Ranch Dressing/Dip

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Amy Garrett


  • Choose one: 1-1/2 cups mayo or 1 cup mayo + 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp (rounded) dried chives
  • 1/2 tsp (rounded) dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp (rounded) dried dill weed
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Milk to thin as needed


  • In a small bowl, add the mayo (add sour cream if desired), mix in all the spices and use as is for dip, or slowly add milk while constantly stirring til desired thinness is reached for salad dressing.
  • Let set 30 minutes to blend flavors.


Crab Salad

Super simple crab salad that my kids love
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Amy Garrett


  • Ranch Dressing from above
  • 16 oz bag noodles (like small shells, corkscrews, etc)
  • 1-2 lb imitation crab (some people like lots, some not as much)
  • 16 oz broccoli florets


  • Make the dressing first, cover and keep in fridge. Cook the noodles until al dente, drain under cold running water and place in large bowl.
  • While the noodles cook, steam the broccoli until just tender, then drain under cold running water and place in the bowl with the noodles.
  • Do not let the noodles or broccoli get mushy.
  • Chop the crab into small bits and add to the bowl.
  • Pour the dressing over the top, mix in, and refrigerate for an hour or more to completely cool and allow flavors to blend.


6 replies
  1. Mary T.
    Mary T. says:

    I’m a recipe junkie…I always look on the net for good food recipes and try them out…I’ve tried many in the past but your Crab salad is insanely delicious!
    haven’t tried yet the homemade ranch dressing, but I definitely will.

    Will follow your recipes from now on…they’re so worth it!

    Thank you Amy!

  2. Jessica
    Jessica says:


    Here’s the breakdown!

    458 calories – 1/2 cup mayo (multiply by x2 or x3 depending on whether or not you use sour cream)
    246 calories – 1/2 cup sour cream
    0 calories – 1/2 tsp (rounded) dried chives
    0 calories – 1/2 tsp (rounded) dried parsley
    1 calories – 1/2 tsp (rounded) dried dill weed
    4 calories – 1/2 tsp onion powder
    5 calories – 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  3. Joey
    Joey says:

    This Ranch dressing dip looks amazing!! I can’t wait to try it out this weekend for Sunday dinner. All I have to do is make sure to get a lot of crab. Like you said up top…depending on the crowd i’m serving….I definitely would need more crab with my family :). Thanks again for such great tips. and a small shout out to @Jessica for putting up the calorie count.


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