Full Plate Thursday 2-23-12

I am so excited, there are little wild flowers blooming all over our grounds here at The Cottage. I am so excited that you are here and Welcome to Full Plate Thursday. We have Wild Chives blooming everywhere, so help yourself, they are great in a recipe. Bring in your basket of goodies,  I can't wait to see what you brought today.

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Orange Veggie Juice  at Let Birds Fly
Morning Snack
Mini Baked Donuts at  Family Fresh Meals
Red Beans and Cornbread   at Sweet Nothings
French Macarons  at Debalicious
Afternoon Snack
Cranberry, Carrot and Celery Slaw  at East Natural Food
Garlic Cheddar Biscuits  at Southern Belle as an Army Wife
Mini Warm Chocolate Cakes  at Recipes To Nourish

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

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!
Thank You So Much For Coming Today and Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. Hi Miz Helen,

    This week I'm sharing a frozen yogurt made of just 3 ingredients: grapefruit, yogurt, and honey.

  2. Hi Miz Helen - thanks so much for hosting!! :)


  3. Miz Helen,
    Hi! Thank you for hosting. I'm following by Linky too.

  4. Thanks for hosting...have a wonderful day:)

  5. Miz Helen, I have shared Cream Cheese Biscuits and Roasted Parmesan Potatoes. Thank you for hosting!

  6. Hi,
    I shared a recipe for a Raspberry Tart (SCD/GAPS). Also, an article about fructose, as well as an article about the different gut bacteria found in autistic children.

    Help me celebrate Real Food Forager’s one year anniversary – join the giveaway!

    Thanks for hosting!

  7. Hi Miz Helen-

    Thanks for hosting the party each week. I posted 3 things from my new Cozy Home Kitchen party. Hope you have a wonderful Thursday!


  8. Thanks for hosting!! I was excited to see your slow cooker recipe up here! I love new ideas for the slow cooker. Have a wonderful week!!

  9. Yum, yum! I'm craving those mini warm chocolate cakes. Thanks for hosting!

  10. thanks for hosting, as always :)

    this week i've posted my recipe for my veggie invasion quiche as well as my idea of a winter panzanella salad. kind of proud of these ones :)

  11. Good Morning Miz Helen :)

    I'm sharing today my Fish-shape Sweet Challah"
    Thanks for hosting and I wish you a wonderful weekend

  12. Thank you so much Miz Helen for hosting. Have a great day!

  13. Good afternoon Miz Helen, I've brought a plate of little cakes to share! Thanks for hosting! Have a lovely day!

  14. If you've got wildflowers, it must be spring.

    I've brought pickled shrimp to your party today. They're super simple to make and such a nice change from the traditional boiled shrimp and red sauce. Thank you so much for hosting. We all appreciate it.

  15. Hi! I linked up the Rye Bread. Going to grab a button! Have a great day!!

  16. Hi, I've linked up coconut milk crumpets. Love your site!

  17. Hi Miz Helen,
    I love to see wild chives blooming, but the ones I usually see are still hibernating through our Ohio winter. My only blooms are some darling little snowdrops that just opened.

    Today I've brought some Kale, Zucchini and Fusilli Pasta in a skillet dinner. Thanks so much for hosting!

  18. Hi Miz Helen, sounds wonderful at the cottage today. Very little snow in Maine but not spring yet..can't wait to play in the dirt. have a great week. I am sharing with you today a chocolate oreo cake. andi

  19. Good Morning Miz Helen... Thank you for hosting! I popped by to share a super-easy recipe for ranch dressing. It is faster to whip together- from ingredients you likely have on hand- than to read all the labels in the grocery aisle to find a ranch without monosodium glutamate.

  20. Thanks for hosting - I wish I could stop by for some wild chives! I think it's so sweet that you visit every link - I know that it must take a lot of your time and I just wanted to let you know that your kind comments are always appreciated :)

  21. Happy Spring!! Unfortunately we still have quite a bit of snow here in Ontario Canada. Thank you so much for hosting FPT and hope you have a wonderful week!

  22. Hi Miz Helen-This week, I linked up with Paula Deen's Banana Nut Bread. I sure love how you filled your plate with all the wonderful and delicious foods, snacks, and desserts you picked.
    Thank you for hosting...as always, you are such a gracious hostess, and thank you for commenting back on my blog, each time I link up!
    Have a beautiful weekend...I do love your wild chives, wish I could stop by to get some:DDD

  23. Thanks for hosting! I've added the Cilantro Lime Shrimp. I can't wait to check out these recipes!

  24. Thank yu so much for hosting, Miz Helen. It is always so nice to visit...I am bringing my Wild Mushrooms & Sausage Scalloped Potatoes...enjoy.

  25. Happy Thursday, Miz Helen! Thanks for hosting another great round-up and for featuring my chicken this week. I'm sharing Prosciutto Wrapped Haloumi Cheese with a Fennel Apple Salad and 10 Whole Food Snacks That You Can Pack. Everyone needs healthy snack ideas :)

    Have a great day!

  26. Hello Miz. Helen,

    A very happy Thursday to you!

    This week I am sharing an Asian inspired dish (sweet and sour chicken); a dish my Gramie made quite a bit when I was a child. The smells brought me right back into the kitchen with her. It's a fun, easy dish, and as always: gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free. :-)

    Have a wonderful week.


  27. First of all, thank you so much for featuring me to fill your plate last week with my biscuits. It looks as though I'm on a garlic roll, because I'm back this week with Garlic Three-Cheese Mashed Potatoes! I'm so very picky about my MP, so I decided to share mine! Hope you like it :) Have a great weekend, Miz Helen!

  28. Hello. Wonderful recipes again this week. We linked up a favorite at our house. Meatloaf! Come visit us.

  29. Perhaps "moooing" at people is not the best way to make friends...

    this week I've shared my interpretation of baby cow piccata. Love it!


  30. Hi Miz Helen, I'm sharing my Moroccan Lamb Stew, Thai Beef Coconut Soup and my new favorite ferment - Beet and Cabbage Kraut! Thanks so much for featuring my Cranberry, Carrot and Apple Slaw!

  31. Hi Miz Helen! Wow! What a lot of recipes! I've shared my Spice Biscuits and Roasted Parsnips post this week! Hope all is well! Have a lovely week!

  32. ummmm, what wonderful recipes...so happy your linky party is growing so well. You have done GOOD!!

    Thanks so much for featuring my red beans. I do appreciate it and I am taking your button to brag to the world. :))
    Thanks,dear one, for hosting ea week.
    xo bj

  33. Thanks for hosting each week Miz Helen! I have linked up some St. Patty's Day WhoNu?s!

  34. Thanks so much for hosting! And thank you for highlighting my Mini Warm Chocolate Cakes, so many other yummy ones up there too :) This week I shared a Roasted Spaghetti Squash w/ Green Garlic, Brown Butter & Parmesan recipe. The green garlic adds a wonderful, mild, garlic flavor. It’s so yummy! Thanks again.


  35. Thanks for hosting this weekly inspiration Miz Helen. I love perusing the recipe selection each week!

  36. Hi Miz Helen, I've brought some bread to share! Thank you for hosting! Wish you a lovely weekend!

  37. This week I have been quite ill, but I finally turned the corner this morning thanks to all my real foods and home remedies! So far this week I only have one post up: the wrap up for the GAPS Challenge. Come see how everyone did, and what their plans are NOW!


  38. Thanks for hosting! I shared my Shepherd's Pie aka Cottage Pie. I can't wait for flowers to start blooming here! Have a great weekend!

  39. Hi Miz Helen! It all looks so good! Thanks for hosting each week! IF you have some free time, stop on over to my Happy Friday link up! Today is Fish Friday! Link up any seafood!

    Have a super weekend. Off to look at some of these linked up recipes!


  40. I am also sharing my latest REAL FOOD 101 post, a really quick Japanese fish stock called "dashi". Perfect for GAPS, too :)


  41. Thank you so much, Miz Helen, for this linky party. I wish I could see your wildflowers! Have a wonderful weekend. XX00

  42. Thank you for featuring our oven roast chicken. What a great list of recipes. It's hard to know where to start.

  43. You always have the best parties! Thanks for letting us link up our Crock-Pot Sausage Stew and Crock-Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake recipes. I hope you enjoy.


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