Monday, March 11, 2013

Best Garlic Toast & Favorite Spaghetti Recipe

You know a recipe is good when nearly 4 years later a recipe lives on in your monthly menu plan, month after month.We rarely go a month without eating this Creamy Bolognese at least once. I am not a huge fan of plain spaghetti, but doctor it up a little and I could eat this meal multiple times a month! I love the cream cheese in the sauce and the Italian Dressing. It adds so much flavor and a creamy texture which I love. Here is the recipe for this amazing dish.

Now, onto the other best part of this dish. The other day I was reading through a Cook's Country Magazine (which I also love) and read their recipe for the Best Garlic Toast. I was surprised to see such a simple recipe in their cookbook, but once I made this toast I realized it was definitely worth adding to their pages of delicious recipes. The addition of a little sugar and the fresh garlic makes for a great combination. Soak up some of the extra spaghetti sauce with this garlic toast and I could die and go to heaven. Even better, make homemade French Bread instead of store bought and you have a meal fit for a king...okay, at least your cute hubby and kids ;)

Best Garlic Toast
12 T. butter, softened
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 t. sugar
1/4 t. black or white pepper
1 t. parsley flakes (dried or fresh)
12 slices French bread or Italian Bread
Parmesan cheese, grated
Adjust oven rack to middle position, place rimmed baking sheet on rack, and heat oven to 425 degrees. Using fork, beat butter, garlic, sugar, and pepper in a small bowl until combined. Spread butter mixture evenly over both sides of bread. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese (optional) on one side of the bread (top side).  Arrange buttered bread on heated baking sheet and bake until golden brown on first side, 8-10 minutes. Flip and bake until golden brown on second side, about 4-5 minutes.
*Recipe from America's Test Kitchen


Jackson Breton said...

I just made this garlic bread. Of course, it was excellent ;-). I used it for open faced sloppy joes and it was perfect!
Emily B.

Shandra said...

Thanks Emily for your comment. I'm glad you liked them. That sounds delicious with sloppy joes!!

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Carole said...

Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole's Chatter is collecting links to dishes using garlic. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . Please do check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Cheers

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