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Robert St. John

Restaurateur, author, enthusiastic traveler, & world-class eater.

Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing

Mix thoroughly in a blender until all is incorporated. Refrigerate and store in an airtight container.


1 cup               Mayonnaise

2/3 cup          Sour Cream

1/2 cup          Buttermilk

5 tsp               Sugar

2 tsp               Garlic, minced

1 1/4 tsp         Paprika

1 tsp                Dry Mustard

1 tsp                Creole Seasoning

1 tsp                Salt
2 tsp               Black Pepper, freshly ground


I dozed off for a few minutes and Ranch dressing was crowned the king of all American condiments.

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