The Organized Life, March Paint Bucket

March is always a special month, with St. Patrick’s Day fun 🍀,  Springing forward, and Easter  🐇  this year


St. Patrick's day


I have a very special Chocolate Cake, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, that I’ll be sharing soon,


Chocolate cake

and lots of Easter treats…


Easter kitchen tray

So check in often and see what’s cooking!

Here’s a list of recipes that I’m using for recipe inspirations this month. You can also see some of the recipes on the March Paint Bucket Pinterest Board here

The highlighted green titles are links to the recipes from other sources in case they pique your interest and you want to give them a try.  I never get around to making everything, but it’s so handy to have a short list to pick from on busy days.


Stuffed Peppadews

Pizza Bianca with Celery Root from Bon Appétit

Manchego Stuffed Phyllo Rolls

Fried Potato Stick Birds Nests

Cucumber Shamrocks


Parmesan Fennel Gratin from Ina Garten

Creamed Kale with Caramelized Shallot from Bobby Flay

Spring Vegetable Medley

Main Dish

Bacon Lattice Pie

Sausage Meatball Sandwich from Bon Appétit

Slow Cooker Cheesy Ranch Chicken Sandwich from Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Creamy Roasted Asparagus and Brie Cauliflower Soup from Closet Cooking

Chicken Satay


Chocolate Pistachio Ganache Cake

Ice Cream Cake Muffins from Food Network Magazine March 2016

Carrot Cake Shots from Food Network Magazine March 2016

Bunny Tails


Easter Egg Bread

Pistachio Pesto

Irish Cream Liqueur


Here’s what I made from the February Paint Bucket

Mini Pepper Nachos turned into Taco Tuesday Dip


Taco Dip with mini peppers

Broccoli and Cheddar Stuffed Potato Skins with Avocado Cream from Food Network turned into Broccoli & Cheese Smothered Potato Boats, and were featured at Lori’s Culinary Creations


broccoli topped smashed potato

Polenta Cakes with Sundried Tomatoes, Kale & Mushrooms from Whole Foods turned into Mushroom Topped Polenta.  This was just sauteed mushrooms atop sauteed polenta, and rather bland…it needs work so I didn’t share it with you


polenta with mushrooms

Air Fryer Fried Chicken was another culinary disappointment.  The air fryer was returned and I’m sticking with my more traditional cooking methods


air fryer chicken


Chocolate “Salami” from Culinary Ginger turned into Chocolate Ravioli, good for any occasion~ and was featured on Storypiece


ravioli collage

You might want to check out these other featured February Painted Apron recipes, that weren’t on the Paint Bucket list this month, in case you missed them, they are some of my very favorites…

Apple Pear Ham & Bleu Cheese Tart,  at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage


Apple, pear, ham bleu cheese tart


Tomato Canapés with Bacon Chive Aioli, at Lori’s Culinary Creations


tomato canapés with bacon chive aioli 1


Vegetarian Round-up for Lent and Spring, at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage



veggie wraps

Happy cooking!


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs

Celebrate and Decorate, It’s Overflowing, Rustic and Refined,

Between Naps on the Porch, Coastal Charm, Cooking and Crafting with J&J, Project Inspire, The Scoop, Something to Talk AboutA Stroll Thru Life    Inspire Me Monday

Crafty Staci,   Tickle My TastebudsWow Us Wednesday

Creative Ways, Favorite Things, Full Plate Thursday, Share Your Style, Work it Wednesday

Home Matters, Idea BoxWeekend Retreat,


12 Responses to “The Organized Life, March Paint Bucket”
  1. Mary says:

    Everything looks delicious Jenna! I look forward to a virtual slice of chocolate cake! I’m glad cyber calories don’t count 🙂

  2. Lynn says:

    Sounds like you’ll be eating well! I’m looking forward to the clover cucumbers:@)

  3. Kitty says:

    Thanks for sharing your inspirations with us, Jenna mum looking forward to the chocolate cake…yes, please!

  4. Emily says:

    All of your decorations and food looks fabulous. You have some great recipes and I always enjoy your holiday tables capes. Happy Sunday Jenna………..

  5. Kim says:

    As always, I’m wishing I lived next door to you! Everything looks so delicious, and I look forward to the chocolate cake recipe coming soon. 🙂

  6. Jenna, so much inspiration going on! Can’t wait for the chocolate cake recipe! Happy Leap Day!

  7. Julie says:

    Hello Jenna,
    As usual all of your dishes look and sound so awesome!
    TFS at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie xo

  8. Jenna, I’m glad cyber calories don’t count either. Dreaming of your chocolate cake.
    Loving your St Patrick’s Day table.

  9. Your dishes always look amazing!….Now I am craving a great baked potato with the fixins’ …. looking forward to that great chocolate cake!

  10. Miz Helen says:

    I always love your Bucket List Jenna! Looking forward to seeing you again at Full Plate Thursday tonight!
    Hope you are having a great day!
    Miz Helen

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