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Chicken and Dumplings  

5 pounds stewing chicken   --chunky pieces
2 whole carrot -- sliced thin 2 whole stocks of  celery -- sliced med.(with leaves)
1 large onion -- chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons thyme -- crumbled
1/2 teaspoon rosemary -- crumbled
2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper -- freshly ground
1/2 teaspoon fresh garlic -- minced.
Dumplings
2 cups flour 3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley -- 4 tablespoons shortening
3/4 cup milk,  -- up to 1 cup milk
Method:
Rinse chicken, place in large pot, cover with water. Add carrots, celery, onion, thyme, garlic, rosemary, 2 tsp salt, and pepper.
Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 1 hour.
then Add 1/3 cup heavy cream simmer for 12 minutes add your dumplings.
Dumpling Instructions:
Combine flour, baking powder, 1 tsp salt and parsley in bowl. Cut in shortening until resembles course meal. Add milk and stir briefly with fork. Add only enough milk to make dough hold together. When chicken has simmered 20 minutes, Dip a teaspoon into cold water and then into the dough. Spoon the dumplings on top of the gently bubbling chicken mixture and cover. and steam for 15 to 20 minutes without lifting lid.
Variations:
cubed cheese --  frozen peas -- broccoli
Potato Dumpling
6 med Potatoes whipped chuckey1 Egg yolk 1 1/2 ts Salt 1/2 cup, All-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 tablespoons butter and parsley chopped.

Short cake:  
for Strawberry short cake

4 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup sugar
3 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
2 1/2 cup milk or 1/2 & 1/2
1 1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Method:
Grease and flower your sheet pans. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Sift Flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt into a medium-sized bowl. Stir to mix well.

In a small bowl, beat egg with a fork. Add milk, oil, lemon juice and melted butter. Add all at once to dry ingredients.

Stir mixture only until dry ingredients are moistened. Batter should be thick like pancake batter and it will be lumpy.

Drop batter into prepared sheet pans, filling each half to two-thirds full.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove / cool then turn pan up-side down on table and cut in squares then cut the squares in a triangle shape. serve in 8oz bowls with two wedges in each. Then add your berries cream or milk and top with whip cream.

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