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We’ve got a great, easy and VERY tasty veggie dish!!  I will share my secret ingredient with you and when you make this for your kids… hubby… or boyfriend… they will jump up and down and beg for more!!!  I promise this!!

Let’s start with some yummy veggies.  

Yes, we can find these same veggies mostly year round, but they are far more plentiful at certain times of the year and if you have a garden, you probably grow most of them!  I don’t have a garden, I’ve tried… alas… it is not my calling to grow anything in the ground.

I like to get my veggies at the local Farmers Market…. or in a pinch, Safeway!

Here we go….. Take you beautiful fresh veggies and slice into nice bite size pieces.   Then take your zucchini, yellow squash & onions and place into a skillet with a drizzle of EVOO.  Top with some sea salt and cracked pepper, then saute for about 3 to 5 minutes over medium heat (be careful not to cook too much, we want them nice and firm).  Fight the urge to add more spices… you don’t need them,  the flavor of this dish will dance on your tongue!

When time is up, transfer to baking dish and add 1 can of Italian Stewed Tomato’s.  I also like to chop some fresh tomato and add to the mixture.  Here is where we add the secret ingredient… Ready???

Just shake about 1 to 2 teaspoons of Garlic Bread Sprinkle onto the mixture and stir… top with shredded jack cheese (or whatever you have on hand) and pop into the oven at 350 for about 45 minutes!

Scoop out a serving and taste…. It’s really delicious…. even non-veggie eaters seem to love this dish!!

Feel free to serve with some crusty bread to sop up all those juices…

If you’re anything like me you won’t be able to shove it in your mouth fast enough!!  You’re gonna LOVE this dish!!

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I’d like to say I made this for you, but that would be a lie.  My hubby and I were at dinner last week and a plate of food walked by (okay, it was carried) with a piece of cheese bread on it.  That was all it took for me… I started craving this Cheesy Hot Garlic Bread and couldn’t wait to make it again!!  I was given this recipe about 20 years ago!  It came from this little sandwich shop (which is long gone now) in Phoenix I used to frequent where I would order this at least once a week!  I became fast friends with the owner who shared his recipe with me… I will admit one of us was begging and pleading… now I am happy to be able to share it with you!


Pre-heat oven to 450°.  If you are worried about getting a ‘Fat Bottom’ making this, go ahead and use low fat or fat free cheese, mayo, butter, bread… granted, it won’t taste as good as the full fat, but I promise you it will still be full of flavor!  This recipe will make enough spread so you will have left overs… just store in an air tight container and it will keep in your fridge for a few weeks…. if it lasts that long!  That being said… let’s get back to the good stuff :)!

Grate the two cheeses into a bowl.  I also grate the cold butter, add the green chili’s, garlic and a dash of salt.  I only used one can of the green chili’s here, but I have been known to use two.  It just depends on how ‘chilish’ you want it.  Yes, chilish is a word that I just made up!

Add the mayo and mix well.  If it looks like the mixture is too dry to spread onto the bread, go ahead and add just a little more mayo.

Now, let’s take the bread and slice in half and down the middle.  I only used half of the loaf tonight, but hey… there were only two of us!

Spread mixture onto bread.  Don’t make it too thick, I promise you’ll have plenty of hot cheesy goodness.  Make sure to get all the edges!!

Now let’s pop that baby into oven for about 10 minutes at 450°.  Ohhhh….. why is it taking so long?????  This is after about 5 minutes.  Only 5 more to go…….

Here we go!!  I put the broiler on for a couple of minutes when it was done, just to brown up the bubbly cheese.  Let me tell you… it wasn’t easy waiting to bite into this baby…. if I could have figured out how to hold the camera AND take a bite – I would have!!  Hope you enjoy!!!

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