Monday, October 5, 2015

Home Made Ranch Seasoning for Secret Recipe Club

 I didn't think I'd make it.
It's finally Reveal Day, and I get to share what I made for it.

Reveal Day?  you ask, well it is if you're a member of the Secret Recipe Club and you're in Group A.  And since I'm not only a Secret Recipe Club member but also part of Group A, it's finally time.

The Secret Recipe Club consists of four groups of bloggers, we're all assigned to a different group, and then the fun begins.  Our group leader assigns us a blog, secretly, from our group and we have to make a recipe from their blog and tell you all about it at our assigned time.  I'm in Group A, and for us our assigned "Reveal" day is the first Monday of the Month.
My blog this month was A Fit and Spicy Life /.
Mellissa loves her wine, but she has some awesome recipes on her blog as well.   I have to admit to looking in the appetizer section first, cause I love doing appetizers, and I have her Pimento Dip earmarked to make, cause gee, it has Goat Cheese instead of cream cheese, and it sounded fantastic.   And did I mention she got my blog last month?  Well, she did and made one of my favourites from it. 

However I also found this recipe for Home Made Ranch Seasoning and got stuck there.  I like home made sauces and dips and being able to have this in the cupboard to use when I need Ranch Dressing, well all I can say is WOOHOO!!!  
So without further ado...

Home Made Ranch Dressing.  *

2 Tablespoons Dried Parsley
1 teaspoon Dried Dill Weed
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
1/2 teaspoon Dried Onion Flakes
1/2 teaspoon Dried Basil
1/2 teaspoon Dried Tarragon (not in the original recipe, but I love Tarragon so I added it) 
1/2 teaspoon Pepper  ( I didn't add the pepper, I prefer fresh ground pepper on top of my salad)
1/4 teaspoon salt  (I rarely use salt, so didn't add any)

Mix all the seasonings and store in a lidded container.
To mix the dressing add 1 Tablespoon of the mix to 1/3 cup of Mayonnaise and 2 ounces of milk.
*mix it up ahead of time, to let the dried herbs re-hydrate.  Otherwise the herbs just kind of sit there like a lump.
I used Buttermilk instead of milk, cause I love Buttermilk Ranch, and it was good. 

It's also totally awesome with some Blue Cheese Crumbles mixed in.

Just sayin...
BTW, this is my 600th post on the blog, cannot believe I'd had that much to say about food and how to make it and best of all share with my friends.  

Now to go see who got my blog and check out which recipe caught their fancy.

Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. Replies
    1. I know, right? Have some in my spice drawer right now. Never can tell when you might need some Ranch dressing.

  2. I love making my own dressing - this looks like a great ranch dressing!

    1. Me too, cause then I know just what is in it. And this was good.


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