The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket

Happy April!

With warmer temps and longer days,

this month’s recipe bucket list is full of vibrant fruits and vegetables,

and a few recipes for the grill

The flavor of the month is Strawberry

Strawberries are just coming into season in Alabama,

but if you can’t get good fresh ones now,

keep these recipes in mind for later in the season

Strawberry Waffle Parfait Bites


Spring Charcuterie Board

Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Rounds from Instrupix

Oven Toasted Ravioli from Plain Chicken

Cheddar Bacon Jam Puff Pastry Bites from Kevin is Cooking


Strawberry Coleslaw Salad from the Painted Apron archives

Grilled Cabbage Steaks with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette from Traeger Grills

Brussels Sprouts Slaw w/Strawberries & Almonds from How Sweet Eats

Main Dish

Grilled Chicken and Strawberry Salad Wrap from the Pioneer Woman

Lemon Basil & Asparagus Ricotta Pasta from Half Baked Harvest

Alice Springs Chicken French Bread Pizza from Carlsbad’s Cravings

White Spinach and Artichoke Lasagna from the Pioneer Woman


Strawberry Shortcake Cookie Cups from My Food & Family

Frozen Strawberry Margarita Pie from Plain Chicken

Strawberries & Cream Magic Bars from Simple Joy

Breakfast and Miscellaneous

Lemon Strawberry Sweet Rolls from Dessert First Dinner Later

Strawberry Yogurt Breakfast in a Jar, original recipe

Here’s what I made from the March Paint Bucket

The flavor of the month was Potato

Inspired by Beer Cheese Sausage and Potato Soup from Midwest Foodie I made

Slow Cooker Cheesy Hashbrown Potato & Sausage Soup

We also enjoyed French Onion Soup Potato Boats from the Painted Apron archives

Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Muffins from Plain Chicken reminded me of my own Hashbrown Muffins 4 Ways

HHjr made some yummy Melt in your Potatoes

Rainbow Noodle Salad with Almond Ginger Dressing from Love & Lemons reminded me to make an old favorite

Rainbow Salad with Almond Butter Dressing

Croque Monsieur Bubble Up turned into

Chicken Cordon Bleu Bubble-up

This was featured on Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

The colors of St. Patrick’s Day inspired this vegetable filled

St. Patrick’s Day Galette

This recipe was featured on Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

I lightened up a favorite pasta dish by using butternut squash noodles instead of spaghetti

Butternut Squash Noodles with Brussels sprouts & Bacon Alfredo

I re-shared some favorite recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

3 Yummy Spring Desserts

No fooling today, just fabulous food!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado  Love Your Creativity  Over the Moon

Between Naps on the Porch,  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

 Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl Turn About Tuesday 

 Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday  Creatively Crafty

Thursday Favorite Things    Friday with Friends Snickerdoodle Make Bake Create

26 Responses to “The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket”
  1. Rita C. says:

    Happy April! I love strawberries. I ate that rainbow salad at least 4 or 5 times!

  2. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, my whole family loves strawberries! I’be decided to make a fresh strawberry cake for Easter dessert. I can’t wait to see all the yummy things you cook up this month. Happy April!

  3. says:

    OOH…everything looks so good but I am starving right about now. Gotta pin some of these recipes. I too love strawberries. I wish I had one of those little hashbrown muffins to go with my coffee this morning. Happy Easter Jenna. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. Strawberries fresh from the farm are a spring favorite! I can’t wait for the spring charcuterie board! Happy cool and windy Thursday…but the sun sure looks great!

  5. Martha says:

    So much yum!!

  6. I love your painted strawberry! So pretty. We don’t get good berries till June but I’m eagerly waiting!

  7. Love your big strawberry! The strawberries we’re getting here are still pretty dismal, and our season is a long ways away! But ever year, when I pick with the kids, we tuck a bunch in the freezer marked “Easter” so that they don’t get consumed. That way we have strawberry shortcake with our local strawberries every year!

  8. Bonnie Morgan says:

    Jenna, just thinking about fresh strawberries is so pleasant. I look forward to them.
    Your recipes are always tempting.
    Enjoy the sunshine and have a very nice Easter.

  9. We adore all sorts of berries! Juicy sweet local strawberries dipped with vanilla whipped cream with a glass of well chilled champagne…jeez, I start daydreaming now.. LOL..I love that asparagus tart! The painted strawberry looks so very pretty. Thanks for sharing, Jenna.

  10. Kitty says:

    I want to come to your house to eat!!

  11. mhhwarmcozy says:

    Jenna, our strawberries won’t be ready until July! But they come from the garden, so I can wait. In the mean time, the hash brown soup looks yummy!
    Thanks for sharing these recipes and other posts at the FWF link party.

  12. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. We appreciate your shares. They have been Tweeted Pinned. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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