the BEST bleu cheese dressing I have ever had. It is creamy and just is a fantastic bleu cheese dressing. Because of the calcium disodium EDTA in the mayonnaise, this dressing has lasted in my refrigerator for about 3-4 weeks when properly covered. Although with as delicious as it is sometimes it's gone (eaten) within a week! And what a great homemade gift for those who enjoy bleu cheese. The recipe yields quite a bit of dressing and therefore makes it easy to create a few gifts.
Thousand Island Dressing is super delicious. Very easy to make too. If you have this dressing you'll never want a bottled thousand island dressing ever again - you will be spoiled; I guarantee. Yes, it's that good! Again because of the mayonnaise it has a shelf life of about 2-3 weeks when properly sealed. But it's so good you'll want to eat salad every night of the week so shelf life won't be a problem. If you give this as a gift you'll also spoil the person receiving the gift. The recipe makes a lot of dressing and you can get a few gifts out of a batch.
Caesar dressing is from my Fannie Farmer cookbook and my go to recipe. I think you'll love it too. And for those who don't have the patience to make their own dressings, they will be most happy to receive some of this as a gift. The recipe does not make a huge amount and would fit perfectly in a small jar that you find at craft and hobby shops. I tried doubling the recipe and with this I would say it does not work as well. Therefore if you are gifting make the dressing in batches, one recipe at a time.
Vinaigrette was used in my green bean and bacon salad I made during the summer. It has a long shelf life because of the vinegar (acid is a preservative) and makes a wonderful gift as well. I love this tangy and delicious dressing. Make a double or triple batch for gift giving. Gosh it's so easy to whip together!
Blackberry Dressing. It has a long shelf life in the refrigerator based on the ingredients that are in it. It's sweet and tangy and really has a nice pop of flavor. It's beautiful looking and would make a perfect gift that's not super expensive.
Poppy Seed Dressing last night for this post, but originally used it in a chicken salad recipe I put together with some left over chicken. This one is a bit sweet, but you can always cut back on the sugar and add a teaspoon more of vinegar if you like more of a tang. Again, the shelf life is good. About 3 weeks. The recipe makes a perfect pint of dressing and it is a recipe you could double or triple making it great for gift giving.