Made the Ranch mix. We like it - have not used it to make dressing, just in recipes....

Homemade Taco Seasoning, Ranch Seasoning, and Onion Soup Mix : bellaearthnatural

Making Mixes 101~ A large list of mixes you can make yourself from SCRATCH instead of buying them at the store :

Homemade Copycat Hidden Valley Ranch Mix

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix...no need to pay $1.70 a packet anymore!1/3 cup dry buttermilk 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes 1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon dried dill 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

Onion soup mix

Bulk Zesty Italian Dressing Mix Recipe. For all your favorite recipes that call for the dry mix.

I like this idea of making bulk dry mixes and storing them. Brownies from scratch with the convenience of a mix, yay!

Home made Paula Deen House Seasoning....love this stuff!!

Make your own seasoning blends: Italian Seasoning, Curry Powder, & Poultry Seasoning. Printable tags provided. From TheYummyLife.com

Good to have on hand :)

The Best Hamburger Seasoning...1 tsp. paprika, 1 tsp. ground black pepper, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. dark brown sugar, 1/8 tsp. garlic powder, 1/8 tsp. onion powder, & 1/8 tsp. ground cayenne pepper.

Cream of Something Soup - I will never use it out of a can again. This is so good! I have used plain almond milk and regular milk, love it both ways.

DOING THIS: Rachel Ray talked about how you should make your own taco seasoning because the stuff you buy in stores is full of sodium(and it has silica in it, which is like the little packet found in new shoes that says DO NOT EAT!). This is just full of flavor. Simply spices! 1 T chili powder, 1 T ground cumin, 1 T garlic powder, 1 T onion powder, 1/4 T crushed red pepper

Ranch Dressing Mix from scratch= a fraction of the cost of the packets in the store plus no icky chemicals/dyes/etc! Now just mix it with Greek yogurt and voila

Self made seasonings? I am there!

Best Dill Pickles EVER (Just like Clausen) (Easy - No Canning!) Ingredient list: * 1 gallon cucumbers * 1/3 cup dried minced onion * 6 garlic cloves, peeled, and chopped small * 1/2 tablespoon mustard seeds * 6 heads fresh dill * 1 1/2 quarts water * 2 cups cider vinegar * 1/2 cup canning salt (do NOT use regular salt - use CANNING SALT)

Five Things You Should Be Making (And Not Buying)

Make your own mixes (like onion soup mix and ranch dressing). I've been making these for a few months now and I'll never go back to pre-packaged. Did you know that ranch dressing powder packets have MSG? Make it yourself to avoid all of the yuck in the store bought stuff.