Crockpot Chicken and Potato Dumplings

by Megan on September 22, 2013

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Back in the late 1970′s  I went to an unexpected dinner with a dear friend.  We went to his Italian grandmother”s house, where I was served the best Chicken and Dumplings I had ever eaten. I never forgot that meal, nor have I ever had Chicken and Dumplings like that  again. Her dumplings were little fat stubby logs that were cooked  in the soup, not just biscuits cooked on top, in the broth.
Fast forward 30 years, I now know about gnocchi. A thick, soft,  dumpling made with potato, flour, and egg. It is one of my all time favorite ingredients, that I learned about, thanks to blogging.! And it finally dawned on me, all these years later, Grandma must have used gnocchi in her Chicken and Dumplings.


Today is one of those  days here you want to just stay home, open the windows, light the candles, and have something yummy simmering in the crockpot .  So in celebration of my favorite season,  I bring you my version of  Chicken and Dumplings!

Chicken and Dumplings


4 Chicken Breasts (boneless, skinless)
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 Can Cream of Celery Soup
3 1/2 Cups Chicken Broth
1 Onion, finely diced
1 Cup Celery, diced
1 Cup Carrots, diced
2 Chicken bouillon cube
1 14oz pkg Gnocchi


  1. Put all ingredients except the gnocch,i in a 6 qt crockpot.  Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours.
  2. About an hour  before serving, remove chicken and pull into pieces and return to the soup mixture.
  3. add gnocchi and cook 30  more minutes.
  4. Enjoy!
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Peaches and Cream Popsicles

by Megan on August 19, 2013

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One of my greatest Summer pleasures is a  fresh, juicy peach.


This Summer I went through flats and flats of  delicious peaches. I have made  jars of Jalapeno Peach , and Lemony Peach Jam,  a beautiful Peach Pie, and my favorite Peach  salsa.  I even had a dinner party were the whole menu revolved around the AL-mighty peach. Yes I love me a fresh Summer peach!

You know what else I love?


A cool frozen treat on a hot Summer day! When the temperature rises, I start looking for ways to cool down.  Floating in a  pool preferable, with a book in one hand and an ice cold Popsicle in the other hand.! Now that’s my idea of Summer!

Peaches and Cream popsicle

Before the the last of the peaches  disappear, you should try these cool fruit pops.  Bursting with fresh peach flavor, and smooth creamy texture, (no hard frozen fruit chunks)  these frozen treats disappeared fast!

They were fun, fruity, and fabulous!!!

Peaches and Cream Popsicle


3 medium fresh peaches cut into a few pieces
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/8 teaspoon fine salt


  1. Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend till smooth.
  2. Divide the mixture evenly into the Popsicle molds.
  3. Insert the sticks and freeze until solid, at least 5 to 6 hours.

Recipe inspired by Skinnytaste
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