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Spicy Pretzel Sticks

Spicy Pretzel Sticks

If you like Dot’s Pretzel Twists, you’re going to love this recipe for Spicy Pretzel Sticks. They are easy to make and full of flavor. A little spice, a pinch of tang, and a touch heat. Oh my!

Ranch Veggie Bars

Ranch Veggie Bars

These Ranch Veggie Bars are so yummy, packed with fresh vegetables and a layer of ranch-flavored cream cheese. I like serving this at brunches or even tea parties, and they go over very well with our guests. Our daughters always look forward to eating them.

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Try Creamy Cucumber Salad during the hot summer months. Perfect for when your garden cucumbers are growing out your ears!

I like the creaminess of this salad. And the ranch dressing. Is there anyone who doesn’t like Ranch Dressing? I use so much ranch dressing mix that I now buy it in a container. It’s less expensive than the individual packets. Or I make a homemade version that is very close to the brand. See my Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix Here.

When choosing cucumbers, I look for slim ones that are straight. Seedless if I can find them. Or try English Cucumbers. You know, the ones wrapped in cellophane.

I partially peel my cucumbers, leaving small strips of peel on them, just enough to give them a little variation in color. Here in the US the peels on store-bought cucumbers are thick and tough. If you’re using a garden variety you won’t notice this as much.

Serve Creamy Cucumber Salad with Steak and Shrimp Shish Kabobs or Grilled Pork Chops. For more recipes that use cucumbers, try Sweet Cucumbers and Onions or Cucumber Tomato Salad.

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Here's a cool salad to try during the hot summer months. Enjoy!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cucumbers, Onions
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Refrigerate:: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 6

Equipment

Cutting Board
Knife Set
Glass Measuring Cups

Ingredients  

Instructions

  • Using a large cutting board, slice cucumbers, onions, and green peppers. Place in a medium-sized serving bowl.
  • In glass measuring cup, mix together sour cream, vinegar, sugar, Ranch Dressing Mix, salt and pepper. Pour over vegetables and carefully stir until combined. Cover and chill for 1-2 hours. Serves 4-6
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Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

This Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad reminds me of the boxed Suddenly Salad product you can buy in the store. Only better!

Slow-Cooked Tortilla Chicken Soup

Slow-Cooked Tortilla Chicken Soup

Slow-Cooked Tortilla Chicken Soup is perfect for a large gathering or church potluck. Packed with flavor from chicken, onion, bell peppers, pinto and black beans, creamed corn, tomatoes, green chilis, and seasonings, this soup leaves you satisfied.

Ranch Loaves

Ranch Loaves

Ranch Loaves are a favorite at our house. Incredibly tasty and a perfect fit for summer. Sliced with a piece of cheese or slathered with butter makes a great snack. Click to Tweet

Ranch Loaves are a favorite at our house. They are incredibly tasty and a perfect fit for chicken, beef, or pork dinners. Even sliced with a piece of cheese or slathered with butter makes a great snack.

A Favorite Memory:

I’ll always remember when our oldest daughter brought her new boyfriend (and now husband) to our home for the first time. It was a Saturday morning, and I was busy in the kitchen making this bread to have for our supper. Family and a few friends were crowded around our kitchen table visiting. Hungry people.

We were trying to decide what to make for lunch, and then my first batch of bread came out of the oven. Now, you have to understand how wonderful this bread smells. Homemade bread from the oven in any normal circumstance is pretty magical, but there is something about this bread that just makes a person drool.

Recipe for Ranch Loaves

So, I thought to myself, “Okay, it makes 4. I’ll go ahead and give them some now.” They devoured the first loaf within minutes. I’ll never forget the pleased look on Dave’s face when I placed a second loaf on the table.

I admit that I derive an insane amount of pleasure when the men in my family enjoy my food. And this is where it begins. Eyes that glitter and shine in anticipation. Long story short, I sacrificed a third loaf when it came out of the oven. I’m not even sure what I made for supper that night, but I’ll always remember serving that bread to Dave for his first visit to our house. I think he even made special requests for it from then on. I’m sure that I obliged.  That’s how I am; just ask our two newest sons-in-laws.

Oh, and long ago, our middle daughter took this recipe to the county fair and received a purple ribbon. So, it’s award-winning! But we already figured that out, right?

Serve Ranch Loaves with Chicken Dinner Salad, Steak and Shrimp Shish Kabobs, Grilled Pork Chops

Recipe for Ranch Loaves

Ranch Loaves

This recipe is one of our favorite breads. It won a purple ribbon at the county fair.
5 from 1 vote
Print Rate
Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Family Gatherings, Potluck Dinners, Ranch Dressing
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Rising Time:: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 4 Loaves

Equipment

Baking Sheet
Silicone Baking Mat
Bread Lame
Cooling Rack

Ingredients  

  • 2 1/2 cups warm buttermilk 110-115 degrees
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons ranch salad dressing mix
  • 2 tablespoons instant yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 8-9 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions

  • In large mixing bowl, combine the warm buttermilk, sugar, butter, eggs, ranch dressing mix, instant yeast, salt, and 4 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough into fourths. Roll each portion into a 14-in x 12-in rectangle. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Pinch seams to seal and tuck ends under. Place seam side down on two baking sheets lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. With a sharp knife or lame, make five shallow slashes across the top of each loaf. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Makes 4 loaves. May wrap and freeze if desired.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter on this recipe site is salted. 
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Cheesy Ranch Snack Mix

Cheesy Ranch Snack Mix

Cheesy Ranch Snack Mix is a new twist on an old favorite cereal mix. Gather handfuls of Chex cereal, nuts, pretzels, and snack crackers, all flavored with ranch dressing and two kinds of cheese, including Vermont Aged Cheddar Cheese. So yummy.  Every Christmas my mom