The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket

It is hard to believe tomorrow is April 1!

But Yay Spring, and hopefully a few April showers

will bring us an abundance of May flowers!

Here are some things I am thinking about making in April

the flavor/theme of the month is Vegetables

You can see photos of these recipes in the April section

of my Monthly Pinterest board here


Easter Bunny Spinach Dip from It’s Always Autumn

Cheesy Baked Tomatoes from the Cookie Rookie

Crazy Spring Radish Pizza from the Painted Apron archives


Baked Artichoke Hearts with Seasoned Breadcrumbs from Sip and Feast

Cracked Out Butter Dips from Plain Chicken

Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Soy Sesame Dressing from Simply Recipes

Main Dish

Mushroom Bacon Cheeseburger Salad from How Sweet Eats

Alice Springs Chicken Quesadilla from The Weary Chef

Bundt Pan Spaghetti from Sweet & Savory

Onion, Bacon & Spinach Tart from Carter Family Recipes


Carrot Cake Cupcakes from Carlsbad Cravings

Key Lime Cookie Cups from My Suburban Kitchen

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Ritz Crackers from Spiced

Breakfast & Miscellaneous

Sausage Pancake Mini Muffins from Plain Chicken

Here’s what I made from the March Paint Bucket

The theme of the month was

a color combination,

Green, Gold and Orange the colors of St. Patrick’s Day

Mushroom Bread from Plain Chicken inspired

Cheesy Herb Mushroom Bread

Sheet Pan Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are a great way to feed one

or make a batch for a crowd

I made my own version of

Cheesy Stuffed Garlic Crescent Rolls from the Comfort of Cooking

Garlic Crescents

These rolls are perfect for dipping in this

3 Ingredient Trader Joe’s Tomato Gnocchi Soup

from the Kitchn another recipe on the March Paint Bucket

I shared Rainbow Salad with Almond Butter Dressing,

full of green, orange and gold and more

We had been eating so much chicken lately

that instead of making

Sheet Pan Maple Dijon Chicken

with Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts from Julia’s Album

I combined the butternut squash with asparagus

and Italian sausage ravioli for a yummy Sunday Supper

Sausage Ravioli Alfredo with Asparagus and Butternut Squash

I shared A Round up of Lemon Curd Recipes

for St. Patrick’s Day gold

An Ice Cream Sundae Charcuterie Tray

is such a fun way to serve dessert for a party or family gathering

I feel like March went by in a whirlwind 💨

but I’m ready to enjoy some April fun! 🌷

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

 What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

  Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday 

  Centerpiece Wednesday / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade/ Friday with Friends / Share the Wealth

17 Responses to “The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket”
  1. So very yummy! I need to make that mushroom bread ASAP!

  2. The mushroom bread looks absolutely amazing!

  3. I always love the paint bucket! It reminds me of what I need to save!

  4. All of these sound delicious! Going to pop over and check some of them out. Your mushroom bread looks like a “ must make” soon. Thanks so much! Xo Lidy

  5. lghiggins says:

    What a wonderful array of some favorite dishes! Happy April Fool’s Day, a day when I am glad not to be teaching. K and 1st grade pranks are so corny and repetitive, but delivered with such enthusiasm you can’t help but smile!

  6. Good morning, Jenna. Carrot cake cupcakes sound like the perfect Easter dessert. So many wonderful dishes, it all makes me hungry!

    I hope you all missed the brunt of the storm last night. There were several tornado warnings near the coast. We escaped without any damage, just high winds!

    • I thought so too, they are definitely going to be on our Easter menu! Yesterday was super windy and started raining about 10, it got intense between 11:30-1 am, but just lightning, wind and rain…in the 36 years we’ve had the beach house, there’s never been a tornado, so we weren’t too worried…hurricane season is another thing all together!

  7. thefrenchhutch says:

    Jenna, you have a great lineup of recipes and ideas for April. So hard to believe tomorrow is the first and March is in the past. Looking forward to enjoying some of these delicious recipes and sunny spring weather. Hope the storms are gone for a while. Beach weather at the coast is alway great this time of year, not hot and not cold. Happy spring……

  8. Miz Helen says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday, 582. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. NikiLEOwife says:

    I love this idea Jenna! It would be so helpful if I followed your lead & gathered up recipes that I know I’ll cook during the month. I wish I could get my kiddos to try some of the things that you made in March. They look delish! Maybe as they age & head into their pre-teen years I can slip a little more “exotic” (to them lol) ingredients into things. Thanks for sharing on Happiness is Homemade & Crafty Creators!
    Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife

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