Roasting Garlic at Home
The first step is to cut the tops off of each bulb, making sure that each clove is exposed. Then dip the bulbs in olive oil or, if you are just doing one or two, drizzle them with the oil.
Put them in an oven @ about 400°F for ~35 minutes. I use a convection oven, but gas would work just fine.
Finally I pop the roasted cloves out of the skin and put them in a storage container right away. Again, garlic + oil can = botulism if not properly stored.
So far, I've tried them on corn chips, in salsa, in burritos, and in mashed potatoes and they provide each dish with a sweet and creamy garlic zing without overpowering any of the other flavors. I can strongly recommend trying this at home the next time you are faced with a "too much garlic" dilemma.