Sara Noel

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How to make a homemade ranch dressing mix.

Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe

Keeping some essential ingredients handy is the key to planning ahead and maintaining a well-stocked pantry. Having a well-stocked pantry ensures that you have a personal reserve which is not only convenient, but also serves as a backup if you're unable to shop.

Many ingredients you have on hand can be utilized to create your own time-saving pantry staples. One item that you can easily make yourself is Ranch Dressing Mix. It can be used as a seasoning or salad dressing. Mix it up as a savory new addition to your pantry.

15 saltine crackers
1 cup dry parsley
1/2 cup dry onions
2 Tablespoons thyme
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Whirl in blender until crumbs are very small. Store in an airtight container. It will keep for 1 year.

To use
Whisk together 1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup buttermilk and
1 Tablespoon Ranch Dressing

Sara Noel is a freelance writer and the Editor/Publisher of both and of Visit both these sites for information on getting back to basics through frugality, gardening, lost arts, simplicity, and natural family living.

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