ranch dressing

Jan 1, 2011 by

i love ranch dressing.  i don’t love the calories, but i think that this may have an edge on store-bought varieties because it lacks preservatives.  it’s also delicious.  i think i might try using fresh chives next time and also mincing up green onion to use in addition to onion powder.  and maybe doubling the garlic powder.  it’s a work in progress.  🙂 1/2 c light mayo 1/4 or 1/2 c light sour cream (1/4 c for salads, 1/2 c for dip) 3/4 or 1/4 c buttermilk (3/4 c for salads, 1/2 c for dip) 1/2 tsp dried chives 1/2 tsp dried parsley 1/4 tsp dried dill weed 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp onion powder 1/8 tsp salt 1/8 tsp ground black pepper in a large bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients. cover...

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ranch bacon pasta salad

Jun 10, 2010 by

pasta salad from the box is really good for hot summer months when you need something to go with dinner in a pinch.  i decided to kick it up a notch and make it from scratch.  it’s my first pasta salad (other than making mom’s pasta crab salad, which is something that i’ll have to add soon!) 1 12 oz. box whole wheat pasta 10 slices bacon, cooked until crispy and chopped 1 c mayo 1 pkg. ranch dressing mix 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp pepper 1/2 c milk 1 pkg. cherry tomatoes 1 c shredded cheddar cheese bring a large pot of water to boil and cook pasta until al dente.  drain and rinse with cool water. in a large bowl, mix mayo, ranch dressing mix, garlic powder and pepper.  stir in...

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buttermilk ranch chicken strips...

May 13, 2010 by

i’m fan of chicken strips.  i like that you can eat them with a variety of dips and they always taste good.  i also like that you can get them at just about any restaurant.  chicken strips are always a safety net for me. 🙂  anyways, i’ve struggled with finding a really good chicken strip recipe that you can make at home, you know, sans the deep fryer, messy batter and extra fat and calories.  i think i’ve finally found it! 12-14 chicken tenderloins 2 eggs 3/4 c buttermilk 1 1/2 c dried bread crumbs 1/3 c grated parmesan cheese 1 packet hidden valley ranch dressing mix salt and pepper to taste preheat oven to 400°. in a small bowl, whisk together eggs and buttermilk.  in a larger bowl, mix together bread crumbs, parmesan...

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