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Ranch Dressing


My family has been making this since the 1970’s. It’s an adaption from the Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing mix that was really big then. Everyone always loves it! My son in law Joe Wodark thinks I should market my Ranch Dressing 😉

The ingredients for this dressing are in many of the foods I grew up with. My grand parents were from Russia. They used a lot of buttermilk, sour cream, garlic, dill

This can be a salad dressing or a dip for vegetables. Use more buttermilk for a thinner salad dressing and less for a thicker dip. You can add more or less garlic and dill too, depending on your preference. I like to use a clear glass canning jar for this. It’s easy to store in the frig. Use a spoon to pour over your salads.

  • In a quart jar whisk together:

2 cups Hellmann’s Mayonnaise 

1/2 cup sour cream

1 large clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon dried dill weed

  • Then add the buttermilk and give a final whisk

1 cup buttermilk

  • Cover with a piece of plastic and then the canning lid
  • Store in the frig
  • Voila!

Cucumber Salad with Green Onion


Cucumbers are abundant all year. It’s a nice cool crunchy salad anytime.

4 cucumbers, peeled and sliced 

2-4 green onions, sliced

1/2 cup light or regular Hellmanns mayonnaise

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried dill weed, optional

  • In a large bowl combine the cucumbers and onion
  • In a small bowl combine the mayo, buttermilk, salt and sugar
  • The dill is optional and completely changes the flavor
  • Mix together and serve cold.
  • Store it in the frig till serving time
  • Voila!