The Organized Life, September Paint Bucket

Welcome September!


I think we are all ready for some cooler temps in the US, with pumpkins, apples and all things fall

AND Football!!  🏈



The flavor of the month for September is Caramel Apple  🍎



BBQ Chicken Pinwheels

Spinach Bacon & Artichoke Dip Stuffed Soft Pretzels from Half Baked Harvest

Apple Pie Dip from Will Cook for Smiles

Bacon Cream Cheese Bombs from Centsless Meals


Apple Cranberry and Almond Salad from Cooking Classy

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette

Ultimate Bacon Zucchini Corn Parmesan from Munchkin Time

Baked Pears with Gorgonzola & Honey from Happy Kitchen Rocks

Main Dish

Eggplant and Italian Sausage Gratin from Cafe Sucre Farine

Mushroom Ricotta Pasta from Wonky Wonderful

Beefy King Ranch Bubble Up from Plain Chicken

Slow Cooker Crack Chicken from the Devilish Dish


Caramel Apple Crack from Delish

Apple Pie Blondies from Will Cook for Smiles


Salted Caramel Apple Biscuit Bites from Picky Palate

2 minute Pancakes in a Jar from Domestically Speaking

Cookie Butter Oatmeal


Here’s what I made from the August Paint Bucket

The Flavor of the Month was Blueberry

Blueberry Recipe Round-up



Parmesan Brussels Sprouts from Damn Delicious turned into Brussels Parmesan and Tempura Fried Okra



Southern Sausage and Cornbread Balls were inspired by Chorizo Cornbread Balls from Host the Toast


Easy Buratta and Summer Squash Lasagna from Climbing Grier Mountain  became Summer Squash Lasagna with Burrata and Tomatoes



Cracked Out Chicken Bubble Up from Plain Chicken turned into Creamy Bacon Topped Chicken & Biscuits Bake




Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Bars from the Gunny Sack became Chocolate Peanut Butter Overload Bars



August was a very tough month, HH passed away unexpectedly on August 1.  These past few weeks have been full of grieving of course, but they have also been full of family, many many friends, comfort and love. Yes, my life has changed in a very big way, but it’s the small things, the familiar things, cooking, drawing, painting, writing that haven’t changed…these things continue to bring me daily joy and keep my heart at peace.

Cooking is another art form for me, and the monthly paint bucket is my way of putting my own spin on recipes created by others or made up by me…

What sounds good to you this month?


🌻  🍏  🍎  🍏  🍎  🌻


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Dishing it & Digging it,   Between Naps on the Porch,

Merry Monday   Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade

21 Responses to “The Organized Life, September Paint Bucket”
  1. Jenna, caramel apple sounds like fall has arrived and I am so ready! Lots of great sounding food for September. Mushroom ricotta pasta, now that has to be good❤️

  2. Mmm, it all looks delicious. It’s still grilling season here so we are enjoying that. 🙂

  3. lulu says:

    These are some mighty fine dishes. I love the brussels sprouts/okra combination. You can be sure we are ready for cooler temps as Maine has been quite warm recently. Not the norm for sure.

  4. Sharon Mann says:

    I’m ready for fall, you recipes and art today are wonderful!

  5. Caramel apple sounds fun. Loved blueberry month! Your tricked up chicken salad will live long in our household — even if I have to buy blueberries from Chile!

    • The price of blueberries can really fluctuate, it seems some weeks they are cheap and then all of a sudden they are like gold! I love them though and usually buy them year round 🙂

  6. Cyndi Raines says:

    It’s always hard for me to say good bye to summer with the relaxing beach days and pool fun, but also pleasing to think of cooler crisp nights, late night bonfire talks, fun pumpkins and delicious hot cider and fresh donuts. Your food lineup sounds delicious! LOVE caramel!

    • Thank you Cyndi, I feel the same way, I love summer but a new season always is exciting…it will be hot in Alabama until mid October, so no sweaters here for a while 🙂

  7. Everything sounds so delicious! Where do I start? 🙂

  8. Lynn says:

    Lovin’ the sound of that apple pie dip!!! Happy Long Labor Day Weekend Jenna:@)

  9. Mary says:

    Love your creativity in the kitchen Jenna, bring on the caramel apple! I’m beyond ready for fall…the heat and humidity has been oppressive this week. Thinking of you and hoping your Labor Day weekend with family is filled with love and fond memories. ♥

  10. Catching my breath here and wanted to say hello. Hope your weekend is good with lots of sunny weather. Everything looks delicious here and I am so ready for fall weather and cooking. Oh, and of course AL football. Thinking of you……….

  11. Miz Helen says:

    I always look forward to your bucket list and all the wonderful recipes you gather up for the bucket! Thanks so much for sharing with us on Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  12. Miz Helen says:

    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope you stay safe in the storms.
    Miz Helen

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