The Organized Life, June Paint Bucket


June is just around the corner,

Are you ready for a new season?




Things are already heating up in the South

so this month I want to make easy summer food




incorporating a ton of fresh fruits and vegetables,

but still family friendly



The flavor of the month is Ranch

psst, even if you’re not a fan of ranch salad dressing

Dry Ranch dressing mix is a wonderful way to add a little zip to just about anything,

like the very popular Ranch Monkey Muffins from the May Paint Bucket



You can see photos/links to the recipes below on

the Monthly Paint Bucket June section here



Bacon Crackers, original recipe

Waldorf Salad on a Stick from Hidden Valley Ranch

Broccoli Quesadillas from Food 52


Zucchini Slaw from Hidden Valley Ranch

Roasted Vegetable & Kale Salad Sticks from Hidden Valley Ranch

Fast & Fabulous Hashbrown Casserole, original recipe

Grilled Blue Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Onions from James & Everett

Main Dish

Crunchy Cheddar Chicken from Hidden Valley Ranch

Deep Dish Frito Pie from the Food Network

Strawberry Balsamic Chicken from Mountain Breaths

Asian Caramel Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Pineapple Snow Pea Salsa from Carlsbad Cravings


Key Lime Pie Martini from Home Cooking Memories

Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream from the Kitchenthusiast

Summer Berry No Bake Ice Box Cake from Cakes Cottage


The BEST Chicken Dipping Sauce from Cookies and Cups

Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bark from Go Eat Repeat

Sausage & Ranch Tater Tot Casserole from Plain Chicken


Here’s what I made from the May Paint Bucket

The theme for the month was Muffin Tin

recipes made in individual portions to suit the many May holidays


Corn Pudding Muffins from Julie’s Creative Lifestyle are so moist and delicious so I call my version Julie’s Creamy Corn Muffins




HHjr made delicious individual Fajita Salad bowls that combined Black Bean & Cheese Enchilada Cups from Southern Living and Taco Salad Cups from Damn Delicious, and the Creamy Corn Muffins were a perfect compliment






Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pull Apart Rolls from Love Bakes Good Cakes are very addicting and dangerously easy to make, I call mine Ranch Monkey Muffins, and they are perfect for pot lucks and summer cookouts





Roasted Corn Salad Cups were inspired by Pepita Kale Salad in Parmesan Cups from Brit + Co, made with a delicious bag salad and roasted corn, they are not only easy to make but a real crowd pleaser, a unique party appetizer that people will rave about!

This recipe was featured on Wonderful Wednesday on Oh My Heartsie Girl and Thursday Favorite Things on Katherine’s Corner



The leftover salad paired with BBQ pork made a fantastic BBQ Pork and Roasted Corn Salad Quesadilla!




Fruit Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Cups from Life, Love & Sugar turned into Lemon Berry Cheesecake Parfaits

These parfaits were featured on Thursday Favorite Things at Marilyn’s Treats



As usual it’s hard to pick a favorite from these recipes,

I LOVED everything!

but I think my favorite is the Roasted Corn Salad Cups




And in case you missed it, there is a tutorial for a summer centerpiece Flowering Watermelon Cactus here



This was featured on Thursday Favorite Things on Katherine’s Corner


🍓  Happy Summer!  ☀️


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

33 Responses to “The Organized Life, June Paint Bucket”
  1. Jodi says:

    oh boy it is going to be a yummy month!!!

  2. Your food always looks so fun! I love fun — and I also am rather wild about your fun art in this one too!

  3. Cindy Conner says:

    You always have the best looking food dishes I’ve ever seen Jenna. Girl….I love the creative ways you make the different types of dishes. And your paintings! Well, I can’t even draw a smiley face good! Ha! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. Cyndi Raines says:

    Missed some of these as I was on vacation, but they sound so good. Can’t wait to see what you do with the ranch dressing, YUM! Love it. Yes, happy summer, here we come! ☀️

  5. Sharon Mann says:

    A month full of yummy eating!

  6. Kari says:

    So many recipes and so many inspirational ideas. Where do you find the time? I am worn out just reading about your delightful foods. Thanks for all your suggestions my friend.

    • haha, thanks Kari, my little world revolves around art and food, recipes have always fascinated me, and my son is a huge foodie too, we are always challenging each other 🙂

  7. pattyanneart says:

    All so yummy!! 😀
    Happy June!! 🌞💚

  8. Jenna, food and art…such a lovely pairing! The deep dish Frito pie sounds amazing as does everything! Happy Thursday and stay cool!

  9. Zucchini Slaw??? Sounds interesting:@)

  10. Nancy says:

    It’s going to be a delicious month! And your summer art is fabulous!

  11. thefrenchhutch says:

    June is a hit! Great food and your art, what could be better! Can’t believe how fast June arrived. It feels like July or August. Hope you are enjoying the early arrival of summer…….

  12. Jill Kuhn says:

    Your “family” of flamingos made me giggle! ☺️ Cheers to summer! 👍 And delicious food!! 🌽🥦🥬🍅

  13. Benita says:

    Jenna, I love your paintings! AND those recipes! For some reason, we are stuck in rain mode here in Texas, which is unusual. We are having true Alabama weather…rain and high humidity! 🙂 Makes me feel like I’m back at home. 🙂 Your flamingos are adorable! Hugs!

  14. Mary says:

    So much fun and tasty too to eat at your house Jenna! I’m still in love with your flowering cactus watermelon. ♥

  15. rawsonjl says:

    I love the idea of making a recipe bucket list! That zucchini slaw sounds so good…as do most of these recipes.

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