142.8…Creamy Italian Dressing

When I went to make lunch today I wanted a salad but realized that I wasn’t excited about any of the salad dressings in my fridge so I made my own.

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Creamy Italian Dressing (Makes 1 1/2 cups)

Original recipe: AllRecipes.com


  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/2 small onion

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. In a blender or food processor, combine mayonnaise, onion, vinegar, and sugar. Season with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth.

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It tasted just like the creamy Italian dressings that you order in restaurants. I love how simple making your own dressing is!

Last night I took the kids to Pei Wei for dinner. I ordered the kid’s size honey shrimp on brown rice with veggies.

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I loved waking up this morning with no where to be and nothing that had to be done. What a luxury! Breakfast was pineapple Chobani, Cranberry Pecan Granola, strawberries and blueberries.

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I did end up “doing stuff” today: bills, email, laundry, etc. Lunch was Greek Quinoa Salad with chopped chicken and a salad with the delicious Creamy Italian Dressing.

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Tonight we have a “couples mixer” in our neighborhood. Everyone brings a hearty appetizer and a bottle of wine to share. It’s always a good time!

What’s your go-to salad dressing recipe?