Ranch dressing: it’s either a savory, buttermilk-y nectar of the gods. Those who love ranch, love it with an intensity reserved for few other foods (at least some of which can also be dipped in ranch). In fact, you could say that some ranch lovers without ready access to napkins tend to wear their hearts on their sleeves when it comes to their favorite dipping sauce disguised as a salad dressing.
A world without ranch dressing is almost unimaginable. However, that was the sad reality before the beloved dressing took over the world in the ‘90s.
Sure, the buttermilk/mayonnaise concoction was developed in the 1950s, but ranch didn’t truly hit its heyday until the era of Full House and Nirvana.
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Sweet breakfast pancakes, I can generally take or leave, but I love savory pancakes. A scallion pancake at a Chinese restaurant makes me all kinds of happy. A crepe with ham and cheese is perfection. Recently, when buying Lipton onion soup mix to make dip for the Super Bowl, I spotted the ranch dip/dressing powder packets, and who doesn't love ranch? I make a killer homemade ranch all summer long with fresh from the garden herbs, but I’m no purist, there is often a bottle of Hidden Valley goodness in my fridge.