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Fabulous Food Friday #20

Monday night we had some of Ian’s family over for an impromptu dinner and I was excited to try something new out on them. Actually two new recipes, but I will only post one today. The one for today, I was inspired by this recipe. Both were a huge hit! Ian’s family (who I would hope would agree with me) doesn’t really express their enthusiasm in your typical manner. The way I knew they liked it is my father in law asked if I would give that recipe to his wife. There you have it. And this bread was completely gone by the time I had even taken my first bite.

Cheesy Garlic Bread
1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
1/4 cup mayo
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
16 oz. freshly grated mozzarella cheese
1 tsp parsley flakes
1 loaf French bread

Preheat oven to 400º. Cut bread in half lengthwise. Place on cookie sheet. In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Spread half of cheese mixture on one slice of bread. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Bake for 7 minutes and then turn oven to broil. Broil for 1-2 minutes until cheese is lightly golden brown and bubbly.

*I PROMISE you that you will regret using pre-shredded cheese on this. Buying the block and grating it yourself will guarantee you a better bread. Promise.

I had to ask special permission to post this next recipe. It’s one of two specialties this person makes so he holds it very close to his heart. Along with this fabulous version of a famous cookie, Ian also makes kick b u t t scrambled eggs! I never knew and egg could taste like that until he made them for me years ago. As for this cookie, I never knew an oatmeal cookie didn’t need to be dry and crumbly. These are so incredibly moist and delicious!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup flour
1 1/2 cup quick oats
1 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 375º. Cream together sugars, butter and shortening together. Add in vanilla and egg and mix. Stir in baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and flour. Mix in oatmeal and raisins. Spoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Thanks to everyone for such great feed back on FFF. I absolutely love to hear that you have tried out these recipes and have given me new ideas on old standbys. Wonderful, wonderful!

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    K J B
    June 12, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    These both look great… and I am sure I will make them but I have a question for you about the enchiladas you had on awhile ago. My blog is titles domestic goddess IN TRAINING for a reason, I need a lot of help. =) Anyway. The recipe called for 12 tortillas, I only used 6, thats all that fit in my 9×13 pan. It was really really good, but kind of soggy. Can you tell me how to roll or fold them?

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    June 12, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Okay, I am not the best with written instructions so here you go…I usually place the chicken and cheese more towards me in the bottom third of the tortilla. Then I fold that little "flap over the ingredients, using it to help pull back the insides toward me. Then I roll it up super tight and put the "seam" side down into the pan. Most of the time I have to do some squishing towards the end of the rolling, but I always try to make them fit somehow. I hope that helped a bit!

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    June 12, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    I was just thinking this morning that I needed a good oatmeal raisin cookie recipe. Thanks!

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    June 13, 2009 at 1:55 am

    yummy!!! seriously think i need to not read your FFF @ night…i always leave hungry!

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    June 13, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    You're after my own heart this week! Those are two of my favorite foods!

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    June 14, 2009 at 3:14 am

    these recipes look really good. You are a great cook.

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    June 14, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    What time is dinner tonight?

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    June 15, 2009 at 2:14 am

    I totally used this garlic cheese bread recipe tonight! SO tasty! Thanks!

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