The Organized Life, October Paint Bucket


October is literally just around the corner

This month’s recipe list will not feature any tricks, only treats!


Pumpkin Patch Salad



The flavor/theme of the month is 🎃 Halloween!



Wendi Witch Pillow



You can find the links to the recipes listed below on the Monthly Paint Bucket Pinterest Board in the October section here

Each monthly section of the Monthly Paint Bucket Pinterest Board features links from the current monthly paint bucket first and older links from former monthly buckets as you scroll down



Fall Football Feast Tray

Hocus Pocus Dip,  original recipe

Pumpkin Pie Surprise Mini Quiche from the Painted Apron archives

Easy Cheesy Sausage Pesto Ring from Carlsbad Cravings


Nutty Harvest Honeycrisp Kale Salad from How Sweet Eats

CrockPot Orange Sweet Rolls from Kevin and Amanda

Witches Fingers i.e. Crispy Parmesan Sticks from How Sweet Eats

Pumpkin Risotto with Goat Cheese, Pancetta & Cranberries from Use Your Noodles

Main Dish

Wonderfully Wicked Slow Cooker Chicken based on Crack Chicken from the Magical Slow Cooker

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

So Good It’s Scary French Onion Noodle Bake inspired by Life in the Loft House

Chicken Bacon Pumpkin Pasta Bake from A Pinch of Yum

Sheet Pan Sausage & Peppers from Julie’s Creative Lifestyle


Peanut Butter Cup Cracker Toffee from Six Sisters Stuff

Rolo Pretzel Bites from Delish

Creme Brulee Pumpkin Cheesecake from Will Cook for Smiles


Candy Corn Lemon Danish, original recipe


Here’s what I made from the September Paint Bucket

The flavor of the month was Maple


I combined 2 recipes on the list, Maple Bacon Donuts from Will Cook for Smiles   and Puff Pastry Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Icing from Brown Sugar to create these irresistible danishes

Maple Bacon Apple Danish




Butternut Squash and Maple Bacon Pancakes from Chef Mimi were the inspiration for this delicious salad which was featured on Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Maple Roasted Butternut & Bacon Salad





Must Make Maple Recipes from the Archives




Maple Leaf Bundt Cake




Creamy Parm Tomato Soup from Delish was the inspiration for Tomato Tortellini Stoup, perfect fall comfort food



Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken from The Recipe Critic  got rave reviews from my grandsons who loved the chicken

I added baby carrots and increased the sauce amounts so there would be plenty to serve this over rice or noodles

Slow Cooker Sweet Chili Cashew Chicken



I recommend all these recipes

My favorite was the Roasted Butternut & Bacon Salad,

I will be making that often,

and also making the maple butternut squash to serve as a side dish




I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Love Your Creativity    What’s for Dinner?

Between Naps on the Porch,  Make it Pretty Monday

Turn About Tuesday  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade


11 Responses to “The Organized Life, October Paint Bucket”
  1. Jenna, I have thoroughly enjoyed September’s flavor of maple and look forward to October’s “Halloween”! Since I love risotto, the pumpkin risotto with goat cheese, pancetta, and cranberries sounds divine. Happy Sunday!

  2. Pattie says:

    My mouth is watering! Everything looks delicious. Can you believe October is so close? Yikes!

  3. Jill Kuhn says:

    Looks like you will be creating magic in the kitchen and at your art table for October! 🎃👍

  4. I’ve got to copy that maple cake before I forget. Would it work as cupcakes, I wonder?

  5. Mary says:

    Everything is always delicious at your house Jenna! ♥

  6. helenfern says:

    Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!

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