Full Plate Thursday 12-22-11

I am so happy that you could stop by and have a meal with us today, here let me take all those packages and you come in and get warm by the fire. Welcome to Full Plate Thursday, there is nothing more special than spending some time with our friends and family at Christmas and Hanukkah time.Thank you so much for coming today and every week, your visits are always so special to me. I sure hope you will come back soon!

From Our Cottage to Yours
Wishing you and your family
A Very 
Merry Christmas!

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Breakfast Souffle and Stuffed French Toast  at Pat's Pink Apron
Morning Snack
Jerusalem Bagels  at That's Some Good Cookin
Cranberry Banana Smoothie at Gluten Free Pantry
King Ranch Casserole at Debbi Does Dinner
Winter Fruit Salad at Easy Natural Food
White Chocolate and Macadamia Cookies  at Domesblissty
Afternoon Snack
Shortbread Wedge and Peppermint Hot Cocoa at Our Nourishing Roots
Christmas Open House
Mulled Apple Cider at Food Farm Health
My Favorite Spritz  at Kitty's Kozy Kitchen   
Mint Chocolate Christmas Tree Brownie at What's Cooking, Love?
Chocolate Duet Cheesecake at Katie Kate's Kitchen  
Applesauce Cake with Cherries and Walnuts at Elegantly Gluten Free  
Christmas Present Cake Bow  Mrs Fox's Sweets
Christmas Mini Cupcakes  at Canela Kitchen   Gingerbread Truffles  at Simple Girl
Cajun Holiday Desserts  at Cajun Delights

If You Helped Me Fill My Plate Today Please Take The Red Plate Home
The Code Is On The Side Bar

Full Plate Thursday Background Story

When we were young and just starting out in life sometimes we did not have a lot of money. Most of our friends were having to stretch the dollars at the end of the month just like us. My girlfriends and I decided that we would pool our food for some of the evening meals right before payday... the last week of the month. I have some of the fondest memories from those days. We would all bring our food together and we had some great food and great fellowship. We would get the food on the table and everything ready, someone would bless the food and then the hostess would say "come fill your plate".
I have just a few suggestions before you leave your dish and fill your plate.
  • Link directly to YOUR RECIPE  and not to your web page.  
  • Scroll down to the button that says "click here to enter"
  • You will be asked to give your URL ( which will be your direct link to your post), the name of your recipe, and your email which we will not be able to see.
  • Then you will be asked to select a thumbnail from your post that will be uploaded to your entry.
  • Please include a link back to Full Plate Thursday, somewhere on your post. We will give you a gentle reminder if you forget...
  • Please leave me a comment before you leave the page and let me know that you are here, I want to be a good hostess.
  • Don't forget to visit with all the others, after all that is part of the fellowship that makes it so much fun, in addition to all the good food of course...
  • Grab The Full Plate Button if you like and take it home with you.
  • Now God Bless you and your food and everyone fill your plate!
Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. Hi,
    I shared my no potato latkes and my grain-free holiday roll out cookies, as well as my mock cocoa fudg

  2. Thanks again for hosting ~ especially during this busy time. Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and all good things for the new year!


  3. Hi Miz Helen, Thank you for hosting this week. I look forward to seeing all the goodies!! Thanks for featuring my Spritz cookies!! Merry Christmas to you & your family!!

  4. I am happy to join with the party...Linked my Rainbow Cupcake.Thanks for hosting & Wish you & your family a Merry Christmas!!

  5. Thanks for hosting! I shared a post on roasted pumpkin for any last-minute holiday pumpkin treats.

  6. Thanks so much for hosting and Happy Holidays! I shared a Roasted Broccoli w/ Meyer Lemon recipe. It's my favorite way to eat broccoli. Thanks again.


  7. Thank you for hosting, Mix Helen. I'm new here at your lovely site, and this week I'm sharing an old family recipe for kolache or kolacky: http://commonsensehomesteading.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-make-kolache.html

    This recipe has been handed down in my mother's family for generations. I hope you and your readers enjoy it, too.

  8. Thanks so much for hosting...and have a Merry Christmas.
    xo bj

  9. Thanks Mitz Helen By add my Christmas cupcakes, I add a new link now , a post that I made right now:)

  10. Hi Miz Helen, I'm so happy that you chose my Winter Fruit Salad to help fill your plate. Thank you so much! This week I'm sharing my Shepherd's Pie recipe, and my Minestrone Soup (paleo version). Thanks for hosting and have a great Christmas!

  11. Hi Miz Helen! Merci beaucoup for featuring my Cajun holiday desserts! I am honored and I hope that you and your family have a blessed and Merry Christmas! Cheers!

  12. Hi Miz Helen. I am having so much fun hanging out on your blog. Thank you for adding Jerusalem Bagels to your plate! Ive added Lasagna Soup to your linky party this week. Merry Christmas. (I LOVE to say/write that phrase...Merry Christmas...)

  13. Awesome blog.. excellent collection of recipes. Happy to follow your blog. Thanks a lot.

  14. I have been MIA for the past few weeks, but I linked up two things today! Thanks for hosting, Miz Helen, and I hope you have a blessed Christmas!

  15. Thanks so much for hosting! We love mozzarella cheese! From lasagne to pizza to french onion soup! So we decided to try making our own. Here's a timeless how-to from me and a limited time giveaway from the generous folks @ New England Cheesemaking Company so you can try it in your own kitchen. Just add milk! We had so much fun! Hope you'll come over and enter!

  16. Great party! So many delicious recipes to chose from. We linked up a wonderful Nutella Fluff Cocoa. Come visit and check it out. Happy Holidays!

  17. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! I would love to sit by the fireplace and relax! Thanks for hosting and featuring my Christmas Present Cake :)

  18. Thanks for hosting! I hope you and your family have a very merry Christmas!!

  19. Hi, Miz Helen. Hope you are having a festive week. I shared a 4 o’clock walnut cookies recipe, a Hungarian liptauer cheese recipe, and a buffalo chicken salad with blue cheese dressing recipe today. Thank you for hosting us again and have a beautiful Christmas!

  20. Merry Christmas, Miz Helen! I've linked up Classic Gingerbread Cookies this week. Thank you so much for hosting. I wish you and your family a very relaxing and fun-filled Christmas by that fireplace.

  21. Miz Helen, I have shared Peppermint Snowball Cookies. Thank you for hosting, and I hope you have a very merry Christmas!

  22. thank you so much for having this wonderful party! it is so gracious of you. i have just put your button on my blog -- because a follower and now going to check out some of the yummies on the party!!! : ) sending holiday hugs to you and yours!

  23. Hi Miz Helen-Wishing you, and your family a Peaceful, and Blessed Christmas!
    Love this weeks roundup of all the delicious holiday feasts, and desserts!
    I am linking my Linzer Cookies, that will be on our holiday table!
    Merry Christmas, with love!

  24. Miz Helen,
    Thank you for hosting Full Plate Thurday every week. Merry Christmas ! Pat

  25. Thank you for hosting Full Plate Thursday. This is my first time here so I'm looking forward to exploring some of the other link as well as you website! I've hooked up with my traditional NM "Christmas" breakfast. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  26. I'm so glad to be back, Miz Helen, I've missed your lovely parties these last couple weeks. Can't wait to try some new recipes. Thanks again for hosting!

  27. Just wanted to stop by to thank you for hosting this fun party and to wish you a very Merry Christmas!!!-------- Shannon

  28. Miz Helen, thanks for hosting Full Plate Thursday! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  29. Thanks so much for featuring my Cranberry Banana Smoothie! This week I shared recipes for Gingerbread Muffins and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip. Cookies (Grain Free). I also shared my Persimmon Strawberry Ice Cream recipe.

    Have a very merry Christmas-Happy Holidays!!!

  30. Good morning Miz Helen, Happy holidays! I'm sharing a quick video my husband did to help us stay on track over the holidays.

  31. Thank you for hosting, hope you have a very merry Christmas!

  32. This week on REAL FOOD 101 I am making my version of homemade ranch dressing. I grew up loving the stuff, but in the last few years realized how bad the bottled and packaged version are. This one is fresh and clean and amazing! Use it for drizzling, dipping, and anything else you can think of :)


  33. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen! It's been awhile since I've been here! I've been doing more crafts than foods!

  34. Hello Miz Helen!

    Love this site! Just linked up my orange cake recipe.


  35. Merry CHRISTmas Miz Helen! :-D
    I hope you don't go into a diabetic coma over all of the desserts featured here this week ;-p

  36. This is my first time visiting and linking up!! Thanks for hosting and I will be visiting you regularly! Happy Holidays :)

  37. Thank you for featuring my Mint Chocolate Christmas Tree Brownies!! Thanks for hosting!

  38. Hi there! I left a comment under the wrong post. So typical, I swear! I'm here for my first time linking up! I've posted my meatball recipe.
    I'm a new follower too!

  39. Thank you for hosting! Today I posted a recipe about immune boosting sauerkraut with nori flakes. Merry Christmas!

  40. Hi!~ I linked my Cowboy Christmas Food Gifts today! Thank you for hosting! Have a Merry Christmas!

  41. Hi Miz Helen!
    Today I posted my recipe for Cacciucco, my son's favorite Fish Stew. It's something we usually have on Christmas Eve to celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Thanks for hosting this again!

  42. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Miz Helen! Thank you for hosting!

  43. Thanks for hosting the party. Warmest Christmas wishes to you & your family :)

  44. For Christmas coming up over the weekend I am making these peanut butter cups that I made with cocoa butter and honey. They are GAPS-legal! And you won't feel sick after you eat one during the holiday season.

    The PB cups at our house are going into stocking in place of store-bought candy.


  45. Happy Holiday Miz Helen. Hope you and your family enjoy a beautiful holiday together.

    Thanks for hosting and hope to see you again next week.

  46. Thanks for stopping by my site. I am returning the follow. I hope to be back next Thursday.

  47. Dear Miz Helen,
    I'm so glad you liked the Applesauce Cake with Cherries and Walnuts! Thank you for mentioning it, and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends!

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