Half French dressing, half ranch equals Franch. Respect the chemistry.
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The grilled lettuce added a nice contrast between the lightly charred, soft leaves and the cool, crunchy ones that stayed raw. Just a little spicy Ranch went a long way, adding an excellent tang and kick.
It would be remiss of me to leave Ranch out of Sauced any longer. Ranch has always been a little heavy-handed for me. Unless I had a reason to drown the flavor of whatever I was eating, I rarely dipped into it. This homemade version, on the other hand, strikes a mellower tone with creamy, rich buttermilk and fresh parsley, chives, and dill.