Homemade Breadsticks with Garlic Cheese Dip

Today was in need of a kick start. It’s cold outside… I’m heading into the hospital for a long 12 hour work day and well it’s Monday.

So enter the good peeps over at Pier1 Imports. You know the place. Before the holidays they sent me this awesome tasting party set  {which I have mad plans for soon!} and was gracious enough to send along with it a $50 gift card to giveaway to one of YOU lucky readers! I know… just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean the gift giving is or the shopping, let’s just be real! {entry rules will be at the bottom of this post}

So. Have I ever told you how much I love bread?

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It’s as simple as that. I. LOVE. BREAD. And if you’ve been following me for the past four years I’ve made it no secret, in fact you’ve probably heard me say that a time or two orrr a million.

Speaking of bread… breadsticks are pretty much a necessity in our house.  We like them for swiping the last bit of sauce up after a big bowl of spaghetti, or reheated the next day for a snack… but we LOVE them with our pizza as long as there is some garlic cheese dip to schmear all over them.

ingredients

The goods. Pretty basic stuff… pretty extraordinary sticks. I use to be quite intimidated by the bread making scene. But I figured out that the more times you force yourself to do it… the easier it becomes. So I urge you to dive right on in and experience these pretty fantastical breadsticks.

honey

Start with measuring and adding two tablespoons of honey into the bowl of your mixer.

water, stir and add yeast

Pour in one and a half cups of warm {110-120 degrees} water and then sprinkle with a packet of yeast, let it do its thing and get all yeasty.

flour and salt

In a large bowl combine the 4-1/2 cups of flour and the tablespoon of salt.

whisk dry ingredients

Give it a good whisk to combine.

flour into yeast

Pour the flour/salt mixture into the yeast/water bowl and scootch it off to the side for a quick sec.

butter

Throw two tablespoons of unsalted butter in a small saucepan…

2 tbs butter

Heat the butter over low until melted.

add butter

Pour the melted butter into the mixing bowl.

mix

Using the dough hook attachment… mix on low speed.

smooth

Stop once it pulls cleanly from the sides of the mixing bowl and has formed a large, smooth dough ball.

divide

Remove the dough from the bowl, form a rectangle and then section it off into twelve to 18 sections depending on how big you want your breadsticks to be.

roll out

Roll them between your hands and form into “breadstick” shapes. I’m so technical… I know.

cover to rise

Cover with a damp towel and let them rise in a warm spot for about an hour.

While that’s happening you can move right on to making the garlic cheese dip. Or is it a spread? Hmmm.

cream cheese

Like all good things it starts with an 8 ounce brick of softened cream cheese.

press

I like to use a garlic press and squeeze in one good-sized garlic clove.

press a clove-o-garlic

Not only does it smash it up pretty good, but it also squeezes out all the garlic juices, something you can’t achieve when you mince with a knife. Squeeze the garlic into the bowl with the cream cheese.

milk

Add in a couple tablespoons of whole milk until it reaches a spreadable consistency… you be the judge.

mix it up

Give it a good mix, adding more milk if necessary. Keep this refrigerated until you’re ready to bake those sticks.

ready to bake

Now would you just look at those breadsticks?! They’re ready to be baked…. but first we must dress these babies up.

melt

Melt six tablespoons of butter in the same pan you used earlier.

melted

You’re gonna need a pastry brush… just an fyi.

salt

Add in a teaspoon of kosher salt…

garlic powder

And a teaspoon of garlic powder.

mixed butter

Stir those together…

brush

And brush the buttery mixture over the top of the breadsticks.

bake

Bake them in a preheated 400 degree oven for 6 minutes…

brush again

Remove and brush with more of the garlic/butter mixture and then return them to the oven to bake for 6 to eight minutes more. I have to rotate my pan so they all get evenly browned. I also like to brush them for a third time after they are finished baking.

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Serve the breadsticks still warm from the oven with the garlic cheese dip.

smeared

Warm breadsticks… cold garlicky dip… *cue the quaint Italian restaurant music* and enjoy!

HOW TO ENTER: Simply comment below and you’re instantly entered to win! This giveaway will end promptly at midnight Thursday night and I’ll personally email the winner in the morning :) One comment per person please! Good luck! Sorry this giveaway is over.

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Homemade Breadsticks with Garlic Cheese Dip

Soft bradsticks meet up with a creamy, garlicky spread.

Yield: 12-18 breadsticks!

Prep Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12-15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour and 30+ minutes

Ingredients:

FOR THE BREADSTICKS:

2 tablespoons Honey

1 1/2 cups Warm Water (between 110 - 120 degrees F)

1 packet Active Dry Yeast {2-1/4 teaspoons)

4 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour

1 tablespoon Kosher Salt

2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted

BREADSTICK TOPPING:

6 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted

1 teaspoon Kosher Salt

1 teaspoon Garlic Powder

FOR THE GARLIC CHEESE DIP:

1 {8 ounce} brick Cream Cheese, softened

1 Garlic Clove, pressed in a garlic press

2-4 tablespoons Whole Milk

Directions:

FOR THE BREADSTICKS:

In the bowl of your mixer; combine the honey, warm water and yeast. Let that sit for 5 minutes to proof.

In a large bowl; combine the flour and salt. Add the flour mixture to the mixing bowl.

Add in the two tablespoons of melted butter. Turn your mixer {fitted with a dough hook} on low speed until the dough forms a ball and pulls freely from the sides of the bowl.

Form the dough into a rectangle and cut evenly into 12 to 18 pieces depending on the size of breadsticks you're after. Roll each piece between your hands to for a smooth breadstick shape.

Place on a silpat or parchment lined rimmed baking sheet and cover with a damp towel. Place the pan in a warm spot to rise for one hour.

In a small saucepan, melt six tablespoons of unsalted butter over low heat. Add in the teaspoon of kosher salt and garlic powder. Stir and brush over the risen bread sticks.

Pop the breadsticks in a preheated 400 degree oven to bake for 6 minutes. Remove and brush with more of the butter/garlic mixture and return them back to the oven for 6-8 more minutes. You can brush one last time right when they come out of the oven if that's what your heart desires!

Serve warm.

FOR THE GARLIC CHEESE DIP:

In a medium bowl combine the cream cheese, garlic and gradually add in the milk stopping when it has reached a spreadable consistency.

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241 Responses to “Homemade Breadsticks with Garlic Cheese Dip”

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    Lisa @ SoTeaBeeZa — January 7, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I love adding bread sticks to a meal. But, here, with the addition of the dip, these could qualify as a snack or even as a kind of breakfast minus the eggs.

    I’ll try these later in the week.

    Oh, at the beginning of your post, you mentioned a giveaway for Pier1 Imports, but I don’t see the rules. I’m sure that’s because it’s Monday. :)

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    Elena Vo — January 7, 2013 at 9:19 am

    I can almost smell the alluring scent of freshly baked bread sticks in here…deeeelicious! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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    Coleen's Recipes — January 7, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Those breadsticks look fantastic, especially the photo of them being brushed right out of the oven!! Excellent tutorial!!!

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    Antonia @ Health Inspirations — January 7, 2013 at 10:16 am

    I can only imagine how wonderful these must have smelled. I too love bread and I’m lucky that we have a bakery around every corner here in Germany.
    I made home-made croissants for the first time over the holidays and it was such a loooong process. It took me about 11 hours from start to finish but the result was so worth it. I don’t know if I will ever be able to eat store-bought croissants again…I’ll only make an exception for proper French ones ;)

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    grace — January 7, 2013 at 10:23 am

    fresh, warm breadsticks are hard to beat!

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    carol — January 7, 2013 at 11:40 am

    These look delicious even at 6:30 am. I’ll be making these soon. Have a wonderful day.

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    Corine — January 7, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I am a self admitted carbolholic myself!

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    Cheryl — January 7, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Breadsticks.. MMMM

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    Basil — January 7, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    I love that store – what an excellent giveaway! Thanks for showing us some love. And the bread looks great – you’re right, there’s nothing like it.

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    Lori — January 7, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    These look great. Saving these for next soup night!

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    Gail — January 7, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Must try these. I have the fam hooked on homemade tortillas, why not add homemade breadsticks?

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    Brianna — January 7, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    These look so yummy! I’m gonna have to pick myself up a pastry brush and a garlic press.

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    Lauren @ Part Time House Wife — January 7, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Ok Laurie Now you’ve done it… Those last few pics of the breadsticks have me wishing I packed my bread hook in my suitcase. {sitting in a cabin in the woods “up north”} And I’m LOVING the simplicity of the garlic cheese dip!
    i can get down with this ;-)

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    Nicole Scott — January 7, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    with step by step and pics even I could make this ;) I cant wait!

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    Lindsey — January 7, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    LOVE breadsticks! This looks fabulous :)

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    Nichole Bertucci — January 7, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    First off, for anyone local…can we say these look like the famous Anthony’s sticks and dip…I’m sure waaaay better though!! I think I may have to do these today!!

    Second…ummm Pier One is sending you stuff! hmmmm, i’m jealous once again :-)

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    Kate — January 7, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Looks Delish!! can’t wait to make for a movie night :)

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    Stacey — January 7, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Holy Hannah!!!! can’t wait to try these bad boys!!! :)

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    Diane — January 7, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    These look delicious! I love the smell of fresh baked bread!

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    Jennifer Cashin — January 7, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    I LOVE home made bread and my kids will love this! We are trying to cut out processed foods and this will bread will go great with our spaghetti dinner! Thanks for sharing :) and for the chance to win.

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    Robyn Oliver — January 7, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    I recently made your yeast rolls recipe for our first married Christmas dinner and they turned out great!! I can’t wait to try these, there is nothing better than warm bread + garlic.

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    Lori D — January 7, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Wow- and I thought I wanted oatmeal for breakfast!

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    emily willingham — January 7, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    mmmm, looks so good!

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    Laura C. — January 7, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    These sound wonderful and are on my list of treats for next weekend! I’ve just started getting into making my own bread – some have been disasters and others have been wonderful. This looks foolproof : )

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    Katie — January 7, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Yum!!!!!!!! Nothing beats buttery-garlicy breadsticks! Thanks!

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    Julia — January 7, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    These look so great! Can’t wait to try them soon!

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    Emily — January 7, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    I’m in college and on the weekends, late night pizza and breadsticks is sometimes a must! I’m definitely going to have to surprise my roommates one night with this recipe instead!

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    cheryl — January 7, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    yum! those look amazing!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — January 7, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    OhmaaaGawddddd! Yes. These breadsticks. The garlic cheese dip. yessss

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    Amy Naumowicz — January 7, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Those bread sticks look amazing. Anything with bread and garlic gets me. AND I could totally use the gift card!!!

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    Yashica — January 7, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Those bread sticks look scrumptious……I love Pier One!

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    rachel — January 7, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I’ve been on a bread kick lately and these look simply delicious.

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    Abby — January 7, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    My sister would pass out over these. She’s the breadstick queen.

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    Erin @ Adventures of a Hungry Redhead — January 7, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Mmmm breadsticks. The perfect accompaniment to pizza and pasta – because carbs stick together! Ok fine, I’ll have mine with a salad.

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    Stephanie Jones — January 7, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    I love bread, especially garlic breadsticks, those look amazing! And I love pier1 as well :)

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    Rachel — January 7, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    These look fantastic. I’ve always been super intimidated by bread, but this looks manageable.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 7, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    These look freaking unreal!! Loooove it!

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    Janis S. — January 7, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Umm….those breadsticks look YUM!

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    Heather — January 7, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Those are a decadent treat!

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    lynn — January 7, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    those breadsticks look amazing!

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    Evelyn R — January 7, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Fresh, warm breadsticks are so good! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Ashley — January 7, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Welp, NOW I have the breadsticks to go along with my homemade Tuscan White Bean and Kale soup…homemade Olive Garden eats WHAT WHAT!!

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    Rachel — January 7, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Love the step by step recipe! Very much looking forward to trying these delicious breadsticks!

    I used to love going to Pier 1 Imports with my mom and would be soo happy to get this wonderful prize! Thanks again :)

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    Kelly — January 7, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Those look so delicious! I’ve recently moved to CO, so baking in the altitude has been an adjustment. I’m not sure I’m ready to tackle anything with yeast, but these might motivate me to just go for it.

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — January 7, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I want to eat all of them, immediately, please and thank you :)

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    Kristin McNeil — January 7, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Wow! Those look amazing. I will be making these for sure. Love your site!

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    Carrie Howard — January 7, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Ive been sitting here drooling over these! These will definitely make me break my vow to never use yeast again!!!

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    Aparna B. — January 7, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Wow! These look and sound fantastic! I will definitely have to make these one night soon! :)

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    Lisa — January 7, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Breadsticks are perfect for ANY meal, especially the ones you’ve baked!! I will give a try very soon!!! Thanks so much for the lovely giveaway!!

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    Eliza — January 7, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    I never thought of garlic cream cheese to go with breadsticks. Sounds yummy.

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    sandi b. — January 7, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Again you come through with another amazing EASY bread recipe, you have never let me down. These will go with spaghetti and meatballs and a nice Chianti perfectly, just one of those kinda nights tonight, thank you.

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    Amanda — January 7, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Those breadsticks sound totally delicious – they will definitely be going on my “to make asap” list!

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    Poetesswug (Deb) — January 7, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Yum! Yum! and more Yum!!!

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    Sarah S. — January 7, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    This covers my two favorite things, bread and cheese! Can’t wait to try making these!

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    Maureen — January 7, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    It is the morning and garlic and butter and breadstick sound delicious. I can only figure that your house smelled so so good while these were baking.

    Hope the day is not too hard on you.

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    Kari M — January 7, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Oh man! I know what I’m making some night this week :) Gosh I love bread too, I could never be one of those “gluten free” people, ridiculous

    Thanks for the recipe :)

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    Michelle Thomas — January 7, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Recipes involving yeast scare me, but I may have to try this one!

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    Dawn — January 7, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I make breadsticks often but have never had them with a garlic cheese dip. That looks delicious and is on my “to try” list.

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    Allison (Spontaneous Tomato) — January 7, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Those breadsticks look amazing! I am sending this link on to my girlfriend (who is much more of a baker than I am) in the hopes she will bake them for me! :)

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    Kristi P. — January 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    The kids will LOVE having some of these with dinners! A great way to mix up the “toast with dinner” routine;)

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    livivua — January 7, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Thenks for sharing the recipe!

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    Melissa — January 7, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Yum! These look great, I was looking for something to bake this weekend….this is the front runner! And yes I start thinking what I am baking the next weekend on Monday mornings….don’t we all?

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    yeahthatPaula — January 7, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Hey, Allison’s (Spontaneous Tomato) girlfriend checking in! I’ll definitely be making these bread sticks. Only an hour rise? So simple. Awesome.

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    Marie — January 7, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    That garlic cheese dip sounds like it’s to die for! I’ll HAVE to try that with these yummy breadsticks :)

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    Kate Young — January 7, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    yum! making spaghetti this week and these are defiantly going on the menu! Happy Monday!

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    Corynne O. — January 7, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Those look amazingly delicious and nice and easy to boot. Looking forward to trying them!

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    Victoria V — January 7, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I made a list of recipes or foods I want to try and make this year, and one of those is “something with yeast”. I’ve never used yeast before because it intimidates me…but these might be the ones!! Those breadsticks look AMAZING.

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    Kimberly — January 7, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I’ve always wanted to re-create restaurant quality bread sticks.

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    Jenny — January 7, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Holy Buckets, I am soo making these!

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    Ashley - baker by nature — January 7, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Whoa – these look incredible! So happy I found your blog today ;-)

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    Ally — January 7, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    These breadsticks look delicious! I know I usually find myself not attempting bread recipes often b/c they’re too time cnsuming or complicated but this one seems quick and straightforward. I think the kidlets might like it with a bowl of homemade soup. Thanks for posting step-by-step pics! :) (And Happy New Year btw!)

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    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — January 7, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    These breadsticks look amazing! Love that you brushed on MORE garlic/butter. . yum!!!!!

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    Cheryl C — January 7, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Yumbo! Those breadsticks look awesome. I’ve got to try them!

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    Megan | Eats Daily — January 7, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    These look so good! I love the addition of the garlic cheese dip

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    Stephanie — January 7, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    These look delicious! I’m planning on making your Caramelized Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts tonight, and now I think I’ll be making these as well! (And since I’m still deciding on an entree, I think I know where to keep looking…)

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    Julie K — January 7, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Can’t wait to try these! Delicious and all things I have in the pantry so I don’t even have to leave the house first!

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    Chardonnay @ This is not a Thrift Store — January 7, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Ooooh Breadsticks! The best part about eating out at nice restaurants it the amazing bread, I usually eat so much that I don’t have any room left for the entree. These look really good, and if I made them at home I wouldn’t need much else to go with them (maybe a cup of soup?). The dip is interesting, and probably delicious, but breadstick perfection rarely needs anything to complete it.

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    Lindsay Perry — January 7, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    My mouth is watering!!!

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    jackie — January 7, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    I have to know where you got your canisters from? the one that holds your flour…I’ve been meaning to ask I’m obsessed…oh and PS I love bread too…like a lot – love triangle?

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    Katie — January 7, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Oh my goodness, those breadsticks look fantastic! I am such a sucker for a good piece of bread…such a simple pleasure!

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    Lauren Elizabeth — January 7, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Oh my this looks delicious!! I have never thought to use cream cheese as a spread for breadsticks! Can’t wait to try this out on hubby!

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    Sandy H — January 7, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Bread and butter is so my weakness!!

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    AshleyW — January 7, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    mmmm. Looks DELICIOUS!!!!!! I need some right this very second!

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    Abigail B — January 7, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    This is going to be the perfect addition to our dinner of leftovers tonight! Thanks for another delicious recipe & the giveaway!

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    Christine — January 7, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    This recipe and the accompanying photos make me want to actually try baking bread! Looks delicious.

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    Gretchen — January 7, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Yum! Those look amazing!!!!:)

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    Caron — January 7, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Yummy!

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    Lily Sheng — January 7, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Since they closed the Pier1 Imports near my home I’ve been very sad and going to Gordman’s instead, but it’s just not the same! so thank you for the giveaway!

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    Cynthia — January 7, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I really need to jump on the ‘bread train’ and try to make it. One of these days I’ll find the time and see how easy it really is.

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    Kristin — January 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    YUMMM! A combination of some of my favorite things! Cheese, garlic, and bread!

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    Melissa Davis — January 7, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Wonderful post, I am GOING to try these! Thanks for the chance to win ;)

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    Ali.C — January 7, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    These breadsticks look delicious! Now I need an excuse to make them :)

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    heather — January 7, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    would love to win card

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    Cellabella — January 7, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    You’ve inspired me to bake my own bread!! Thank you so much for the giveaway too :)

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    Margaret Sun — January 7, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    These look sooo yummy. Nothing beats the taste nor the smell of fresh bread baking in your home. It is a sense memory that lasts forever.

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    The Chatty Housewife — January 7, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    I’m gluten-free but my husband would love these lol. Thanks for the chance to win the gift card… it doesn’t have any gluten! :)

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    Carol Mclemore — January 7, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    If I could only have one food to eat this would probably be it.

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    Tracy — January 7, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    They look fabulous. I love bread

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    Rebekah Allen — January 7, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    These look absolutely delicious, why not add the butter for a 4th time, YUM! And you made them look so easy to make, I will be sure to make these for the next pot luck I go to so that I can seem super Foodie and all. Hoping that Pier 1 will make it way to my door steps.

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    Kel — January 7, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Wow – amazing! I am saving this recipe to make.

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    Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper — January 7, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    There are some things I never really think to make and home and breadsticks are one of them. But these look really simple and delicious!

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    Monica — January 7, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Must add these to my “will make asap” list.

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    krysten — January 7, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    I want it all! YUM!

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    krystal — January 7, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    These totally remind me of Crazy Bread from Little Caesars. But … well, if I make them myself … it’s okay to eat the equivalent of a WHOLE BAG by myself ..RIGHT?!

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    Danise — January 7, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    YUMMY!!! I love salted bread sticks. I am also afraid of making bread but these might just have to be my maiden voyage!!!!

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    andrea — January 7, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Great! I was already starving sitting at work, now I am famished!!! Love bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

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    Holly B — January 7, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    These breadsticks look so amazing! They’d be perfect with tomato soup….drool.

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    Ellen Renee — January 7, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    I LOVE bread too but until recently it has been too intimidating to do. I have forced myself to try bread/yeast and pie crust recipes. I am still having issues rolling out my crust but I am doing it and trying to improve. I have never heard of this type of dip to use on garlic bread…it really sounds yummy.

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    patti — January 8, 2013 at 12:21 am

    theese bread sticks would be great with my homemade spagetti sauce
    espically while eating a good spagetti dinner…and thanks for the opportunity to win a nice gift…

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    Heather Hicks — January 8, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Yum! I love bread and a creamy dip.

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    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — January 8, 2013 at 12:24 am

    Yum and yum. Warm bread and cheese dip, either one of these things would make me happy never mind putting them together!

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    Kelly D — January 8, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Those breadsticks look delicious. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Jennifer — January 8, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Those pictures are making my mouth water. Thanks for the recipe!

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    MeredithB — January 8, 2013 at 12:27 am

    that garlicky cheese dip is rocking my world!

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    Shawna — January 8, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Breadsticks YUMMY!!!!

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    Tracy Leblang — January 8, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Looks awesome!!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — January 8, 2013 at 12:56 am

    These look amazing, Laurie! I do love me some bread.

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    Kerry — January 8, 2013 at 1:06 am

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it!

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    Lynda — January 8, 2013 at 1:30 am

    i would love to try these out!! thanks!

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    Natalie — January 8, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Oh my goodness these bread sticks look beyond amazing! Your pics have me drooling over here and I just finished eating dinner too! Gotta make these :)

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    Kathy B — January 8, 2013 at 1:43 am

    I see breadsticks in my future!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — January 8, 2013 at 1:57 am

    These remind me so much of garlic bread sticks we ate growing up – totally store bought but now I need to make some!

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    Tanya — January 8, 2013 at 2:12 am

    These look so yummy. I’m assuming I could make them with while wheat flour as well, right? I’m new to baking with whole wheat, so I am a bit lost.

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    Vanessa Chesebro — January 8, 2013 at 2:37 am

    I’ve never thought of garlicky cream cheese, but I love breadsticks! I just got introduced to your blog – I’m excited to peruse it and learn a few things!

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    Paige B. — January 8, 2013 at 2:42 am

    Yum, Those look delicious!!

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    Karen Goke — January 8, 2013 at 3:09 am

    If only I saw this recipe earlier in the day! Is it wrong to make breadsticks at 10pm at night???

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    Allison — January 8, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Thank you for this giveaway!

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    Aisha — January 8, 2013 at 3:18 am

    aaaand this is why I can’t yet realize my dream of being a real cook/chef person. I so need a blender! There are so many of your delicious recipes that I want to make and can’t! Those breadsticks look amazing but if I try to do them by hand as I’ve tried with other recipes, they won’t be as yummy. waah! thanks for sharing!

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    Deanna G. — January 8, 2013 at 3:57 am

    These look so yummy! :)

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    sara cee — January 8, 2013 at 4:10 am

    those look really super. I know what I will be doing this weekend!

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    Jammie — January 8, 2013 at 4:32 am

    LOVE them breadsticks! I try to make them twice a week for dinner. mmmm sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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    Leslie — January 8, 2013 at 5:33 am

    Thank you for offering this generous giveaway.

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    Winter Sundays — January 8, 2013 at 5:34 am

    Now I’m hungry. LOL. I could totally eat these bread sticks now!
    Great giveaway! There are def a few things I need for my pantry. ;-)

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    Susan Broughton — January 8, 2013 at 5:34 am

    Hope you had a great holiday! Those breadsticks sure look amazing. Crossing my fingers that I win!

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    Larry — January 8, 2013 at 5:36 am

    These breadsticks look amazing.

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    Kim C. — January 8, 2013 at 5:40 am

    They look so good and the Garlic Cheese Dip sounds wonderful.

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    Patricia @ ButterYum — January 8, 2013 at 5:45 am

    Wowzers – these look FANTASTIC!!!

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    sally — January 8, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Breadsticks!!!

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    Charlotte Crist — January 8, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Holy Breadsticks Batman! These look fantastical and I can’t wait to try them!

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    Terrie — January 8, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Can’t wait to try these. They look so yummy..

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    Yu Ming — January 8, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Love breadsticks… even more with the addition of garlic and cheese!!

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    Keisha — January 8, 2013 at 10:19 am

    These look amazing! I can almost taste these just looking at the picture. Im a total bread freak too….i love it.

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    Lori - The Kitchen Whisperer — January 8, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Where do I even begin? Bread, like bacon, is it’s own food group. And that cool garlic dip?! I’m so there!

    And Pier 1 Imports is such a fantabulous store! I just get lost for hours every time I’m in that store.

    Best Kitchen Wishes!

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    Amy (Savory Moments) — January 8, 2013 at 11:35 am

    I love warm, fresh breadsticks and these look extra good with the garlic cheese. So yummy!

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    Melanie — January 8, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Oh my, these look YUMMY!

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    Pam — January 8, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Call me crazy but I love the breadsticks at Fazzoli’s. They are so much better than Olive Gardens so I’m anxious to try your recipe. I’m making a big pot of spaghetti for the weekend so I’ll give ‘em a whirl!

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    SANDRA — January 8, 2013 at 11:56 am

    THEY LOOK AMAZINGGG!!! I SWEAR I CAN SMELL THEM,LOL.THANKS FOR SHARING!

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    Melissa M. — January 8, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    6 am and now I’m craving breadsticks!

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    Trisha Yost — January 8, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    I LOVE BREAD too, could definitely made a meal out of it. But what I’m wondering is, with all this bread, HOW DO YOU STAY SO SKINNY?!?! I will still try this recipe as a treat though, don’t you worry!

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    Megan — January 8, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Those look absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing. :) Megan

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    Rae — January 8, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    The first thing I thought of when I seen this was Anthony’s bread sticks!
    ummmm!

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    Jackie — January 8, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    You make this look so easy. I have to try these – num!

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    Amy — January 8, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Bread is a utensil in my house! I love bread with soup, pasta, stew and just about everything else.

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    Cindy Brickley — January 8, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    We will be trying these very soon. they look so good and we are bread fanatics. I don’t know why we never make bread sticks, we make different breads from around the globe and pizza doughs, but we never seem to ever make bread sticks (?). That is going to change! I would love to win the gift card from Pier1 Imports, I love that shop.

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    Mary Ellen Chodur — January 8, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    These look great! Can’t wait to try – hope the weekend gets here soon!

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    Amy L — January 8, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Oh my gosh- those look so good! Now i have to get my Kitchen Aid fixed so I can make them… :-)

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    Sarah — January 8, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    My sisters and I agree that we will definitely have to make these soon as fellow bread stick lovers. ;)

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    Tom Wilson — January 8, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Thanks for the recipe, I am prone to ruining my meal at a resturante by filling up on these before the meal arrives.

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    Barbara L — January 8, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Looks like I’ll be baking today!

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    Monchel — January 8, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    I’m hosting people for dinner this weekend and making lasagna. These breadsticks would be a perfect companion to that! Guess I have to update my shopping list…

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    Jenny — January 8, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I wish me could smell thru email. Looks so good.

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    Kara D — January 8, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    These look absolutely delicious!

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    Jan — January 8, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    The breadsticks look amazing

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    Gail — January 8, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    I could eat that whole basket – YUMMMM

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    kim s — January 8, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    looks yummy!

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    Lisa R — January 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Bread ticks are why I love pizza!

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    Jennifer Rittall — January 8, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Those breadsticks look amazing and I love Pier 1!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — January 8, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Love love breadsticks! Especially brushed with garlic butter. This dip sounds amazing! I can totally see myself going through it like nobody’s business :)

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — January 8, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I love the idea of a garlic cheese dip with fresh baked bread!

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    Paula S — January 8, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Oh my those look tasty! My family will love these. We go through so many breadsticks… I can’t wait to try my hand at these. Now to save for a nice new mixer ;)

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    Christina — January 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    These look DELICIOUS! I never would have thought to put garlic in cream cheese- very creative! Love reading your blog ; )

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    Shelly — January 8, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    These looks amazing! I love breadsticks!

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    Florence Wendell. — January 8, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    I love bread sticks but never think to make them. I like that you used garlic powder instead of garlic salt for those of us trying to use less salt.

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    Alaine — January 8, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    These look delicious :)

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    Carolyn G — January 8, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    What a great recipe. I am bookmarking it for future use.

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    Carolyn — January 8, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    OH M GEEEE! I am tripping over my own feet to get to the kitchen . . . will have these for dinner. And breakfast tomorrow. And lunch, if there are any survivors. Love your blog, love all the yummy photos and fun commentary, and love the way your recipes make our tummies feel. Keep on keeping on. Please.

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    Renee — January 8, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    I received a Kitchenaid stand mixer for Christmas and I can’t wait to make a bread recipe with it! This looks easy and good! Thanks!!

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    Elisa {fancyfreeme} — January 8, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Super fun give-away! These breadsticks look amazing, And doing the dough in the stand mixer makes it look so easy!!

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    Betsy M — January 8, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    O-M-G! I just returned from the store to find this delicious e-mail of yours in my inbox… THANK YOU!!! I’m a budding bread-baker (mostly to save some money & control ingredients), so I’m THRILLED you provided such a yummy-looking tutorial on making one of our family’s faves — though that garlic dip is a new one on us (where has THAT been all my life?).

    Happy New Year!

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — January 8, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    I need these breadsticks in my life and with garlic cheese dip, I could devour the entire batch!

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    Amanda Johnston — January 8, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    I love bread! But I, too, am terrified of making it. It’s the yeast; I’m afraid to fail.

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    Kim — January 8, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Those look so delicious, i could probably eat that dip with a spoon!

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    Barbara — January 8, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    These look yummy – going on my “to do” list!

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    Elke — January 8, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    I’m just starting to get into baking, but I feel like I could handle these breadsticks! Plus the added bonus of buttery, warm, soft bread at the end :) Thanks for the beautiful pictures – it gives me something to aspire to!

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    Andrea @ Martin Lane Designs — January 8, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    These look great – love your site!

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    Susan — January 8, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    No need to go to OG anymore just need to break out the mixer and your awesome recipie I feel an italian night coming this weekend. Thanks for the recipie.

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    Kristina N. — January 8, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    OMG. Those breadsticks look amazing. I’ll be making them this weekend!

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    Lisa McE. — January 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    I am in love! Ooops – drooled a little on the keyboard. But I don’t have a one of those nice mixers. Any possibility you could describe how to achieve the desired consistency for us Luddites!?

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    Leanne Tilmont — January 8, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    `My mouth is watering! There is nothing better than warm yeasty bread fresh from the oven, pure heaven, can’t wait to make these breadsticks :o)

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    Katie Contests — January 8, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    This. looks. amazing. Om nom nom nom

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    Laura — January 8, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    I love how you say “damp towel” – is that a piece of purple velvet? …this is what it sounds like – when doves cry…

    The breadsticks look delicious. That’s one I have yet to tackle at home!

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    Stephanie-Oh — January 8, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Ohhhh! Those bread sticks sure look good! I’ve baked many many loaves of bread in my lifetime, even sourdough, but I’ve never made bread sticks!!! Maybe I should give them a try. Thank you for sharing.

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    laura l. — January 8, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    These breadsticks look amazing. I love the smell of garlic bread.

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    Stella Belle and Reilly — January 8, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Love your site! Since my daughters corn allergy was diagnosed we have been scouring for recipes, we have made so many of yours and they are always awesome! We make your french bread multiple times a week and the bbq sauce is a staple for us we bottle yours and don’t bother buying it any more. Add in a fun contest and your site couldn’t get any better…..except maybe if it was scented so we could smell all the yummy-ness!

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    katherine d — January 8, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Breadsticks and a giveaway – perfect combo! hope I win!

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

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    jengreene — January 8, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    I have wanted to try bread but I’m a little scared to try its easy to mess up and i dont have a mixer with a dough hook can this be do by hand?

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    Michelle Levine — January 8, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    I love pier 1 because they have lots of peacock decor which I am all about lately ! those bread sticks look divine ! yum !

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    Joe — January 8, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    would love to win for wife – she broke up a cat fight and is a mess

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    Sara Burnette — January 8, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    I love bread too! I am a little scared of yeast though :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Sharon — January 8, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    thanks for the giveaway!

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    Brendon — January 9, 2013 at 12:07 am

    This looks pretty tasty!

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    jill — January 9, 2013 at 12:41 am

    yum. the garlic cheese dip looks delicious.

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    Aly Mashrah — January 9, 2013 at 12:44 am

    I love bread, too. A bit too much, I would say. This recipe looks delicious, so I will be trying it out the next time we make pizza, so we can have some on the side, which will be later this week! Thanks for the giveaway (:

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    Amy G. — January 9, 2013 at 12:47 am

    I am going to make these with a salad tomorrow night! Yum, yum – thank you!

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    Shari — January 9, 2013 at 12:49 am

    I’ve gone gluten-free, but I think I may take a little break from that for some of these bread sticks! ;) Great giveaway, thank you!

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    Tasha — January 9, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Yum! Can’t wait to try them!

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    Laura d. — January 9, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Yummy!! I can’t wait to make these!!!
    My husband said I went through an entire
    Cartridge of ink printing out all your delicious recipes! LOL :)
    But as soon as he tasted your homemade calzone…he was hooked!!!
    We love your amazing recipes! :-)

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    Michelle Porter — January 9, 2013 at 1:20 am

    Awesome giveaway. Hope that I win.

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    ATLKristen — January 9, 2013 at 1:37 am

    I love bread! Haven’t tried making my own, but it’s one of my 2013 food goals.

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    Nicole Moore — January 9, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Just found your site for the first time tonight while searching for champagne sauce. These breadsticks & dip sound like what my hometown pizza place used to make – I cannot wait to try these and bring back the memories! Future subscriber to your posts for sure.

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    Brittany — January 9, 2013 at 3:59 am

    Those breadsticks look delicous! I may have to try my hand at a recipe that includes the dreaded “yeast” in it. I usually flop such things!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — January 9, 2013 at 4:02 am

    I love bread too! I wish I didn’t, but it can’t be helped! These look amazing! And with that dip?! Hello!

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    Jessica — January 9, 2013 at 4:07 am

    I will never be able to stick to a love carb diet!

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    Lisa S — January 9, 2013 at 6:03 am

    Definitely plan to make this!

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    Throuthehaze — January 9, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Those look yummy! Thanks for the giveaway

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    Carolsue — January 9, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Oh wow! These look so good – wish I had to patience to make something like that!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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    Heather C — January 9, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I’m sure these are even better than olive gardens – so simple to make!

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    Joyce — January 9, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I also love bread, and these sound soooo good!

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    Doug — January 9, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    I do love my bread sticks…. While I usually prefer some red sauce to dip in, this could be a good change!

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    Tiffany — January 9, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    These look so yummy! I have never tried making breadsticks, but now I need to. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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    Amy R — January 9, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    I am eating a delicious salad for lunch right now and I wish I had those breadsticks to go with it! YUM

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    Lynn — January 9, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    I have always been intimidated by baking but you made this look s easy!!! Thanks for the recipe!

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    F Crossley — January 10, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Thank you for your wonderful recipes, and for sharing the major benefit of a garlic press.

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    Phyllis — January 10, 2013 at 3:23 am

    Those breadsticks look amazing!

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    Shailini Baliguat — January 10, 2013 at 5:25 am

    I was looking for a recipe that looks exactly like the one I ate in an Italian restaurant last month. I think I just found it. I’m going to try this one out.

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    Deb C — January 10, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Bravo! You make these look so good and delicious. I think I’d like the dip warm though. I don’t like anything to come between me and warm bread!

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    Jen — January 10, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Stop making everything look sooooo good!

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    Claire — January 10, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Yummmm! and I LOVE Pier 1, it’s a dangerous dangerous store.

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    Janet C — January 10, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    You’re making it much harder to cut down on the carbs!!

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    Elle — January 10, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    I love breadsticks, Pier One and all your fabulous recipes!!
    Sooo looking forward to making this for my family this weekend!
    Thank you!

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    Liz O. — January 10, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    There is nothing better than warm, fresh baked bread! Yum!

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    Rachel Cooks — January 10, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    These look unbelievable dangerous. Love your flour canister, btw!

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    brandee — January 10, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! You inspire me! and I love Pier 1 too:)

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    Karen — January 10, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I have a fear of making bread but this recipe is too amazing not to try! TXS!

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    kjasus — January 11, 2013 at 1:23 am

    these look soooooo yummY!

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    Erica Moulton — January 11, 2013 at 4:16 am

    I have the Lap Band which makes bread very difficult to eat…but I love it so! Instead of several breadsticks I can usually handle only half of one now, but I savor every bite! This looks AMAZING!!! Olive Garden has nothing on your kitchen!!

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    Jennifer S — January 11, 2013 at 4:24 am

    These breadsticks look so yummy! Thanks for the recipe.

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    Jill J — January 11, 2013 at 4:45 am

    I love breadsticks! Yummy :)

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    Laurie Edwsrds — January 11, 2013 at 5:08 am

    this looks scrumptastic and I look forward to using my Kitchenaide mixer dough hook!

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    Felicia Aguilar — January 11, 2013 at 5:12 am

    I am always afraid to try anything with yeast but this looks amazing!