Make your favorite bread even better by mixing a touch of butter with olive oil and infusing it all with chopped fresh garlic. Cut into "breadsticks," baked until the aroma calls you and the bread is golden brown, it is one of the simple pleasures that makes life so delicious.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small saucepan, combine the oil, butter, garlic, and salt. Heat over medium-low heat until butter is melted; remove from the heat.
Cut the loaf of bread in half lengthwise. Cut each half crosswise in three pieces. Then cut each piece in four 1/2-inch-wide sticks. Brush the breadsticks with the garlic-infused mixture, sprinkle with parsley, then place on a baking sheet. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until edges are golden brown.