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Garlic Cheese Bread

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This garlicy, buttery, cheesy deliciousness is one of our all time favorite foods to enjoy on the weekends. We pull out a favorite movie, or rent one from redbox and then make this cheesy bread. It is perfection. Seriously. We’ve used a combination of olive oil and Land O’ Lakes melted butter. 

Buttery Garlic Cheesy Bread ohsweetbasil.com

In my personal opinion the dough makes all the difference. I hate when I eat a pizza that tastes more like bread. It should taste like light, airy, crisp on the edges and bottom pizza dough. 

 Buttery Garlic Cheesy Bread ohsweetbasil.com

Every other pizza dough that we’ve tried has turned out pretty good, but it’s clearly homemade and never puffs all bubbly like a Pizzeria.  This recipe, totally did the bubbly thing. I mean, check out that monster right there! I love it. I truly do.

Buttery Garlic Cheesy Bread ohsweetbasil.com

And then you cut into it. This whole entire pan was devoured less than 3 seconds after this photo. Literally. The family heard the click and dove right in. Oh my cheesy deliciousness. That is all. Just make this.

Can You Use Regular Yeast Instead of Instant Yeast?

Active dry yeast and instant yeast can generally be used interchangeably, in equal amounts.

Active dry yeast may take longer to rise, so you may need to add 15-20 minutes to your rise time.

How Do You Freeze Bread Dough?

Prepare bread dough as per recipe.

Let rise one time, and then divide into desired portions.

Wrap loosely in plastic and place in a freezer safe container.

Or, place on baking sheet in freezer for 1-2 hours, or until frozen.

Transfer to heavy duty freezer bags.

Can Cheesy Bread Sticks Be Reheated?

Wrap cheese sticks in foil, tenting the top a little so it doesn’t stick to the cheese.

Place in 350 degree oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread stick is warm.

Garlic Cheese Bread 

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Garlic Cheesy Bread

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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

The Dough

  • 5 1/4 cups Flour lukewarm
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Instant Yeast
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 nickle sized drops of soy lecithin
  • 2 cups Warm Water

Cheese Bread

  • 4 Tablespoons Butter unsalted
  • 1 1/2-2 Teaspoons Johny's Garlic Seasoning
  • 4 Cups Mozzarella shredded cheese

Instructions

For the Dough

  • In the bowl of your standing mixer, fitted with the dough hook attachment, mix the yeast, salt, sugar, and flour.
  • Stop the mixer and add the soy lecithin, then mix again. Keeping the mixer running add the water and mix until smooth.
  • Transfer dough to large bowl. Cover (not airtight), and allow to rest at room temperature until dough rises, about 15 minutes.

For the Cheese Bread

  • Heat the oven to 500 degrees.
  • Place the cast iron pizza pan or pizza stone (unless you are using a metal pizza pan) in the oven to heat up.
  • Melt the butter in a small dish.
  • Add the garlic salt and stir to combine.
  • Roll out the pizza dough on a floured work surface (we actually do the ol' toss method which keeps our dough nice and airy)
  • Top with cheese and slide the dough carefully onto the hot pizza pan and place right back in the oven.
  • Bake for 5-10 minutes or until hot and bubbly then brush with the garlic butter mixture

Notes

I really do think that letting the cold dough rest in the fridge makes it easier to roll out and bubblier in the oven. Make the dough in the morning and let it rest all day and then make your cheesy bread!
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Cheesy Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 476 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 1272mg55%
Potassium 77mg2%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 117IU2%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*The author received product samples and a gift package from Land O’Lakes, including a serving bowl, measuring spoons, butter dish and skillet, for recipe development and review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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153 comments

  • I love s’mores cookies! Or most any savory foods that start with a base of garlic/onion sauteed in olive oil + butter.

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  • Hmmm… that’s tricky. They say anything with butter is better. Some of my favorite recipes with butter…. Brioche, croissants/Danishes, sugar or chocolate chip cookies, shortbread, French toast or pancakes with the yummy center where the butter melts and settles. Nom!

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  • dark chocolate chip cookies

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  • I just made homemade salted caramel sauce the other day. You cook it until it’s a dark amber color, just before it would burn. It has a rich and buttery flavor, best homemade caramel I’ve ever had. Yum!

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  • Favorite recipe that uses butter? That’s tough, let’s see anything that uses butter. I am that person who could probably eat butter straight from the wrapper.

    Butter cookies.

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  • My favorite recipe that uses butter is cookies! I use a cup of butter in my PB White Chocolate Chip cookies. I also use lots of butter in my Danish Pastry recipe. We use butter every day and I love Land O’ Lakes. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • By far, six minute microwave caramels!!!! Unbelievable!!

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  • Brown butter chocolate chip cookies, they’re my new love! If you haven’t browned butter before I highly recommend it. The nutty smell and flavor is well worth the extra step.

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  • I love butter in general! My favorite would be butter on toast. Sweet and Simple :).

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  • I’m going to attempt to make this recipe gluten free. So, my favorite recipe using butter is cranberry scones.

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  • Monkey Bread 🙂

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  • I love making bread! I am looking forward to trying this recipie!

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  • That’s a tough one. I guess it would be Sugar Cookies.

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  • I really like the Artisan Bread in 5 minutes recipe and cookbook too. I agree…the longer the dough sits the better it tastes!

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  • Pound Cake 🙂

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  • These look amazing! And my favorite butter recipe?! That is like asking me to pick my favorite child! I would have to say my mom’s sugar cookies. 🙂

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  • Indian Butter Chicken 🙂 My friend Sateesh makes it for me now and then. Soooo good!

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  • definitely mashed potatoes

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  • Cheesy bread sounds great! Just might have to make it for Easter!

    A favorite recipe with butter? How can I just pick one? Well, I do love a good pound cake! Hard to beat – especially fresh from the oven!

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  • OH WAIT! I was just reading through a recipe that calls for “browned butter” and I remembered something I haven’t made in YEARS, but that I LOVE LOVE LOVE! Angel hair pasta topped with browned butter and grated Mizithra cheese. So simple, and so delicious!

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    • We love that pasta!!! It’s been forever though.

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  • Hmmmm….favorite recipe using butter? I don’t know that it’s my favorite, but I think I’m going to have to say alfredo because butter is pretty key. Garlic cooked in the butter. Yep!

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  • Almost everything I cook has butter! Oneof my favorites is roasted veggies with butter and Parmesan.

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  • White chocolate macadamia nut cookies!

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  • My favorite is all butter shortbread.

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  • I love butter on hot out of the oven rolls.

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  • I love to make mini chicken Alfredo, you out the Alfredo with chicken inside a jumbo shell

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    • that’s an amazing idea! Do not let me forget to try it!

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  • I can’t pick one dish with butter, I add butter to everything, from pasta to muffins, but I’m a sucker for fresh baked bread that’s still warm and I slather copious amounts of butter on it. YUM!

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  • i love pound cake

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  • That bread looks heavenly!!! I love to make cookies and frosting with butter!! The more the merrier 🙂

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  • I love making cookies with real butter instead of margarine. 🙂

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  • i love making bananas with buttery caramel sauce

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    • ohhhh, that sounds wonderful!

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  • Shrimp and linguini in garlic and butter sauce.

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  • YUM. I wish I’d seen this yesterday, I’d have made it to go with last night’s dinner!

    Favorite butter recipe is hands-down my great aunt’s shortbread. Takes a pound of it; don’t even care.

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  • Ummm…That’s a tough one. Honey butter, or basically any cookie.

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  • Talk about a tough call! I would have to say anything related to bread and cookies 🙂

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  • Your potato rolls are amazing!

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  • I’m not sure I could have waited for you to finish taking pictures. Love the smell of bread baking.

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    • Oh, isn’t it just the best? And trust me, Cade especially kept asking if I could just make another to photograph. haha

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  • My favorite would be homemade alfredo sauce!

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  • french toast is my favorite recipe with butter

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    • loooove that, and a little powdered sugar actually

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  • It is a tough call regarding butter – but probably Monkey Bread. Insanely simple yet just as insanely addicting. However, I suspect that when I give this a try, your bread sounds fabulous. Already planning on making it to enjoy next weekend while I watch the season premiere of Doctor Who (my other addiction besides monkey bread).

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  • Picking one favorite recipe using butter is hard…but I would have to say banana bread! I know the trend now is to sub applesauce, but nothing gives homemade banana bread quite the same consistency as butter!!

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  • Oh yumm-o. I’ve been looking for a better pizza crust recipe. I’ll have to try this one for sure. Mine never turns out quite right. We love anything cheesy over here. As for the butter, making marshmallow popcorn with it is one of my favs.

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  • I love anything with butter 🙂 My favorite food with butter would have to be warm crunchy in the middle, soft in the middle garlic bread with homemade french bread and melted garlic butter. Your recipe looks fantastic – I added items to my grocery list so I can make it over the weekend!

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  • Cookies…and buttercream 🙂

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    • mmmmm, sounds delicious to me!

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  • OH MY goodness. This…it’s heaven on a plate, and I’m not sharing…

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    • oh, don’t! I kinda cringed every time someone grabbed a really cheesy slice. haha

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  • Looks awesome Carrian. I make something quite similar but I use crescent rolls, LOL. Love this homemade version 🙂

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    • oh my goodness! What a fantastic idea!!

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  • i love making all things using butter. : )

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    • haha, amen!

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  • Warm, delicious rolls covered in butter!!

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    • oh, rolls are my favorite!

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  • OMG this looks soooooooooooo delicious! I want want want this nowwwww!

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    • haha, I wish I could eat it right now. Holy long day!

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  • Garlic Bread and cookies! Not together of course 🙂

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    • haha, agreed, not together!

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  • Rolls. Hands down. Warm, buttery, delicious rolls. I could eat those every day for rest of my life and die a very happy woman!

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    • yeah, buddy!!! And even better if we could eat them together! Miss you!!

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  • Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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  • I love butter on hot, homemade rolls! Especially your potato roll recipe! Yum!

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    • woohoo!!! Extra points to you if I could give them!

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  • Oh my goodness I’m drooling over that cheesy bread and that giveaway!!

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    • Thanks, Brittany. It’s definitely all of my favorites.

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  • I love homemade waffles doused in butter. Had some this morning in fact 🙂

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    • mmmm, I haven’t had a good waffle in far too long!

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  • i just plain old love butter, bread is nothing more than a vehicle for butter

    we eat real butter in our house, i love the taste of it in buttercream icing, butter in sugar cookies, and nothing beats a good piece of toast with butter and jam

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    • AMEN!

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  • So yummy! I love using butter for brownies!

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    • OH MY GOODNESS!! Brownies sound so good right now and we have’t even had dinner!

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  • I like making a dill bread!

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    • Meredith, that sounds wonderful. I’ve never had dill bread before, but I want to now!

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  • Definitely trying your recipe for our pizza night on Friday! Favorite food with butter would have to be browned butter brownies! Mmmm now I want some brownies and cheesy garlic bread 🙂

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    • haha me too! Can’t wait to hear what you think!

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  • I love making cobbler!

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  • Your cheesy bread looks killer!!

    Well. let’s see… I haven’t had sugar in a while, so the recipe that I’d die for right now is my Peanut Butter Cookies. Ahhhhh. 🙂

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    • I am such a sucker for peanut butter cookies.

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  • Oh my gosh this looks simply delightful!! I’m now sat at my computer screen staring and hoping that by some miracle it will come out of my screen so I can eat it right now!! Pinned and making very soon! 🙂

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  • This looks amazing!!!

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  • oops, was too busy being so excited about this recipe and giveaway that I didn’t even read directions for posting! I love cookies with real butter!

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    • haha, it happens to all of us!

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  • Can’t wait to try this! Will have to figure out a gluten free version for my husband though!

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  • Biscuits smothered in butter and honey- can’t live without it!

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  • My favorite recipe with butter is scones.

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  • cookies are my favorite. i really want to try some with browned butter!

    these bread sticks look to die for!

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  • This bread looks amazing!! I definitely would not be able to say no to this! 😉

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  • Hot Air-Popped, Buttered Popcorn is my favorite “recipe” using butter. It may be simple, but you can really taste the butter!

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  • Forgot to add my favorite recipe that uses butter–a ton of it in fact: salted caramel butter bars. On the blog. Mmm…

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  • You seriously want to kill me with your recipes. I could eat an entire pan of this bread!

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  • I like to make a classic butter cream frosting with the real stuff (butter)

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  • Good ol’ fashion pound cake!

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  • I love chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies made with butter.

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  • Biscuits & gravy

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  • That bread makes me salivate in a bad way. Making it tonight! Bread and butter combos are by far the most superior!

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  • Biscuits with butter and honey

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  • I love scones – lots of butter.

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  • Im in heaven just looking at this bread… I need to make this soon! YUM!

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  • HOLY COW THIS LOOKS GOOD!

    PS: Don’t enter me in the giveaway 🙂

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  • Best Butter Recipe is – Brown BUTTER Cornbread !

    Thx for the chance at the giveaway!

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    • oh, heck yes!

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  • Pick ONE recipe with butter?! Good lord. I’m goin’ with Cheese Ravioli with Browned Butter. Simple and divine.

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    • dude, that sounds amazing!

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  • I love me some cheesy bread! Awesome giveaway. Thanks for a shot at the title. 🙂

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  • Shrimp Scampi and Shortbread

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  • I like to make risotto using butter.

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  • This bread looks awesome! I could eat cheesy bread all day. I think one of my favorite buttery recipes is Dutch Babies, smothered with more butter, lemon juice, and powdered sugar!

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    • We love it that way too!

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  • I like cooking shrimp & pasta with butter.

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  • Cannot wait to try this bread! It is sure to be a family-pleaser 🙂

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  • OH my I want this like RIGHT NOW!

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    • me too actually!

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  • I think I could devour that entire pan, yum!!

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  • My favorite recipe using butter is definitely peanut butter cookies!

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  • I want this bread!

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    • well, you can have it if you’ll bring me some.

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  • So many favorite recipes that use butter, I can’t decide! This recipe for cheesy bread looks awesome! I am excited to try it. My hubby (and I…shhhh) is a bread lover! He will love this recipe and I can’t wait to make it for him. Thanks for the recipe and the awesome giveaway.

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    • you’re welcome! Good luck!

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  • ahhh my weakness!

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  • OMG!!! This look so good! I want to make this now!

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  • My fave butter-laden recipe has to be scones! Real, hearty, fluffy fruity scones. I like trying to make them healthier, but when it comes down to it, they’re so much better with butter 🙂

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  • Favorite way to have butter… I love finishing sauces with about 1 tbsp of butter. It adds a nice richness to the entire dish!

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  • I love recipes that re-make take out favorites! You know exactly what goes in it. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I just picked up a big ball of fresh mozzarella that’s marinated in pesto… sounds like it’d be delicious melted over a nice pizza like crust!

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    • are you kidding me?! I want that mozzarella!!!!

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