Not fond of garlic? Drop it, and add herbs, onion or seeds instead. For herb bread, mix 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese and 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt with the butter. For onion bread, mix 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion or chives with the butter. For seeded bread, mix 1 teaspoon celery seed, poppy seed, dill seed or sesame seed with the butter.
Heat the bread in your microwave. Do not wrap loaf in foil. Instead, divide the loaf in half, and place halves side by side in napkin-lined microwavable basket or on microwavable dinner plate. Cover with napkin and microwave on Medium (50%) 1 minute 30 seconds to 3 minutes, rotating basket 1/2 turn after 1 minute, until bread is hot.