Easy Homemade Cheesy Garlic BreadEstimated Cost:  $4.00

Prep Time:  10 minutes

Bake Time:  15 minutes

Serves:  6

Yum Factor:  TBA

So easy to make, not much more expensive then frozen garlic bread and TEN times better.  I make this cheesy, yummy garlic bread all the time and its always a hit!

1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 Tbs. garlic powder
1 Tbs. dried parsley
1 loaf (1 lb.) Italian bread, cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 pkg. (8 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C)

2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and mix with garlic powder and dried parsley.

3. Place Italian bread on a medium baking sheet. Using a basting brush, brush generously with the butter mixture (reserve remaining).

4. Bake 10 minutes, until lightly toasted. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and any remaining butter mixture. Return to oven approximately 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bread is lightly browned.

Mike’s comments:

Lucy and I can eat this for a meal all by itself, but serve it at the table with Sunday Spaghetti Supper and you have a guaranteed culinary winner for under twenty bucks!