Sometimes, when dinner is hours away and you feel those hunger pangs, you need a little something to tide you over. Or maybe you want to add a little decadence to round out a simple meal. When you’re super hungry or your family/guests are circling like vultures when dinner is hours away, there’s one thing that’s sure to be loved by everyone, is super simple, and goes with a ton of different meals: garlic bread!
There are a few little-known tricks to making garlic bread that will put yours miles ahead of the rest. All in all, you can throw this together in about 15 minutes as an offering to the gods of hunger, or maybe as an afterthought to a delicious pasta meal like my Campanelle with Chicken and Mushrooms: a few pieces of deliciously buttery, cheesy garlic bread along with a glass (or 4) of wine and you can get back to the good stuff – enjoying your time with friends and family!
served here with creamy chicken farfalle (that’s for another post!)
Cheesy Garlic Bread!
Dear lovely followers,
I’m participating in a cooking competition called Diced! on http://www.rantingchef.com. Please please please check out my entry below, peruse the competition’s entries on The Ranting Chef and VOTE FOR ME in the poll on the right hand side of the page so I can cook up a delicious entree in the next round! Make sure to share and show support for this great competition!
Merci and much love ❤
I am a HUGE Chopped fan. Huge. I watch it almost every day to get myself in the mood for dinner. I’ve even had dreams about competing – in which, ironically, the most stressful part was picking the correct dish to plate. Not that I’m a perfectionist or anything.
I love thinking of what I would do given whatever ingredients present themselves in the baskets, and watching how the competitors can work so quickly to achieve such wonderful results. Because of this, I obviously JUMPED at the chance to apply to compete in an incredible competition for food bloggers called Diced! on Pat’s blog, Rantings of an Amateur Chef. Given a list of ingredients that must each be showcased, we have to create a dish that is beautiful, original… and most of all, yummy!
So what did I decide to do when given puff pastry, roasted red peppers, sliced almonds and pears for the appetizer round?
Pear & Goat Cheese Puffs With Sliced Almonds & Bell Pepper/Balsamic Glaze!
Sometimes you just need to eat a chili stuffed with cheese. Jalapeño poppers became famous for a reason! If you’re looking for a little more upscale version of this classes party dish, I suggest you give this recipe a whirl – it’s sure to delight your tastebuds.
Goat Cheese and Mushroom Chilles Relleños!
makes 8 stuffed chiles
I’ve always been a big blogger… back when I was a teenager I had my own personal blog, but for some reason I never ventured into food blogging. I LOVE cooking – its my get-away-from-it-all activity. So, I figure, why not give it a try? I have some delicious recipes I’d love to share with the world, and I love learning about new techniques and flavors. I’ve been going through a lot recently and have been using cooking as a way to get me through the hard times. Maybe I can share some of the comfort I find with you 🙂
Most of my recipes are made with minimal ingredients due to an unwillingness to get off my butt and go to the grocery store. In fact, some of the most interesting and delicious recipes I’ve created have been born of laziness! In addition to telling you everything you’ll need in a recipe and how to cook it, I’ll also suggest a wine or two (sometimes, rarely, a beer) that I think would go really well with the meal. Drinking wine (or anything!) is another mini-passion of mine.
Right now due to some upheaval in my life my recipe box is packed up in my friend’s car… but not to fear, I do have a few recipes memorized. This is one of them.
So, here goes… my first recipe to share!
crustaceans and carbs? win
Shrimp Baguettes with Butter, Garlic, and Lime Sauce!
Baguettes Avec Crevettes 🙂