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T his linky party is the perfect place to show off your creativity! Share your blog posts, for a chance to be featured next month!     WELCOME to the August 2022  " You're the Star " Blog Hop! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog: Keep cool during these last few weeks of summer with my delicious 3-Ingredient No Churn Ice Cream ! ___________________________ WELCOME to  HOME feature week of the August 2022  " You're the STAR " blog hop! Meet your HOME week Hosts   This week is HOME feature week Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs: Bev from Eclectic Red Barn Cindy from Mom, the Lunch Lady Niki from Life as a LEO Wife This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU! There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month.   The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:

Garlic Parmesan Knots

Homemade garlic Parmesan knots are soft, fluffy and fool proof. They come together in under 30 minutes- there's nothing easier than that!

It's soup season! I love when the cold weather hits, it gives me a reason to make soup! As much as I love soup, I also LOVE to make something to dip into my soup. Sometimes it's as simple as a toasted bagel, or a grilled cheese; but once in a while I love to make fresh bread or rolls. My kids are always excited when fresh bread hits the table and by the next day, the loaf or rolls have been thoroughly enjoyed. These rolls are something simple I have been able to teach them how to make. 

There is just something so intoxicating about fresh bread. Maybe it's the buttery yeasty smell as it's cooking. Maybe it's the pillowy soft, chewy texture that makes me want to eat several at one time. Fresh bread is just so different than store bought loaves, and it just seems to make meals that much more special. Some of my favourite childhood memories are of coming home to my mom, kneading dough for fresh bread, to accompany our dinner. 

These garlic Parm knots have always been one of my favourites. The dough doesn't have to rise as long as it would for something like a dinner roll, so they are much easier to make. Do not feel intimidated by the shaping of this dough. It's as easy as tying a knot! Simply take both ends, as you would a piece of twine and make a loose knot with the dough. Once it rises it will looks beautiful!  Brushed with garlic butter, before and after baking, these rolls bake up, soft, fluffy and delicious. The smell will be so intoxicating, you will be filled with anticipation of the first delicious bite!

Equipment needed for this recipe

  • stand mixer with dough hook (optional)
  • large mixing bowl
  • wooden spoon
  • measuring cups  (for both liquid and dry measures)
  • measuring spoons
  • kitchen thermometer (for the water)
  • microwave safe bowl
  • baking sheets
  • a bench scraper or sharp knife (to cut dough)
  • pastry brush

Garlic Parmesan Knots

1 1/2 C warm water (110 degrees F)
1 Tbs yeast
2 Tbs sugar
3 1/2 C flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/3 C grated Parmesan cheese, plus some for sprinkling
1/4 C butter, melted
4 cloves garlic, minced

In a liquid measuring cup, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar and let it sit and bubble for a few minutes. In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, garlic powder, salt and Parmesan; mix well. Add yeast mixture and knead for 3 minutes. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes. (I do all of this in my mixer)

While dough rests, put butter and minced garlic in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave for 30 seconds; until butter is melted. 

 Lightly spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Using a bench scraper, or a sharp knife, divide the dough in half, then divide each half into 8 pieces. Roll each piece of dough into a long 1/2-inch thick rope. Take both ends of the dough and wrap them as if tying a knot. Place on prepared baking sheets and brush with half of the garlic butter.

Raise for 10-20 minutes. Preheat your oven to 375 and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden. Once you take them out of the oven, brush them with the remaining garlic butter and sprinkle with extra Parmesan cheese.


I'm sharing this recipe at these linky parties!


  1. I love homemade breads, I would like to have this also for breakfast :)

    1. I agree. Homemade bread is good any time of the day!

  2. What a great idea to have these with soup! It is definitely soup season!!!

    1. Thank you! Who doesn't love to dip something in their soup?

  3. WOW!! I would have never imagine that it would be that easy to make Garlic Parmesan Knots. Love them and now they are on my list to be made in my own kitchen . Thank you for sharing.

    1. Right?!? They look daunting but quite simple to make :)

  4. Absolutely yummy! And so easy to make using your recipe. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  5. I’ve never made homemade bread before but these garlic knots sound like they are worth the effort! I think I even have some yeast on hand so it’s probably time to try making some bread!

  6. Garlic knots are one of my favorite things to order out. Your recipe makes it easy for me to get my fix and make them at home!

  7. OMG just read the title and fell in love with this recipe!! I’m making these for my boyfriend.

  8. OMG just read the title and fell in love with this recipe!! I’m making these for my boyfriend.

  9. You are talking my language. Thank you for sharing on the Classy Flamingos Blog Party,

  10. I love garlic knots! Thank you for the great recipe!

  11. these look amazing!! i love butter, salt and garlic. a perfect combination.

  12. Thank you for sharing with us at Farm Fresh Tuesdays Blog Hop! Your garlic knots are one of my features at this week's hop. See you there!
    Melissa | Little Frugal Homestead

  13. Thanks for sharing. I saved your recipe to try! Have a good weekend.


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