Sunday, May 23, 2010


It's supposed to be 90 degrees today, but I am freezing this morning. We left our air conditioner on all night and the main floor of our house is so cold. Obviously, I have it turned off right now, but I can't wait for it to get warmer today.

I was hoping to plant the rest of our garden this weekend, but it rained all week and even with the warm temps we had yesterday, it's still too wet to plant. Hopefully, the hot sunny weather we are supposed to have today will help dry it out and I can get the plants and seeds in the ground before the next round of rain hits.

Today's recipe is for Homemade Dumplings. Now I know what you are all thinking, it's easier to use a can of biscuits or even buy a can of Chicken and Dumplings rather than make them from scratch. I agree completely. Many times I do just that and opt to go with something canned, frozen or pre-made, but sometimes making something from scratch just makes it taste better and then there's that wonderful self-satisfaction knowing that you took the time to make something special for your family. The recipe that I have included is an heirloom recipe from one of my aunts. She made the best dumplings, usually with chicken, but sometimes with squirrel during hunting season. I was thrilled when she actually shared her recipe with me years ago. She was a wonderful cook.

Homemade Dumplings
2 C. Bisquick Baking Mix
48 oz. carton of chicken broth
1/2 pint Half & Half

Bring the chicken broth to a boil on top of the stove*. To the Baking Mix, add enough hot broth to make a thick stiff dough. On a floured surface, roll the dough out as thin as possible. Then, cut it into squares and drop them into the boiling broth. Keep separated with fork as much as possible. Cover, and boil slowly for about 10 minutes. Then, pour in the Half & Half stirring well. Turn off the heat and let simmer on it's own for a few more minutes and serve.

*When I make this I add cooked shredded chicken in with the boiling broth.

Can you tell I am a big fan of Chicken and Dumplings, this is my second recipe for them. The first was making them in a slow cooker.


Marian Allen said...

Oh, yum, I LOVE chicken and dumplings! Send me some through the computer!

Molly Daniels said...

And my kids loooooove the slow cooker recipe:)

Don't know if I'll have the patience to try this, but I'll keep it in mind!