Monday, February 8, 2010

Homemade Ranch Dressing

I hope everyone enjoyed the big game (and commercials) and ate all their favorite Super Bowl foods. I made a new recipe for Chili, and that recipe will be coming soon.

My husband wanted take-out pizza for dinner one night, and I needed something to balance out all the carby/cheesey deliciousness that is pizza you don't make yourself. I was craving a salad, a really good salad, to grab some of my attention away from the pizza.

I remembered the Homemade Ranch Dressing recipe from The Pioneer Woman cookbook. I made this with dried herbs, and that made it pretty quick and easy to whip up. Please go to her site to view the recipe, as I did not veer from her original recipe, other than halving the fresh herbs down to dried.

I also used a new product, buttermilk powder, and I'm having fun experimenting with it. I first saw it at Lynn's Kitchen Adventures, and have since used to enchance my biscuits, pancakes, and any recipe that calls for buttermilk. It worked great in this recipe.

This made over 2 cups of dressing, which was obviously more than we consumed that night, but we added it to our Super Bowl food spread with some veggies to dip. Good stuff!

Easy Cooking | Simple Cooking 


  1. What a great idea. I was just looking at the labels of Ranch dressing the other day and saw so many of them have MSG. I don't like MSG, so making homemade is a great idea!!

  2. Mikki - I totally agree about the is in so many prepared foods, and being able to avoid it is nice! Rita