The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket

The August Paint Bucket, my monthly recipe inspiration list of dishes I want to make, is posting a few days early this month because on August 1st I will be joining my Traveling Tote group for some table top fun, so be sure to stop then by for my Art in the Park Picnic


Oh August…such wonderful month, still time to enjoy the best of summer fresh fruits and vegetables, plus we can start to dream about the promise of autumn, cooler temps and favorite fall food and events…

We will be enjoying the last of the summer corn, zucchini & tomatoes this month, but I thought it would be fun to focus on a method this time instead of a flavor…

The flavor/theme of the month for August is Spiralized

You can see photos and recipes of the ideas on my monthly Pinterest board which has pins of the last months bucket list recipes as well and the ones for the current month


Don’t have a spiralizer? Don’t fret, I will share a non-spiralized version of these recipes too

Want to buy a spiralizer?   There are many varieties and prices to choose from,

you can see a selection from Bed Bath and Beyond here, or Amazon here


Cucumber Noodle Spring Rolls

Everything Bagel Spiralized Potato Chips from Inspiralized

Zoodles Tempura


Summer Squash and Bacon Galette from Food Network

Healthy Spiralized Baked Onion Rings from Inspiralized

Mac & Blue Cheese with a Pear Walnut Crusting from Don’t Go Bacon My Heart

Cheddar Rosemary Spiralized Potato Pancakes from Inspiralized

Main Dish

Eggplant Parmigiana Salad

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Fajitas

Summer Angel Hair Alfredo with Corn & Zucchini

BBQ Chicken Bacon Pineapple Kabobs from Bread with a Side of Butter


Pineapple Crème Brûlée from HGTV

Tiramisu Bundt Cake with Kahula Marscapone Icing from Baking Bites

Microwave Coconut Cake in a Mug from the Food Network

Caramel M&M cookies from the Creative Life in Between


Breakfast Parfaits

Sausage Bacon Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sliders from Kleinworth & Co


Here’s what I made from the July Paint Bucket

The flavor of the month was Summer Berry, and here are the berry recipes we enjoyed

Summer Salad with Magic Blueberry Dressing from the Painted Apron archives


Slow Cooker Berry Cobbler is a dump and forget slow cooker recipe




Savory Berry Shortcake Bites turned into Strawberry Pie Sticks


I also made versions of the recipes below but they still need some adjustments so I didn’t post them

Berry Monkey Bread from Rhodes Bread inspired a berry monkey bread made with canned biscuits, and even though I saw many posts of this on Pinterest, my biscuits didn’t cook correctly in the bundt pan, some were raw and others not done, so be wary if you try something similar

Breakfast Yogurt Pops from Epicurious I thought were going to be a big hit but they wouldn’t release from the mold, so that’s still a work in progress

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We also enjoyed these delicious dishes

Basil & Corn Cakes from Noble Pig were so unique and full of summer flavor, I really didn’t change a thing, you can find my printable here Savory Corn & Basil Pancakes



Slow Cooker Cheesy Broccoli Casserole from McCormick turned into Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole, it was yummy and SO easy!



BLT Pie was adapted from Better Homes & Gardens and it’s a great way to enjoy those ‘maters!




Chocolate Chip Chocolate Bundt turned into Triple Chocolate USA Bundt Cake




Boozy Bushwacker Ice Cream has a surprise in the center, a dollop of Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Sauce




Salted Butterscotch Creme Brûlèe from Malibu Kitchen turned into Salty Caramel Creme Brûlèe




Almond Butter Oat Balls from Two Peas and Their Pod turned into Peanut Butter Power Balls




The Salty Caramel Créme Brûlèe was my favorite this month, easy to make,  just a few tiny decadent bites and  you feel satisfied and not too guilty!


Happy August!

Visit and shop anytime here

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Rustic and RefinedBetween Naps on the Porch, Gardens Galore  Make it Pretty Monday

Coastal CharmCooking and Crafting with J&J,  The Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Celebrate and Decorate,  Lori’s Culinary Creations,   Moonlight and Mason Jars

Full Plate Thursday  Foodie Friday & Everything Else

Share it One More Time   Delicious Dishes Recipe Party


15 Responses to “The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket”
  1. Jenna, so much tasty and beautiful foods from July and the promise of the same in the month of August!! I love tiramisu so I can’t wait for the bundt cake recipe!

  2. Jodi says:

    August sounds like a wonderful month of yumminess to look forward to. 👍😉

  3. Making those little handpies is on my summer list. Cherry, I think. Or raspberry! I need one of those little roller things!

  4. Jill Kuhn says:

    YAY!! Look forward to seeing your SPIRALIZED recipes, Jenna! 👍 July’s recipes were fabulous too! Loved your variety! 😍

  5. Kim says:

    The slow cooker recipes are so helpful this time of year. Who wants to heat up the ovens – and the kitchen? Slow cooker meals by Jenna are a great answer!

  6. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    I just bought a spiralizer and can’t wait to see what you show us how to do!

  7. chrisscheuer415 says:

    I’m thoroughly enjoying all the beautiful fresh berries right now and love all your yummy ideas!

  8. Everything you cook makes my mouth water. I look forward to the Traveling Totes adventures.

  9. Yay for the Traveling Totes! I need one….
    Your July posts rocked! I still haven’t made the bushwhacker, but Shanley will be home this weekend, and she will definitely want one!
    August looks promising, My Friend! ;P

  10. Mary says:

    Your family eats so well Jenna! I need to blow the dust off my spiralizer for some zoodles. Even with the relief from our cooler temps over the weekend, I’m already dreading August. 🙂

  11. I guess I didn’t even know there was a name for that gadget…a spiralizer! Who knew…well, evidently a lot of you knew! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

  12. Miz Helen says:

    Your August Paint Bucket is loaded with so many great recipes! Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us here at Full Plate Thursday. We hope to see you again real soon.
    Miz Helen

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