Garlic is one of my favorite seasonings. I use fresh garlic most of the time, but I always have garlic powder on hand to add to bread stick and pizza dough. I know many people are afraid of the smell and the strong taste, but there are so many variations to using garlic that can make it work for everyone. The longer garlic is cooked, the more mellow it becomes. James Beard's famous Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic proves this point well.
I'm planting lots of garlic this year. Roes love garlic so I'm plating garlic around all our rose bushes.