Full Plate Thursday 3-15-12

I am so excited to see all of you today, Welcome To Full Plate Thursday!  This is a really busy week, it is Spring Break for some folks, March Madness, and of course we have St. Patrick's Day coming up this week end. We have a "Clover Hunt" going on here today, so I sure hope you find that Four Leaf Clover that you have been searching for.  I can't wait to see what you have in your basket today, I'm hungry how about you?

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Baked Oatmeal In Spiced Apple  Little Mommy, Big Appetite
Morning Snack
Not Just Any Irish Soda Bread  A Spoonful of Thyme
Deviled Avocado  Mrs Happy Homemaker
Cream of Artichoke Soup  The Single Nester
St Patrick's Day Cupcake  Rose Bakes
Afternoon Snack
Cucumber Tea Sandwiches  Will Cook For Smiles
Rosy Tea  A Pinch of Joy
Pork Chops Pizziola  Go Ahead...Take A Bite!
Napa Cabbage Slaw with Red Wine Vinaigrette   Elegantly, Gluten Free
The Perfect White Rustic Loaf  Lemon Drop
Toasted Coconut Ice Cream  Kitchen Flavours
If You Helped To 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!
Thank You So Much For Coming Today and Come Back Soon!

Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. Miz Helen, I have shared Parmesan Crusted Chicken and Pineapple Pie. Thank you for hosting!

  2. Hi Miz Helen, I have shared an Irish Stew, a cake and a skinny muffin this week. Happy St. Paddy's Day! xoxo

  3. Hello Miz Helen, first time linking up here so I shared a few St. Patrick's ideas for a last minute treat!

  4. Hello Miz Helen, I have shared jam & cream scones but sorry I put an extra L in the html and my links not working. tried fixing from my end but the linky wouldn't allow it. thanks in advance for any help.

    Bridget (AKA Sunshine Girl)

    1. Good Morning Bridget,
      I am happy to fix that for you, now we can all see those beautiful Jam & Cream Scones. Hope you are having a great day!
      Miz Helen

  5. This week I’m sharing my favorite soup of all time, for real. It’s a Cheese & Vegetable Chowder with Fresh Herbs. So good with sourdough toast, I’m telling you.

    And then I’m also sharing my Irish Apple and Potato Cake, which is so amazingly good, and timely for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday!


  6. HI Miz Helen, this week I'm sharing my Apple and Raisin Pancakes, Tomato Beef and Vegetable Soup and Basic Meatloaf recipe. Thanks for hosting and have a great week!


  7. Good Morning Miz Helen
    Thank you for hosting this grea part every week!

    I'm sharing today my "Triangular Yeast-Shortbread Cookies", my "Poppy-Seed Yeast-Shortbread Cookies" and my Rocky Road Brownies"

    By mistake I switched the titles between the first 2 (No. 46 + 47), and I'd appreciate it if you could fix it

    Thanks Winnie

    1. I am happy to do that for you Winnie, I have done that very thing myself. Hope you are having a great day!
      Miz Helen

  8. Thank you so much Miz Helen for hosting the party. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Have a great day!

  9. Hi,
    I shared a recipe for a nutritious beef bone broth. Also, an article about detoxification.

    Thanks for hosting!

  10. Thanks so much for hosting another full plate Thursday. I've posted up my recipe for rock cakes. Quintessentially English, incredibly morish and more to the point, very easy.

    Hope everyone has a wonderful St Pat's day. Here in the UK it's Mother's Day on Sunday too, so it's a busy weekend.

  11. Thank you for hosting another round of goodies! I shared my Banana Split Brownie Pie today!!!

  12. Hello Miz Helen! Thanks so for hosting and letting me "rewind" some of my earlier posts, I appreciate it!

  13. Wheee! Thank you for the feature, Miz Helen!
    Thank you for hosting the party :)

  14. Oh Miz Helen! I was just doing my Thursday link-ups and saw your email! It certainly has been a busy week. I am honored and flattered to have helped you fill your plate last week. Thank you so much for featuring my Pizziola and as always, thank you for being such a gracious hostess! Have a grand St. Pat's Day! ~Mary

  15. Hello Miz Helen..I am back again..so happy to be here once again..I brought my Cereal Prawn..a delicious Singaporean Dish which I learned and of course I made some changes..as usual. Thanks

  16. Good morning! Today I'm sharing recipes for our homemade garlic Parmesan croutons and buttermilk Ranch dressing -- enjoy! Thanks for always making it over to our blogs to leave such sweet comments, Miz Helen. :) Have a terrific weekend! ~Lisa

  17. Hi Miz Helen, Thank you for featuring my Toasted Coconut Ice Cream on The Red Plate! Wishing you a great St. Patrick's Day!

  18. Hi Miz Helen! Thanks for hosting, as always! I hope you enjoy the cod I brought along!

  19. What a great selection of delicious dishes this week. Thanks for hosting. :)

  20. Wow... lots of great recipes already!! Thanks so much for hosting!!

  21. Miz Helen, Thank you for featuring my Irish Soda Bread this week. It is flattering to be part of your "plate"...what an honor! The soda bread is delicious...there would be no disappointments! I also appreciate your hosting this great event each week.

  22. Happy Thursday Miz Helen! Thanks so much for another wonderful roundup!

    I'm sharing Tunisian Tomato Lentil Stew, Honey Banana Spelt Pancakes, and some yummy Homemade Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce.

    Have a great day!

  23. Thanks for Hosting! Im seeing some good stuff to fill my plate with some day! I shared the cornbeef and Cabbage plate. Have a Happy St. Patricks Day. ♣

  24. Hello. Happy Thursday! Just linked up a wonderful egg and potatoe dish. Come visit.

  25. Hey Miz Helen! And everybody else! :)

    i'm sharing Rock, Paper, Ingredient Mission: Espresso this week. I made classic tiramisu! Who doesn't love boozy coffee sweetness?!!

  26. Hi Miz Helen-I should not have named my Challah bread Haphazard, because the LINKY did not even let me link up the photo...the second time I tried, it said that the blog owner would have to approve of it!
    The reason I called my Challah Haphazard, because I just knew the amount of the flour in the recipe should be doubled, so I could make two breads or at least one nice large loaf. This mini loaf turned out very nice, but sure wasn't enough!

    Thanks for hosting another wonderful event, with St. Patrick's day around the corner, I see a lot of beautiful Irish inspired recipes!
    Have a wonderful weekend, dear:DDD

  27. Miz Helen I think it's so neat that so many people take the time to comment after linking up here. Most linky parties don't get that kind of response - you must be doing something right :)

    i can’t wait to check out what everyone has on offer this week!

    i’ve linked up my recipe for from-scratch pasta with a lemony ricotta, swiss chard, and caramelized onion filling. hello, heaven :)

  28. Hello Miz Helen! I've shared my grain-free Hot Cross Bun recipe since we're nearing Easter! The post is also a write-up about Allspice, a spice which can be confused with mixed spice. I really enjoyed researching this spice! Have a lovely week and thank you for hosting!

  29. HI Miz Helen!

    I am sharing Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches today. If you like Chocolate and Peanut Butter they are awesome. I enjoyed the graham cracker crunch too.

    I goofed cropping my link up picture, so it looks like nothing instead of dessert. Darned computer operator.

  30. Hello Mizz Hellen,

    So many entries today, hard to decide what to go look first.
    Happy week!


  31. Looking very springy around your blog house today......that's a wonderful thing, so anxious for warm weather......have a great week andi

  32. This week I shared a recipe for Rice Pudding made in the slow cooker. It is so easy and so yummy!

  33. Thank you for hosting! :) Linking up my home cured corned beef- so delicious for any meal but especially St. Patrick's Day! :)

  34. Happy Thursday Miz. Helen! Thanks for hosting.

    This week I am sharing two SCD friendly recipes.

    (2) Roasted Red Pepper Lentil Hummus
    (3) Chicken “Zoodle” Soup (great for those watching carbs too)

    Have a great week!


  35. Hi Miz Helen, Everything looks so delicious this week. Another great party!

    Have a great weekend!
    Thanks so much for hosting,

  36. Hi Miz Helen, another great selection for this week. Thanks a lot for hosting, my boy Finn and I bring you the best peanut butter cookies. I'm sure Jaque was love one!

  37. Hi Miz Helen! Great features and party! Thanks so much for hosting and have a wonderful holiday weekend!


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