The Organized Life, July Paint Bucket

Summer is in full swing in the USA

We are enjoying wonderful summer fruits & vegetables,

strawberries, blueberries, garden tomatoes, corn on the cob,

and Zucchini~ July’s flavor of the month!

You can see photos of July’s recipe inspirations

in the July section of my Monthly Paint Bucket here


Thai Zucchini and Cucumber Noodle Wraps with Almond Butter Sauce from Spiralized

Cheesy Bacon Zucchini Skins from Mostly Homemade Mom

Fresh Corn Dip from The Cozy Cook

Dreaming of Summer Zucchini Cheese Bites from the Painted Apron archives


Sweet Corn and Zucchini Pie from Pinch of Yum

Zucchini Cheddar Biscuits from Just a Little Bit of Bacon

BLT Fresh Corn Salad from Foodie Crush

Main Dish

Mexican Zucchini Boats from Cooktoria

Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Bowls from the Chef

Crustless Garden Vegetable Quiche from Savory Lotus

Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwiches with Maple Mustard Sauce from Wildflours Kitchen


Fresh Strawberry Cake from the Painted Apron archives

Sister Shubert’s Lemon Bread Pudding from Pizzazzerie

Blueberry Buckle with Lemon Glaze from Foodie Crush

Breakfast & Miscellaneous

Strawberry & Blueberry Patriot Muffins from Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Here’s what I made from the June Paint Bucket

The flavor/theme of the month was Outdoor Eating

Tropical Hawaiian Pizza Dip from 3 Boys and a Dog

inspired Hawaiian Pizza Empanadas and a Pineapple Cocktail

to take you straight to the islands!

The cocktail can be made with or without alcohol

BLT Pimiento Cheese Flatbread from How Sweet Eats

was the starting point for

Pimiento Cheese, Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Flatbread

If you’ve never had Grilled Avocados,

put this recipe on your bucket list, they’re so easy and good!

Avocado Fries are a tasty alternative to potato fries too~

Green Bean Crunch Salad from How Sweet Eats

reminded me of another favorite green bean salad

Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Salad

For Father’s Day I highlighted my son’s culinary skills

with a round up of his best recipes and presentations

The Chef’s Best!

Pear Waldorf Pita Sandwiches from Taste of Home

reminded me of a favorite Pear appetizer from the archives

Romaine Spoons with Pear Compote…

Perfect for a Summer Ladies Luncheon

click here for all the recipes on the luncheon menu

Summer Quesadillas weren’t on my June Bucket List,

but so good I had to share

They are filled with corn, asparagus, ham and cheese~

Such an easy and delicious easy meal or appetizer

I shared a round-up of 5 Easy Summer Dessert Recipes

to get the cook out of the kitchen fast!

Summer is flying by~

Happy July!

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 

  Karin’s Cottage Linky Party / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade

25 Responses to “The Organized Life, July Paint Bucket”
  1. So many yummy treats, Jenna. I need to grill some avocados soon. They are just too good.

  2. Jenna, I love all of July’s zucchini inspired dishes. I am excited to see Sister Shubert’s lemon bread. I know you are enjoying this 4th of July Weekend 🇺🇸

  3. lghiggins says:

    Lovely, inspiring collection–as always!

  4. The empanadas sound amazing!

  5. Pattie says:

    What an informative post! I have been making LOADS of zucchini recipes lately.Truth be told, I am getting a tiny bit tired of zucchini. I am intrigued by your pimiento cheese flatbread. I just made a new version of pimiento cheese and it is crying out to be used.

  6. sarah says:

    Jenna, you are definitely organized! I admire you! These dishes look and sound delicious. Lucky family who gets to sit at your table! Happy 4th of July weekend!

  7. helenfern says:

    That’s a great collection!! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – hope your week is fantastic!!

  8. Jessica says:

    My gosh, everything looks SO good! Avocado fries?? Yum. I’ll have to try those. Hope you have a great Sunday!

  9. All these dishes look amazing and oh I would love one of those pineapple smoothie drinks. It is so stinking hot and humid here Jenna. Mercy, I feel like I will need to go back to work to pay the electric bill soon. LOL! Happy 4th to you and your family and may July bring you wonderful and fun things. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  10. Everything looks so delicious — and I love your wonderful painting accompaniments! I hope your fourth was perfection!

  11. Love your painting! And the recipes – oh so scrumptious!

  12. Mary says:

    You’re always cooking up a storm Jenna! We all need more zucchini recipes for summer’s most prolific veggie. 🙂 ♥

  13. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    Thanks so much for featuring my Strawberry & Blueberry Patriot Muffins, I really appreciate it! Hope you are having a great week and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

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