I have been making this dressing for almost 10 years now. It is incredible and very easily tailored to everyone's liking. You can add more of certain ingredients and omit the ones you don't want or don't have available. My measurements are somewhat approximate as I have gotten used to just shaking the spice bottles over the mixing bowl and adding more of certain ingredients to get it to my taste. So by all means, use the mayo/milk as a base for your special dressing and run with it!