The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket

Oh goodness, I feel a little bit like Alice, time is ticking and I’m late, I’m late!  But here is the Paint Bucket for April

Remember you can always see photos of all these recipes and the ones from the months before on the Monthly Paint Pinterest Board here

The flavor of the month for April is

🍓  Strawberry  🍓


Balsamic Strawberry Toasted Crostini with Ricotta & Basil from Home & Plate

Last Minute Warm Figgy Bleu Cheese Dip with Sweet Potato Chips, original recipe

Thai Peanut Salad Cups from the Busy Baker

Ham & Swiss Monkey Bread from Lemons for Lulu


3 Jiffy Jiffy Breads, original recipes

Spring Vegetables with Parmesan Cream from the Proud Italian Cook

Sesame Zoodles from Cookies & Cups

Strawberry, Apple & Pear Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette from Natasha’s Kitchen

Main Dish

Taco Crunch Wrap Supreme from Damn Delicious

Spaghetti Pie from Julie’s Creative Lifestyle

Asian Style Chicken Nuggets with Lemon Glaze from Damn Delicious

Tin Foil Sausage & Veggie Dinner Packs from Chelsea’s Messy Apron


No Bake Strawberry Lemonade Pie from Bread Booze Bacon

Strawberry Blondies with Whipped Cream Frosting from A Latte Food

Lemon Cheesecake Crescent Rolls from Diethood


Strawberry Coffee Cake Muffins from Sugar & Soul

2 ingredient Weight Watchers Bagels from Mess for Less

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pull Apart Rolls from Love Bakes Good Cakes


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Here’s what I made from the March Paint Bucket,

the Flavor of the Month was Lemon


On the Go Snack Jars turned into Grab a Snack Jars




I combined Lemon Herb Roasted Potatoes from Rock Recipes and Lemon Butter Green Beans from Mother Thyme

into Sheet Pan Lemon Roasted Potatoes & Green Beans




Rainbow Bowls with Almond-Ginger Dressing from Love and Lemons became

Rainbow Salad with Almond Butter Dressing




I shied away from making a Slow Cooker Deep Dish Pizza

and opted instead to make a deep dish pizza in a springform pan,

Spring Green Sausage & Vegetable Pizza Pie




Sugared Lemon Donut Cake, was soooo good,

I can’t wait for an excuse to make it again!

You can also make it without the icing with a simple Lemon Glaze



Irish Bread & Butter Pudding from Home is Where the Boat is

and Bailey’s Irish Creme Brulee from Rouse’s Market

were the inspirations for

Slow Cooker Chocolate Caramel Bread Pudding with Bailey’s Dessert Sauce



I also made Lemon Mini Muffins with Lemon Glaze, not on the bucket list, but I highly recommend them!



Thank you for your visit, Happy April!


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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Dishing it & Digging itBetween Naps on the Porch,   Make it Pretty Monday

Coastal Charm,   Cooking and Crafting with J&J,    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters

11 Responses to “The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket”
  1. Jenna, it is strawberry season at my favorite local farm and we are predicted to have a freeze in the morning and two more over the next few days. I hope the strawberries survive. Yum, the strawberry coffee cake muffins sound delicious this morning. Happy Wednesday!

  2. lulu says:

    Boy, your family got lots of good eats from your kitchen! All the recipes that are available from so many sources can provide new taste treats for a long time.

  3. Jodi says:

    sounds like a great month – woohoo for strawberry!!

  4. Sharon Mann says:

    Yummy, my favorite, strawberries. I love your paintings.

  5. Mary says:

    You’re always cooking up a storm Jenna! I’m looking forward to strawberry season!

  6. So much yumminess here! I love to make sheet pan veggies! Aren’t they the best? I combine all kinds of things but I always include onions. I’m going to pin those lemon muffins and try them. 🙂

  7. Jenna, I always look forward to finding out your Flavor of the Month! Strawberries — I love! But we are so far from strawberry season up here and I can see snow flurries out my window at this minute! Your recipe list looks so yummy and I’m looking forward to seeing your strawberry lemonade pie and the tacos! Linda

    • April is the beginning of strawberry season in the South, so sorry for the teaser, but I have some great recipes coming up you can keep in mind for later this summer. Thanks Linda!

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