(by Shirley McNevich)
1 cup grated Romano cheese
1 garlic clove (minced)
1 - 8oz. Philadelphia cream cheese (softened)
1 loaf of French bread
fresh grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Slice the French bread into 1/2" slices. In a bowl add cream cheese--press/stir with a spoon until smooth. Add minced garlic and Romano cheese--stir to mix. Spread the cheese mixture on each bread slice, then place the bread slices on a cookie sheet (it's ok if the bread slices are touching). Place the cookie sheet on the top oven rack and broil for 3-4 minutes. Optional--if you want extra cheese flavor, add 1/2 cup of fresh shredded Parmesan cheese to the cream cheese mixture before spreading.