I came across this recipe in a local grocery store flyer a few years ago and it has easily become the most requested recipe by my friends and family. Its quick to make without a lot of preparation and it can be fun to change up the salad ingredients. I love it the way it is without any altering but I took it to our family Christmas dinner this year and instead of adding pears I used fresh mandarines and accidentally forgot the cheese - it was still a huge hit and not one bite left behind. I do prefer the flavour and the consistency of the dressing when refrigerated at least 5 hours as it will thicken up and allow the flavours to blend. I have also added one tbsp of lemon juice to regular milk instead of using buttermilk. Enjoy.