Many people have asked for the recipe for Peggy's delicious garlic bread:

Herbed Garlic Bread

1-pound oval loaf French or sourdough bread, unsliced

12 tablespoons (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature

¼ cup finely chopped parsley

¼ cup finely chopped chives or green onion tops

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon dried basil

½ teaspoon dried thyme

2 medium cloves garlic, crushed

3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Trim crusts from top and sides of bread. Cut 2-inch diagonal slices across bread, leaving bottom intact. Cut 2-inch diagonal slices in opposite direction, forming triangles. Combine butter, parsley, chives or green onions, salt, basil, thyme, and garlic in food processor with metal blade or in mixing bowl. Spread butter mixture in between cuts and over top and sides of loaf.

May be wrapped in foil and refrigerated overnight.

May be frozen.

Before serving, place on baking sheet and bring to room temperature. Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 400° for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Serves 6

From Year-Round Holiday Cookbook by Marlene Sorosky.