Nothing tastes better with lasagna than warm bread. This recipe makes just enough for my husband, Dan, and me, but it can be easily doubled to feed a crowd. It has a nice garlic flavor.—Cookie Curci-Wright, San Jose, California
This crusty bread is as big a treat today as it was when Mom made it back when I was growing up. It goes so well with an Italian meal or alongside a big bowl of soup. —Cookie Curci, San Jose, California
Dress up ordinary French bread by topping it with butter, Parmesan cheese and seasonings. It's a quick side dish that will complement the beef stew or most any meal. But don't expect leftovers...your family will have a hard time stopping at just one slice!
THE INGREDIENTS for this recipe are so simple and the results so spectacular, I'm always willing to share the secret.
It's actually a variation of a doughnut recipe I made years ago, using refrigerated biscuits. The best part of having this bread is tearing it apart and eating it warm.
-Evelyn Kenney, Hamilton, New Jersey
Filled with herbs, tomatoes and cheese, then topped with zesty seasonings, this hearty bread will be welcome at any gathering. Tells Alanna Petrone of Terryville, Connecticut, "My husband and I like to bake. This recipe is one we developed and served at a family picnic, where everyone loved it!"
"Loaded with mushrooms and cheese, this festive-looking garlic bread is a great party appetizer," remarks Carolyn Hayes from Marion, Illinois. Accompanied by soup or salad, it's hearty enough to serve as a meal."
"When our children were young, I'd pop these scrumptious cheesy snacks in the oven shortly before they'd get home from school, relates Ruth Peterson of Jenison, Michigan. "There's no need to thaw them, so they're ready to munch in less than 15 minutes."
"Wedges of this delicious cheese-topping bread go great with spaghetti and other Italian dishes," notes Diane Hixon of Niceville, Florida. "They also taste special when dressed up with one of the flavorful spreads."
"This is a surprisingly tasty way to use day-old hot dog buns," says Linda Rainey of Monahans, Texas. Thanks to the milk garlic flavor, they're a nice accompaniment to a meal or a crunchy snack. For a kid-pleasing treat, substitute cinnamon and sugar for the garlic powder.