Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats: Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing

Creamy, smooth and full of flavor, you'll want to dunk 
everything you own in this dressing!

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You guys, it has been an eventful few days.  But I'm imagining everyone's December is like this? Right now, I'm looking at our calendar and we have 5 EVENTS this week alone.  All holiday related. I guess it will make the week go fast?

We're all busy, so I'm not going to dwell on the coming week.  Moving on.

First, let me tell you that if you are reading this right now, you need to make sure you are following me on Instagram.  Follow me HERE.

Tomorrow {Monday} I will be sharing some behind the scenes photos from a full-on-head-to-toe makeover I'm getting.  Yes, a Mommy Makeover.  Somehow the glamour gods were shining upon me last week and I won the darn thing.

I actually won something.

Starting at 9 a.m. until mid-afternoon I'll be prepped, tucked and pampered all day.  You have no idea how excited I am.  This past Friday I had to go "shopping" to pick out my outfit. It's something that I would never just wear around the house and probably is a bit out of my comfort zone, but that is what they is all about right?

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I'll be getting a new haircut, color, nails done, make-up, a massage, lunch out and get this.....revealed live on a local LIVE talk show.  That unnerves me a bit, but whatever, I'm going with it.

I managed to set off the boutiques alarms on Friday when I was there too picking out my outfit.  That was fun. INTRUDER!  INTRUDER!  It is still ringing in my head.  Nothing like scaring the pants right off ya.

Let's hope tomorrow goes a bit smoother.

If I'm brave I'll share the before and after photos.  Who am I kidding, I'm a bit of a social media snob, so I'm sure I'll be sharing them.  Stay tuned!

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What does all of this have to do with these crunchy chicken tenders and homemade honey mustard dressing?  Not a whole hell of a lot.


I did make a double batch of this, as I knew we had a crazy week ahead.  That way some extra is in the fridge for dipping.  You know, just because.

So here's my beef with honey mustard.

I've always had a heck of a time recreating it at home.  I mean, Arby's, McDonald's and about every other stinking fast food or chain restaurant made it better than me.  Every time I tried it, it was a complete and utter fail.  My brain obviously wasn't functioning each time as I could never figure out how they made it so creamy.  Mine always seemed runny.  And just blah.

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So enter in last week when I came upon a random recipe that called for a honey mustard glaze and in that glaze was MAYONNAISE.

The light bulb finally flickered on after all these years.  That is what made it creamy and delicious. That is what gave it a lighter color instead of my dark version.  I know this 'problem' of mine seems pretty trivial, but trust me this has plagued me for years.

I literally dumped my ingredients in a bowl, whisked it together and it worked.

The very first time.

I proceeded to make some quick homemade chicken strips for dunking {boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into strips, dipped in flour, then egg, then a panko/Parmesan cheese mixture and baked at 400 degrees for 30 minutes flipping half way through}.

My kids just drooled over this dinner.  It's not one I typically do.  What kid doesn't like dipping chicken fingers into something?

Give this dressing a try.  Dip your chicken in it.  Then pour it over a salad.  After that slather it on a turkey sandwich.  It keeps perfectly in the fridge for up to one week.  It will never last that long, but you get the picture.

And the cute ramekins I served this dip in?  You can find a set of 6 HERE.

Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing

1/2 c. mayonnaise
1/4 c. yellow mustard
1/4 c. honey
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper

1.  In a bowl combine all ingredients, whisking together.
2.  Serve with baked chicken or ham.  Use as a salad dressing or sandwich topper.
3.  Will keep in the fridge for up to one week.

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  1. You discovered the missing mysterious ingredient! ALL THIS TIME! How SWEET of you to share! Thank YOU!!!!!

  2. I just made this. I'm super picky about mayo. I only use Hellman's. But I realized I was all out it. My husband is Hispanic and he had a jar of Mexican mayo in the fridge. Which I normally wouldn't eat.
    I figured I would at least try.

    Soooo good. Turned out perfect !!