This is how my grandmother makes garlic bread. I think that she makes the best garlic bread ever. Buy some good Italian bread. Slice it on the bias, but not all of the way through.
In a bowl, stir together 1 stick of softened butter, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1/4 cup chopped parsley, salt and pepper.
Spread the butter mixture in between the slices of bread. Bake the bread in a 400 degree oven until it is crispy and warm.