• 1 large French or Italian bread
  • Several slices of Colby-jack, mozzarella or cheddar cheese
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

We have returned home since visiting family in Fall River, Massachusetts last week. It was so nice to spend time with our families. I was happy to see my mom feeling better after her bout with diverticulitis. That is painful. She looked great and back up and going. That woman never stops. She;s amazing!

This year Nate and Amanda were unable to join us for the first time. We were happy to be reunited with them this weekend.

I decided to make a nice Sunday dinner for everyone. We enjoyed my grandmother’s recipe for fresh tomato sauce with meatballs.

This, being my all-time favorite recipe of my grandmother’s, made my mouth water and my heart filled with joy. The taste and smell of this recipe brings me right back to my grandmother’s table and the sounds of my grandparent’s and uncle’s voices.

With this I made a cheesy onion bread.Oh, it was g-o-o-d! I allowed myself to have one piece. And I loved every bite.

This could not be any easier!

I embellished a store-bought French loaf, but you can make your won or purchase a round loaf instead. If using a French of Italian loaf, use a serrated knife to slice the bread almost to the bottom. i have also used a round loaf. I cut the slices almost to the bottom, turned the bread and then cut across to make square cuts.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small pan or in a bowl place in the microwave melt the butter, add sliced scallions, paprika, garlic and onion powders.

Place your bread on top two pieces of aluminum foil that have been crossed. Brush the butter mixture in between each cut or slice and place slice of Colby-Jack or your favorite cheese like, provolone, mozzarella or cheddar in between each slice or cut.

Enclose your bread in the foil and place it in the middle of your oven. Bake for 10 minutes, wait for the mouth-watering aroma, open up the foil and allow the bread to bake and crisp up for an additional 5 minutes.

For a sweet ending to this memorable meal, we enjoyed this chocolale pudding pie.