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blue heaven

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Hidden Valley Ranch Sat, 02/16/13 5:46 AM (permalink)
what are some of your favorite recipes using hidden valley ranch dressing?
 
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    tcrouzer

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    Re:Hidden Valley Ranch Sat, 02/16/13 10:02 AM (permalink)
    It's very good mixed with cream cheese to make a sandwich spread with fresh cucumbers layered on top of the cream cheese.
     
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      Cosmos

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      Re:Hidden Valley Ranch Sat, 02/16/13 10:56 AM (permalink)
      Never use the stuff. (that wasn't very helpful, was it?)
       
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        chewingthefat

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        Re:Hidden Valley Ranch Sat, 02/16/13 12:03 PM (permalink)
        Mix it in with your Meatloaf recipe.
         
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          CCinNJ

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          Re:Hidden Valley Ranch Sat, 02/16/13 12:14 PM (permalink)
          I don't think I've ever had it before but I'd try it in a Chex mix.
           
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            kevincad

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            Re:Hidden Valley Ranch Sat, 02/16/13 1:14 PM (permalink)
            chewingthefat


            Mix it in with your Meatloaf recipe.

            Yes, and makes good grilled burgers, too!
             
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              kland01s

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              Re:Hidden Valley Ranch Sat, 02/16/13 1:45 PM (permalink)
              kevincad


              chewingthefat


              Mix it in with your Meatloaf recipe.

              Yes, and makes good grilled burgers, too!

               
              Similar to 30+ years ago when I used blue cheese with burgers. As an aside, kids today seem to love ranch dressing on everything. Last time I visited with a teen and family, ranch dressing was applied to pizza. 
               
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                mar52

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                Re:Hidden Valley Ranch Sat, 02/16/13 1:56 PM (permalink)
                It's one of those little flat bag things that has taken up permanent residence in my pantry.
                 
                I think I bought it for a slow cooker recipe that was never made... years ago.
                 
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                  Twinwillow

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                  Re:Hidden Valley Ranch Sat, 02/16/13 2:26 PM (permalink)
                  Using the bottled version instead of mayo, I add some ketchup to make a more interesting version of Thousand Island dressing.
                   
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                    BelleReve

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                    Re:Hidden Valley Ranch Mon, 02/18/13 3:00 PM (permalink)
                    seasoned oyster crackers - great for snacking
                     
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                      ChrisOC

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                      Re:Hidden Valley Ranch Mon, 02/18/13 3:15 PM (permalink)
                      Are we talking the bottled dressing or the seasoning envelope?
                       
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                        ChrisOC

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                        Re:Hidden Valley Ranch Mon, 02/18/13 3:15 PM (permalink)
                        Are we talking the bottled dressing or the seasoning envelope?
                         
                        Why did this post come up 2x?
                        <message edited by ChrisOC on Mon, 02/18/13 4:45 PM>
                         
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                          ScreamingChicken

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                          Re:Hidden Valley Ranch Mon, 02/18/13 3:33 PM (permalink)
                          I've mixed the bottled version with shredded cheese and ground beef, formed patties and wrapped them in bacon, and cooked them on the grill.
                           
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                            chewingthefat

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                            Re:Hidden Valley Ranch Mon, 02/18/13 4:55 PM (permalink)
                            ScreamingChicken


                            I've mixed the bottled version with shredded cheese and ground beef, formed patties and wrapped them in bacon, and cooked them on the grill.

                            That sounds damn good, I guess because it is!!

                             
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                              mbrookes

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                              Re:Hidden Valley Ranch Mon, 02/18/13 5:24 PM (permalink)
                              The bottled one is good over canned chilled asparagus on lettuce for a salad.
                               
                               
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                                agnesrob

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                                Re:Hidden Valley Ranch Mon, 02/18/13 6:57 PM (permalink)
                                BelleReve


                                seasoned oyster crackers - great for snacking


                                We actually call those Nana's oyster crackers in my house. so addictive and delicious!
                                 
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                                  ChrisOC

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                                  Re:Hidden Valley Ranch Tue, 02/19/13 8:23 AM (permalink)
                                  mbrookes


                                  The bottled one is good over canned chilled asparagus on lettuce for a salad.


                                  Here I thought I was the only one who liked canned asparagus salad
                                  except for Ms OC no one I know will eat it.
                                  <message edited by ChrisOC on Tue, 02/19/13 8:25 AM>
                                   
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                                    edwmax

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                                    Re:Hidden Valley Ranch Tue, 02/19/13 9:34 AM (permalink)
                                    I recently used the HV seasoning in mayo for a potato salad.   The recipe called for HV dressing & mayo.  I cut out the 'runny' dressing for the seasoning and more mayo & a little mustard.    ... The group only left about a small handful of salad out of 6+ lbs of potato salad.  ... anyway I liked it.
                                     
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                                      BelleReve

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                                      Re:Hidden Valley Ranch Tue, 02/19/13 2:16 PM (permalink)
                                      agnesrob - my mom was "Nanny" to the grandkids and used to makes those snacks for them.   My brother does something similar with mini pretzel twists, I'll have to ask for the recipe. 
                                       
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                                        BelleReve

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                                        Re:Hidden Valley Ranch Tue, 02/26/13 12:50 PM (permalink)
                                        Don't let the oil put you off from trying this, everything gets absorbed and it's not greasy.  It's not overpowering but there's definitely a little kick to them.  If you like things milder, halve the cayenne. 
                                                  
                                                                               Pretzel Snacks 
                                         
                                        1 lb. bag of small pretzel twists
                                        1 tsp. lemon pepper
                                        1/2 tsp onion powder
                                        1/2 tsp cayenne
                                        1 envelope Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
                                        3/4 cup vegetable oil, warmed 45 sec. in microwave
                                         
                                        Add pretzels to a container with a tight-fitting lid.  In a small mixing bowl whisk together the dry ingredients, and pour over pretzels.  Tighten lid, turn upside down a couple of times.  Add warmed oil to pretzel mix, and turn upside down and back a couple of times.  Do this 2-3 times a day over a 2 day period.  Pretzels will have absorbed everything and be read to eat after 2 days.  
                                         
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                                          kevincad

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                                          Re:Hidden Valley Ranch Tue, 02/26/13 1:26 PM (permalink)
                                          ChrisOC


                                          mbrookes


                                          The bottled one is good over canned chilled asparagus on lettuce for a salad.


                                          Here I thought I was the only one who liked canned asparagus salad
                                          except for Ms OC no one I know will eat it.

                                          I love using canned asparagus!!! Especially for my Eggs Benedict!
                                           
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                                            CajunKing

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                                            Re:Hidden Valley Ranch Tue, 02/26/13 5:46 PM (permalink)
                                            I use the powder form to make my "steakhouse" potato salad.  ALWAYS a hit at pitch ins and never any left.
                                             
                                            I also love ranch on just about anything:
                                             
                                            Pizza
                                            burgers
                                            hotdogs
                                            sausages
                                            potatoes
                                            salad
                                            fish stix
                                            I go through the super size bottle in about 1 months time.
                                             
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                                              fabulousoyster

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                                              Re:Hidden Valley Ranch Tue, 02/26/13 8:53 PM (permalink)
                                              I think Hidden Valley is the best ranch of them all.  I just like it with salad, carrot sticks, celery sticks.  Never could get the taste of it on meats or anything else.  I'd much rather have Maries light blue cheese dressing on those things.
                                               
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                                                DawnT

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                                                Re:Hidden Valley Ranch Sat, 03/2/13 9:48 PM (permalink)
                                                I don't use the HV brand powder or prepared dressing, but a institutional knock-off that tastes near identical and make it by the recommended recipe. My addition to it, is lime juice, sugar,pureed chipoltes packed in adobo and cumin to make a chipotle ranch.
                                                 
                                                The main problem with most chipotle ranch dressing recipes is they are often too hot if made using chipotle powder or pureeing the canned peppers as is. I think I've written about this before and what I do with the peppers to drop the heat.
                                                 
                                                 This is my chipotle ranch dressing/sauce I used to make  for some of the wraps we served. I've also used prepared institutional dressing with the above which ends up tasting different and pretty similar to Marie Callander's brand chipolte ranch. 
                                                 
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                                                  gostillerz

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                                                  Re:Hidden Valley Ranch Sun, 03/17/13 2:26 PM (permalink)
                                                  I've made the ranch potatoes that's on some of the packets. Very tasty. I REALLY miss Hellmann's ranch dressing. Lord that stuff was good.

                                                   
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