The Organized Life, July Paint Bucket


Hello July! 🇺🇸



This month’s bucket list features lots of great recipes for the 4th of July or for any summer gathering

I posted a mini version of this list last week to help get a head start on Planning for the 4th of July



It is full of recipes using fresh summer produce

The Flavor of the Month is Stone Fruit {peaches, plums}


Savory Plum Tart


You can see all the inspiration recipes on the Monthly Paint Bucket in the July section here



Red White & Blue Natchos

Caramelized Shallot Dip with Toasted Everything Bagel Topping from Olla Podrida

Grilled Nectarine & Prosciutto Crostini from Jess Pryles

Baked Brie with Jazebel Peaches from Southern Living

Pulled Pork Pastry Puffs from Plain Chicken


Honey Roasted Plums with Thyme & Olive Oil from The Iron You

Beer Battered Zucchini Curly Fries from the Food Network

Spinach Salad with Peaches Gorgonzola and Almonds from Aggie’s Kitchen

The Best Crispy Roast Potatoes Ever from Serious Eats

Main Dish

Summer Layered Salad with Grilled Chicken and Tomato Vinaigrette from Food Network

Smoked Pork Belly Burnt Ends from Vindulge

Zoodle Pasta Pie from Proud Italian Cook

Gouda Shrimp & Grits


Peaches and Cream Lasagna from Delish

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie from Sugar Spun Run

Watermelon Popsicles from Happier than a Pig in Mud

Fireworks Blondies from Ann’s Entitled Life

Fresh Peach Ice Cream from Southern Living


Awesome Sauce from Mantitlement

Peach Cobbler Pancakes from the Food Network

Orange Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing from Closet Cooking


Here’s what I made from the June Paint Bucket

The flavor of the Month was Ranch


If you’re looking for fast and fabulous potatoes, try these EZ Ranch Hashbrown Potato Casserole



Crunchy Cheddar Chicken from Hidden Valley Ranch turned into Ranch Picnic Chicken Nuggets




Tropical Summer Fruit Spears were inspired by Waldorf Salad on a Stick from Hidden Valley Ranch

I decided to make a more seasonal version, using fresh pineapple, watermelon, berries and peaches, and drizzle them with a sweet instead of savory dressing

Tropical Summer Fruit Spears were featured on Thursday Favorite Things, Marilyn’s Treats



You can serve these as a snack, with a brunch or luncheon, perfect for a bridal shower or afternoon tea, even as a refreshing dessert




Asian Caramel Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Pineapple Snow Pea Salsa from Carlsbad Cravings were the inspiration for Asian Peach Slaw and BBQ Pulled Pork Wrap

This recipe was featured on Full Plate Thursday, Miz Helen’s Country Cottage and Tasty Tuesday, Blogghetti



Grilled Blue Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Onions from James & Everett inspired my version, Bacon & Bleu Cheese Stuffed Vidalias, with several variations



Deep Dish Frito Pie from the Food Network was the inspiration for Fiesta Frito Pie



Instead of making Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream from the Kitchenthusiast I found a much simpler recipe from Taste of Home, which I’m calling Raspberry Dream Ice Cream, so easy to make, it’s like a dream!





Have a delicious July!


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

28 Responses to “The Organized Life, July Paint Bucket”
  1. Can you believe that the year is half over? Peaches are my favorite summer fruit, I can’t wait for peach cobbler pancakes, yum! Happy Sunday dear Jenna!

  2. lulu says:

    Oh my goodness, so many things to try. I do love all the flavors of summer. As for me, I’ll be doing no cooking on the 4th as we are lucky to be treated by others. What I’m wondering is how July got here so quickly!

  3. Bacon stuffed vidialas? Could be BIG TROUBLE here! I love both of those so much! And a good reminder on fruit skewers. This will be good for the fourth weekend!

  4. Kari says:

    Jenna I love your treasure trove of summer recipes….I can’t wait t try the peaches and cream lasagna. I love peaches and there is something about the smell of fresh peaches that makes my heart go pitty-pat. Hugs dear friend.

  5. Sharon Mann says:

    Yummy and your orange still-life is so delicious with color.

  6. Jodi says:

    Soooo hungry now.

  7. chef mimi says:

    What great recipes!! And great decorations. With my kids grown up and gone I don’t do much in the way of decorating any longer, except at Christmas. Oh well.

  8. thefrenchhutch says:

    A great month of delicious recipes, as usual! The plum tart really gets my attention. Love all your Fourth patriotic theme. Great time to be at the beach. Love the Stone Fruit painting Jenna……..

  9. Mary says:

    You’re always cooking up a storm Jenna! Wishing you a delicious 4th! 🇺🇸🍽️

  10. The curly zucchini fries sound great Jenna! Happy 4th of July Week-Enjoy:@)

  11. Julie says:

    Hi Jenna, oh all of that food looks so good. I’m coming to celebrate the 4th with you! LOL.
    I hope you have a fun week and a Happy 4th.
    Julie xo

  12. Kitty says:

    You’re always full of wonderful recipe inspiration, dear Jenna! I soooo want to make that raspberry ice cream. Happy July 4th week to you! 🇺🇸

  13. Jill Kuhn says:

    Hi Jenna, I noticed several recipes using plums in some of my cooking magazines this month. I look forward to seeing what you cook up in recipes and art for July! Cheers! 💙❤️💙

  14. Nancy says:

    We had some peaches in Texas and they were outstanding!
    Yummy recipes sweet Jenna!
    Your tablescape is spectacular! I mentioned you in my Tuesday Tidbits today!

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