(by Shirley McNevich)
1 loaf Italian bread
1 stick softened butter
2 large garlic cloves (smashed and minced)
1 heaping TBSP fresh chopped parsley
1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
In a bowl add softened butter, minced garlic and chopped parsley--mix well. Slice the bread loaf into 1" thick slices. Spread the butter mixture over each bread slice and place them (butter side up) on cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and sprinkle fresh grated Parmesan cheese over the buttered tops. Set oven to broil, return to oven and broil 2-3 minutes or until edges of bread are crispy.