I have used the mix-only in a recipe, & recently twice made up some dressing. The mix only for the recipe worked well. First run of the dressing I made as suggested here & it was too much oil. The second time I followed the Good Seasons packet (1/2 c oil, 1/3 c vinegar & 3 Tbsp water & the packet is ~2 Tbsp). It was much better just cutting the oil that little bit. No it doesn't taste like Good Seasons, but does it have to? I used olive oil on the 2nd run, & I'd like to try balsamic vinegar. It's definitely handy having these homemade mixes around. I know exactly what's in it & I can use only what I need. My one complaint is the salt. I'm a saltaholic so that seems sad to say. I made some using the salt blends but with only 1 teaspoon of salt & that was fine, but it's a drastic cut. I also tried tasting the mix side by side w/Good Seasons & it tasted like there was less garlic & more salt. (It seems wrong when the homemade is saltier than the packaged.) So simply replacing the garlic salt w/garlic powder (w/the 1 tsp salt) might be perfect. GrandmaRossi, no. First, the calories are for the mix - the recipe is a mix, not a dressing. And even if we include the oil, a tbsp of the dressing would not be "at least" 123. If the oil is about 2/3 of the total, then *2/3* of that tablespoon of dressing is oil & hence ~80 calories. (That's not considering the sugar but per tbsp of dressing would not be much.)
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I have used the mix-only in a recipe, & recently twice made up some dressing. The mix only for...