16 Recipes with Ranch – Ranch is one of those quintessential condiments. It works on everything from nachos to chips and has an almost cult following. Ranch goes way beyond your basic salad dressing or dipping sauce though and is used in tons of delicious recipes. I’m sharing 16 recipes with ranch to show exactly how versatile it is. Plus a bonus recipe- mine. Originally learned to make the homemade ranch dressing because a friend had food allergies and could no longer eat pre-made dressings. Turns out, my family loves homemade ranch dressing too. It is not only used to make dressing but I use it to make, dips, in my chicken breading, in my buffalo dip and in a few other recipes too. When other kids come over to our house it is often requested as a seasoning on popcorn. After getting so many requests, I decided I would start making larger batches and give it as gifts. My ranch recipe shown in the image below.
Enjoy all the recipes with ranch included. They are sure to be a hit.
This collection has everything from dips to dinners. I hope you find something you love.
A fall burlap centerpiece that you can make quickly, with ease and not break the budget. This DIY project is made with pine cones from the yard, recycled cans, burlap and scraps from your stash. Burlap is one of my go to materials for fall. I think burlap feels like the perfect material to use for autumnal decorating and it is neutral in color so it goes with almost anything. Plus it adds a nice texture and a warm feeling. I like to pair it with jute cording and cream colored embellishments.
Supplies for Fall burlap centerpiece:
Tin cans – cleaned and dried
Acrylic paint and paint brush
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Covered work surface
Instructions for Fall burlap centerpiece:
Wash and dry tin cans. Select 2-3 different size cans. Apply orange paint to the exterior of the can. You can leave it thin and wispy or apply another coat. Allow paint to dry.
2. To cut burlap start on the finished edge. Measure the amount needed by holding it up to the can and deciding the amount of coverage desired. Snip a cut mark into the burlap. Follow along a thread of the burlap and this will help to keep your lines straight.
3. Once you have cut along the edge of the burlap, then you can remove a few strands of the burlap to create a fringed edge.
3. Use the hot glue gun to adhere the burlap to a can. Then use the burlap ribbon to wrap around the other two cans. Adhere the burlap ribbon with hot glue.
4. Cut the cotton lace to size and adhere with the hot glue.
5. Cut jute cording with enough extra to allow for a knot. Wrap around the can and tie in a knot. You can trim the excess.
6. Trim a couple of the pine cone leaves off with scissors or remove with your fingers. This will help the pinecone to adhere to a flat surface better.
7. Apply a small dollop of hot glue onto the knot and place the pinecone onto the dollop. Hold in place for a few seconds. BE CAREFUL not to touch the hot glue. It hurts!
8. Add plants of your choice to the tin cans. Fake succulents were used in the burlap centerpiece.
If you would like more Fall decorating ideas try these links:
If you’re anything like me, you love Christmas! Who doesn’t love peppermint hot chocolate, cozy sweaters, and presents under the tree? I know what you’re thinking, “really, it’s only mid-September, we have months to worry about Christmas”. Well…you’re right but only about the September part. We all know that time flies and you certainly don’t want to be scrambling during the busiest time of year. Put simply, it’s never too early to start preparing for the best holiday ever! From homemade gifts to DIY decorations, this list of 20 things to make now for Christmas is sure to get you in the festive spirit!
This list of 20 Things To Make Now For Christmas has everything from homemade gifts, Christmas decor, and even a mistletoe mojito for those who need a little cup of cheer while preparing for the Holidays!
Gummy worm brownie dirt cups with realistic earthworms are on my menu this Halloween season. Most kids would love to creep out adults with these realistic gummy earthworms. Not me! I like to gross out my kids and these gummy worms look so realistic. I ordered the realistic gummy earthworms from Oriental Trading and they sent the product samples in exchange for my honest review. And let’s be honest…THEY ARE AWESOME!!! They smelled and tasted like root beer. My kids loved the flavor. My version is different from the normal recipe you will see online. I am probably in the minority but I despise chocolate Oreos. The only thing they are good for is scraping the center filling from. My kids would completely disagree. They love them and when we were picking food to serve for their class party we agreed to a new version that I would create. This is my version of the traditional dirt cups.
Ingredients for gummy worm brownie dirt cups with realistic earthworms: