I love, maybe a little too much, homemade croutons for my salads and soups.
Melt 4 T butter over medium heat. Stir in 1 minced clove of garlic. Cook & stir for about one minute. Toss in 3 thick slices of French bread (actually any non sweet bread will work - I'm using regular white bread today), cubed. Coat. Spread onto a cookie sheet or pizza stone. Bake 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 350 or until dry & golden. To prevent it from burning, check on it every couple of minutes.