The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket


If you’re like me, you are in full swing Spring! 🌷

I am looking forward to lighter recipes as the weather warms

and some Easter treats and dishes

Easter will be different this year, no big family gatherings

But it is important to keep up traditions, and celebrate in your own home with something special


Lemon Sunshine Bundlettes


I know it can be challenging to get groceries right now,

so these recipes are flexible and pantry friendly

If the recipe calls for a cream soup, use any cream soup

If the recipe calls for ranch seasoning mix, substitute Italian or dry onion soup mix,

or make your own seasoning mix!

If the recipe calls for pastry, use pie crust dough, crescent roll dough, pizza dough or puff pastry,

even crushed crackers, chips or tortillas

The flavor/theme of the month is Creative Cooking

Get photos and links to these recipes on the Monthly Pinterest Board here



Individual Spring Mini Charcuterie Plates from the Painted Apron

Ham and Cheese Spinach Puffs from Eat Well 101

Zucchini Sushi from Delish


Easy Asparagus Casserole from Funny Love

Carrot Salad with Honey Lemon Dijon Dressing from Peas and Crayons

Easy Glazed Lemon Rolls from Plain Chicken

Asian Spicy Sesame Cucumbers from Melanie’s Kitchen

Main Dish

Mushroom Tart with Caramelized Onion Cream from Oprah

Sheet Pan Honey Dijon Chicken and Vegetables from the Kitchn

Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops from Buns in My Oven

Ham Casserole with Broccoli & Rice from The Cozy Kitchen


Easter Nest Cake from the Food Network

Coconut Cream Pie Cookie Cups from The Novice Chef

Easy White Chocolate Mousse from the Cookie Rookie

Birds Nest Mini Pies from The Painted Apron archives

Breakfast and Miscellaneous

Bacon Egg & Cheese Brunch Bread from Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen

Bacon Egg & Swiss Soufflets from My Life as a Mrs.



Here’s what I made from the March Paint Bucket

The flavor of the month was All Things Green and St. Pat’s


Lucky Leprechaun Snack Mix was inspired by Snack Mix from Recipe Girl




Pot ‘o Gold Quiche is a combination of ideas from

Bacon Swiss & Asparagus Egg Bake from Lemon Tree Dwelling 

Asparagus and Cheese Mini Tarts from 31 Daily





My version of a Spring Cobb Salad is full of Chick Fila chicken nuggets, bacon and asparagus with homemade bleu cheese dressing…HHjr and I both agreed we could eat this every night!


Saving Time Cobb Salad



Asparagus Alfredo Ravioli Bake is easy to assemble, full of asparagus for a tasty weeknight dinner

This recipe was featured on Love Your Creativity, Life and Linda and Celebrate your Story, Zucchini Sisters




I wanted to make these Rainbow Cupcakes from Dessert Now Dinner Later but took a short cut with bakery cupcakes decorated with a rainbow topper and a rainbow cup





Lemon Curd Bundt Cake actually turned into Lemon Sunshine Cake 3 ways

Lemon Sunshine Cake


Mini Bundtlettes





Thanks for visiting,

let’s have fun this month being creative in the kitchen!


🎨  🥒 🥕

15 Responses to “The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket”
  1. Jenna, food is so comforting during these uncertain times. I can’t wait for the coconut cream pie cookie cups. I read a discussion yesterday about so many who do not like coconut. I couldn’t believe how many said they didn’t care for it. The hubby and I both love anything with coconut. The food all looks delicious and tempting. I have had to improvise on several dishes lately, and they have all turned out well. Happy Wednesday, it is beautiful in our neck of the woods.

    • Thank you Pam! Coconut is one of those foods that people either love or hate, but the coconut cream pie cookie cups sound good to me, plus in our new normal, making individual servings rather than a large pie, keeps things a little safer… Enjoy this bright sunny Wednesday!

  2. says:

    Drooling looking at the all the yummies Jenna. If I lived with you I wouldn’t fit through my front door. LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. Very smart for thinking of substitutions. Those lemon cakes looks so good and it all looks pretty and delicious! I admit, I’m enjoying cooking more during this!

  4. Everything looks delicious!

  5. BTW, for some reason, I found one of your comments in my SPAM file! I can never figure out why this happens once in a while with someone I am following!

  6. Cyndi Raines says:

    You are making me hungry! Lol they all look so good!

  7. Karen says:

    Lots of great ideas here Jenna, the all sound so good. I was thinking of ordering a small Honey Baked Ham for our Easter as we could make a lot of meals off of it but everyone seems to be thinking the same thing and there aren’t any available even this early.

  8. Miz Helen says:

    That is the cutest little duck ever, you always give life and personality to your work. I love all your April Bucket recipes are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent with us at Full Plate Thursday,and come back to see us soon!
    Stay Healthy!
    Miz Helen

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