Wednesdays Unplugged – Double Cheese and Herb Bread

NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It's my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian 'Quote Cup' passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each week, and sometimes some photos of family fun. I love trying new recipes…and love getting recipes you would like to share! 


"Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out." ~ Art Linkletter


Snow-april11 We woke up to snow on the ground this morning… and it's still snowing! As odd as it is to have snow towards the end of April, it really is beautiful… heavy snow on wet black branches, so heavy it joins the softly falling snow by falling off in occasional clumps. Our grandson asked if it was going to be a 'snow day' and they would call off school today. Not such a bad idea, it's not often that it is snowing on April 20th!


This recipe is one we will likely long remember as the one that sent our daughter to ER. I have made it before and everyone loved it, but this time they didn't have any fresh oregano at the grocery store so I used dried instead… evidently the added potency was enough to cause an allergic reaction after she had a couple slices. Be aware that dried herbs are more potent than fresh.


  • Loaf Italian bread, cut into slices 1/2 inch thick (about 10-12 slices)
  • Chopped fresh basil leaves, about 3 tablespoons
  • Chopped fresh oregano leaves, about 3 tablespoons
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Colby or mild Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Havarti cheese (6 oz)

Butter each bread slice… top only if broiling in the oven, both sides if grilling. Sprinkle each slice with basil, oregano, garlic and top with cheesese.

Broil or grill 2-3 minutes, or until bread is toasted and cheese is melted.

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results –


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