The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket


How is it possible that it’s almost August already?

While perusing recipes for my monthly bucket list

I was having trouble finding recipes that I hadn’t seen a zillion times before…

So few were jumping out and grabbing my attention

But then I got an idea! 💡

Instead of making trendy recipes this month,

let’s revisit some old time favorites,

with maybe a twist or two,

Blasts from the past!

 Flavors and recipes that everyone loves, because they’re simply good!

The flavor/theme of the month for August is


You can find photos, and links for these recipes

in the August section of the Monthly Paint Bucket here



Baked BLT Dip from Southern Living

Garbage Bread from Cookies & Cups

Cauliflower Nachos from Eating Bird Food

Croque Monsieur Sandwich from The Wanderlust Kitchen

Side Dishes

Oven Baked Tuscan Fries from Half Baked Harvest

Green Bean Lasagna from Southern Living

Ramen Noodle Salad from Dinner at the Zoo

Strawberries and Cream Pretzel Salad from the Painted Apron archives

Main Dish

Slow Cooker French Onion Chicken from Pillsbury

Sloppy Joe Bubble Up from Plain Chicken

Taco Crunch Wrap Supreme from Damn Delicious

Bobby’s Chicken Fried Chicken from Food Network


No Bake Oreo Cheesecake from the Recipe Rebel

Maple Bourbon Brown Sugar Peach Pie from Host the Toast

Homemade PayDay Candy Bars from Lil’ Luna

Breakfast & Miscellaneous

How to regrow Green Onions from A Piece of Rainbow

Cinnamon Roll Bundt Cake from Positively Splendid


Here’s what I made from the July Paint Bucket

The flavor of the month was Summer Fruit


Cheese Stars




Blackberry Ricotta Pizza with Basil from the Food Charlatan was my inspiration for

Fruity Flatbread, Savory or Sweet




Poolside Hawaiian Dip from the Salty Marshmallow turned into

Sunshine Pineapple & Bacon Dip or Spread



Peach Spinach Salad from Ambitious Kitchen was my inspiration for my own version

Summer Peach Spinach Salad



Instead of making Souper Lemon Creamy Zucchini Orzo from Half Baked Harvest

We enjoyed a wonderful Couscous Salad with Fresh Spinach, Corn and Tomatoes



and an Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bread





I made a twist on a favorite Blue Ribbon Chicken Gratin from the Painted Apron Archives and made

BBQ Chicken & Ham Linguini Bake




Peaches & Cream Muffins from Baker by Nature inspired me to make a mini, bite size version

Peach Mini Muffins with Almond Glaze



I hope your Summer is delicious!


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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday   Love Your Creativity  Over the Moon

Between Naps on the PorchCelebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Make it Pretty Monday Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl

Turn About Tuesday  Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Creative Cumpulsions

17 Responses to “The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket”
  1. Good morning, Jenna. As I was looking over the August paint bucket, I saw the strawberry pretzel salad. This flooded my memory of my beloved Mama who made this quite often for Sunday lunches, it was always a favorite of mine. It is hard to beat the classic food recipes that evoke memories from the past. Have a wonderful Thursday!

    • I remember the first time I had it was at my Mother-in-laws, and I thought, why is it called salad when it’s more like dessert! 😂 I’m glad it brought back good memories!

  2. I am now quite hungry! Lovely dishes!

  3. Karen says:

    I too can’t believe that tomorrow is the first of August. At this fast pace, it won’t be long before we will start decorating our homes for fall. Thank you for your links to the classics…would you believe that there are many that I’ve not had and must try.

  4. Old time favorites are always a plus! Love your juicy looking painted tomato — good enough to eat!

  5. Green Bean Lasagna sounds really good to me!!! Happy almost August:@)

  6. Ricki Treleaven says:

    The couscous salad looks very yummy. 😀 You are the most organized person I know. I’ve been one hot mess lately! ;P

  7. Nancy says:

    What a wonderful round up of deliciousness! The strawberry salad has not been made in a long time… may need to make soon.

    I’ve been enjoying summertime and have taken a Social Media break. But always love coming back and seeing you here with delightful posts!

    Happy day to you!

  8. Cyndi Raines says:

    Looking forward to these good eats this month! Yes, it’s CRAZY that it is already August! Yikes, I need to get in more beach time, lol! 🌞🌊♥️

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