Wednesday, October 14, 2009

So Bad, Yet So Good........Like Spike!

Can you think of something off the top of your head that is so enticingly delicious, so irresistible, so mind-boggingly yummy that you cannot resist it? Even though you know that logically it's really quite bad for you? I can. Spike. From Buffy the Vampire Slayer. One of my naughty weaknesses, and hands-down one of my favorite characters of all time, books, T.V, & movies included.

This bread is like Spike. If you indulged too often it would probably take you down. An instant after I took my first bite I knew two things:

#1 I was in Nirvana


#2 This bread could not be made more than 2 or three times a decade. Just kidding. 2 or 3 times a year would probably be acceptable: along with some cholesterol-blocking medication. It is also, however, totally worth it! Just like Spike. I mean it. I love

You start off by mincing your garlic and separating it into four piles.
Cut your loaf of french bread in half, and then in half again the other direction.
Melt 1/4 the butter in a large cast skillet. Add 1/4 the garlic and DON'T LET IT BURN!!! It gets yukky and bitter.
Using one of the bread sections, soak up all the butter and garlic evenly across the surface getting all the garlic bits that you can.
It should look like this. Now set bread aside.

Next, mix your mayo, salt, green onion & cheeses together in a bowl.
Spread 1/4 of cheese mixture onto bread. Repeat with other slices.
Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 10-12 minutes, until hot and bubbly. Slice up and serve. This is a Pioneer Woman recipe. Someone else I can't get enough of. But she's o.k. I mean, you can indulge in PW as much as you want and never be sorry!

Garlic Cheese Bread--from Pioneer Woman

1 loaf french bread
1 cube butter (1/2 cup)
1 1/2 cups colby-jack cheese--shredded
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup mayo--don't you DARE use miracle whip or low-fat imposters!!!
4 green onions. white and light green parts minced
dash of salt
4 lg cloves of garlic--minced

Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in large skillet. Add 1/4 minced garlic--DON'T BURN!!! Soak up butter-garlic mixture in one of the slices of french bread. (Remember--cut in half through the short way, then again through the long way.) Mix mayo, salt, cheeses & green onions together. Spread 1/4 of mixture on each fourth of garlic-butter soaked bread. Bake in 425 degree oven until hot and bubbly--about 10-12 minutes.


Peggy said...

Mmmmm. So good!

Tammy. I love how your recipes are never just a recipe-- they're a story, too! So much more fun that way. And when the story includes Spike, it makes me extra happy.

Leslie said...

Wow doesn't that look more than yummy~! Tammy, I especially love that picture of your tree - beautiful!!

Carterista said...

If I had a choice between having the bread or your tree, I'd take the tree. Not only because I'm jealous of it's colors and beauty and the fact that it would last longer, but I wouldn't have to pay the copay to get cholesterol lowering meds!

JoMamma said...

That looks so good. I'm going to have to make it very soon. Yummy!

a little music said...

It's a little disappointing to know that Spike turned out to be Wilson on House, because he just isn't as sexy as your bread at all. Still, the bread is very, very sexy . . .

Pamela said...

Pioneer Woman does have some good recipes. This looks so yummy. Pefect bread to lots of wintr soups. Your tree outside is gorgeous. Oh, I love fall.

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