The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket

Where did April go, I think I’ve misplaced it?    💨  Whoosh!

Anyway, there are always lots of celebrations in May so here is my list of inspiration recipes to draw from~

Be sure to visit the May Paint Bucket Pinterest board here to see these recipes and more recipe ideas


Grilled Veggie Flatbread

Pesto Shallot Brushetta from Complete Recipes

Brie Stuffed Artichokes from Half Baked Harvest

Won Ton Tacos


Mexican Chopped Salad from the Cafe Sucre Farine

Cheesy Cauliflower Biscuits from Cooking Light

Wild Rice Salad with Corn, Blueberries, Almonds from Bon Appetit

Shaved Zucchini Salad with Macadamias from Bon Appetit

Main Dish

Fajita Chicken Casserole from Southern Bite

Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Seared Scallops from Flavorite

Perfect Chicken Florentine from I am Baker

Smorgastorta {Swedish sandwich cake}

Chicken Tacos with Lime Crema


Key Lime Pie Cupcakes

Lemon Pound Cake

Pecan Pie Cookies for Derby Day


Raspberry Vinaigrette

Asian Peanut Coconut Dressing from Carlsbad Cravings

Basil Garlic Peppercorn Vinegar from Happier than a Pig in Mud



Here’s what I made from the April Paint Bucket

Vegetable Slab Galette turned into Spring Vegetable Galette


asparagus and spinach galette


Breakfast Salad turned into Sunny Side Up Salad and is a great way to start your day and was featured on Full Plate Thursday at  Miz Helen’s Country Cottage


sunny side up salad


Lemon Chicken turned into Lemon Teriyaki Chicken


baked teriyaki chicken

Baked Spaghetti Squash Boats with Sundried Tomatoes, Salami & Spinach from Epicurious  sounded so light and different– I only tweaked it just a little for my Spaghetti Squash al forno


spaghetti squash with Italian filling

Layered Spring Salad from Home is Where the Boat is turned into Strawberries & Cream Pretzel Salad– the inspiration salad was a retro layered main dish salad, and it inspired me to make this retro strawberry layered salad which is actually more of a dessert!  Just an example of how the mind can wander  😳

This post was very popular and was featured on Poofing the Pillows


strawberries & cream pretzel salad parfait

Pie with Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust from Pure Wow turned into Breakfast for Dessert Pie


ice cream pie


Root Beer Float Cake was fun to make and a treat to eat


root beer float cake 1


What will you be cooking up for May?


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&JThe Scoop, Something to Talk AboutA Stroll Thru Life    Inspire Me Monday

Crafty Staci,   Tickle My TastebudsWow Us Wednesday

Full Plate ThursdayWork it Wednesday

Home Matters, Idea BoxPoofing the Pillows


15 Responses to “The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket”
  1. Mary says:

    It’s always a fiesta of flavor and inspiration in your kitchen and at your table Jenna! Happy May 🙂

  2. Emily says:

    I couldn’t agree more Jenna, where did April go? Well I don’t know either but I do know you’ve compiled a great list of recipes here. Hmmm, I’ve got to try those Key Lime Pie cupcakes.
    Happy Sunday……..

  3. Jodi says:

    Yummy!!!! And did you paint that gorgeous rose watercolor painting??!!!

  4. Liz Mackie says:

    Thank you and have a wonderful weekend

  5. Jacqueline says:

    Oh, I need you as a next door neighbor, and we could cook and split the results! Everything looks so fabulous!

  6. Kitty says:

    I’m with you, Jenna, and wondering where April went! As always, you never fail to inspire me with your adventures in cooking!

  7. Lynn says:

    Sounds like you’ll be eating well in May Jenna, Chicken Florentine sounds really good-enjoy:@)

  8. Such a wonderful group if April recipes and looking forward to May….yes, where did April go?

  9. Jenna, so much inspiration! You had me at the key lime pie cupcakes! Happy May to you!

  10. Julie says:

    Hello Jenna, yes April came and went so fast!
    What a nice selection of recipes.
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!
    Enjoy the week. 😉

  11. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    Not only are you talented in the kitchen, but you are also extremely organized in your planning and keeping recipes. Inspiration all-around!

  12. Sandra Garth says:

    I could fill up on the appetizers alone! It’s going to be a delicious May thanks for the inspiration and save me a slice of that Lemon Pound Cake please.

  13. Miz Helen says:

    I see several recipes on this Bucket List that I would love to try! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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