Friday, September 7, 2012

Homemade Ranch Dressing - Crazy Cooking Challenge

The Crazy Cooking Challenge is entering it's second year! Woo-hoo! It has been so much fun participating in these challenges! This month's theme is Ranch Dressing/Dip. Maybe it's just me, but I think homemade dressing tastes so much better ... plus I can say all the names of the ingredients in the homemade stuff! I pinned this recipe from Forkful of Comfort awhile back. I decided to use that recipe for the inspiration for this challenge. It was so easy and good! I had everything on hand to make this on such a short notice. I used a little less buttermilk, only because we prefer a thicker dressing and tinkered with a few of the seasonings. 






Homemade Ranch Dressing
Slightly adapted from Forkful of Comfort
Yield: about 2 cups

¾ cup buttermilk
¾ cup sour cream
½ cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. parsley
½ tsp. pepper
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. onion powder
⅛ tsp. thyme
½ tsp. dill weed
½ tsp. lemon juice
¼ tsp. sugar

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, mixing until well combined. Cover and chill for at least an hour before serving. 




You can find all of my Crazy Cooking Challenge recipes below:


If you're interested in participating, October's theme is Apple Pie - you can read all about the challenge at Mom's Crazy Cooking. It has been so much fun for me. :)

I hope you enjoy!

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27 comments:

  1. Looks good, I want to try it, never made it not from 'the packet'

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  2. I like that this recipe uses dill weed!!

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  3. Oh my, that is awesome that ranch can be homemade!! And all those links with more ranch recipes... so cool. Thanks for sharing. Found you blog hoppin. :)

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  4. Hi Jamie, Your recipe sounds yummy. I never thought to add thyme, I'll add it in next time I make dip.

    I'm looking forward to linking up to 'Fall Y'all' and finding more delicious fall recipes to try.

    Joanne

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  5. I could just get a spoon and dive in.

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  6. I never thought about it but a good ranch dressing is a challenge. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

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  7. Mmmmmm....this looks perfect! Nice that I usually have all these ingredients on hand :)

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  8. Hmmmm... will have to try adding some thyme to the recipe I made. I wanted to use buttermilk but only had regular milk on hand. Looks yummy!

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  9. Hi Jamie! I'm ashamed to say that, as much ranch dressing as we use in this house, I have never even tried to make a homemade version. I may have to break that trend now. You have de-mystified it. Thanks for stopping by Posed Perfection this week and leaving me a sweet comment about my Ozark Apple Cake. Yes, the movie was Sleepless in Seattle...one of my favorites. Have a great weekend.
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  10. your spice blend sounds great! I'll have to give it a try!

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  11. Oh my! This sounds wonderful! I must make it soon!

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  12. Yum, this sound so much better than the supermarket ranch dressing!

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  13. Very similar to my ranch dressing recipe! Sounds great! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

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  14. I'm so glad that I following you, Jamie! This dressing looks so good! I can't believe I never thought to just make it myself. Thanks for posting on Delicate Construction, I'm pinning:)

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  15. Oh, I will try that! Do you think it keeps as long as the sour cream and/or buttermilk dates on their packages? And I'll check out the cooking challenge site too! Hope you had a blessed Sunday!

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  16. I'm anxious to give this a try. Thank you for the recipe.
    Patricia

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  17. Sounds great, I always make my own dressing! It's better and cheaper! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  18. I think I need to pick up some buttermilk. I bet it adds a really nice flavour. Jen

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  19. How fun! I never even knew you could make dressing yourself...how crazy am I?!

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  20. Looks so good! I love ranch and I also love the idea of knowing what is in my salad dressing. I'm pinning this to make it soon.

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  21. thanks for this! I am super picky when it comes to ranch, and have yet to find something store bought that I like, will def. try this!

    www.thegloriarecord.blogspot.com

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  22. This dressing looks really good! I will have to try it!

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  23. Having fun checking out the blog hop! Your ranch looks delicious! I love homemade salad dressing!

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  24. Let the dipping begin! I like to see thyme in a buttermilk dressing. Thanks for linking with See Ya In the Gumbo.

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  25. I LOVE homemade ranch dressing! In fact it is the only way I will eat it. But I have never made it from scratch. I cant wait to try this. THanks for sharing!

    gumballsandcottoncandy.com

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  26. Hi Jamie,
    This is great dressing, it looks really rich. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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