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

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

  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. :)

  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.


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

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

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

  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!

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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:)


  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!

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

  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!

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

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

  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.

  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!


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

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

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

  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!


  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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