Saucy Sunday – Ranch Snacks

If you’re looking for a finger food snack to give as treats or maybe take to work and share?

This might be just the ticket.


A couple up from my three part recipe, this has five ingredients. That’s still not bad and most of this you will have around the house.

So, here’s what you need….


Oyster crackers, garlic powder, dill weed, ranch powdered dressing mix and vegetable oil.

Oh, and a gallon size storage bag. You can use a plastic container to mix them in, if you like. It’s just easier in a plastic bag. And they are ready for transporting to share with everyone else.

Into the gallon size storage bag add…

The oyster crackers and all the dry ingredients. Mix well by closing the bag and shaking or jumping up and down or doing hand stands. However your little heart desires.


Then add the vegetable oil and do that mixing thing again.


Sit it in a corner somewhere overnight and tomorrow they’re ready to go wherever you decide to take them.

Really, they’re not picky, they can adjust and fit in just about anywhere.


Oh, and they’re like my peanut butter fudge


Ranch Snacks

    1    12 oz. bag of oyster crackers

    1    teaspoon garlic powder

    1    teaspoon dill week

    1    package powdered ranch dressing mix

3/4  cup vegetable oil

Mix together crackers and dry ingredients in a large storage bag. Add vegetable oil and mix well. Let sit overnight.

Garlic Potatoes

  A few years ago, at a family get together, I made these potatoes, along with this grilled chicken recipe.

They were a hit.

Everyone was either asking for the recipe or asking for an invite the next time I made them.

They are really easy to make. You can pop them in the oven and forget about them.

I thought I’d share them with you for your next big get together.

I hope I’m not too late!

Here’s what you need.

First, preheat the oven to 450. Then wash and cut up the potatoes into bite size pieces.

Clean and cut the onion into wedges.

 Place in bowl, add the vegetable oil and mix well. Then add salt, pepper and garlic powder and toss them to coat well.


With cooking spray, spray a large piece of foil.

Add the potato mixture to the center of the foil and form a packet. Leaving room inside the packet for air circulation.

And place in baking dish.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Open packet and serve.

I hope you try them sometime, they are really tasty.

Garlic Potatoes

 4  medium potatoes, cut into bite-size pieces, about 5 cups

   1  small onion, cut into thin wedges

   2  tablespoons vegetable or canola oil

1/2  teaspoon garlic powder

   1  teaspoon salt

1/4  teaspoon pepper

Aluminum foil

Preheat oven to 450F or preheat grill to medium-high. Spray foil with cooking spray, set aside.

Coat potatoes and onion with oil, then add dry ingredients. Coat well. Put mixture in foil packet and fold the top and sides to seal, leaving room inside for air circulation. Set foil packed in baking pan and bake 35-40 minutes. Or until tender when poked with a fork.