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Sweet Owen Contributor

MY GREAT-GRANDMOTHER was Fanny Rose. She and her family lived on Main Street in Owenton, in what is now known as the Owen County Historical Society & Museum. I imagine her in that tiny kitchen, adding this dressing to a salad she prepared, maybe on a Sunday afternoon for dinner. This dressing has been used in my family for generations. Blended in a jar and placed in the middle of the dinner table, then passed around with bread. Add this to any salad of your choice. It’s especially delicious in pasta with fresh broccoli and cauliflower. Depending on the type of oil and vinegar, the color will change. Enjoy!

Granny's Dressing

1 cup sugar

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. dry mustard

1 tsp. celery seed

1/2 cup red wine vinegar (you can substitute with white vinegar)

1 cup oil (preferably vegetable or canola)

Mix sugar and spices together, blend in the vinegar and slowly add the oil. Mix in the celery seeds with a spoon and serve chilled.

LYNDSI MCNALLY is a resident of Owen County, wife, and mother of two boys. She makes her living as a Family Support Worker for HANDS at the Three Rivers District Health Department and often entertains her hundreds of Facebook followers by sharing photos of home-cooked meals.


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