The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket

Happy May!

Finally Spring has truly arrived everywhere and we can all dance around the Maypole!




I was truly torn choosing the Flavor of the Month, but finally decided to embrace Cinco de Mayo and the Flavor of the Month is Healthier Mexican, and see if we can lighten up some traditional Mexican favorites


BBQ Pulled Pork Quesadillas from the Novice Chef

Pigs in a Poncho, a south of the border twist on pigs in a blanket

Loaded Chicken Enchilada Nachos from Cusina de Yung

Kentucky Hot Brown Nachos


Grilled Onion Slabs with Warm Gorgonzola and Balsamic Drizzle from The Proud Italian Cook

Pina Colada Fruit Salad from Sugar, Spice and Spilled Milk

Jicama Carrot Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing from Cookin’ Canuck

THE Bread from the Pioneer Woman

Main Dish

Chicken Cordon Bleu Quesadillas from Little Dairy on the Prairie

Zucchini Enchiladas from Delish

Baked Fiesta Ranch Chicken Tacos from Carlsbad Cravings

Slow Cooker Quiche from A Spicy Perspective


Kentucky Derby Pie Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars from Half Baked Harvest

Cookiedillas from Delish

Triple Lemon Blueberry Bundt original recipe


3 Ingredient Crescent Sausage Bake from the Kitchen is My Playground

Pancake Tacos from Pure Wow


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Here’s what I made from the April Paint Bucket

The flavor of the month was Strawberry 🍓

I only made two strawberry dishes, but you can visit a round-up of my best strawberry recipes here


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





Jiffy Jiffy Cornbread is an easy and delicious moist cornbread full of corn and cheese



Spring Vegetables with Parmesan Cream from the Proud Italian Cook and Sesame Zoodles from Cookies & Cups combined into a wonderful sheet pan dish, Spring Sheet Pan Zoodles & Pasta

I got the idea for Strawberry, Apple & Pear Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette from Natasha’s Kitchen, but ended up making a different Fresh Strawberry Dressing from Cooktoria




Spaghetti Pie from Julie’s Creative Lifestyle turned into Creamy Asparagus & Spaghetti Pie



No Bake Strawberry Lemonade Pie from Bread Booze Bacon turned into Sarah’s Luscious Lemon Pie




2 ingredient Weight Watchers Bagels from Mess for Less are unbelievably easy to make!

1-2-3-4-5 Bagels!



I really can’t pick a favorite recipe from the April list, we enjoyed them all!


Happy Cooking!


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

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

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

19 Responses to “The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket”
  1. Jenna, I enjoyed all the April recipes that you shared. Thre triple lemon blueberry bunds sounds delicious! Happy Sunday!

  2. I love Mexican food, and it is much better when the fat is reduced. Nice roundup of recipes!

  3. Sharon Mann says:

    How can you out do yourself for May…can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  4. Such a great collection of recipes and I do love the lighter versions. Love the Maypole, just beautiful! Happy Sunday…….

  5. Oh Jenna…. that warm figgy blue dip sounds so darn good. Have a great week!

  6. Jill Kuhn says:

    I always enjoy seeing what you cook up for each month! A delight to my eyes! 😊💕👍

  7. I am so glad that I looked at your blog today. I was just looking at a package of asparagus in the fridge, wondering how much longer it would last. Then I saw your asparagus spaghetti pie. How interesting! I love both, so I’m going to give it a try.

  8. Mary says:

    Everything looks delicious Jenna! I’m with Pam on the Triple Lemon Blueberry Bundt. Happy Monday. ♥

  9. Lynn says:

    I’ll have a pulled pork Quesadilla please! Sounds like you’ll be eating well this month Jenna-enjoy the nicer weather:@)

  10. Ricki Treleaven says:

    May will be a delicious and healthier month for sure! We love Mexican food. I love your little maypole centerpiece. It’s adorable!


  11. I have both the pie and bagels printed out to make soon. They look so good!

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