Cheesy Garlic Bread

½ cup butter, softened
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup chopped scallions
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon Creole seasoning
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1½ cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 1-pound loaf of French bread, halved lengthwise*

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Thoroughly blend all ingredients together (except the bread, natch) in a large bowl. Slice each half of French bread diagonally into four pieces. Spread the cheese mixture evenly on the bread. Bake for 8 minutes. Set the oven to broil, and broil until hot and bubbly, about 2 additional minutes.

This is good hot from the oven, room temperature, or even cold.

*Don’t feel you need to limit yourself to French bread. Any thick-sliced bread will do. It’s wonderful on Rye bread.