A lot of recipes nowadays call for DRY Ranch dressing mix. For example, just out of MY recipes that call for Ranch dressing mix, I've got Bacon Ranch Potato Salad, Cilantro-Lime Ranch Dressing, Goldfish Snack Mix, Cheddar Bacon Ranch Dip, Slow-Cooker Creamy Pork Chops, Fiesta Ranch Chicken Cheese Ball, Bacon Cheddar Ranch Hashbrown Casserole, Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad, AND something I need to make for the upcoming Super Bowl, my Bacon Cheddar Ranch Cheese Ball.
The point is, I can't be the ONLY one who goes through their fare share of Ranch mix. It's one of key ingredients in my favorite pot roast recipe, too! Most stores only carry the Hidden Valley Ranch brand, and it's not exactly cheap (side note: ALDI has their own version and it IS cheap. I've used it before, and, honestly, it's GREAT). After looking at what felt like HUNDREDS of recipes online, then deciding to just wing it, I came up with my very own version, all out of spices I already had in the pantry!