Thursday, March 5, 2009

OMG!! Pioneer Woman's Cheesy Garlic Bread

 This is one of my earliest posts, from my old point-and-shoot camera,  so I apologize for the lackluster quality of photos.  However, I can personally attest that this is one of the best garlic cheese breads that you will ever make.  I need to shoot some new photographs, but please... trust's decadent, loaded with calories, and absolutely delicious!

There comes a time when a commitment to only eat "healthy" gets blown right out of the water. That's exactly what happened when I saw "The Pioneer Woman Cook's" RSS feed for this recipe. I was hooked. I had already decided to recycle my pot roast into beef & vegetable soup, and I had leftover French bread so my decision was made. I'm going for it!

I'll share how I made the soup another day. If you love garlic bread (and it's one of my weaknesses), this is the recipe for you. Do NOT-- I repeat-- NOT use margarine, garlic powder or Miracle Whip! Go for the real stuff.

Just like Pioneer Woman's photos, I have the same cast iron skillet where I heated my butter and chopped fresh garlic:

Then I arranged my sliced french bread rolls and let all that garlic infused butter soak right up...

While the remaining rolls were soaking in the butter jacuzzi, I covered the butter soaked rolls with the spread made of Trader Joe's Lite Mexican Blend Cheese (hey, it's all I had), Mayonnaise, chopped scallions, and parmesan. I knew I had a winner, and my boy's would be very pleased:

Just look at all that butter-- are you drooling yet?

I baked those puppies for about 10 minutes and then broiled them for a minute-- maybe two, but I stayed very close to the broiler!

I served this with soup for a fast week night meal. I already know that I need to do an extra half hour of water aerobics (I'm a mermaid, at heart). I didn't care. OMG! This is a sinfully great recipe.

Are you brave enough to make this? I confess. I ate a whole piece of this bread, and I have no regrets. Well, until I hit the scale...which is, hmmmm... "away" at the moment.

Ree, at The Pioneer Woman Cooks, is my kinda gal. Her recipes are great family style meals. While I love a gourmet meal at a fine restaurant (I grew up in that business), I'll take simple down home cooking anyday-- grilled steak, baked potato and garlic bread. If you haven't visited her website, prepare to get engrossed in all that she has to offer-- recipes, love stories, her family, living on a ranch and photography. She's an amazing woman.

I did not use my macro lens for the closeup of the "big bite". All three of us were too busy moaning over how sinfully delicious this bread was-- and the soup. Just trust me. It's fantastic!

Garlic Cheese Bread on Foodista

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Stacey Snacks said...

Next week I start my diet, therefore, taking Pioneer Woman off my radar! Her recipes make me salivate!!!!

mamakd said...

Wow...that looks SO GOOD! That is definitely one recipe that is going in my book! An extra half hour of exercise would definitely be worth a slice of that. Thanks!

Culinarywannabe said...

"butter jacuzzi" - Now this is my kind of recipe!

bellybytes said...

My stars, that garlic bread looks fantastic! Makes my frozen box look like food for the birds! Thanks for a great share.

Anonymous said...

What are the exact measurements?

Debby Foodiewife said...

There is a printable recipe card at the end of this post. If you can't see it, in big red letters on the top right column of my blog, I give a link to where all of my recipe cards are stored.