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Tammy's Ranch Dressing Mix

When I first began making ranch dressing mix from scratch, I started with the ranch dressing recipe from Self-Reliance by Jamie:
I still LOVE her taco seasoning mix and onion soup mix recipes and use them regularly, although we personally find the sugar in the onion soup recipe unnecessary.
Unfortunately, while the ranch dressing recipe was one that others I knew used (because they would send me theirs and it was the same), I didn't care for it as much as the store bought because of the overpowering onion flavor it had.
I tried and experimented and came up with my own recipe which follows. (Please note: different brands of garlic powder have different strengths. You may prefer to start off with a tablespoon less garlic powder and increase by teaspoons as you make up the batches. And just add a bit more garlic if needed  to your prepared ranch dressing as needed.) We like it this way.
Following the recipe as is makes …

Woohoo! I'm a "North Country Farmer" Guest Tonight

I am honored to be a guest tonight at 7:00 pm CST on Scott M. Terry's "North Country Farmer" radio show, even though I am in the south. :-) To listen in tonight or listen later, go to: Country Farmer Radio Show.

My public speaking students get to do a little "turnabout is fair play" tonight and critique my speaking skills, including counting my ah's and um's. I better be on my toes tonight! :-)

The topics tonight will include:

"Homesteading mistakes: Yeah, we've made a few" a la Queen's "We Are the Champions" theme in my head as I write this.Know what you and your spouse both can and are willing to do - and what you can't do or aren't willing to doGardening alternatives for bad or rocky soilPreparing for spring storms or summer wildfires I hope you join in - or listen later if you can't tonight.

Edit: I am terribly sorry about the feedback on the line. …