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Homemade Croutons

A great use of leftover bread - especially bread that's a little stale.


  • 1 loaf bread (French, homemade, something hearty)
  • olive oil
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • basil
  • oregano
  • red pepper flakes (optional - definitely would add a kick!)


  1. Cut bread into cubes about 1 inch square.

  2. On a large cookie sheet, spread bread cubes and sprinkle with olive oil.  Don't overdo it, but be a little generous.

  3. Sprinkle with seasonings - garlic powder, salt, pepper, basil and oregano is what I use.

  4. Bake at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes.

  5. Let cool before devouring!