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Cheesy Pull Apart Bread

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A few weeks back we had Hawaiian Sweet  Bread and I had thrown the round loaf in the freezer, for future use. It came in handy the other night when I wanted to have some sorta bread to go with dinner. I took it out and let it thaw, THEN went CRAZY…well, my kinda crazy…… It turned out delicious, a new favorite recipe for sure! Hope you enjoy it too, this would work just as well with the Hawaiian Bread Loaf you can buy at the store!

* Use whatever cheeses and herbs your family likes, let me know what you come up with! Green onions would be good, pepper jack cheese, bacon……lots o’ possibilities!

* Sorry about the “sprinkle” and “dash” type measurements for this recipe, it is the kinda recipe that you just have to use as little or as much as your family likes, more of a “method” recipe….be creative and have fun!

Cheesy Pull Apart Bread 
1 loaf of Hawaiian Bread
1/4 c. melted butter
shredded cheese of choice, I used Monterey Jack
garlic powder
Italian Seasoning
Parmesan Cheese

Cut your bread lengthwise and widthwise, nearly to the bottom of the loaf ~ be sure to leave the bottom in tack or you will just have a bunch of bread cubes, which would be delicious croutons but not really be a bread loaf per say.  Pull the bread apart a bit to make room for the cheesy yumminess.

Drizzle with butter, then with cheese (I used about 1 1/2 c…..) and then sprinkle with garlic, Italian Seasoning and Parmesan.  Wrap up in foil, leaving some room in at the top so the cheese does not stick to the top of the foil. Heat in a 350* oven for about 20-25  minutes till heated through and cheese is melted. You may uncover near the end to brown with cheese a bit.

 Enjoy, I sure hope you do!

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Pizza Dip

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This dip makes an excellent appetizer.  Great to have as a munchie while the main meal is cooking! If you are having company over and want to get as much of the work done as early as you can, this recipe is fine and great to make ahead, just chill and pop in the oven shortly before your guests come over.

* A great dipper for this is toasted baguettes. To make those just cut 24 (1/2 “) slices of bread, put on a cookie sheet, brush with olive oil and bake @ 375* for about 10-12 minutes. Nice and crispy crunchy. (You can add garlic, italian seasoning or whatever your seasonings of choice are ~ though just plain is fine too.)

Pizza Dip
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 tsp. italian seasoning
1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
1 c. shredded parmesan cheese
14 oz. can pizza sauce
some chopped green, red and/or yellow pepper (opt.)
some chopped onion (opt.)
some chopped pepperoni (opt.)
Combine the cream cheese and the seasoning and spread in a lightly greased 8″ x 8″ square pan. Layer 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese and 1/2 the parmesan cheese, then all of the pizza sauce. Top with the remaining cheeses and the veggies and pepperoni IF you are using them. Bake @ 350* for 30 minutes (If chilled it may be longer). Serve with toasted baguettes, those crispy bread sticks you can buy, pita chips, bagel chips,  or really anything that sounds good to dip in :). Enjoy…..

This recipe is from Pampered Chef and I first got to taste it when my friend Annette brought it to another friends house. One of those “I need that recipe” moments! I have made it many many times since!