Original Ranch® Cheeseburgers

  • 1 packet/1 oz. Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns


Combine seasoning & salad dressing mix with beef and cheese. Shape into four (4) patties. Cook thoroughly until meat is no longer pink in the center. Toast buns before serving, if desired. Serves four (4).

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South of the Border Salsa You'll Love

This is so good!  My cousin, Bobby, brought this to California from Minnesota and we all fell in love with it and so has everyone we've made it for. We get requests to bring this to parties and usually make a double batch because it's gone before you know it.

  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 2 tsp. lime juice
  • 2 cans (11 oz) shoe peg corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2/3 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 2/3 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. cumin
Serve with:
  • Scoops tortilla chips (work best)
  • Slices of zuchini, summer squash, jicama, dajon radish


Toss avocado with lime juice in medium bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Chill for at least 1 hour. Makes 20 (1/4 cup) servings.

Oven Denver Omelet Recipe

Instead of making omelets one at a time, put all your favorite ingredients into this oven baked version.

  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup finely chopped fully cooked ham
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Optional Ingredients:
  • Fresh spinach
  • Minced garlic
  • Diced plum tomatoes
  • Asparagus
  • Mushrooms


1. In a bowl, wisk the eggs and cream until light. Stir in the cheese, ham, green pepper and onion.
2. Pour into a greased 9-inch square baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Serves 6.

Kashi Chewy Granola Bars are a Good Snack for Dieters

Weight loss snacks don't have to taste bad.

Kashi's Chewy Granola Bars (make sure they say "Chewy") have whole grains, real nuts and only 140 calories, 5 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber.

Sweet, chewy and great taste!

Veggie Sandwich is sure to Delight

This open-face English muffin melt is sure to be a veggie lover's favorite.

  • 4 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 1 avocado, mashed (add lemon juice to avoid browning) 
  • 1 small roma tomato, chopped
  • 1 small sweet onion or red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 4 tablespoons Ranch-style salad dressing
  • 1 cup shredded cheese such as chedder, swiss, hot pepper 
Cooking Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to broil.
  2. Place each muffin open-faced on a cookie sheet (line with foil for easy cleanup.) Spread each half with mashed avocado. Layer each half with tomatoes, onion, dressing and cheese.
  3. Place under the broiler until cheese is melted and bubbling (about 5 minutes.) 

Berry Smoothie makes a Quick Yummy Breakfast

1 1/4 cups fresh berries
3/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Few drops of stevia for sweetness

1. Place berries, yogurt, orange juice, dry milk, ground flax seed, vanilla and stevia in a blender and blend until smooth.

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Favorite New Year's Resolution is to Eat Healthy!

How many years has your favorite, if not easily followed, resolution been to eat healthy?

This year, I'm just going to settle for cooking more, fast food less!

My family goes in spurts of healthy, watching what we're eating (and cooking) to on the go, who's turn is it to think about dinner?

With all of us going in different directions, which who doesn't now days, this is our attempt to educate ourselves (and maybe you along the way) with recipes we love, we want to try, and stuff that is simply interesting. We're glad to have you along!
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