Give your salad a makeover with one of these scrumptious homemade salad dressings. These dressings are perfect as a spread for sandwiches or as a dip for chicken tenders and vegetables too.
Roark Family Update
It has been a long time since I have given you an update on my family. I am a real person with lots of struggles just like you. Having hectic family schedules is why my blog has developed into easy recipes. This summer is no different. We sold our house and will be downsizing. If moving were not enough, we planned our family vacation a year ago. It is coming up soon.
Dream Cruise To Alaska
We are taking a dream cruise to Alaska, which cannot be changed. We have been looking forward to this fabulous vacation. I promise to blog all about it on my travel blog, Our American Travels. I am counting down the days to our vacation and our big moving day. So much has to be done between now and then.
The appraiser was here this week. We had to leave for a four-hour inspection. Leaving the house for that long is always a challenge with two dogs and a special needs son. Please keep my family in your prayers as we downsize our home and move.
Update on Carly Roark
Carly, our oldest daughter, is finishing up her third year of medical school. She moved this week to a small town three hours away to work on her Family Practice rotation. Carly has a big test to end her third year of medical school the morning we fly out on vacation. She will go straight from the test to the airport. Hopefully, it will all work out.
Update on Casey Roark
Casey, our oldest son, has been in Europe on a European Study Tour with his college. After three long weeks, he arrived safely home last night. I have missed him so much and was excited to see him but not as much as Caleb. When Caleb, our special needs son, saw Casey he ran to him as fast as he could and almost knocked him on the floor. It was a moment I wish I could have had on camera. Caleb had been pretty upset with Casey for leaving. He did not understand why he was leaving and why for so long. He was moping around the house for most of the three weeks. Seeing Caleb greet Casey reminded me of how God will welcome us HOME one day.
Caleb our special needs son and Casey’s twin brother has been doing well. He is always extremely excited when all our family is together. He is one happy camper this morning.
Jonah and Diana our youngest two children are doing good too. Jonah will be graduating high school this year. Diana will be going into the 9th grade.
Dressing and Dips
My family raves about these dressings so much I used them to make several recipes. Underneath each dressing recipe, you will find other recipes I made using the dressings. If you think these dressings are just for salads, you need to try them on sandwiches or use them to dip your chicken, fries, vegetables and more.
Why do you need this Copycat Outback Ranch Dressing? The flavor is outstanding, and it can be used on so many things. The ingredients include:
Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing mix (Buttermilk Recipe), mayonnaise, buttermilk, black pepper, paprika and garlic powder
See full recipe here.
Recipes I made using Copycat Outback Ranch Dressing:
I used my homemade copycat Outback Ranch dressing to create this Cayenne Ranch. It is creamy, tangy and has a little kick. To the Copycat Outback Ranch Dressing ingredients above, I added Cayenne and Hot Sauce. This is my favorite dressing. I not only eat it on all my salads but also on my sandwiches and burgers. My family dips everything in this Cayenne Ranch too. Cardboard would taste delicious if it were covered in this Cayenne Ranch Dressing. Do not worry; I am not going to try the cardboard, but I am telling you I love this Cayenne Ranch.
Recipes I made using Cayenne Ranch Dressing
Cayenne Ranch Chicken Grilled Cheese Makes You Happy Happy
This Cobb Salad includes blackened chicken, bacon, smoked ham, avocado, boiled eggs, blue cheese, tomatoes, and topped with homemade Cayenne Ranch dressing. It is truly the Best Cobb Salad.
This Cayenne Ranch pasta salad includes pasta, cheese, bacon, chicken, and Cayenne Ranch Dressing, which I made from a copycat OutBack Ranch Dressing.
Are you a Sweet Spicy Honey Mustard Fan? You will love this Best Sweet Spicy Honey Mustard from my daughter Carly. It truly has some sweetness with a kick. This honey mustard is amazing on a ham sandwich. Perfect for chicken fingers or as a dressing.
Casey’s Kickin’ Chicken Sauce
What is Casey’s Kickin’ Chicken Dipping Sauce? How can you use it to add a little spice to your life?
Casey is my oldest son who is now 19 years old. Several years ago he came up with this sauce. Casey’s Kickin’ Chicken Sauce goes well with everything including a boring sandwich. It will kick it up. It is great to dip baked or fried chicken tenders, fried fish, quesadilla, or as a vegetable dip. One of my favorite ways to use it is in a fish taco. I blacken my fish and add some coleslaw with Casey’s Kickin’ Chicken Sauce, and life is delicious.
Ingredients for Casey Kickin’ Chicken Sauce See Blog Post For Full Recipe
- granulated garlic
- black pepper
- Worcestershire Sauce