Full Plate Thursday 5-17-12

I am so excited to see you today, Welcome to Full Plate Thursday! We are getting ready for another graduation in our family as I am sure many of you are as well. Time really fly's by, it just seems like yesterday when we were watching these young people go off to Kindergarten and now they are graduating high school and college. We are going to have so much fun and good food today, I can't wait to see what you are sharing today. Thank you so much for sharing with us today and we will hope to see you real soon!

Congratulations to the Class of 2012!

This Week's Features
 Special Mothers Day Tributes
Tea For Mother and Me   at Sweet Nothings

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week

Baked Eggs with Crispy Hashbrown Crust  at Meg's Everyday Indulgence
Morning Snack
Cranberry Apple Breakfast Cookie  at Imitation By Design
Mango Guacamole  at Kitchen Flavours
Coffee Freeze  at The Girl in the Wild West
Afternoon Snack
Smoothie Recipes  at e Smoothie Recipes for Kids
Blueberry Fantasia Bars  at Homestyle Cooking Around The World
Hawaiian Chicken   at  Simply Made Home
Stuffed Squash Blossoms  at The Fitness Girl Kitchen
Caesar Asparagus Salad  at Skinny Kitchen
Apricot Upside Down Cake  at Cooking and the City
Canning and Preserving
 Pickled Ramps  at A Flock In The City

If You Have Been Featured Today Please Take The Red Plate Home With You
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. Looks like you've featured some wonderful menu ideas Helen. Thanks for hosting the party each week.

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

  3. Hi again, Miz Helen! The party's just getting started! I am sharing Raspberry Swirl Mouse, a vitamin-packed dessert made with raw avocados and raspberries. The boys attacked it like it was jello pudding, and it took about as long to make. Thank you for hosting!

  4. Happy Full Plate Thursday Miz Helen! Your menu looks wonderful, as always.

  5. Thanks for hosting! It's always fun to stop by and get a whole bunch of recipes to try next week!

  6. Miz Helen, I really shouldn't link up when I am this tired... I accidentally linked my quilt post instead of my Chicken teriyaki post. Could you please delete it? #28.
    Thank you, Jamie

  7. Thanks for hosting! Looking forward to seeing everyone's plates for this week :)

  8. awww, thank you very much for featuring my Tea, Miz Helen. That was a sweet surprise when I came to link my post tonight. I am taking your cute button home with me, too. :))
    Thanks, too, for being such a loyal host.
    xo bj

  9. Thanks for another party Miz Helen, and have a wonderful time with your grandchildren !

  10. Hi Miz Helen, thanks for hosting! This week I'm sharing my Double Chocolate Date and Almond Cookies and 10 reasons why I eat soup in summer! (and all year round!)

  11. The Hawaiian Chicken sounds good! Happy Thursday:@)

  12. Thank you so much for hosting, Miz Helen! I always find such a lot of wonderful recipe inspiration here! This week I have shared my mother in law's wonderful recipe for Chocolate Chip Pecan Meringues, along with a little variation of my own. Have a lovely day!

  13. What great choices today. We linked up a wonderful tuna melt. Have a great day!

  14. Miz Helen, thank you so much for hosting Full Plate Thursday. I love this weeks suggestions, especially the ramps. I'll have to check those out.

    Today I brought a Mediterranean Tuna Salad that's great for a small plate meal and I'm having a give-away.

  15. The only graduation we are having this year is my daughter from elementary school to middle school. I find it a little silly that they make such a big deal of it.

  16. Hello Miz Helen, sharing a delicious almond butter.

  17. Miz Helen,
    Hello, & thank you for hosting. Glad to be here. A little late.

  18. Enjoy your graduation! Those milestones seem to come waaaaay too quickly -- unless you are the graduate.

  19. Thanks for hosting another great party, Miz Helen!!

  20. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen! I hope you're having a gorgeous spring day! Enjoy this Fried Chicken Salad....it's a keeper!

  21. Thanks for hosting Miz Helen :)

    I'm sharing 10 Cookbooks You Never Knew You Needed, delicious Beet & Pear Slaw on Tortillas w/ Dill Creme Fraiche, and the perfect drink for a hot day: Blackberry Balsamic Mojitos!

    Have a great day!

  22. Hello Miz Helen! I shared my "Handmade Vanilla Cappuccino" (Dairy-free & Sugar-free). This is my first time to link up here at Full Plate Thursday. I'm off to explore the other links! Thanks for hosting. :)

  23. Thanks for hosting this week Helen. I can't wait to look over all the great recipes. I've shared an award-winning peanut butter apple cookie recipe. Here's to the warm and sunny days of spring. It's finally warming up in the Northwest.

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  25. Hola!

    In anticipation of Summer I kind of jumped the gun a little bit and hopped on the strawberry train. Choo Choo!

    This week I've posted an homage to a 1980's Sweet Treat. In that cheesy 1980's seduce-your-flight-instructor-to-the-tune-of-Take My Breath Away kind of way. Read: Dark chocolate covered strawberries with pistachios. Oh yeah.

  26. have a great trip Miz Helen!

    this week I’ve linked up Part 2 of Why 3 Ways Are a Good Idea: Scratch Gnocchi in a Truffled Mixed Mushroom Frenzy with crispy sage and of course a little brown butter action :)

    …as well as our CSA for week #12 because I got some stellar news/changes this week and just HAD to share!

    Happy linky party day and thanks for hosting!

  27. Miz Helen, I don't know how you can look at all this food every week. LOL Yummy! Thanks for hosting. :-)
    I've linked up two:
    1. Crock Pot Mexican Chicken Chili
    2. One Pot Spaghetti

    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

  28. Thanks for hosting... I'm a new follower and look forward to see what you are doing in your kitchen :-)

  29. Hi Miz Helen,

    Today I posted Avocado Tzatziki, a Cat Cora recipe. It's great on falafels! Thanks for hosting.

  30. Hi Miz Helen, I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! I'm sharing and Italian Beef recipe and a chocolate cake recipe. Thanks for hosting. xoxo

  31. Hi Miz Helen, Thank you for featuring my Mango Guacamole! It really is delicious and am delighted to share! Wish you a lovely weekend!

  32. Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful week!

  33. Hi Miz Helen,
    I've brought some lovely cornbread to share! Thank you for hosting and have a lovely Sunday!

  34. Thank you for including my blackberry jam. I'm a little late in saying so and I hope you'll excuse my tardiness, but better late than never I hope. Have a wonderful week Miz Helen.


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