Hidden Valley Ranch. (HVR.)
Three words that are a staple of American cupboards because the folks at Hidden Valley Ranch were the originators of Ranch Dressing. The history is pretty well known to foodies: Steve Henson and his wife offered the dressing at their dude ranch in Santa Barbara, the Hidden Valley Ranch. They sold packets of the dressing mix to customers in the area and in the early 1970s they sold their company, the manufacturing facility they had set up, and the dressing, to Clorox (the ranch itself was sold prior to the sale of the dressing company).
Clorox? Weird but true.
The rest is history, and Clorox through the years reformulated the dressing mix and the bottled dressing. Read the article »
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This is a really fun recipe to make especially for serving with kids. The stuffed lettuce cups with the veggies and chicken are full of great flavor and this is a great snack but can be a great meal also.
Shrimp dishes are great because they are just so darn quick. The hardest part of making dinner is deciding what to go with your shrimp.
This recipe is a great example and is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. It is super simple to mix up some yummy butter, put a bit of olive oil in a pan, sauté your shrimp and add the butter to make a great sauce.
This is a perfect recipe for those who think that they don't like brown rice. Cooking the rice a little bit longer will soften the brown rice, and adding the spices only enhances the nutty flavor. It's perfect for your family - they may never know that it's brown rice.
Because they pack so many great nutrients with great quality protein and carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, legumes make a fantastic base for salads. Add great quality veggies, a bit of cheese, and olive oil and you have a perfect combination that can almost make a complete meal.