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    Blue Cheese Dressing & Dip

    I've tried making ranch a few times, Italian, I've only done well once, & blue cheese?? I've tried only once with bad results.

    I found a >1.5# wedge of Stella Blue cheese yesterday for half price of what I paid a day or two earlier for crumbles ($8 vs 16 or more).

    I made a few blue bacon burgers & loved that, and was snacking on this (getting more used to the strong flavor & enjoying it). So anyway, I was watching videos on how blue cheese is made, and then I found a dressing recipe that looked good.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5lUWuAB1uw

    Recipe:
    http://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2013/...g-chicken.html

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    So Far, So Good. I think the Buttermilk really added to it - just the mayo / sour cream / buttermilk really made a good base to work with.
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    I LOVE bleu cheese. Will have to try this version.
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    I think you'll like it - the only thing I did different was I used granulated garlic instead of fresh, and I added some granulated onion.... I'll leave out the onion next time.

    I went back an hour later & it was even better, and I went back this morning & still better
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    Ranch Dressing

    Before I added the blue cheese shreds & chunks, I tried the base to which i added granulated onion & I really liked the base & thought it was almost as good as the ranch dressing I got from Costco.

    I found this ranch recipe from the same guy... he uses a mix of fresh & dried herbs, I think I'll go with all dried herbs.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa1WZqUi8AY

    http://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2012/...-ultimate.html
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    the first jar lasted 3 days and got better & better as time passed........ I hope to make a double batch tonight.
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    Just made another batch....probably a dozen so far. This time I didn't bother freezing the cheese, I used Gorgonzola crumbles from costco. I didn't measure or weigh the cheese, but I used a lot! I mashed it up in the mix with a potato masher but that didn't break the chunks down enough so I took a small amount of buttermilk (about 2 oz) and made a buttermilk/gorgonzola slurry & added it to the dressing/dip.

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    I made another batch of this at a cousin's house I stopped in at while passing through... He was trying to give me a wedge of blue cheese & a wedge of brie and a slice of cheesecake and a and a...

    so I took 3/4 cup sour cream, a quarter (or a third) of mayo, a healthy portion of blue cheese I broke up by hand,,,, garlic pepper, a touch of brown mustard, dash soy s, tabasco, garlic/herb mix,, and a little salt.

    Can't seem to mess this up. (no buttermilk again)

    edit:>>>I made another makeshift version while visiting family out of town about a month ago. It turned out great there too.


    I'm about to make a batch for myself with the cheese I was sent home with.
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    This sounds like a fitting dressing for this year's Thanksgiving
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