Old-Fashioned Fluffy Dumplings

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Fluffy Dumplings

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1-Tablespoon baking powder

½-teaspoon salt (optional)

2 Tablespoon shortening (butter/oleo/or Crisco

¾ to 1 cup of milk

Mix dry ingredients then cut in the shortening. Add enough milk to make a soft wet dough. Drop by tablespoons onto the top of BOILING stew. Simmer with low boil for 10 minutes UNCOVERED, then low boil for 10 minutes COVERED. No peeking! Serve immediately while steaming hot. Can be used with most any meat or fruit base.

Henny Penny Muffins

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This is so yummy on a cold winter day!

  • 1/4 Cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 Cup chopped onion
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (omit if on a low sodium diet or replace with sea salt)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 2 Cups leftover cooked chicken, diced

Sift flour, salt & baking powder into medium bowl and mix well.  Set this aside.  Cook celery and onion in butter until golden brown.   Combine eggs, milk, chicken, and the browned celery/onion mixture.   Add all at once to dry ingredients, stirring quickly until ingredients are just moistened.  Too much stirring will toughen the batter. 

Bake in greased muffin pans in hot oven, 425 degrees, about 15 minutes.  Makes 1 1/2 dozen muffins.  Serve warm with lots of hot chicken gravy.  (diced turkey can be used as well)

Old Fashioned Egg Noodles










Fettuccine Alfredo

2 well-beaten eggs

1 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix all ingredients gently but well.  (Add 1 teaspoon milk to moisten if necessary)

Roll dough onto floured board until paper thin.  Air-dry for 4-5 hours on cooling rack.  Cut into thin slices with a sharp knife.

Drop noodles into boiling soup or liquid, and cook to your taste or about 12 minutes.