The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket

August is here 😳

Soon the bounty of summer produce will be fading away… 😢

But! It’s fun to start thinking about pumpkins, falling leaves and cooler weather…and of course football!  🏈

The August Bucket List is full of recipes to celebrate the last of summer and some with a gentle nod to fall~

I get a lot of inspiration from the Food Network, magazines, cookbooks, Pinterest, and other bloggers.  I tend use these recipes as a jumping off point to create my own.  Click on the green links to see the inspiration recipes.  The recipes on the list that do not have a link to another source are a general idea of something I want to try or create~


Zucchini Pizza Bites from Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

Truffle Rosemary Cheddar Crackers from the Kitchen Witch

Gruyere, Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Bites from Little Spice Jar

Brie, Bacon and Fig Tarts from  Authentic Suburban Gourmet


Asian Noodle Salad from the Pioneer Woman

Spicy Green Bean Stir Fry from Happier than a Pig in Mud

Broccoli Salad from the Girl Who Ate Everything

Succotash Salad with Bacon from Home is Where the Boat is

Main Dish

Corn Cake Summer Salad with Arugula and Sweet Peaches from Feast on the Cheap

Pressed Picnic Sandwiches

California Light Enchiladas

Chopped Salad Stuffed Peppers

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Sandwich from Life In Between


Blueberry Ice Box Cake from Memories by the Mile

Blue Ribbon Peanut Butter Bars from Home is Where the Boat is and Rattlebridge Farm

Mermaid Cupcakes

Pecan Pie Cookies from Spend with Pennies


Pancake Lasagna from the Food Network

French Breakfast Puffs from Olla-Podrida


Here’s what I made from the July Paint Bucket

Ranch Fried Pickles from Lay’s Potato Chips turned into Potato Chip Fried Pickles

Potato chip fried pickles with ranch dressing 1

Bleu Cheese Burger Quesadillas  went from the appetizer category to main dish, a whole quesadilla with lettuce and tomato on the side

bleu cheese burger quesadilla 2

Queso Pizza with Summer Corn, Bacon and Chives can be served as an appetizer or a main dish

queso bacon and corn pizza

Summer Cherry Tomato Pie was made with roasted garden tomatoes

summer cherry tomato pie 1

Chicken Cordon Bleu Crepes turned into Chicken Cordon Bleu Stuffed Shells for Secret Recipe Club

chicken cordon bleu pasta

Grilled Sweet and Sour Shrimp turned into Blackened Lemon Shrimp Skewers and were featured at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

blackened lemon shrimp skewers

Sandy Beach Cupcakes turned into Beach Bum Butter Rum Cupcakes and were featured on Coastal Charm

beach bum butter run cupcakes 2

Strawberry Pie turned into Strawberries and Cream Pastry

strawberries and cream pastry

Watermelon Cake was on the June Paint Bucket and finally showed up in July as Watermelon Ice Cream Pie, featured on Julie’s Lifestyle, Cooking and Crafting with J & J

watermelon pie 1

Crock pot Vanilla Cantaloupe Jam from Creek Line House was so EASY to make, I tweaked the recipe a little, you can see my full post Slow Cook Cantaloupe Jam here, which was featured on Lori’s Culinary Creations

slow cook cantaloupe jam

It’s impossible to choose a favorite recipe from this month, everything was pretty fabulous! I hope you give some of these recipes a try!


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

Memories by the Mile

Between Naps on the Porch

5 Responses to “The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket”
  1. Mary says:

    You’re always cooking up a storm Jenna! I’m trying to keep my oven turned off at least 3 days a week with this heat. I think you’ll enjoy the peanut butter bars, they couldn’t be easier, no mixer required! We have a couple left that we’re trying to ration 🙂

  2. Jodi says:

    So many YUMMY recipes to try! Thanks for featuring one of mine too! 🙂

  3. Carole says:

    Now, I’m hungry! Those all look fabulous!

  4. Umm… that Queso Pizza looks fabulously delicious! I’m sucker for bacon on anything! Thanks for sharing these recipes! ~Enjoy your weekend, Rhonda

  5. Miz Helen says:

    I always love your Bucket List Jenna, so much good food, thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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