For a comforting meal, try this savory stew from field editor Bernadine Dirmeyer of Upper Sandusky, Ohio. The combination of fluffy, well-seasoned dumplings and tender meat and vegetables is so good, you’ll want to serve it to guests.
These tender homemade noodles take only minutes to make and are a natural accompaniment to chicken. You can enjoy them with chicken gravy or simply buttered and sprinkled with parsley. —Pamela Eaton, Monclova, Ohio
"Although we were on a tight budget when I was a youngster, we always had good food," recalls Brenda Risser of Willard, Ohio. "This comforting soup with soft dumplings was one of Mom's mainstays," she adds. At 82¢ a serving, it's still a bargain.