Garlic, sold by the pound. While garlic has been said to keep vampires away, the aroma of garlic cooking will bring friends and family to the table. Many will buy frozen garlic bread at the store for convenience, but try making your own the next time you make Italian foods. Few things smell as good as garlic cloves roasting in the oven - and they taste great as a side or spread on toast or crackers. For more involved options, try making garlic butter Tuscan shrimp and pasta, garlic basil chicken with asparagus, or salmon pasta in a creamy garlic sauce.