I was totally in the mood this weekend to spend time in my kitchen, as you already know from my post about Cherry Crisp. 
I was craving a healthy-ish dip for pretzels we happened to have (leftover party food - I don't usually buy them because they're so dry), and hoping to find a recipe for something beyond honey mustard.
I found this Pretzel Mustard Dip recipe on allrecipes.com , and I found it to be perfect. I even adjusted it a bit to make it even healthier, and it's really good. We even tried it on hot dogs and it was perfect.
Pretzel Mustard Dip
1/4 cup mayonnaise (I used low-fat)
1/4 cup prepared yellow or Dijon mustard (I actually used a bit more mustard than this, and a little less mayo. It makes the dip sharper, but that's OK for us, as Rob loves mustard)
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion (you can use regular onion but I used green onion because it's milder)
1 tablespoon ranch salad dressing mix
2 1/4 teaspoons prepared horseradish
In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard, onion, salad dressing mix and horseradish. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Serve with pretzels.
Even though this is an easy recipe, it prompted me to find another for homemade ranch dressing mix. I don't buy the packaged ranch dip mix because it somehow contains buttermilk and I'm lactose intolerant. Also, salt and MSG are the first two ingredients.
Luckily, I found this quick, salt-free recipe for ranch dip mix .
I didn't change it at all, so the entire credit for this recipe goes to Budget Savy Diva. You can find her if you click the recipe link above.
One-Minute Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix Recipe
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried dill
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion flakes
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Place all ingredients in a bowl. Mix. Store in an airtight continer.
To make ranch dressing, add a tablespoon of this mix to 1/3 cup mayonnaise or nonfat Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup of milk and salt to taste.
To make ranch dip, add 1 tablespoons mix to to 1 1/2 cups of sour cream. You can adjust the amount of mix you add to taste, and add salt to taste, as well.