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Old 12-31-2013, 09:53 PM   #1
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Ranch Dressing Mix

I decided we needed dip for the veggie platter. Not having any "mixes" in the house, I gave this a try:

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix | Gimme Some Oven

I mixed a couple of soup spoonfuls with 1-1/2 c Greek yogurt. My two guests really liked it. I did go a little heavier on the dill and light on the salt. There is a small jar leftover (I happen to keep powdered buttermilk in the house for using in the bread machine).
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:15 PM   #2
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I never thought of making a mix. I just make it from scratch and it varies by my mood, what goes in it and how much.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:46 AM   #3
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I've made cajun seasoning mix, leaving out the salt so I can use as much as I like without excess salt. It's great!

I especially like it in a pot of beans because I usually don't have to add any salt at all, since many of the sausages or smoked meats I use add enough salt for me.

There are plenty of recipes for various mixtures online. I may try the ranch mix too. I like to use bottled ranch dressing for flavoring and by making my own mixture, I can control the salt content while still being able to add as much seasoning as I like.
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Old 01-01-2014, 07:31 AM   #4
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I am mindful about salt intake. Many things I make that have distinct spice flavors, I omit the salt altogether or just use a pinch. I think we use a similar recipe to make ranch dressing, I would have to check.

What else you say = use dry buttermilk in the bread machine. Now, that is something I never thought of doing. Good Tip.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:50 PM   #5
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I decided we needed dip for the veggie platter. Not having any "mixes" in the house, I gave this a try:

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix | Gimme Some Oven

I mixed a couple of soup spoonfuls with 1-1/2 c Greek yogurt. My two guests really liked it. I did go a little heavier on the dill and light on the salt. There is a small jar leftover (I happen to keep powdered buttermilk in the house for using in the bread machine).
I've saved that. How long would the mix keep in a screw top jar in the 'fridge? I mostly live alone and there's only so much salad dressing a woman can use at one fell swoop.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:52 PM   #6
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Once you mix it with milk/yogurt, I would imagine a week in the fridge. The dry mix keeps for 3 months according to the person who posted it.
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Thanks. I copied and saved it too. I never heard of powdered buttermilk? In fact, I have never seen it before. I will look for it next time in store.
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The only place I have found powdered buttermilk is at health food stores.
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Thanks. I copied and saved it too. I never heard of powdered buttermilk? In fact, I have never seen it before. I will look for it next time in store.
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It's in the powdered/canned milk section in our grocery store, Publix. You have to keep refrigerated once it's open. I bought it because I got tired of having to buy a bottle of buttermilk for biscuits or a ranch dressing we make and then having to figure out something else to make before the buttermilk went bad. Works just fine in the recipes I've tried that call for it, though I do tend to use a little more of the powder than the can calls for when reconstituting.
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It's in the powdered/canned milk section in our grocery store, Publix. You have to keep refrigerated once it's open. I bought it because I got tired of having to buy a bottle of buttermilk for biscuits or a ranch dressing we make and then having to figure out something else to make before the buttermilk went bad. Works just fine in the recipes I've tried that call for it, though I do tend to use a little more of the powder than the can calls for when reconstituting.
So that's what I did wrong. The powdered buttermilk got hard as a rock in the pantry. I might get another box. I'm sure you know that a little lemon juice or vinegar added to whole milk will be a pretty good sub for buttermilk in a recipe. I never have whole milk on hand however.
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