Full Plate Thursday 4-19-12

I am so excited to see you today and Welcome to Full Plate Thursday!  Come on back to the Garden area we are having our party out near the Herb Garden today, some of the herbs are in full bloom and they smell so good. We have some nice herbed tea both hot and cold, it is very refreshing and I just know that someone will bring just the perfect treat to go with the tea.  I can't wait to see what you have in your basket today so lets get right to it. Thank you so much for coming today  your visit is always special to me!

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Carrot Cake Pancakes  at Recipes to Nourish
Morning Snack
Fudgy Chocolate Muffins  at Colletta's Kitchen Sink
Bacon and Mushroom Stuffed Chicken  at The Kitchen Witch
Bacon and Green Bean Potato Salad  at Lady Behind The Curtain
Banana Colada Ice Cream with Spiced Fruit Compote   at Sumptuous Spoonfuls
Afternoon Snack
Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins  at Cozy Home Scenes
Cherry Limeade  at Mrs. Happy Homemaker
Succulent Brisket with Onion Gravy  at Louanne's Kitchen
Jalapeno and Cheese Grilled Potatoes  at Little Mommy, Big Appetite
Lemon Balsamic Grilled Asparagus  at Amee's Savory Dish
Strawberry Sorbet  at Homegrown Beanes

If You Helped To Fill My Plate Then 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. Thanks for hosting again Helen! My sage should be blooming by the weekend. Can't wait!

  2. Thank you so much for the party, Miz Helen!!

  3. Hi Miz Helen, Your peach shortcake looks so good! I'll have to check the other recipes out, too. Have a happy week!

  4. Thanks for hosting and for featuring my potatoes! xo

  5. Miz Helen, I have shared Chocolate Glazed Turtle Pie and Coleslaw. Thank you for hosting!

  6. I shared our GAPS legal Marionberry Swirl Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting. Completely grain and white sugar free! They were the perfect treat for our 13 year old's birthday slumber party.

    Thanks for hosting, Miz Helen!

  7. What a lovely party you are having here!

  8. Thanks for featuring my Bacon and Green Bean Potato Salad! Today I am sharing my Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Bars and my Peach Cobbler Pancakes. Thanks for hosting! ---Sheryl---

  9. It's so nice to be back at your wonderful party. Hope you are doing great, Miz. Helen.

    Today I am sharing my Leek & Potato Soup....hope you enjoy it.

  10. Thanks for hosting~I always look forward to joining your party every week!

  11. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen! Today I brought my mushrooms ragu a vegetarian dish full of flavors! Have a great day!

  12. Hi Miz Helen! Thanks for hosting! It's great to be here again!

  13. Good Morning Miz Helen
    Thanks for hosting:)

    I'm sharing my "Strawberry Cake with chocolate and M&M" and my "Key-shape Challah -special tradition), but by mistake I switched the titles between them. I'd appreciate it if you could correct it (No. 46+47)

    Thanks, Winnie

  14. Hi,
    I shared a recipe for Braised Paleo Pot roast, and Healthy Homemade Vege Chips! Get your’s today! And an article about homesteading.

    Join the fun at my giveaway!
    One copy of Real Food 101 from Our Nourishing Roots:


    Thanks for hosting!

  15. Good morning, Thank you so much for hosting Miz helen. Hope you have a wonderful day. Today I shared my recipe for a slow cooker chuck roast.http://mamaldiane.com/?p=3122

  16. Thank you so much for hosting Helen. I've brought baked chicken with lemons and olives, a party-worthy dish that's easy to make, to your party today.

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend. The weather should be pretty in Texas right now.

  17. Good morning, Miz Helen! This week I have shared my Orange Pecan Cookies. You can make them ahead and freeze, meaning you are never more than 15 minutes away from a hot fresh cookie! Thank you so much for hosting!

  18. Thanks for the feature! Have a great day.

  19. Miz helen it all looks so good, have a great week. I am sharing Strawberry yogurt cake andi thewednesdaybaker

  20. Thanks for hosting, Miz Helen! It's a pleasure, as always. :-)
    I've linked up two:
    1. Crock Pot Chicken Adobo
    2. Mama's Sausage Macaroni - one of the easiest dishes of all time!

    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

  21. Thanks for hosting another great party! Have a wonderful week!

  22. So much yumminess! I brought some Awesome Skillet Fried Chicken Breasts today. Thanks for hosting!

  23. Did you know that you could make jello that is actually good for you and free from all the questionable ingredients in that little box?

    This week I am sharing a recipe for homemade Jello- not from a box! Its super easy, tastes so good and healthy!!


  24. Thanks for hosting us! I think we first met on The Shady Porch when we did a guest post for our Crockpot Pork Tenderloin! Have a blessed day!


  25. Miz Helen thanks so much for hosting! It looks like there are alot of great recipes and other links to check out. I can't wait to have time to sit down, check them out and pin a few! I've added the Reuben Casserole.

  26. Thanks for hosting! Have a great day!

  27. Happy Thursday Miz Helen! Thanks for another great round-up :)

    I'm sharing a fascinating interview with Gnowfglins founder Wardeh Harmon on how healed her families food allergies, also an article on How I Healed My Gluten Sensitivities, and an article on Gratitude. Hope you'll swing by and share what you're most grateful for today.

  28. Hi Miz Helen,
    What a treat to be invited to your Herb Garden! I've brought some Cannellini Hummus with asparagus spears, celery and carrot sticks for snacking. (It's gluten-free, casein-free and nut-free.) Thanks so much for having us!

  29. Thanks for hosting! I shared a Snickerdoodle Cake. Looks like I'll be "pinning" plenty of stuff from here :)

  30. Hi Miz Helen, I've shared an easy recipe that's baked all in one dish called Saltimbocca. Now that spring has arrived and we're busier than ever and this is a quick dish to make.

    Thanks for hosting this delicious party.

  31. Happy Thursday Miz Helen and fellow linky-posters!

    I'm stoked to see what everyone's linking up - I've been so busy with the end of school I haven't had much time to check out what's going on. I'm hoping I'll have more time this weekend :)

    This week I've linked up the swag I got from my CSA - where do you get your ingredients from?

  32. Thanks so much for featuring my Fudgey Chocolate Chip Muffins! You are a sweetheart!


  33. it's funny you mention herbs above - i was just trying to figure out the quickest and most efficient way to grow them. Suggestions?

    This week I'm throwin' out fish in a pinch: Fresh, seasonal pan seared Pacific halibut with oven roasted tomatoes, Saanich Organics (my CSA) braising greens, and cumin scented red quinoa. All in 30 minutes!!

  34. Thanks for Hosting! Hope you enjoy my Jello Pound cake with your tea.
    Have a great rest of the week!

  35. Hello, I hope you enjoy the different kind of turkey salad I linked up. It's pretty tasty, I think. :)

  36. Thanks so much for hosting Miz Helen! Have a great weekend!!

  37. Happy Thursday, Miz Helen! That peach shortcake recipe looks absolutely delicious! I think I'd have to leave the "spicy" out of half of it, though. Hubbs loves all things spicy, but for me... not so much. I'm sharing my Oven Baked Blueberry French Toast today and I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else brought to the party! Thank you for hosting another wonderful Full Plate Thursday! I hope the rest of your week and weekend are joyously blessed! ~Mary

  38. Hi, Helen! Stopping by from InsideMyPresent.blogspot.com. I'm sharing Strawberry-Basil Margaritas, Kale Ravioli and Homemade Pasta- I hope you enjoy!Thanks for hosting!

  39. Good Evening Miz Helen! Hope you've had a lovely week! I can't wait until my herbs start to grow again, it's a little too cold still in the UK! This week I brought my Mediterranean Kidney Bean Burger recipe to the party.

    Thank you for hosting!

  40. Hi Helen....Just wanted to stop by to thank you for featuring my muffins this week. Hopefully, I'll get another recipe on my blog to join your party next week. Have a great night!

  41. Thank you for hosting Miz Helen, have a lovely weekend.

    Bridget xo

  42. Hello Miz. Helen,

    I was only able to upload one recipe (Linky wasn’t working for me today). So I’ve included the links here to the recipes below.

    Thanks for hosting again this week!

    This week I’m sharing three recipes:

    (1) Roasted Fingerling Carrots (fresh from the garden)


    (2) Roasted cauliflower soup with curry and coconut (Vegan, dairy free, gluten free, SCD, ACD).


    (3) Bottomless Key Lime Pie with Whipped Coconut Lemon Cream (dairy free gluten free, cane-sugar free, SCD)


    Have a great rest of your week!


  43. Hi,

    Thanks for hosting. There's so much good food here and I'm so hungry.
    I'll be having anti-oxidant fruit salad for dessert!

  44. Hi Miz Helen! My computer crashed last week and I've missed you! Thanks so much for hosting and have a wonderful weekend!

  45. Hi Miz Helen, I always look forward to your Thursday recipe selections. Finn and I made Spring Vegetable Soup with Tepary Beans from Arizona. Have a great weekend!

  46. Hi Miz Helen. Have been MIA these last couple of weeks due to a lot of personal reasons but back on track with a few recipes and hopefully more to come. Hope you have a great weekend!

    Anne xx

  47. Thank you so much for hosting. Have a great day!

  48. Good morning, Miz Helen! I've brought some applesauce cake to share! Thank you for hosting, have a lovely weekend!

  49. Good Day, Miz Helen. Today I brought two super easy, one-dish wonders to share. The first is Baked Chicken with Roasted Garlic Potatoes, and the Second is Bacon, Beans and Taters Bake. Both recipes are time-savers as well as economical. Even the busiest of people can cook "real" food with minimal prep time.

    Have great week!


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