Cooking time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 10 servings
â€¢1/2 cup butter, softened
â€¢4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
â€¢2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
â€¢1 tablespoon minced chives
â€¢1 teaspoon garlic powder
â€¢1 loaf (1 pound) unsliced French bread
â€¢In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Cut bread into 1-in.-thick slices, but not all the way through, leaving slices attached at the bottom. Spread cheese mixture between slices.
â€¢ Wrap loaf in a large piece of heavy -duty foil (about 28-in. x 18-in.). Fold foil around bread and seal tightly. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until heated through. Serve warm. Yield: 10 servings.