Full Plate Thursday 7-5-12

It's Full Plate Thursday Where All The Greatest Cooks On The Planet Gather

 Happy 4th of July
We are so grateful for our freedom and we offer our 
Thanks and Gratitude to all those who have made our freedom possible.
 God Bless You and God Bless America! 
 The Parade
We have been having so much fun with the 4th of July Festivities that started last week end and are continuing through this coming week end. I know that you are real busy right now with your own celebrations so I can hardly wait to see what you have brought to share with us today. Thank you so much for coming today and enjoy the rest of your holiday week! Hope to see you again real soon, stay cool and safe!

This Is How I Filled My Plate Last Week
Banana Pancakes  at Stella B's Kitchen
Morning Snack
Sunbutter Banana Oatmeal Bars  at Jazzy Allergy Recipes
Fennel Orange Salad with Avocado  at Food Connections
Fourth of July Creamy Dessert Salad Parfaits  at That's Some Good Cookin'
Afternoon Snack
 Magic Crust Custard Pie  at Hot Eats and Cool Reads 
Easy Roasted Lemon Garlice Picnic Chicken   at Tessa The Domestic Diva
Feta Stuffed Tomatoes   at Bizzy Bakes
 Okra Salad  at Carolina Heartstrings
Ginger and Vanilla Plum Crumble   at Gluten Free SCD and Veggie

Canning and Preserving
Apricot Riesling Jam   at Mom's Sunday Cafe
Roasted Garlic and Carmelized Onion Jam  at a Flock In The City
Cantaloupe Jelly   at Laura Williams' Musings
Jalapeno Fig Butter  at Mere Thoughts from a Mommy Of Boys
If You Have Been Featured Today Please Take The 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. Thanks so much for hosting and for the feature!! Love your 4th of July picture!! :)

  2. hello darlings!

    This week i’ve linked up a recipe for baked rosemary sweet potato chips.

    Small side note: Today/Yesterday (Wednesday) is the very first posting for our Fresh Foods Link Up! Come share your CSA collections, farmer’s market treasures, home grown/raised hauls, and/or any seasonal recipes or DIY projects or tutorials! We’ve got a way for bloggers AND blog readers to participate!

  3. You look great in that blue convertible, happy 4th! I have shared a White Chocolate Chip Pound Cake. Thank you for hosting!

  4. Miz Helen,
    Hello and Happy 4th of July! You do look good in that convertable I agree. Thank you for hosting. Have brought a Fruit Salad.

  5. Hi Miz Helen, you and Leonard look soooo cute in the convertible!! Happy 4th to you both and thanks for hosting.

  6. Happy 4th! Thanks so much for the feature. It really was so so good!

  7. Good Morning Miz Helen
    Thanks for another party, Hope you had the best 4th of July

  8. Happy 4th of July! Thank you for hosting. Wishing you a great day!

  9. Hi Miz Helen! Hope you had a lovely day yesterday and thank you for highlighting my Ginger and Vanilla Plum Crumble. This week I've shared my Peach Pudding Cakes.

    Thank you for hosting!

  10. Looks like you're having a great time! Enjoy the rest of the festivities:@)

  11. Don't you look patriotic in your red, white and blue. Happy 4th of July to you too.

    I've brought a granita - an Italian icy dessert to cool you off after this hot weather we're having. Best of all, it doesn't need an ice cream maker.

    Thanks so much for hosting this for all of us.

  12. Good morning, Miz Helen! It looks like you had a wonderful 4th of July. Thank you so much for hosting. :) Have a great weekend!

  13. You look you are having such a good time at the parade... glad your 4th was good, ours was fun at our pool club. Have a lovely weekend and thanks for the party.

  14. Thank you so much for the party Mix Helen! Hope you had a happy 4th :)

  15. So glad you enjoyed the 4th... thanks for hosting!

  16. Miz Helen, I hope you are had a great time! Thanks for hosting.

  17. Looks like you're having a fun filled week!!!! Thanks for taking the time to host this week! Enjoy the rest of your festivities!

  18. Happy 4th Miz Helen! Glad you got to participate in the parade! Hope you had an awesome week!

  19. Thanks for the party! Have a great week!

    Be sure to check out my latest recipe @ bakingblissful.blogspot.com

  20. Happy 4th of July Miz Helen!! Thank you for sharing that awesome photo and for hosting. Have a great week!!

  21. What a fun picture! I hope you had a wonderful 4th, Miz Helen :D

  22. Thanks for hosting again this week Miz Helen. Love summer and I see plenty of cooling recipes, perfect for this time of year. I shared a Roasted Potato Salad made with new potatoes, I'm ready to make this one again! Finn sends hound dog hugs>

  23. Just found your link party through Lady Behind the Curtain. Thanks for hosting!! Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

  24. I'm sharing my Warm Stir-Fried Chicken Salad and my Maple Cream Cheese Spread. Thanks for hosting, Miz Helen!

  25. Happy Fourth Of July! I hope you have an awesome weekend!

    Melissa @ The Alchemist

  26. Thank you for featuring my Sunbutter Banana Oatmeal Bars. It's looks like you've had a wonderful Fourth of July.

  27. Thanks so much for featuring my cilantro lime pesto & black bean burrito recipe!! I am sharing a carrot mango smoothie. Thanks!!

  28. Hello MizHellen,

    So glad to be back and visiting you every Thursday.

    So many things to see this week.

    Happy cooking.


  29. Happy 4th week... thanks for hosting!

  30. What a fun picture! Hope you had an great 4th. Thanks for hosting each week.

  31. Great photo of the 'stang! Wheels has a couple of earlier Fords from his great grand uncle (or some such relationship!) that he is anxious to restore and drive in parades -- so much fun! Thanks for hosting!

  32. Miz Helen, thanks for the for spotlight on the Dessert Salad Parfaits! This week I'm posting Strawberry Dumplings.

    PS--Such a fun pic of you & your hubby.

  33. So many good things to eat. How does one every get around to it all?

  34. Happy 4th of July, Miz Helen! I've linked up a cooling beverage, perfect for the summer! Have a wonderful weekend!

  35. Hi Helen, thank you for the feature on my easy roast chicken! A perfect summer picnic food, hope you had a great 4th!

  36. Love your blue mustang, Miz Helen! Thanks for hosting!

  37. Good morning, Miz Helen! I've brought some dessert to share! Thank you for hosting, wish you a lovely Sunday!


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