3/2/08

Garlic Cheese Spread... Lava Loaf... Garlic Bread

Our family eats so much garlic I sometimes buy the large container of peeled fresh garlic from Costco that restaurants use! I've found it's a budget friendly way to spend about $7 on what would have cost me at least $50 at the grocery store. I use them for a couple weeks and then when I suspect they need to be used up quickly to stay fresh I mince the whole lot of them and freeze the minced garlic in the deep freeze, cutting off or scooping out amounts I need over the next month or two.

We eat garlic bread about once a week. Typically it's a cheesy garlic spread of some sort. Garlic and cream cheese with either mayonnaise or sour cream is the basis of many... and here is one more!

Garlic Cheese Spread

1 - 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1/4 c sour cream
1/4 c fresh grated parmesan cheese
2 T mayonnaise
1 T parsley - dried
6 t minced garlic
1/2 t garlic salt
1/2 t onion powder


Mix and spread on one loaf of French bread, sliced on the diagonal. Bake at almost any temperature, best between 350 - 375 until the tops are bubbling and light golden brown, about 8-10 minutes.
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