Monthly Archives: February 2008



It’s here at last folks, Rebecca’s Recipe Round-up is being hosted here today by none other than moi and have I got a stack for you.  It’s like a world tour of Breakfast deliciousness and if you live in my house a world tour starts in Northern Ireland!
You ladies have been bashing away at your keyboards and have been loading up my inbox with delicious recipes.  I just can’t wait to try them out.
Oh no, that’s right I have to share them with you all first 😦 
Don’t forget you still have time to send me your best ever Breakfast Recipe and if you send it while it’s still Wednesday with me (GMT) I’ll enter you into a drawing for a cookbook.  You can contact me using these details.
I think most Breakfasts here in Northern Ireland are quite boring with the exception of our Ulster Fry so I’m looking forward to trying some of these: 
My friend Janus who doesn’t host a blog started the ball rolling on my reminder post by keeping it simple with Muesli with a dollop of Yoghurt and a nice mix of fresh fruit on top.  I have to admit I don’t tend to buy Muesli much so this gives me a great starting point.
Laura from Laura Williams Musings has served up some Home made Granola  this recipe certainly appeals to me as all the ingredients are readily available here.
Betsy in Indy blogs The Homeschool Way and has a post up of her very own recipe for Monkey Bread,  Betsy says “It has lots of sugar in it, I guess that’s why it tastes sooo good”.  I suppose we’re just going to have to make it to be sure Betsy!!
It’s Carmel Nut French Toast from The Accidental Pastors Wife who really accidentally decided to take part when she accidentally stumbled unto my blog.  I can hardly type Carmel Nut French Toast without salivating – thanks Juloyes. 😉
Rebecca herself posted a great breakfast tip for Mini French Toast in her reminder post yesterday and then came up with a Home made Granola Recipe with a list of optional ingredients as long as your arm.  I believe a trip to the health food store is definitely in order.
Ellen who is in California, (only, when she isn’t in Seattle)  has a great post up of her Banana Bread.  Nice pics Ellen!
Rosemary at Seasonings of the Heart was one of the many bloggers who loaded up my in box while I was sleeping (because that’s how it works when you live over here) her recipe for Oatmeal Pancakes is a definite must try for this house as we do love a pancake.   Rosemary also included links to her recipe for Fiesta Eggs her version of Home made Granola and also Buttermilk Currant Scones.   As Ellen says in the comments of Rosemary’s post “I think it’s time for me to try making Granola“!
Dorothy who is Kim’s friend, has just started blogging over at Field Stone Cottage (welcome to the world of Blog Dorothy!) I can tell you’re going to be a great blogger by the sound of those Swiss Potato Pancakes.  Delicious.  Go check out Dorothy’s new header.
Karen at Simply a Musing Blog has submitted a Crockpot Recipe Southwest Crockpot Breakfast, it sounds delicious Karen, I’m glad you included it as I am so going to get myself one of those Crockpots one of these days.
My post is up too –  Muffins with Banana and  Cinnamon simple but delicious.  
Adding here as they come in folks:
Kim as (in The Upward Call one) has posted a great recipe for French Toast Casserole.
Kim as in Hiraeth has a whole Scone theme going on at her blog. 
Juloyes is still coming up with the Breakfast goodies with her Ultimate Breakfast Casserole
Juloyes is really enjoying herself folks as she has now posted Whole Wheat Pancakes
Annette sends a link for Cinnamon French Toast Sticks and Sausage.
And just when I thought I had all the recipes gathered Pam sent a whole selection more.
Thanks Pam – no more excuses for cereal and milk ladies!! 
Ladies thanks so much for taking part, feel free to send me any more links throughout the day and I’ll include them in this post.  If any of the links aren’t working just let me know.  Did I forget you??  Just let me know, Thanks.
I’ll do a drawing at the weekend so come back then and see who the winner is.
Now I’m off to have Breakfast  😉
Mummymac – Elaine to those who share Breakfast with me 🙂 
PS  Rebecca still needs a volunteer to host next month.  Let Rebecca know if you can help. 

English Muffins with Banana and Cinnamon.

This is a simple Breakfast recipe that everyone enjoys and doesn’t take long to make which is ideal for our house 🙂

English Muffins my friends it appears are absolutely nothing like your good old American version.

We do the American style here too but for this Breakfast favourite in our house it’s the English style you require 🙂

I believe they can be sourced in most countries.

They look like this:


So the ingredients needed are these:


a pack of muffins, 2-3 bananas, Ground Cinnamon and Butter.

Slice the Muffins, butter and place the sliced banana inside, then sprinkle with Cinnamon.

CAREFULLY !!  –   Good job we like cinnamon in our house



Heat a good amount of butter in your frying pan and give the muffins a few minutes each side.

Be careful they don’t burn.



Serve while hot…..


Stab them with your fork 🙂


Did you see the empty plate?


Easey peasey

and everyone is happy for another while.  🙂 







Recipe Round Up – Reminder… BBB post of ’08


I’ve been a little busy for Blogging lately but I just wanted to remind you about the Recipe Round up which is all happening here, Yes I’m hosting February’s Round-up here at Home But Not Alone and the big day is Wednesday 20 February.

I’m always looking for inspiration in this department especially when I have visitors coming (which I have) so the theme is Breakfasts.

Just to make your mouth water…



(Good old Ulster Fry, sometimes known here as Heart Attack on a plate) !!

There probably are some folks in Northern Ireland who do cook this every day but it’s an occasional treat in our house.


So get your thinking caps on and hit me with enough recipes to feed the five thousand for as many days 🙂

I’m looking for handy, dandy Breakfast inspiration. Give me throw it all together in a few moments recipes and give me the stick it in the oven the night before too.

I can’t wait to see what your families favourite breakfast dish is!


The good news is ……..

I’m following Pensive’s idea and I’m giving away one of my cookbooks (who needs them all anyway) to one participant. To increase your chances of winning, post a reminder now as well as a Recipe post and let me know you’ve done so.

Please make plans to link your recipe here between now and the 20th. When you have posted on your site e-mail me at

elainewallacecalvin at in the usual format or leave me a comment on this blog with your URL and I’ll include you in the BBB – BIG BLOGGY BREAKFAST post of 08!

I’ll keep adding more links that day as I receive them!

Any more questions? Rebecca usually has the answer 🙂

If not just ask in the comments.

See you back here on the 20th,