The Organized Life, October Paint Bucket

Welcome October!

October is one of my favorite months

The weather is perfect in Alabama, crystal blue skies and mild temperatures, football is in full swing, the autumn leaves are beginning to put on a show…


Leaves of Change Pillow


and Halloween fun is on the horizon!


What Spider? pillow


The Sunday-Monday sale on Society 6 this week is a good one, 30% off everything! Shop here


Ok, let’s talk food!

Here’s what I’m thinking about cooking up this month:

The Flavor of the Month is Maple

For photos and recipe links for the recipes below, visit the October section of the Monthly Paint Bucket here



Witch Hat appetizer {I’m in the process of dreaming this one up!]

Apricot Dijon Kielbasa Bites from Happier Than a Pig in Mud

Sauerkraut Balls from Momoe’s Cupboard

Sausage and Cheese Crescent Squares from Pillsbury

Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas {HHjr’s creation}


Baked Acorn Squash with Blueberry Walnut Filling from Taste of Home

Roasted Butternut Squash, Pecans and Cranberries from Julia’s Album

Maple Dijon Roasted Carrots from Closet Cooking

Nutty Harvest Honeycrisp Kale Salad from How Sweet Eats

Main Dish

Sheet Pan Maple Apricot Chicken from Carlsbad Cravings

Roasted Carrot Soup from the Creative Life in Between with Grilled Cheese Dippers from Delish

Applewood Bacon Pork Filet Sliders with Pumpkin Aioli from Climbing Grier Mountain

Chicken Bacon Pumpkin Pasta Bake from A Pinch of Yum

Creamy Maple Brie & Cheddar Apple Soup from Closet Cooking


Maple Glazed Red Pear Galette from Cafe Sucre Farine

Maple Walnut Cake from Taste of Home

Coffee Donut Bread Pudding from American Heritage Cooking with Maple Glaze from Happier than a Pig in Mud


Peanut Butter Oat Quick Bread from Momoe’s Cupboard

Maple Bacon Butter from Garden & Table


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Here’s what I made from the September Paint Bucket

The flavor of the month for September was Caramel Apple


Apple Pie Blondies from Will Cook for Smiles were the inspiration for Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

These were featured on A Wonderful Thought and Inside the Fox Den



I also made Bourbon Laced Caramel Apple Bread Pudding



BBQ Chicken Pinwheels turned into Tide Pride Red & White BBQ Chicken Rolls




Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette turned into Maple Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts



Ultimate Bacon Zucchini Corn Parmesan from Munchkin Time inspired 3 Way Zucchini, Corn and Bacon {Side, Lettuce Wrap, Quesadilla}




Mushroom Ricotta Pasta from Wonky Wonderful turned into Mushroom Magic Pasta



Instead of Slow Cooker Crack Chicken from the Devilish Dish I made Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken



Eggplant and Italian Sausage Gratin from Cafe Sucre Farine turned into my version,

Italian Sausage & Eggplant Deep Dish Bake

This recipe will be posting next week, you won’t want to miss this one!



Beefy King Ranch Bubble Up from Plain Chicken turned into Cheesy Sausage, Corn & Biscuit Bake, and was featured on Marilyn’s Treats Favorite Things Thursday




These are all keeper recipes, but my absolute favorite recipes this month were the Red & White BBQ Chicken Rolls, and the Cheesy Sausage Corn & Biscuit Bake, both recipes are a must try!



Thanks so much for talking recipes with me today!

What do you like to make in the fall?




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

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

    Oh goodness! My mouth is watering and my eyes are happy with so much beauty! So many wonderful recipes to try! Yay for October!!!!

  2. Jenna, I always look forward to what you will choose for the flavor of the month. Can’t wait for all your recipes using this flavor! Happy Sunday!

  3. trkingmomoe says:

    Thank you for linking to my sauerkraut balls recipe. I am going to check out some of the other recipes you linked.

  4. Rosie M. says:

    Made your Maple Roasted butternut squash and Brussel sprouts the other night and it was scrumptious! Thank you, Jenna, for making my cooking chores easier!

  5. The leaf pillow is simply the best! I love it! All the recipes look terrif~!

  6. Jill Kuhn says:

    Looks like October will keep our tummies happy! 😋👍

  7. Lynn says:

    The chicken rolls sound great Jenna, perfect football food! Maple is a fun flavor too-Happy October-enjoy:@)

  8. Mary says:

    Everything looks delicious Jenna! Maple is a perfect flavor for fall but we’re still waiting on perfect fall weather in NC…we’re back in the 90s this week…ugh.

  9. Cyndi Raines says:

    Buying the apples today in preparation for Thursday. I plan on baking your salted caramel apple pie bars for a desert to take to a shut in. I know it will be wonderful! YUM! I also plan on baking the Cheesy Corn and Sausage Biscuit Bake for us! Thank you Jenna! 🍂🍎🍊

  10. Julie says:

    Hi Jenna, oh wow all of these recipes looks so good. I had 2 of my crock pots break and I just bought a new one on sale. I will have to try making that slow cooker peanut chicken dish.
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

  11. Miz Helen says:

    Your October Paint Bucket looks awesome, so many wonderful things to try! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday, we have really enjoyed it. Hope you have a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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