The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket

Happy April!   ☔️  🌷  ☀️

No foolin’ here today, just my list of recipe ideas for April, full of dishes to welcome Spring and warmer temps!   You can see some of these recipe inspirations on my April Paint Bucket Pinterest Board here


Chinese Scallion Pancakes

Bacon Cheddar Twists from Bobby Flay

Vegetable Slab Galette


Cheesy Garlic Zucchini Rice from Damn Delicious

Asian Noodle Salad from the Pioneer Woman

Sheet Pan Hash Browns from Macheesmo

Updated Veg-all Casserole

Roasted Vegetable Truffled Mac & Cheese from Food Network

Zoodles N Noodles from Happier Than a Pig in Mud

Main Dish

Breakfast Salad

Layered Spring Salad from Home is Where the Boat is

Lemon Chicken

Baked Spaghetti Squash Boats with Sundried Tomatoes, Salami & Spinach from Epicurious

Chicken Tartiflette from delicious.


Kentucky Derby Pie Cookies from the Hungry Traveler

Pie with Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust from Pure Wow

Mini Tiramisu

Root Beer Float Cake


Pancake Sandwiches

Rosemary Cloud Bread from Body Rebooted



Here’s what I made from the March Paint Bucket

Manchego Stuffed Phyllo Rolls turned into Puff Pastry Cigars


ham and cheese pastries

Cucumber Shamrocks turned into Garden Tramezzini


Garden Tramezzini and Shamrock Sandwiches


Pizza Bianca with Celery Root from Bon Appétit turned into Bacon & Brussels Sprout Pizza and a Pizza Recipe Round-up


brussels sprouts and bacon pizza


Fried Potato Stick Bird’s Nests seemed like a lot of trouble, so I opted for the much easier crowd pleasing Secret Ingredient Twice Baked Potatoes and included an Ode to the Potato recipe round-up


salad dressing stuffed potatoes

Spring Vegetable Medley turned into Spinach & Kale Salad with Broccoli Croutons


spinach & kale salad


Bacon Lattice Pie turned into Bacon Lattice Pimento Cheese & Zucchini Pie


bacon lattice zucchini tart


Sausage Meatball Sandwich from Bon Appétit  turned into a Mystery Story and Stuffed Marinara Meatball Subs with Basil Pesto


stuffed meatball sub with pesto

Easter Egg Bread turned into Golden Eggs

gold Easter eggs


Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Pistachio Ganache Cake


Irish Gold lucky chocolate cake


Bunny Tails turned into Cottontail Bunny Bottom Cookies




It was a delicious month!


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs

Celebrate and DecorateRustic and Refined,

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

Crafty Staci,   Tickle My TastebudsWow Us Wednesday

Full Plate Thursday, Share Your Style, Work it Wednesday

Home Matters, Idea BoxGet Your DIY On, Poofing the Pillows

10 Responses to “The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket”
  1. Lynn says:

    I’m looking forward to hearing about your pie with the cinnamon roll crust! Happy April:@)

  2. Mary says:

    Happy April Jenna! You have a happy hubby and family with all your recipes! Roasted Vegetable Truffled Mac & Cheese sounds pretty good to me, I usually like everything Damaris Phillips cooks up 🙂

  3. Emily says:

    Jenna, Thanks for keeping so many fabulous recipes coming our way. You always have delicious ideas when i go blank for something to make.
    Have a great weekend.

  4. Linda says:

    Beautiful Jenna. You really know how to decorate, cook and more. Fab recipes to go to. Happy April Fool’s day, plus it’s my birthday. Have a great weekend. xo

  5. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    I took your tip on the brussel sprouts on pizza, but I chopped them up fairly small to camouflage them under a sprinkle of cheese. No one knew and thought it was very savory! Yippie for Jenna!

  6. Hats off to you this is an extensive list! My family would erect a statue in my honor if I made half of what’s on this list.

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