I love Olive Garden. I didn’t always. I did at first, and then when I was pregnant with Layla the overwhelming garlic repulsed me (we actually left with our food one day because I couldn’t sit there smelling everyone’s garlic!) and now I do again.

But you know what?  I absolutely hate Olive Garden commercials. The people are too smiley.

Yes, I’m aware of my bitter underbelly.

These breadsticks are pretty good for how simple the recipe is. Paired with the alfredo recipe, it’s almost worth resisting the commercial’s call and just staying in :o) Enjoy!

See… I can share… not all bitter ;o)

Garlic Breadsticks
by Dave Lieberman

Ingredients

* Flour, for surface
* 1 package refrigerated prepared pizza dough (I don’t see why you can’t use your own or even a whole wheat one!)
* 4 cloves garlic, pressed
* 1/3 cup olive oil
* Few pinches salt (I used a generous amount of kosher salt sprinkled on top of each one :o)

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Dust a counter surface with a bit of flour. Roll pizza dough into a ball and cut ball into quarters. Roll each quarter into a 1-inch thick snake shape. Cut snakes into 5-inch pieces. Place on a cookie sheet, well spaced apart.
Whisk together the garlic, oil and salt in a bowl. Brush the mixture onto the dough and sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until slightly risen and golden brown.

Alfredo Sauce Recipe
by Tyler Florence
Ingredients

* 1 pint heavy cream (don’t even try to reduce the fat… just go with it for once!)
* 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
* 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (I used Romano and Parmesan)
* Freshly cracked black pepper
* Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnish

Directions

Heat heavy cream over low-medium heat in a deep saute pan. Add butter and whisk gently to melt. Sprinkle in cheese and stir to incorporate. Season with freshly cracked black pepper. In a large stockpot, cook pasta in plenty of boiling salted water for 3 minutes. Quickly drain the pasta and add it to the saute pan, gently toss the noodles to coat in the alfredo. Transfer pasta to a warm serving bowl. Top with more grated cheese and chopped parsley. Serve immediately.


2 comments to “Breadsticks and Alfredo Recipes of Love”

  1. Tiffany

    Mmm sounds yuumy. I would load the alfredo with garlic myself. {wink}

  2. Tiffany

    *yummy


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