche

Desserts & Miscellaneous

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cake from Happier than a Pig in Mud

Chocolate Mint something

Carrot Cake Cookies

Coconut Syrup from Memories by the Mile

Breakfast Danish

Here’s what I made from the February Paint Bucket.  I had so many things I wanted to make, and the month was much too short!

Nacho Stuffed Potato Skins turned into Loaded Fries with some inspiration from Home is Where the Boat is.  The “canoe” shaped potato skins are more easily managed as a finger food than the traditional whole skin

loaded fries

I used a standard bacon, cheese, sour cream and chive mixture and they were quite tasty!


Pop over to Mary’s  Pigskin Playoffs and Potato Skins here to see all her creative versions and get the recipes

Fat Tuesday Hushpuppies turned into Cheddar and Chive Hushpuppies and were featured at Lori’s Culinary Creations, Tickle My Tastebuds

hushpuppies with kale

I adapted this Kale Citrus Salad with Creamy Orange Dressing from Ree Drummond’s here

mixed greens with orange dressing

Mushroom Stroganoff with Goat Cheese from Alton Brown turned into Velvet Mushroom Stroganoff with Pancetta

Velvet mushroom stroganoff

Bacon and Corn Zucchini Crust Pizza from Closet Cooking turned into Zucchini Crust Veggie Pizza

veggie pizza with zucchini crust

Red Velvet Something turned into Red Velvet Brownies.  This recipe was featured twice, Cupcakes & Crinoline, Project Inspired, 33 Amazing Desserts, and Cupcakery, Sweet and Savoury Sundays

red velvet brownies

Sausage Breakfast Crescent Rolls turned into Pancakes & Bacon Cupcakes and was featured on Cook Craft Love, Talented Tuesday


My favorite recipe this month was the Zucchini Crust Veggie Pizza, be sure to try it~

Have fun in the kitchen!


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

The Freshman Cook

Memories by the Mile



6 Responses to “The Organized Life, March Paint Bucket”
  1. Lynn says:

    Sounds like you have some nice variety listed Jenna! I’m with you, chocolate mint has been on my mind too, I actually went looking for some inspiration yesterday. I think you’ll be happy with your choices and personally keep going back and looking at your hushpuppies-good stuff! Happy March:@)

  2. Mary says:

    Looks like another delicious month Jenna! Thanks for the shout out, I’m looking forward to some green at the table this month and still thinking about your zucchini crust pizza 🙂

  3. Karen says:

    If your March meals are as good as February’s were, you are in for some good eating.

  4. Liz Mackie says:

    Thank you for the nice recipes.

  5. The recipes look lovely. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

  6. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    I see several dishes that I would love to try and I just love your centerpiece, you have inspired me! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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