The Organized Life, October Paint Bucket

October is my favorite month, the weather on the coast is picture perfect, and you can still swim but it’s not hot.  In Birmingham, the leaves are beginning to turn  and there is a promise of fall in the air.  We can actually sit outside on the patio and enjoy it.

Octoberfest, fall festivals, Halloween, so many fun things to do…

Here are the recipes and ideas I’m thinking about making this month, and remember to check the September October Pinterest Board here to see photos of these inspirations


White Cheddar Cranberry Dip from Little Broken

Pizza in a Pumpkin

Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Dip French Bread from Carlsbad Cravings

Beer Battered Cheese Curds


Halloween Coleslaw

Roasted Butternut Squash

Fall Salad with Pumpkin Maple Vinaigrette from the Café Sucre Farine

Main Dish

Pumpkin Stuffed Shells from Damn Delicious

Crock Pot Tomato Soup

Roasted Chicken with Honey, Bacon & Pears from  Reluctant Entertainer

Cheesy Bacon Hassleback Zucchini from Sugar Free Mom


Bewitched Ice Cream

Caramel Apple Kebabs

Birthday Cake Lasagna


Pancake Truffles from A baJillian Recipes

Blueberry Croissant Puff from Olla-Podrida


Here’s what I made from the September Paint Bucket

Tailgate Trash is just a version of Chex Mix, but this one is really hard to resist…look for the recipe next week!


Tater Tot Kebabs paired with Smokey Cheddar Beer Cheese Sauce from The Slow Roasted Italian for Beer Cheese Fondue with Tater Tot Kebabs and Endless Possibilities



Apple, Sausage & Fennel Rolls from the Flavor Bender turned into Sweet & Savory Apple Tart with Fennel & Prosciutto




Green Chile Tomato Cheese Grits




Best Burgers Ever from Plain Chicken turned into Umami Burgers


unami burgers with grilled vegetables


I made Sausage & Eggplant Parmigiana Pizza turned into Eggplant Parmigiana, Sausage & Pesto Pizza with with a Parmesan Basil Pizza Dough inspired by  Will Cook for Smiles




Fig, Goat Cheese and Pistachio Stuffed Chicken with Fig-balsamic Pan Sauce from Iowa Girl Eats turned into Figgy Pistachio Chicken with Balsamic Glaze

This got rave reviews from chef HHjr



Peanut Butter Ice Cream turned into Peanut Butter Fool


peanut butter & chocolate ice cream


Bacon, Beer & Potato Chip Cookie Bars from Life Love and Sugar turned into Alabama Comeback Bars




It was a delicious month at the Painted Apron!

I couldn’t possibly choose a favorite this month, I highly recommend trying them all!

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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,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Tickle My TastebudsWow Us Wednesday

Full Plate ThursdayWork it Wednesday

Poofing the Pillows,  Get Your DIY On

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9 Responses to “The Organized Life, October Paint Bucket”
  1. Jodi says:

    Yum yum yum and more yum

  2. So much food inspiration, Jenna! You are the Queen of Recipes!

  3. Kim says:

    Ooh…I’ve been thinking trash lately. Haha! Chex mix trash, that is. 🙂

  4. OK you sold me. Off to make chex mix.. NOW!

  5. Kitty says:

    Oh my goodness Jenna, why’d I look at this post when I’m hungry?? Everything looks so tasty and I look forward to the Tailgate Trash soon! Happy cooking (and painting) to you!

  6. Lynn Bean says:

    They all look quite yummy! I can see how it would be hard to choose a favorite!

  7. Mary says:

    You’re always cooking something delicious in your kitchen Jenna! I’m ready for all the flavors of fall and I’m still dreaming about your Alabama Comeback Bars 🙂

  8. JESS44903 says:

    Yum! Everything looks so tasty!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  9. Helen Adams says:

    Thanks for sharing your Bucket List with us Jenna. Those Grits are still calling my name, I just love grits! Hope you will come back to see us at Full Plate Thursday real soon and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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