creamy bbq ranch dressing

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I’m baking a Swedish Apple Pie this weekend. Not just any Swedish Apple Pie THE Swedish Apple Pie. This is quintessential trip-to-the-apple-orchard fare. I’m excited to cook with Macouns and sour cream and that crumbly, buttery topping….OH MY. Well just make one and see. Soon you will see why I call this the best apple pie ever. And did I mention it’s easy? Well, it is. Mmmm hmmm. Go get the ingredients! Go on. GO 🙂

This weekend we’re headed to Stillwater to meet up with our friend Jon, and to eat at wonderful restaurants, get coffee and sip wine and reminisce. Jeff and I will be celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary very soon and spending a day in that sweet river town is part of the ritual. So nostalgic. It’s where Jeff grew up and where we hosted our wedding reception. Ah, memories.

So, I made a reservation at a favorite German restaurant in honor of Oktoberfest… and I’m thinking we might have to stop off at this winery/orchard and maybe this ice cream shoppe too 🙂

I know I’ve talked about my love for this time of year with you before. Fall just feels like “our” time. I love everything about it. One of the best parts? No doubt about it, it’s the cooking.

But before I get too far ahead of myself… I thought I’d share another yummy salad dressing recipe with you. Salad dressing recipes are good all year long, right? We try to eat a big salad every day.

This salad dressing is wonderful tossed with your favorite veggies. We had ours with romaine, broccoli, radishes, pea pods, carrots and homemade croutons.

1 cup greek yogurt

1/2 cup real mayonnaise

2/3 cup buttermilk

1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated fine

1 large clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 Tablespoon Frank’s hot sauce

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

3 Tablespoons BBQ sauce

1 Tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a blender and pulse until smooth and all ingredients are completely incorporated.



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  9 comments for “creamy bbq ranch dressing

  1. sophia marinucci
    October 20, 2013 at 9:46 am

    grrr i love your dressings, looks so rich and creamy!!!!! lol i just checked your ceasar, and going to check peanut butter hummus.

    • Melissa
      October 20, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      hee hee 😉 thank you! that hummus is my fave, if you don’t have veggies and/or crackers just get a spoon. xo

  2. November 3, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    This would be great on a bbq chicken chopped salad; chopped romaine with black beans, corn, bbq chicken,chopped jicama, tomatoes, jack cheese and fried tortilla strips!!! yummy!

    • Melissa
      November 4, 2013 at 1:37 am

      OOh! Great idea! enjoy 😉

  3. Barbara
    April 14, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Hi! This recipe looks sooo good!
    Is there a way to make it healthier?

    • Melissa
      April 17, 2014 at 8:43 am

      Hi Barbara 🙂 I’m not quite sure what you mean… It’s already a pretty healthy dressing. You could make sure to use organic ingredients which always insures a healthier end product with no MSG, high fructose corn syrup, or chemicals. Omit the sugar or substitute with honey or agave… Omit the Frank’s or substitute with a lower salt hot sauce… 🙂


  4. Barbara
    April 19, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Hi 🙂 Thanks for replying!

    I’m thinking about omitting real mayo and making the recipe with 1 1/2 cup of geek yogurt instead. Do you think the taste of geek yogurt will be too strong?

    • Melissa
      April 19, 2014 at 10:48 pm

      Hello 🙂

      I think it’s definitely going to taste like yogurt if you do that… I think if you want to try subbing the mayo, maybe try to use a vegan mayo substitute instead of all yogurt. Just my two cents. I hope you find a combination that works for you and that you enjoy! XO ~M

  5. shah ismail syed
    February 19, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Can u send more recipy in mail because i love food in all flavour

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