The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket

Whew, ok, so where did March go???

I guess we just Sprung right into April!


We have had such a rainy Winter and Spring in the South

We only been able use our Outdoor Kitchen a few times

 I am hoping for better cookout weather in the next few months,

Lots of BBQs and gatherings…so with this in mind,

I am anxious to try out some new summer-like recipes

and chose


as The Flavor of the Month for April


You can see photos and links to these inspiration recipes in the April section of the Monthly Paint Bucket here



Pineapple Glazed Kielbasa Bites from Complete Recipes

Chicken Bacon Ranch Tortilla Pockets from Uncommon Designs

Thai Peanut Salad Wonton Cups from the Busy Baker

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Grape and Feta Mini Skewers from Looney for Food

Keto Ham and Cheese Rolls from Sweet C’s


Southern Scalloped Pineapple with Pecans from The Painted Apron archives

Zucchini Ribbon Salad from Proud Italian Cook

Broccoli Pineapple Salad from Plain Chicken

Deep Fried Pina Colada Rings from Oh Bite It!

Main Dish

Smokey Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Potato Skins from Three Olives Branch

Spring Veggie Breakfast Pizza from Life as a Strawberry

Tater Tot Breakfast Bake from Southern Living

Hawaiian Chicken Sliders from Your Home Based Mom


No Bake Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Pies from Carlsbad Cravings

Mama’s Lemon Cheesecake from Everyday Living

Creamsicle Ice Cream from Eazy Peazy Mealz

Butterscotch Brownies from Pandora’s Box


Spicy Thai Almond Salad Dressing from Sun Kissed Kitchen


Pineapple Volcano Rum Cake

Here’s what I made from the March Paint Bucket

the flavor of the month was Lemon


Lemon Parmesan Broccolini and Roasted Radishes was adapted from

Garlic Roasted Radishes from The Real Food Dieticians

Roasted Lemon Parmesan Garlic Broccolini from Carlsbad Cravings



Asparagus Party Sandwiches from the Painted Apron archives can be made ahead and frozen.  I like to make a batch and freeze them individually, that way I can pull one out and grill it like a grilled cheese or bake it in the oven for a quick and easy meal.

Cut into bite size pieces for a yummy appetizer




Boudin King Cake from Acadiana Table was the inspiration for Italian Sandwich Ring with Smokey Pimiento Cheese

You can freeze leftovers to enjoy another time and bake wrapped in foil to reheat




Ultimate Rainbow Vegetable Sandwich from Jessica Merchant inspired this sheet pan meal,

Roasted Rainbow Dinner Bowl



Sassy Southern Quiche was adapted from Hissy Fit Quiche from Plain Chicken

This recipe was featured on Thursday Favorite Things on Marilyn’s Treats, and Celebrate your Story, Celebrate & Decorate

I guess everybody is in the mood for quiche!



Nothing Bundt Cakes Lemon Cake Copycat from Favorite Family Recipes didn’t get made, but it will soon!  I have been dreaming about this cake for a month!

King Cake Crowns were a big hit for Fat Tuesday



Sugar Lemon Biscuit Bubbles were adapted from a recipe I saw in a magazine and can be decorated for any holiday or theme with colored icing and sprinkles



Happy Cooking!


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Dishing it & Digging it,   Between Naps on the Porch,

Merry Monday   Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade

19 Responses to “The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket”
  1. Jodi says:

    a yummy pineapple month ahead!

  2. I just bought asparagus at the market yesterday! Those cute little sandwiches would be a fun way to introduce kids to asparagus (which I hated until I was 40… because it just wasn’t cooked right!)

  3. Pineapple is a favorite! I can always count on you for beautiful food and fabulous recipes. I am excited that you included my Mama’s lemon cheesecake. It is so good! Happy Sunday, Jenna!

  4. thefrenchhutch says:

    I love pineapple Jenna, the so refreshing taste to me. Yes, I hope we have beautiful weather ahead after all the cold rain. Seems March came and disappeared with the wind, in a flash! All the recipes sounds so delicious and the pineapple rum cake would be delicious with my coffee. I can’t wait to make your asparagus sandwiches and roasted radishes. Enjoy your Sunday.

  5. Nancy says:

    Oh how I look forward to your posts! Delicious recipes and paintings too!

    Lemon yumminess and now pineapple! 😊

  6. Jill Kuhn says:

    We eat a lot of pineapple so I look forward to your recipes for April! 😊 One of my favorite ways to cook it is on the grill. Kind of carmelizes it. I like your pineapple painting too, Jenna! 💗

  7. Happy Pineapple Month Jenna! Looks like you’ll be eating well, enjoy the nicer weather:@)

  8. Julie says:

    I love all of these nice recipes and thanks for sharing them. I like the one with cooking the bacon and veggies on the sheet pan all at once. I will have to try that one.
    Have a nice week Jenna.
    Hugs, Julie

  9. Benita says:

    Pineapple is not one of my favorite fruits to eat alone, but I do love it in recipes! Can’t wait to see what all you share for April! Send rain to Texas. I’m afraid we are in for a drought this year. We’ve not had as much rain and that is never a good sign for the summer! Hugs!

    • Oh no! It’s supposed to rain Thurs-Tuesday, I wish it would go your way! I agree, I love pineapple in things rather than alone, and I love it paired with something savory…

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