• Dinner,  Recipe

    Dumplings

    Easy and as old as time (or at least the Middle Ages), dumplings are the perfect addition to make any soup or stew a fulfilling meal.  Ingredients 2 cups flour 4 t baking powder 1 t salt 1 cup milk 1/2 t sugar 1 T butter Mix all ingredients together and rest for 5 minutes. Drop by spoonfuls into simmering soup or stew. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. 

  • Dinner,  Recipe

    Beef and Barley Stew

    Warm, hearty and filling, this stew is the perfect comfort food in a bowl. Add dumplings (recipe below) and this becomes next level! I cook mine in the slow cooker.  Ingredients  2 lbs stew meat salt & pepper, flour 2 T olive oil 8 cups beef stock 2 cups water 1/2 cup celery, diced 1 onion, diced 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 large potato, shredded 1 cup shredded carrots 1 cup barley 2 onion soup mix packets Toss the cubes of stew meat in flour seasoned with heavy doses of salt and pepper. Sear the meat. Add onion, celery and garlic and sauté until brown and onions are tender. Add…

  • Dinner,  Recipe

    Verity’s Chicken & Dumplings

    Ingredients 2 lbs skinless, boneless chicken breast, cubed 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 leeks, sliced 5 carrots, chopped 5 stalks celery, chopped 4 Tbsp butter 4 Tbsp flour 1 tsp dried thyme 2 tsp salt 6 cups chicken stock 1/2 cup heavy cream 10 oz fresh or frozen peas Dumplings 1 1/2  cups flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1  cup heavy cream 1 egg Heat oil in large dutch oven. Sear chicken on both sides. Remove from pot and set aside. Add onion, carrots, celery and leeks. Cook until tender. Add garlic and cook 2…