I’ve tried everything when it comes to making homemade ranch dressing. I can’t even count how many “ranch spice” mixes I’ve experimented with. I’ve made it using yogurt, buttermilk and sour cream. The thing is my ranch lover (Big A) will have none of them.
She tells me her favorite is Granny’s ranch dressing. And Granny uses the Hidden Valley packets mixed with sour cream. I did that for a while but so much of it went to waste. And the bottled dressings always disappoint! So after a long break from making ranch, I tried a recipe that seemed simple enough but it called for quite a bit of dill. The dressing was way too “dilly” and that’s when it hit me. The type of ranch dressing Big A (and me) likes doesn’t have a ton of spices in it. Then I found this Hidden Valley knock of recipe on Todd Wilbur’s site and knew I was onto something. (more…)