Ranch Dressing

adapted from Pioneer Woman

1 clove (to 2 cloves) garlic

salt to taste

1/4 cup chopped parsley

2 Tb fresh chives

1 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup sour cream

buttermilk, as needed to desired consistency

optional add ins: vinegar, hot sauce, dill, paprika, oregano, etc.

Mince the garlic with a knife and then sprinkle about an 1/8 to ¼ teaspoons of salt on it and mash it into a paste with a fork. Chop the parsley, chives and any of the optional herbs very finely and add to the garlic.

In a bowl combine all ingredients, adding other optional ingredients as you wish, tasting frequently and adjusting seasonings as needed. Chill for a couple of hours before serving, thin with milk or buttermilk if desired.