The Organized Life, October Paint Bucket

Happy October!

Time for all things pumpkin!

The recipe bucket list this month is full of mouthwatering

Pumpkin and Fall recipe ideas

I never can make all the recipes on my list

but it serves as a quick reference for ideas~

It saves me time from browsing endlessly

when I’m trying to decide what to cook

I’ve included links to all the recipes

in case something catches your eye,

and you want to try it

You can also see photos of the dishes in the October section

of my Monthly Pinterest board here

The flavor of the month is, you guessed it, Pumpkin!


Pumpkin & Gouda Pizza from Dishing Out Health

Slow Cooker Party Hearty Taco Dip, original recipe

Bacon Puffs from Plain Chicken

Apple Cheddar Rosemary Bacon Pizza from the Curious Plate


Hot Sweet Potato Salad from Food Network

Pumpkin Gnocchi Bake from the Curious Plate

Pumpkin Biscuits from the Reluctant Entertainer

Creamy Pumpkin Spaghetti Squash from Cooking for Keeps

Main Dish

Cheeseburger Sliders from How Sweet Eats

Pumpkin Sausage Lasagna from Life Made Simple

Hoisin Chicken, grilled or slow cooker, original recipe

Cheesy Sausage Potato Soup from Plain Chicken


Caramel Pumpkin Bundt Cake from Together as Family

No Bake Oreo Pie from Spaceships and Laser Beams

Pumpkin Pie Crescents from Spend with Pennies

Breakfast & Miscellaneous

Sausage Gravy Biscuit Cups from Spicy Southern Kitchen

Pumpkin Spice French Toast with Maple Butter from The College Housewife

Here’s what I made from the September Paint Bucket

The flavor/theme of the month was Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Chips from

Something About Sandwiches

are perfect for snacking or

to serve with your favorite dips, soup or salad

and I also shared my favorite sandwich

Air Fryer Grilled Ham & Swiss Cheese

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

from The Painted Apron archives, is a wonderful side dish for Fall

Ritz Cracker Chicken from Bitz and Giggles

inspired my Comfort Chicken & Gravy Dinner

I adapted Spinach and Artichoke Dip Tortellini Soup from Closet Cooking

into a slow cooker version and paired it with Prosciutto Swirls

Soup & Swirls

I shared a round up of favorite Fall side dishes

10 Fall Favorite Sides

Broccoli Cashew Salad with Apples, Pears and Cranberries

from Julia’s Album

was the inspiration for

Loaded Broccoli Slaw

Need a fast party worthy dessert?

Caramel Apple Dip from Shugary Sweets inspired

Caramel Mascarpone Martini

with apples and cookie dippers~

Serve it in martini glasses for an elegant presentation!

I hope you try some of these delicious recipes!

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

33 Responses to “The Organized Life, October Paint Bucket”
  1. Pumpkin is my favourite Fall veggie! That chicken with gravy looks really yummy.

  2. Rita C. says:

    My October Painted Apron Society6 prints are up, let October commence! This time last year I was packing up for what I hope is our final move for a long while. Happy October, Jenna!

  3. Slow cooker taco dip sounds good, and I’ve had broccoli slaw on my to-try list for years.. Gotta get on that:@) Happy October!

  4. I love the mosaic look on your autumn leaf, Jenna. What a fun take on it. I do love those bright, colorful pumpkins — all of them, painted and otherwise! What a cheery time of year.

  5. Good morning, Jenna. I love the flavor of pumpkin. You have so many delicious dishes for the October Paint Bucket and I am looking forward to see what you will make. Pumpkin spice French toast sounds scrumptious. Wishing you a delightful Sunday!

  6. I’ve seen so many funny looking pumpkins lately!

  7. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Happy October, Jenna! The pumpkin caramel cake sounds delicious! I love the flavors of pumpkin, and can’t wait to see what you cook up!

  8. Your Pinterest board is fabulous. I love Pinterest but have fallen out of the habit of using it. I need to reinstall it on my blog’s sidebar because I loved it so much. I would repin so many of your ideas! Love it.

  9. I love all things pumpkin, so I’m looking forward to your posts! Happy October!

  10. Your foods always look amazing Jenna! Oh how I wish you could teach me to paint! I want to be you when I grow up! LOL! You have so many talents and creativity with everything that you touch. Happy October. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. lghiggins says:

    It looks like October will be a delicious month. Happy October!

  12. Nancy says:

    Oh! Oh! Oh! October at your house is going to be wonderful! Looking forward to your posts to come.
    Chicken and gravy looks soooo good on this cold day! Total Comfort!
    And let the pumpkin dishes come!

  13. Pattie says:

    My mouth is watering looking at all of this delicious food. What a wonderful idea to have an October food bucket list. That chicken and gravy is really calling my name. There is just something about October that is wonderful on so many levels. Not just the food, but the colors, the cooler weather, not to mention my birthday. It’s my favorite month of the year!

  14. Judee says:

    I am so ready for fall and love all your decorations and recipe suggestions! The loaded broccoli slaw is calling me!!

  15. A nice round up of yummy food. I love getting ideas for this time of year. I am still tweaking my Halloween party food. Love the pretty pumpkins.

  16. Mary says:

    You’re always cooking up a storm Jenna! I know your son and grands enjoy all your tasty creations. ♥

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