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    Roasted Garlic



    "Obsession" is a word I don’t throw around too often. But there is one thing in my life that I will easily admit I am obsessed with. One thing that has found its way into my heart, and stomach…






    And I when I say I love garlic, I love it in all its forms.  And that definitely includes it’s sweeter, softer cousin...roasted garlic. But before you can enjoy this garlicky goodness you need to make it, and here’s how...







    1 Head of Garlic

    1tsp Olive Oil




    Set your oven to 450.  Cut off the top 1/3 of the head and drizzle it with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Put garlic head in a tin foil package cut side up making sure the cut side does not touch the tin foil and that the package is sealed completely. Roast in the oven for 45-1 hour until golden brown.






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