Daily Archives: July 12, 2013

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.


  • 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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Mingling at Mingle (and lobster mac and cheese!)

Back in January, I won a gift card from the On the Edge blog for getting the “Anyway. . .” award – this essentially means that I was the commenter most likely to bring off track conversations back on topic. Ha.

Anyway. . .

I happily received a gift card to Mingle, a fairly new restaurant in Albany that replaced The Wine & Diner (which I had loved). The fiance and I checked it out, went back with my parents, and just went for a third time last night to celebrate our four year anniversary.

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