Monday, April 12, 2010

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Oh my goodness, this is some good stuff! It is rich and cheesy and makes a yummy side dish to any pasta! I cut the recipe in half, but will provide the full recipe for a full loaf of french bread.


3 1/2 cups freshly grated cheddar cheese (see my note about cheese)
¾ cups fresh grated monterey jack cheese
½ cups grated parmesan cheese
½ cups mayonnaise
4 whole green onions
1 dash salt
1 loaf french bread
1/2 stick butter (4 Tbsp)
4 cloves garlic, pressed

1. Grate the cheeses.
2. Cut up green onions.

3. Mix mayo, cheeses and green onions. Add a dash of salt.

4. Melt garlic and butter together.
5. Cut loaf of bread in half and then cut each half into half lengthwise. Brush each half with melted butter and garlic. Spread cheese mixture onto bread.
6. Bake at 425 until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 10 minutes. Slice and serve.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spaghetti and Cheesy Garlic Bread

I'll be honest with you...I cheat on my spaghetti...A LOT!!! I don't make it from scratch and have found a combination that I like well enough, so I don't feel like I need to put in the extra time and effort to make it from scratch! I can have my spaghetti ready in less than 30 minutes! However, I do a few things different from the norm, so I thought I would share those with you!


8 oz thin spaghetti or angel hair pasta
1 pkg McCormick's Thick & Zesty Spaghetti Sauce mix
1 cup water
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 Tbsp butter
1/2 - 1 lb ground beef
Parmesan cheese (optional)

1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain.

2. While noodles are cooking, brown ground beef. I use my micro cooker from Pampered Chef. I can cook a pound of ground beef in 5-6 minutes, without changing the taste or texture of it! When beef is brown, drain grease.

3. Stir together sauce mix, water, tomato sauce and butter.

4. Add ground beef and bring mixture to a boil. Cover and reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occassionally.
5. Serve over cooked noodles and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.
Find recipe for Cheesy Garlic Bread here!