In today’s blog post I’m going to give you a great recipe for this Easy Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread.  I thought you might like to make it for your Super Bowl Party.  But first, I have a confession to make.

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My dear friend, Lisa, (Interior Designer extraordinaire) turned me on to it about a year ago and ever since I’ve been pinning away.  I used to rip out the pages of all my magazines for inspiration, and then spend hours filing them. Now, I get my inspiration from Pinterest and file all the ideas I see onto my Pinterest Boards.  It is a wonderful thing!

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I have 101 Pinterest Boards and I have pinned 18,740 pins.


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I currently have 1310 Pinterest Followers and counting.  I’d love for you to follow me too!  You can do so by clicking here.


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Or, you can click on the Pinterest Icon (see that “P”) right here on my blog and follow my Pinterest Boards that way.


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I probably spend way too much time on Pinterest.  But, as a new blogger, I discovered that of all the social media outlets I participate in: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, I get the most click-throughs to my blog from Pinterest.  The way that happens is like this:  Every time I publish a new post to my blog, I also pin the content and photos from the blog post to my Pinterest boards.  I pin to the board dedicated to After Orange County……

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Or I pin to a more specific board dedicated to one theme.  For example, yesterday I published a blog post entitle “Game Day Guacamole”.  So I pinned my photo of Guacamole to my pin board entitled “The Appetizer”.  Now, if people on Pinterest happen to see the pin and like what they see, they can pin it to one of their own boards. Or, by clicking on the “pin”, it will take them right to my blog where they can read the post and print the recipe.


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Oh, and one other thing……  If you are on my blog and see something you’d like to pin to your own Pinterest Boards, I have made that real easy for you to do.  As you scroll through my blog posts if you hover your mouse over a photo a little “Pin It” button will appear on the top left side of the photo.  Can you see that in the photo below?  By clicking on that “Pin It” icon you can automatically pin the photo to your own Pinterest Boards.  I’d love it if you did that:)

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So, what does all this talk about Pinterest have to do with the recipe for Easy Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread?  Well, one day while surfing Pinterest, I ran across a pin for Cheesy Mushroom Pull Apart Bread.

Photo Credit - BeantownBaker.com

Photo Credit – BeantownBaker.com

It was posted by a Blogger called Beantown Baker.  I visited the blog and got her recipe.  I just had to make it for my family but since my boys don’t like mushrooms, (a travesty in my opinion), I decided to change it up a bit.  Here is the recipe I came up with, as adapted from Beantown Baker’s recipe.

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Thank you Beantown Baker for the great inspiration!

Enjoy your Super Bowl parties!

All opinions expressed in this post are my own.   All photos are the original property of Celia Becker @ www.AfterOrangeCounty.com and may not be reproduced without specific permission.

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This delicious pull-apart bread will be the hit of your Super Bowl party!
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • 1 Large Round Loaf of Unsliced Sourdough Bread
  • 1 Stick Butter, Melted (1/2 Cup)
  • ¼ Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, Pressed Through a Garlic Press
  • ½ Teaspoon Coarse Ground Pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons Poppy Seeds
  • 12 Ounces Mozzarella Cheese, Thinly Sliced
  • ½ Cup Finely Diced Green Onions, Both Green & White Parts
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  3. Using a large bread knife and starting at one end of the loaf, slice the bread into 1 inch strips, being careful not to cut through the bottom crust.
  4. Rotate the loaf and cut in the other direction in the same fashion.
  5. Place the cut loaf on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the butter, parmesan cheese, garlic, pepper and poppy seeds.
  7. Using a pastry brush, brush the butter mixture into the cut crevices of the bread.
  8. Insert the mozzarella slices between the cuts in the loaf.
  9. Using your fingers, sprinkle on the green onions, pushing them down into the loaf.
  10. Wrap the foil around the loaf, sealing it tightly.
  11. Bake for 15 minutes, then unwrap the bread and continue baking until the cheese has melted.
  12. Serve hot.
  13. Enjoy!