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Fruit/Veggie bread-a-thon

Well, I have embarrassed myself once again. I have lost another Game Night Food Competition. And I’m the food blogger.

However, I used to hold chili cook offs at an old job that I won a couple times, and I had a few people less than pleased that I was both the host and the winner.

So, there’s that. At least you know I’m honest!

Also in my defense: my competitor had chocolate in her bread – totally cheating.

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Cheesy, buttery, pull-apart garlic bread

Oh, I am excited about this little gem I found here.

This is one of those recipes that tastes amazing regardless, but requires a bit of extra work to look pretty. I would want to make it a few more times before bringing it to a potluck or a dinner party.

Ingredients:

  • 1 roll semi-firm Italian bread
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 tsp minced onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • a very generous sprinkling of dried parsley
  • 10 oz grated cheddar cheese*

*The original recipe calls for white cheddar; I used what I pretty much always use for cheddar cheese, which is Kraft’s triple cheddar with sharp, mild, and white cheddar.

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French bread pizza

I made French bread pizza from Italian bread once before, but I went a step farther this time and tried something a little different; I also tried new toppings.

I looked at HowSweetEats.com’s recipe for basic homemade French bread pizza. I then looked at Rachel Ray’s white pizza recipe, but it was SeriousEats.com’s recipe that really knocked it out of the park with this butter and oil sauce.

Ingredients:

  • soft Italian bread loafs
  • pizza sauce (I use Ragu’s) (about 6 or 7 oz per half loaf)
  • mozzarella and/or mixed Italian cheeses, shredded (about 4 oz per half bread loaf)
  • toppings
  • Ricotta cheese, if making white pizza (about 3 to 4 oz per half bread loaf)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • salt

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Cheesy garlic bread

This is another recipe that I sort of changed the name of – the original recipe is called “Toasty Cheese Loaf” and it is from The Rookie Cook Cookbook, as is the macaroni and cheese with tomatoes.

This is a great recipe, trust me on this one.

This is that recipe that everyone asks me to make, the recipe that I have to bring with me to any acceptable social occasion. I haven’t yet tried to make this with homemade bread, but believe me I will blog about that when the time comes. Until then, I shall continue buying the bread.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder (I usually double this)
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella, Asiago, or Romano cheese
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley, or 2 1/2 tsp dried parsley (I used dried)
  • 1 loaf French bread (or Italian, but crusty bread is best), cut into 3/4 inch slices

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