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Friday, May 29, 2015

Great-Aunt Ellen's Parmesan Salad Dressing

     As a kid, we used to make an annual trip to visit my mom's Aunt Ellen and Uncle Richard in Ohio.  We always had so much fun.  They had a pinball machine, jukebox and a softball pitching machine... what more could you want?! The boys would go to a Reds game and us girls would choreograph dance routines or work up little skits.  My mom's cousins, Courtney and Cassie, were a few years older than me and I always thought they were SO COOL.  Great-Aunt Ellen would always make delicious meals and we had the best time.  This salad dressing quickly became a family favorite of ours and my mom made it quite frequently after requesting the recipe.

    It is so much fun making recipes that have childhood memories attached.  When I was deciding what kind of salad to make for Nana's wedding luncheon, I was was thumbing through some recipes and stopped as soon as I got to this one.  I knew it would be a hit with everyone!


Parmesan Salad Dressing


1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup olive oil
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp oregano

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Pour into a jar with tight fitting lid and refrigerate.
  3. Let sit out of refrigerator a while and shake well before use.  

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  1. Me and my sisters would choreograph dances to music too :) Good times! I just recently started trying my hand at homemade salad dressings and this one sounds delicious. Pinning to try it out. Thanks for the easy and delicious recipe. Have a great weekend.

    1. We'd always make everyone sit through whatever we had thought up! We always had fun on our visits. I hope you enjoy this dressing, I hadn't had it in a while and it is just as good as I remember!

  2. This sounds so good! I always make my own dressings!

  3. oh sounds so fun when you visited there. Good times and good food. I can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

    1. We always had the best time! I hope you love the dressing! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Yum! Parmesan makes everything better :)


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