The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket

Happy Mayday! Are you Gathering ‘Round the Maypole today?

Maypole thepaintedapron.comMy bucket list of recipes to try in May is spilling over with colorful dishes and bright spring flavors

Here are the recipes I’m thinking about making this month

Appetizers and Small Plates

Fried Onion Dip from the Food Network

Bleu Cheese Crostini with Balsamic Roasted Grapes from Home is Where the Boat is

Avocado Fries

Cauliflower Mini Pizzas from Damn Delicious

Side Dishes and Salads

Asparagus and Strawberry Salad from Home is Where the Boat is

Salad Salad Salad!

Cheddar and Parsley Mashed Potato Stuffed Jalapenos from Happier than a Pig in Mud

Main Dish

Slow Cooker Beef Taquitos

Monte Cristo Lasagna from Climbing Grier Moutain

Pineapple Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Chicken Broccolini with Mustard Cream from the Pioneer Woman


Arnold Palmer Cupcakes from Plain Chicken

Fresh Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookies from Life in Between

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes from There Goes the Cupcake


Strawberry Cantaloupe Salsa from the Everyday Home

Rosemary Olive Oil Bread


Here’s what I made from the April Paint Bucket

Artichoke Butter in Phyllo Cups from Olla Podrida turned into Artichoke Parmesan Pies

artichoke pies

Grits Cake turned into Asiago Grits Cake with Sauteed Mushrooms and Roasted Sprouts and was featured at Lori’s Culinary Creations, Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday

Loaded grits cake thepaintedapron.comCharred Cauliflower Carbonara from French Gardner Dishes turned into Roasted Cauliflower Gratin

cauliflower gratin 2

Italian Stuffed Portobello Burger from Will Cook for Smiles turned into Roasted Vegetable Enchilada Stack

Roasted Vegetable Enchilada Stack

New and different Breakfast Casserole turned into Sausage Gravy Biscuit Bake

sausage gravy biscuit bake 2

Basil Oil from the Cafe Sucre de Farine is so easy to make, see Fresh Basil Oil here

fresh basil oil

Cheesecake Bites turned into Petite Cheesecake Boules, an assortment of little cheesecake balls

petite cheesecake boules 3

Blueberry Croissant Puff from the Girl Who Ate Everything and Life in My Empty Nest turned into Blueberry Almond Pastries with Coconut Drizzle~ look for the recipe coming up next week~

Blueberry Almond Pastries with Coconut Drizzle

So which one of these recipes was my April favorite?   Sausage Gravy Biscuit Bake, I hope you try it!


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9 Responses to “The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket”
  1. Lynn says:

    Pineapple stuffed pork tenderloin sounds really good! Looking forward to seeing it Jenna-Happy May:@)

  2. Jodi says:

    OMG – I am STARVING now! So so many wonderful recipes! Can’t wait to try some. And THANKS for featuring my Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookies. I think you are going to love them!!! My family made me make them twice since then – not allowed to run out! 🙂

  3. Mary says:

    Everything looks and sounds delicious Jenna! I’ve been wanting to try those cauliflower mini pizzas too and monte cristo lasagna is just insane, in a good way 🙂 Thanks for the shot out, hope you enjoy the salad & crostini. ♥

  4. Happy May, Jenna! It looks like it is going to be a delicious month.

  5. Thank you for the shout out Jenna! Happy May!

  6. Love this post! I have been checking out and pinning lots of the recipes. What a fun table with those adorable paint buckets. How fun!

  7. hollybertone says:

    Hi Jenna – I remember in elementary school we did the May pole dance with the ribbons. Love your centerpiece! Happy May Day! Hugs, Holly

  8. CraftyStaci says:

    I can’t wait to hear more about those Blueberry Almond Pastries with Coconut Drizzle. We usually end up with a huge crop of blueberries in the summer, and those sound like a fabulous way to use some of them! Thanks for linking up at Talented Tuesday!

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