When it comes to garlic bread I wish I can step back into time.I remember my mother’s neighbor she made the best garlic bread oh boy it was good.The best part was the cheese I love the way it tasted.I would eat this with a bowl of Spaghetti-O’s every child’s dream to never to wake up from.I wanted to make a version of that garlic bread from the past and put a little twist to it.Her garlic bread was made with french bread and yellow american cheese. I used Ciabatta Rolls , Cheddar Cheese and added a little red pepper flakes for a hint of surprise.I’d like to thank her for the inspiration and those we’re the good ole’ times.Just me and my Spaghetti-O’s.
2 Ciabatta Roll- Slice in half
4 garlic cloves-roasted
2-1/2 tbsps salted butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp parsley
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1.Set oven to 350 degrees
2.With a bread knife slice the Ciabatta rolls in half and toast for 2-4 minutes .Take out of oven and set aside
3. In a small sauce pan melt the butter and now add the oil.
4.Pour butter mixture in into a bowl and smashed the garlic until it looks paste.
5.Add in the parsley and red pepper flakes,Now stir until combined.
6.Spoon butter mixture onto bread cover evenly.
7.Top with the cheese and place back into oven for 1-2 minutes or until cheese has melted.
Serve this with pasta,seafood or a salad.
These croutons goes well with soup .The croutons can also be use as apart of appetizers like Crostini or Bruschetta .Great for the holidays ,you can also use many shapes like stars,letters,moons, the sky is the limit.I hope you have making these croutons. I did…”LOL”
3 pieces of whole or white bead
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp dried or fresh parsley
1 tsp grated parmesan cheese
small oval cookie cutter
1. Preheat oven at 325 degrees.
2. Put the bread on a plate and using the oval cookie cutter press down to make the oval shapes.On a lined foiled sheet pan,put the bread in the oven .Bake for 4-7 minutes on one side .Repeat for the other side. When done take out and let cool.
3. In a small bowl mix together the olive oil,garlic powder, salt,parsley flakes,parmesan cheese.
4.Spread mixture on the croutons and return back to the oven for 2-4 minutes
5. Croutons will yield 6 croutons.
It’s been a while since I peeled a clove of garlic and yes you can call me lazy or a lady who sorta want the luxury of convenience.I started buying peeled garlic 2 yrs ago out curiosity.It felt good not to peel garlic anymore it became a great part of my life until I ran out of garlic and I had to run to the store and buy more.When you buy already peeled garlic you don’t get the freshness and it looks old.So That is why I am here to show how you how you can make your fresh peeled cloves of garlic.This is not a recipe but a little convenience in the kitchen.
3 Whole Garlic Bulbs
1.Take the garlic and peel the paper off of the garlic .
2.Place the garlic in a container and cover .Refrigerate for immediate and future use.
3.The garlic can stay fresh 2-3 weeks .You can start the process all over again.
I hope this how to is helpful when it comes to fresh peeled garlic.
Here is a yummy and tasty appetizer to have anytime.I love little finger foods especially chicken wings very nice.They are so versatile and you could flavor them anyway you want.I chose lemon garlic and herb because it sounds fancy to me and you can have them for lunch or dinner pair them with asparagus or broccoli and rice.These are so good.These are good for you because they are baked and not fried in a pan full of oil.They are guilt free.
8-12 party chicken wings
1/4 cup lemon juice
4 tbsps olive oil
1 tbsp butter-melted
5 cloves of garlic-crushed & minced
1/2 tsp dried or fresh thyme
1/2 tsp fresh or dried rosemary
1/2 tsp fresh or dried basil
1/2 tsp fresh or dried oregano
1/2 tsp fresh or dried parsley
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Put the party chicken wing in a medium or large bowl.
3. Add the olive oil,butter,minced garlic,herbs ,smoked paprika,salt and pepper to the chicken .With a spoon or spatula stir until thoroughly coated.Place wings in the refrigerator and marinate them for 3 hours or overnight.
4.Transfer wings to a foiled or parchment lined baking sheet .
5. Put chicken wings into the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes.
6. Place chicken wings onto a serving dish .
Serve them with a rice ,potatoes or a salad.
Now you can eat & enjoy !!!