Want to impress your guests at your next get together? Try making some homemade ranch dressing to go with our Firecracker Carrots or Dilly Green Beans. We've recently discovered that this pairings are to die for. Homemade ranch is far superior to store bought stuff and you have the benefit of being able to customize it however you like.

We love this ranch recipe from Serious Eats. If you'd like to make it thicker, change up the ratio of buttermilk and sour cream; more sour cream will thicken it up. If you're looking for some extra zing, try adding finely grated shallots. If you're feeling particularly adventurous, see how much of it you can make from scratch. Mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, and buttermilk are all fun projects!