Full Plate Thursday 5-3-12

April showers bring May flowers and we have fabulous blooms in the garden right now. We are going to all gather at The Garden Gate today to enjoy all the wonderful blooms.  We have so much wonderful food that will be coming today, I can hardly wait to see what everyone is bringing.  I am going to be traveling to my annual women's retreat this week end, so if I don't get by right away to leave you a comment, please know that I thank you so much for sharing on Full Plate Thursday, I always look forward to your visit and your wonderful food!

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Amazing Overnight Waffles  at On The Home Front
Morning Snack
Blackberry Scones with Lime Glaze  at Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Layered Salad at Recipes We Love
Cinco de Mayo Chicken Enchiladas  at Hun...What's For Dinner?
Chocolate Lover's Cheesecake  at Queen of Savings
Afternoon Snack
Grilled Romaine with Fig Vinaigrette  at Lisa's Dinnertime Dish
Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes  at Sensitive Economist
Blueberry Ice Box Cake  at Kitty's Kozy Kitchen

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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,
    I shared a recipe for Baby Bok Choy with ginger and scallions. Also, some Mother’s Day gift ideas.. Also a new series featuring homesteaders! Check out this week’s feature!

    Join the fun! Are you an urban suburban, or rural homesteader? Show us your homestead in a feature on my blog!


    Join the Giveaway! 3 winners of Your Custom Homestead by Jill Winger of The Prairie Homestead:


    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Hi Miz Helen, thanks for featuring my Blueberry Ice Box Cake! I've shared three recipes with you this week. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!! xoxo

  3. Looking forward to another week of great recipes. Thanks for hosting!

  4. Miz Helen,
    Hi! Thank you for hosting Full Plate Thursday.
    I have a recipe for Macaroni & Cheese.

  5. Thanks for featuring my Chocolate Cheesecake!

  6. i posted bacon wrapped dates with marcona almonds, stage bacon, blue cheese & a whole lot of balsamic reduction.

    you're welcome.

  7. This week I’ve linked to 2 posts:

    1. CSA Week #11: Crazy Food Rant (again).

    2. Arborio Rice Pudding. To sweeten things up because I’m a little crazy in post #1.

    Happy link up day!

  8. Good morning Miz Helen! I've brought my "Sunday Gravy" to the party today. Thank you so much for hosting another fun Full Plate Thursday. Have a wonderful time at your retreat this weekend! ~Mary

  9. Hi! This is my first time on your blog and I think I am in LOVE!!! So much food/recipes in one website makes my creative juices go crazy! So excited to try some of these recipes! Thank you so much for hosting! Have a great rest of your week!

  10. Thanks Miz Helen for hosting another great party

  11. This week I'm sharing my (Sour) Cream of Asparagus Soup, my Chicken and Cashew Stir Fry and a Potato and Egg Scramble with Chive Flowers. Thanks for hosting, Miz Helen, and have a great rest of the week!

  12. Hi Miz Helen! I am sharing my Lemon Torte today, a very special recipe from a very special friend. Thanks for hosting!

  13. This week I have shared an easy and delicious recipe for Chinese Chicken with Cashew Nuts. Thank you for hosting, Miz Helen, and have a lovely weekend!

  14. Great recipes! We linked up a terrific sandwich today.

  15. Those chicken enchiladas sure sound good! Happy Thursday:@)

  16. Those cola chicken kabobs sound really yummy!

  17. I am so sorry for posting a craft to your sight, please remove it. Thank you, Jo-Ann

  18. Great features! Thank you so much for hosting!

  19. Happy Thursday Miz Helen and thank you for hosting!

    I'm sharing a video on The 2 Secrets To Making The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg and a delicious, all natural, "Better Than Apple Pie" Apple Pie.

    Have a great day!

  20. Envious of all your garden blooms! We're way ahead of schedule for a normal spring in Ohio, but still enough frosty nights that blooms aren't doing really well. Have a wonderful retreat!

  21. Thank you so much for featuring my Grilled Romaine! I really appreciate it. Have a great day!!

  22. Thanks for hosting, Miz Helen! I hope you have a wonderful time at your retreat. This week I shared my recipe for Herbed Chicken and Artichokes with Coconut Scented Forbidden Rice. It's a super easy meal to prepare in the crock pot, but it turns out so elegant. Perfect for guests. Have a great day!

  23. Thanks for hosting this party, Miz Helen. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  24. Hi Miz Helen! Today I'm sharing my Bayou Buffalo Wings w/ Blue Cheese Dip. Thanks so much for hosting and have a great weekend!

  25. I am sharing a very simple yet tasty and refreshing recipe for Chocolate Pudding Pops! enjoy

  26. Good morning Miz Helen!

    Thank you so much for featuring my Chicken Enchiladas this week. I hope you have a fabulous weekend and enjoy the Maple Bacon Waffles I have linked up this week!

  27. Hello Miz Helen. Happy Thursday. Great picks this week! My mouth is watering. Thank you for hosting.

    This week I am sharing 3 delicious and healthy recipes:

    (1) Raw Lemon Cookies (nut free, gluten free, grain free, vegan, raw, SCD)


    (2) Carrot Apple Soup with Lemon and Ginger (dairy free, gluten free, nut free, vegan SCD)


    (3) El Salvadoran Cabbage Salad: Curtido (raw, vegan, SCD)


    Be Well,

  28. How wonderful to see you've featured my Brie and Cherry Jam Puff Pastries! Thank you, you've made my day!! :) Thank you, also, for hosting each week!!
    Debbie @ Life Is Sweets

  29. Thanks so much for featuring my Blackberry Scones with Lime Glaze!! Have a fabulous weekend!!

  30. Hi Miz Helen, I've linked up my strawberry crumb cake.


    I hope you have a great time at your special weekend!

  31. Happy Thursday Mix Helen! Hope you've had a lovely week! Tonight I shared my grain free Rosemary and garlic bread rolls.

    Thank you for hosting!

  32. Hi Miz Helen, Thanks so much for hosting. The recipes are yummy as usual. I've shared an eggless chocolate chip cookie recipe.

    Have a great weekend,

  33. Hi Miz Helen, I brought a French Lamb Stew with Figs and Olives that will magically take you to Provence for the evening.

    Thanks for hosting Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  34. Thank you so much for Hosting this wonderful party! I look forward to joining the future parties as well. :)

  35. Hi Miz Helen,
    I am sharing my Pizza Steak Hoagie today. I see so many great recipes posted at your party today! Thanks for hosting!

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  37. Hi Miz Helen,

    Do you like apple crisp. I do. It's a lot healthier than most desserts and it tastes so good!

    Take care,



    AKA Mia

  38. Dear Miz Helen, thank you so much for featuring my honey roasted sweet potatoes this week! I am quite honored.

    Have a wonderful week, Alissa

  39. Hey Miz Helen!! This week I am sharing a recipe for Scallops and Veggie Stir Fry!! So yummy and perfect for spring!


    Thanks for hosting this week!!

  40. Thanks for letting me share again Helen! I can't believe how crazy big your linky party has gotten...a testament to your skills as an excellent net-worker! Good for you!

    This week I brought three things to the party:

    A decadent yet healthy brownie that is easy to make and that most people have ingredients on hand for:

    A refreshing salad or app for warm days:

    And a family favorite that feeds lots, EASILY!!:

    have a good weekend!

  41. Happy Friday! Have a great weekend! susie

  42. Thank you for hosting the hop once again. Listed yours here: http://bloghops.olahmomma.com/bloghop/tuesday. Already your follower.

    My recent posts:
    Crafting >> http://olahmomma.com/blog/diy-butterfly-gift-wrapping
    Cooking >> http://olahmomma.com/blog/creamy-cheesy-scrambled-eggs


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