The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket

I decided to take the month off and not cook a thing…

polka dot birdhouse

April Fool!

I love it when people cook for me, but I can’t imagine not cooking for a month, the kitchen is one of my favorite playgrounds~ Here’s the list of recipes that recently caught my eye and added to my recipe bucket list for April~

You can view the recipes from other sites by clicking on the green title.  The recipes that don’t have a link are ideas I want to develop into a dish.  I like to leave a lot of flexibility in my menu plans, sometimes you simply don’t want the pot roast on Sunday that you thought you would when you planned your week last Monday~

So leave yourself plenty of options so you can get creative in the kitchen!

Appetizers and Small Plates

Maple Caramel Bacon Crack from Complete Recipes

Artichoke Butter in Phyllo Cups from Olla Podrida

Won Ton Tacos

Appetizer Pops

Side Dishes and Salads

Grit Cakes

Baked Shoe String Fries

Salad Casserole

Vegetable Cannelloni


Charred Cauliflower Carbonara from French Gardner Dishes

Italian Stuffed Portobello Burger from Will Cook for Smiles

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Casserole from The Chew

Cashew Coconut Chicken with Mango Honey Dip from Carlsbad Cravings


Blueberry Croissant Puff from the Girl Who Ate Everything and Life in My Empty Nest

Cheesecake Pops


New and different Breakfast Casserole

Kale Pesto from Giada de Laurentiis

Basil Oil from the Cafe Sucre de Farine


Here’s what I made from the March Paint Bucket

Magic Broccoli from Recipe Tin Eats turned into Broccoli Candy

broccoli candy

Irish Potato Pie from A Spicy Perspective turned into Creamy Chive Potato Pie

creamy chive potato pie 3

Sexy Sauce for burgeres from the Sugar Hit turned into Bama Burger Sauce

sliders with Bama Burger sauce

Leek and Asparagus Quiche turned into Spring has Sprung Puff Pie

spring has sprung pie 1

Vegetable Lasagna turned into Vegetable Lasagna with Roasted Garlic Ricotta

zucchini and eggplant lasagna with roasted garlic ricotta 1

Chocolate Mint something turned into Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Ganache Filling and Crème de Menthe Icing

chocolate mint cupcake

Carrot Cake Cookies turned into Carrot Cake  Rolls with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze

carrot cake rolls with maple glaze 1

Breakfast Danish turned into my Secret Recipe Club assignment this month, Sweet and Savory Stuffed Croissants

do ahead croissant sandwich

Coconut Syrup from Memories by the Mile is divine and will be posting soon, you will want to try this one!


My favorite recipe for March was Carrot Cake Rolls with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze.  These were featured over at Posed Perfection, Creative Ways party~

carrot cake sweet roll

I hope you’ll try some of these recipes!


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

The Freshman Cook

Memories by the Mile



11 Responses to “The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket”
  1. Thank you so much for the honor of a mention on your blog Jenna! I just made the charred cauliflower carbonata again for my hubby’s birthday. Everyone loved it. 🙂

  2. Can I just mention how cute those pails are? Did you paint them yourself? I want to find some and paint them, then force some flower bulbs in. I would love them with hyacinths or tulips.

  3. Jodi says:

    so many wonderful recipes to try!

  4. Christine says:

    soooo now I am starving and it’s only morning Jenna…..are you gonna come visit me and cook for me????

  5. Lynn says:

    New and different breakfast casserole has peeked my interest:@)

  6. Mary says:

    You’re so creative in the kitchen Jenna! Everything looks delicious 🙂

  7. Miz Helen says:

    Jenna, I always find things on your awesome Bucket List to try. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. Katherine says:

    Hi, Thank you for your comment on my Easter tablescape using the little paint buckets. I apologize for replying late, but just found some comments in my spam box. ?? I like the way you used your little paint buckets too! I haven’t seen the little black and white one. So cute, and fun!

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