Congrats on making your own salad dressings. I love doing that! I
had the same problem with thin dressings and I finally started doing
the following things: I would add some chopped or pureed fresh herbs
since the bulk of them would seem to thicken the dressing; I started
to use orange juice concentrate instead of regular oj (this works
really well); and finally, I would put it is the food processor
forever and just let it whirl itself into a thicker state.
My favorite dressing was one in which I made an orange juice base with
garlic and red wine vinegar and then whirled it in the food processor
which still held the remnants of my 'pesto'. It was fabulous! Just
that bit of basil and yumminess, it was terrific.
Also, I can't remember who placed this, but the Spinach Dip is a giant
hit in my house. My boyfriend and I both love it; in fact, last nite
it was a little more of our dinner than in should be! Thanks! Oh,
also thanks to the two who placed that awesome banana bread recipe!
Hope this helps.