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Delicious Meals Made with Hood Sour Cream

by Kim Tolander on September 17, 2014

hood-sour-cream-blogger-badgeSo Paula Deen and the Pioneer Woman walk into a bar. Insert crazy funny joke here. I know there’s one, but I just haven’t figured it out yet. Instead, let’s say Paula Deen and the Pioneer Woman walk into a potluck dinner. What would they bring?

It all started with a buttermilk dressing that I loved as a kid at a restaurant that I visited with my grandparents. I tried for years with no success to find a bottled dressing that tasted like it. Then I ran across a recipe for Buttermilk Dressing in Paula Deen’s cookbook. I made it and have never looked back. It’s easy and delicious and tastes just like that dressing from growing up. Since then, I’ve changed it up a little to make it easier for me to make with items in my pantry, but it still tastes great.

Enter the Pioneer Woman. I first heard about her Taco Salad recipe from Kim at This Girl Is A Mom. The recipe has a super tasty hack which is to take a bottle of ranch dressing and combine it with your favorite salsa. I wondered if my go-to buttermilk dressing might mix well with salsa, so I gave it a try.

The results? Something that the husband and I now refer to as CRACK dressing? So good that we can’t stop. If we have it for dinner one night, we DEFINITELY want it as leftovers for lunch the next day and MAYBE even dinner the next night.

So, when I was invited to the Meal Makeover Boston Blogger Cook-Off Presented by Hood Sour Cream, I knew just what I would be making. The salad is a great option for a fast weeknight meal because you can literally use what you have on hand plus a rotisserie chicken you pick up on the way home. I make it different every time I put it together. It also makes for a great comfort meal on the weekend because it TASTES. GREAT.

Below are the entries from other Boston bloggers which were ALL delicious and the details on how to make my entry. Also some photos from the cook-off.

Chicken and Chickpeas by Nancy at Capability Mom
Chicken Verde Lettuce Wraps by Jess at Don’t Mind the Mess
Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad by Jodi at Mom’s Favorite Stuff
Individual Southwestern Chicken Pies by Melanie of Melanie In The Middle
Superb Sour Cream Chicken by Sarah of In The Trenches of Mommyhood
Zucchini & Heirloom Tomato & Feta Tart with Sour Cream Puff Pastry by Lani of Mon Petit Chou Chou
And Last But Not Least — THE WINNER!!
Noodle Kugel by Leah of Leah’s Life

Here we go! Let the sour cream throw down begin! Here we go! Let the sour cream throw down begin! Ingredients and photos of my final entry. Special thanks to Leah from Leah's Life for the amazing tomatoes. Ingredients and photos of my final entry. Special thanks to Leah from Leah’s Life for the amazing tomatoes. Behind the Scene Peek of  Jodi from Mom's Favorite Stuff - "Take One! Action!" Behind the Scene Peek of Jodi from Mom’s Favorite Stuff – “Take One! Action!” And the winner is... This Noodle Kugel from Leah of Leah's Life. Delish! And the winner is… This Noodle Kugel from Leah of Leah’s Life. Delish!

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Easy Weeknight Taco Salad with Homemade Buttermilk Salsa Ranch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Hood® Sour Cream
  • 1/4 cup Hood® Buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup mild salsa
  • 2 Tbsp. chives, freeze-dried or fresh
  • 1 tsp. seasoning mixture of garlic powder, kosher salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Select a good sized container with a tight fitting lid. * Ball 32 oz. Mason Jars are perfect for this.
  2. Add the first five ingredients to the container.
  3. If not already done, combine 1 tsp. of kosher salt, 1/4 tsp. of garlic powder, and 1/4 tsp black pepper. From that mixture, add 1 tsp. to the ingredients in your container.
  4. Whisk (or simply close the lid and shake) together the ingredients until combined.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  6. To create your taco salad, combine your favorite ingredients, such as romaine lettuce, bite-size rotisserie chicken pieces, black beans, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese and crushed tortilla chips.
  7. Top salad with chilled buttermilk salsa ranch dressing and serve.
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Disclosure: I was compensated for participating in the Boston Blogger Cook-Off Presented by Hood Sour Cream but was not required to share my experience.

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