The Organized Life, June Paint Bucket

It’s time to start thinking about what to cook in June! You can see photos of all the recipes below in the June section of my Monthly Paint Bucket The flavors of the month are Corn and Zucchini wonderful summer vegetables! Appetizer Grilled Peach Crostini with Marscapone & Honey from Vindulge BBQ Chicken and Corn … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Loaded Spinach & Artichoke Quiche

When you don’t know what to make for dinner, make a quiche! Quiche makes a delicious one dish meal Plus you can make it ahead of time and bake it when you’re ready This one is loaded with fresh spinach, artichoke hearts, corn, onions, bacon [not pictured], ham and cheese You can make it in … Continue reading

Easy Recipes for Memorial Day

We will be spending Memorial Day at the beach, and being the first weekend of Summer, we won’t be the only ones! We always cook, the restaurants are much too crowded My son, the chef, and I like to think about the menu in advance so I have been looking through my recipes, collecting easy … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Teriyaki Chicken Salad with Grilled Cheese Croutons and Creamy Orange Vinaigrette

I am a big fan of “cook once, eat twice,” and use leftovers to create an entirely different meal A good thing to keep in mind this summer when you are grilling out! We recently had grilled chicken thighs that were marinated in teriyaki sauce~ this Veri Veri Teriyaki by Soy Vay is our favorite … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday, Power Greens Salad with Butternut Squash Ravioli Croutons

Put a unique twist on your salad by serving it with ravioli croutons! I call this a Power Greens Salad because it’s loaded with healthy vegetables, dressed with peanuts and tossed with a peanut lime dressing I used a bag of kale salad mix to make prep super easy, but you can also make your … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Kentucky Derby Bourbon Meatballs and Everything Ham & Swiss Sliders

We had a Kentucky Derby watching party on Saturday The weather forecast had been for rain early in the week, but by Thursday it had changed and we ended up having a beautiful 80 degree sunny day, perfect for a party on the patio! This year there were 12 of us, 3 families I set … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Mixed Green Salad with Corn & Bacon Dressing

Salad topped with a warm bacon and corn vinaigrette? Yes please! Sounds fancy but it’s a breeze to make and your tastebuds will thank you! Corn and bacon are combined with several other vegetables, rendered bacon fat, vinegar, and mustard to make the dressing to top a mixed green salad I used green onions and … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday, Rose topped Coconut Bundt Cake

Here is an easy and delicious cake that will be the center of attention for Mother’s Day or any special occasion Mother’s Day falls on my oldest grandson’s birthday this year Super Boy was 4 years old when I started blogging in 2012 Now he will be turning 15! Okay, let’s get back to cake! … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Easy Favorites for May Celebrations

Take-out Tuesday is all about recipes that are easier and tastier than restaurant take-out There a lot of May celebrations on the calendar the next 2 weeks so I’ve rounded up some tried and true favorite easy ones from the archives~ Appetizers, main dishes and desserts to to enjoy for Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky … Continue reading

The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket

This Spring is flying by, it’s so hard to believe tomorrow is May 1! Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, all coming up~ and we will be celebrating a lot of family birthdays too! There ended up being a lot of salads and lighter meals on the bucket list this … Continue reading