Chicken-N-Dumplings Soup + Giveaway

How about a sleeker version of momma’s Chicken and Dumplings Recipe? Chicken and Dumplings Soup brings all the best qualities of Chicken and Dumplings together for the modern palate, leaving the gravy and heartburn in the past.

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We’re having another Kitchen Conversation with Land O’Lakes! This time, the topic is Modernizing Vintage Recipes. We all have those family favorites that, let’s be honest, need a little refresh for our current dinner table. I came up with a vintage recipe that needs some updating to match our newly updated kitchen!

When we moved to North Carolina from the Midwest, one of the first things I noticed was the differences in cooking techniques.

In the South, cornbread is cooked in a skillet with bacon grease, unlike the tall, pillowy cornbread I was used to.

Grits are the breakfast side of choice, not home fries or cream of wheat.

And dumplings were noodles. Say what?!?

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Growing up, every chicken and dumplings recipe I ever ate had dumplings that were dropped from a spoon. Dumplings were dumped, not cut into noodles.

These morsels of dough simmered in the gravy until puffed into little balls of carby deliciousness. The irregular shapes and moist centers were part of the appeal.

Yet here in the South, friends tell stories of standing on a wooden stool while Great-Granny presses the dough out on the countertop. Then she let her gran’babies take turns cutting it into short, fat noodles with a pizza cutter.

Whether you prefer the dropped dumplings or noodle dumplings, one thing is for certain: A good chicken and dumplings recipe equals a hefty serving of nostalgia and a whole lot of love.

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However… the last time I ate classic chicken and dumplings, I felt like I had a brick in my belly. I’m just not accustomed to eating such heavy dishes anymore.

It made me think this vintage recipe was ready for a little “modernizing.”

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So today I’ve made an updated version of my favorite chicken and dumplings recipe, Chicken-n- Dumpling Soup!

I ditched the heavy cream gravy and hulky dumplings for a thin, savory broth with mini parmesan-herb dumplings.

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The fact that the chicken and dumplings aren’t drowning in gravy really allows the fresh, herbal flavors to shine. Also, Chicken-n-Dumpling Soup takes much less time to cook because it uses chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken.

I added a third of the butter I would normally use in my traditional chicken and dumplings recipe. Land O Lakes® Butter in Half Sticks made it easy to pull just the right amount out of the fridge. Using Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt created a rich, satisfying undertone.

Really, who needs gravy?

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Modernizing is a good thing. Even when it comes to our most beloved dishes.

I honestly believe Grandma would approve.

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Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Chicken and Dumplings Soup

Ingredients:

For the Soup:

  • 1 1/2 lbs. chicken breast, cut into 1/2 cubes
  • 1 large onion, peeled and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 4 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 half stick (4 tbsp.) Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp. ground mustard
  • 1/8 tsp ground turmeric (for color)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 64 oz. low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • Pepper to taste

Dumplings:

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3 Tb. grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tb fresh thyme leaves, finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh rosemary, finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup whole milk

Directions:

  1. In a large sauce pot, melt the Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, celery and carrots. Cook for 8–10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  2. Add the mustard, turmeric, bay leaf and chicken stock. Bring to a boil. Then cover, lower the heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, put the ingredients for the dumplings in a medium bowl. Mix with a fork until a wet doughy consistency is reached.
  4. Once the soup base has cooked down for 15 minutes, bring the temperature back up to a boil. Stir in the chicken and parsley. Then use a spoon to drop scant 1/2-teaspoon lumps of dough into the soup. Simmer 5 minutes, until the chicken and dumplings are cooked through. Remove the bay leaf and serve warm.

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197 Responses to “Chicken-N-Dumplings Soup + Giveaway”

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    Ladywild — June 13, 2013 @ 4:53 am

    My favorite vintage dish is my grandmothers orange cake. I remade it by using an angelfood cake as the base. I use about half of the orange glaze. It’s not near as unhealthy now but still makes me happy

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    ashley — June 13, 2013 @ 5:10 am

    I try to make over my 4 cheese mac and cheese – and still haven’t perfected it!!

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    janet grey — June 13, 2013 @ 5:26 am

    i have never heard of chicken and dumplings with ‘gravy’. although I am a rolled and cut dumpling person, the rest of my chicken and dumplings are pretty much as you have in your recipe – sans the carrots. it is usually very brothy and not heavy at all.

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    • Sommer — June 13th, 2013 @ 6:32 am

      That’s interesting, all the chicken-n-dumplings recipes I’ve ever had are in a really thick creamy soup-base, or gravy. Well I’m glad I finally tried it your way. :)

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      • janet grey — June 13th, 2013 @ 3:14 pm

        it’s our all time comfort food here, and living in Houston, we usually wait until October before we have it – good tip on the turmeric, I used to use a drop of yellow food coloring – then I quit because I could never FIND my food colorings. even though we are due for 100 degree heat this week and next, I think i’ll make this again anyway your post got me in the MOOD. thanks!!

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    melissa@IWasBornToCook — June 13, 2013 @ 5:40 am

    I have no idea how I’d make it over since it’s perfect as is, but maybe I’d update my mom’s stuffed peppers.

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    Belinda @zomppa — June 13, 2013 @ 6:08 am

    Can never say no to chicken and dumplings!!

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    Tieghan — June 13, 2013 @ 6:10 am

    Wow, that looks so good! Just like is should, colorful, soupy and comforting! YUM!

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    Marnely Rodriguez-Murray — June 13, 2013 @ 6:17 am

    This looks amazing! Pineapple Upside DOwn Cake is a vintage recipe, at least to me – I’d modernize it with mangoes!

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    samantha — June 13, 2013 @ 6:21 am

    I don’t even like gravy! I think grandma would approve!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — June 13, 2013 @ 6:24 am

    I LOVE your chicken and dumplings, Sommer! It was so great to be together with Land O’Lakes in Austin and talk about our recipes. I loved spending time with you again! xo

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    • Sommer — June 13th, 2013 @ 6:57 am

      You too, Brenda! Can’t wait to see you again!

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — June 13, 2013 @ 6:27 am

    Oh this soup! I’m craving this big bowl of comfort!

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    Kim McCallie — June 13, 2013 @ 6:30 am

    My favorite vintage piece that I have is a tube pan that I got from my great-Grandmother. It is has never failed me when I make my pound cakes.

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    Heather Hayes Panjon — June 13, 2013 @ 6:30 am

    A Favorite Side Dish My Grandma Made Was Fried Apple, I Could Do Stuffed Baked Apples Inspired From That Recipe!

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    Hope @ With A Side Of Hope — June 13, 2013 @ 6:35 am

    I’d love to makeover macaroni and cheese. I can never find the perfect recipe for it.

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    Bonnie — June 13, 2013 @ 6:38 am

    I’d really like to update one of my mother or grandmother’s desserts or side dishes. I’m enjoying the versatility of Greek yogurt and how it can be used in so many healthy ways.

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    Jessica — June 13, 2013 @ 6:43 am

    I would have to say homemade mac and cheese! I would add some healthy items! Your dumpling recipe looks delish! Will have to try it soon!

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    Jesness — June 13, 2013 @ 6:43 am

    I love this idea! Not until I was an adult did I really appreciate chicken and dumplings, and this makes it even tastier. I recently updated my mom’s Hamburger Soup recipe. Never really heavy, instead I updated by adding more vegetables and an increasing the variety.

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — June 13, 2013 @ 6:53 am

    A lot of vintage dishes have canned or processed foods that you use to make them-I would make everything from scratch! :)

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    Amanda — June 13, 2013 @ 7:02 am

    I remake cinnamon rolls all the time. I gained 50 lbs during my pregnancy because I made so many batches of rolls! I tried everything from sour dough to using fruit fillings. I just love sweet bread!!!

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    Monica — June 13, 2013 @ 7:02 am

    Everyone needs gravy.
    And I love vintage.

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    Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — June 13, 2013 @ 7:08 am

    I’d probably try to make some of my favorite vintage recipes healthier. :-)

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    leslie — June 13, 2013 @ 7:10 am

    This is perfect for my dinner list! Can’t wait to make this, looks light enough to enjoy in the summer :)

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — June 13, 2013 @ 7:17 am

    Chicken Pot Pie. My husband loves it, and I’d love to lighten it up!

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    Katie — June 13, 2013 @ 7:31 am

    I’ve tried all different updated versions of macaroni and cheese. My fave so far has been with goat cheese, but the possibilities are endless!

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    Athena R — June 13, 2013 @ 7:42 am

    I love chicken pot pie, and I’ve seen lots of recipes for chicken pot pie soup that I would love to try. THis soup also looks amazing, and I would love to try this too.

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    Karen — June 13, 2013 @ 7:45 am

    We love cream based gravy and to indulge without the guilt I now make mine using a pat of Land of Lakes butter, a little arrowroot flour to thicken along with, my stock of choice, fresh herbs and almond milk. No one has been able to tell the difference.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 13, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    This is my all-time favorite soup, Sommer! Such lovely flavors and pure comfort food. Thanks for sharing this great giveaway, too!

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    Denise M — June 13, 2013 @ 8:19 am

    i dont know if its considered vintage but maybe a shepards pie that has mashed cauliflower instead of potatoes

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — June 13, 2013 @ 8:21 am

    My vintage recipe would be chicken noodle soup with homemade noodles.

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    Gaby — June 13, 2013 @ 8:30 am

    Chicken Divan!!

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    Paul — June 13, 2013 @ 9:18 am

    Looks wonderful

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    Kristin — June 13, 2013 @ 9:19 am

    I tend to remake vintage dishes by adding a lot of spice, usually through jalapeno peppers. Seems to please everyone I cook for and gives a bit of a kick to the old, but still great dishes.

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    vaishali — June 13, 2013 @ 9:27 am

    I always add broccoli to my mom’s 3 cheese mac n cheese plus some other veggies..:)

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    Colleen Gorman — June 13, 2013 @ 9:31 am

    Oh, it is very rainy and cool here today – so I’m thinking chicken & dumplings will be dinner tonight. I’ve updated my families’ mac & cheese recipe., and stew recipes adding seasonings and lightening them up.

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    Khanh — June 13, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    I love sloppy Joe’s, but we always used store bought buns. I would try making my own rolls, now!

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    marla — June 13, 2013 @ 10:14 am

    Would love this soup for lunch today!

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    Christine P — June 13, 2013 @ 10:28 am

    I don’t know how to up this from a vintage recipe, but we always make an Apple Pie from my grandmother’s worn, torn and browning cookbook. It’s the one thing that always connects me to home when baked. I think I might re-do it by trying to make my own crust, or somehow incorporating cranberries or additional fruits?

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    Carrie M. — June 13, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    Your soup looks great.

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    Jean — June 13, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    Your recipe sounds delish and perfect for me. I’m not a huge “gravy” fan … I always find chicken and dumplings so heavy. Give me a good brothy soup any day!

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    JulieD — June 13, 2013 @ 11:15 am

    I love this so much, Sommer! It was great to see you in Austin this past weekend!!!!

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    sweetsugarbelle — June 13, 2013 @ 11:38 am

    LOVE this. I always add veggies to my C and D’s. Some people are appalled, but you’re right. Flour boiled in chicken broth CAN sit like a ton of bricks!

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    Patricia Wojnar Crowley — June 13, 2013 @ 11:40 am

    I would update my mom’s meatloaf with a bbq gravy!

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    Marty — June 13, 2013 @ 11:49 am

    I recently used my Great Grandmother’s yeast roll recipe to make cinnamon rolls. They turned out so yummy. Thanks for the giveaway! I love that little half-stick butter dish!

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    Aggie — June 13, 2013 @ 11:52 am

    I was introduced to chicken and dumplings a little late in life, although I’ve lived in the South (is FL really the south?!) since I was 10 (there were no dumplings or grits up in NY!). I love this lightened up version, what a beautiful soup Sommer!

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    Bryn — June 13, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

    I would love to update/lighten up biscuits and gravy but still keep the same “feeling”

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    Jessie C. — June 13, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

    I would like to makeover our favorite dish-Lasagna.

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    Yuki — June 13, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

    I’ve never been a big fun of very heavy chicken & dumplings soup. Thank you for sharing your recipe. It sounds so yummy!

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    Jenny Hartin — June 13, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

    Right now I’m up to my ovaries in packing – I can’t even think about remaking a recipe – but I’m trying to recreate my grandmother’s nut roll recipe and need to work on that. Would love to win this set for my new home.

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    Sandy — June 13, 2013 @ 12:58 pm

    All those recipes using canned cream of mushroom soup now use my own blend of ingredients that I can pronounce and feel good about serving my family.

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    MaryB — June 13, 2013 @ 1:02 pm

    Oh, my gosh, this sounds so good. I love drop dumplings. To me, that’s the only way to have chicken and dumplings!

    I am not sure how I would remake a favorite vintage dish – one of which is my grandmother’s stuffing recipe. Maybe cut down a bit on the butter and use whole grain bread but that would definitely change the taste.

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    Sarah — June 13, 2013 @ 1:02 pm

    My family makes beef stroganoff. I’d use greek yogurt!

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    Mari Donohue — June 13, 2013 @ 1:05 pm

    Love soup and can not wait to try this version of a chicken soup!

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    Marysue Feltman — June 13, 2013 @ 1:08 pm

    Oh my goodness…how wonderful! The soup AND the giveaway! Thank you for both!

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    KIm — June 13, 2013 @ 1:11 pm

    this soup looks delicious! thanks for the recipe

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    Jill Hartley — June 13, 2013 @ 1:13 pm

    Hmmm pot roast. That’s my favorite!!! I’ve been craving everything spicy so maybe roast it on a bed of spicy peppers but not cut up. Give it some natural flavor.

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    beth jilletteu — June 13, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

    I love meatloaf. Believe it or not I make it with ground turkey these days

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    Diane Johnson — June 13, 2013 @ 1:29 pm

    Sounds delicious. I’ll be trying this soon!

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    Anna W. — June 13, 2013 @ 1:29 pm

    That pot! Those colors! GASP!

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    Nikki — June 13, 2013 @ 1:46 pm

    I bake my potato pancakes instead of frying

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    Barb — June 13, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

    make carrot chips instead of boiled carrots

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    Denae — June 13, 2013 @ 1:58 pm

    I like to lower the sugar amounts in most of my old recipes. I still get good results in the baked goods, and not as super sweet.

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    Rust — June 13, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

    I substitute ground white meat pork in many of my dishes that call for ground beef – I prefer the taste and the savings. Especially good in lasagna with Italian sausage added.

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    Amy Tong — June 13, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

    My favorite vintage dish is an old classic Portuguese Chicken dish. I would do a make over for switching out the drumstick with chicken breast for a healthier choice. Also, I would use sweet potato to replace the regular for some natural sweetness. The coconut milk that makes the sauce will bring it all home.

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    BusyWorkingMama — June 13, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

    My favorite classic dish is pierogi – Polish stuffed wontons :)

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    Theresa J — June 13, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

    I use to hate soup but this recipe look so yummy. I dont have a vintage recipe to revamp

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    Julie — June 13, 2013 @ 2:20 pm

    I’m not sure I have a vintage dish. Maybe chili. Lately I like to add a vegetable in, sometimes its carrots or greenbeans. Bulks up the chili and tastes really good!

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    Priscilla | ShesCookin — June 13, 2013 @ 2:24 pm

    Chicken and Dumplings is at the top of the list of my favorite vintage recipes and my lightened up version is similar to yours – only your photos are way better :) – with herbed drop dumplings – no noodles here!

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    Candice — June 13, 2013 @ 2:36 pm

    A vintage recipe I’d revamp is using chicken instead of beef when making chili.

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    Carolyn M — June 13, 2013 @ 2:37 pm

    Such a gorgeous color that makes me so happy for this prize – thanks for the opportunity to win. Land of Lakes has been a part of so many great recipes.

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    Mary Beth Elderton — June 13, 2013 @ 2:43 pm

    Chicken and Dumplings is my all time favorite comfort food! I have begun to makeover some of my favorites–like tonight’s meatloaf dinner–by adding more veggies.

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    Cori — June 13, 2013 @ 2:50 pm

    Lots
    More veggies and an herbed biscuit!

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    Liz — June 13, 2013 @ 3:24 pm

    this looks delicious!

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    Samantha Callahan — June 13, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

    I love soup & I love chicken & dumplings! I can’t wait to try this!!!

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    stacey m. — June 13, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

    My Nana had lots of yummy recipes but none got written down before she passed away. I think I will try to recreate some of her yummy treats!

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    Lizz — June 13, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

    I’d like to try a meatloaf made with ground chicken/turkey topped with zucchini instead of the traditional beef with bacon on top. Also, mashed sweet potatoes on the side instead of mashed!

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    desiree — June 13, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    I can’t wait to try this soup !

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    Nancy Long — June 13, 2013 @ 4:16 pm

    I love soup anytime of the year and this one is on my list to try

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    Karen Lynch — June 13, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

    Beef straganoff, maybe substitute some of the sour cream for greek yogurt, and add some.

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    Jan R — June 13, 2013 @ 4:43 pm

    I don’t know about remaking a vintage dish…but I sure want to make a few!

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    Maria W. — June 13, 2013 @ 5:05 pm

    I remake my chicken casserole with greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I love Land O’Lakes butter, too, in my cookies!

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    Amber Case — June 13, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

    Wow! This looks soo yummy. I have several food allergies so finding yummy dinners is always a trick. This will be a great new thing to try. Thanks!

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    Rohini — June 13, 2013 @ 5:54 pm

    Soup looks delicious!!!

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    Sally — June 13, 2013 @ 5:54 pm

    mashed potatoes and gravy

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    barbara n — June 13, 2013 @ 6:13 pm

    I would make over my macaroni and cheese dinner to make it healthier for all

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    Denise O. — June 13, 2013 @ 6:38 pm

    This looks fabulous! And what a great giveaway.

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    nessa — June 13, 2013 @ 6:47 pm

    Looks really delicious!

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    Marissa Kubinski — June 13, 2013 @ 6:54 pm

    I would try this butter with mashed potatoes and any veggie medley!

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    Kimi — June 13, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

    Pot Roast. Maybe add different veggies?

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    Rachel Cooks — June 13, 2013 @ 7:10 pm

    This looks awesome, Sommer! And what a fun giveaway. I think I would try to give tuna noodle casserole a make over. It’s my husband’s favorite.

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    Janice — June 13, 2013 @ 7:12 pm

    Looking forward to making summer soups–especially roasted tomato!

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    Chris — June 13, 2013 @ 7:22 pm

    I have lightned up most of the old staples– and yes, I reduce sugar in every single recipe. I had not included this wonderful comfort food- thank you Sommer! My next attempt will be chili with pork loin- minus the outside fat- and a chili with chicken. I will have my family vote on the favorite variation!

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    Melissa B — June 13, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

    I exchanged milk for the heavy ream in my mac and cheese

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    Linda — June 13, 2013 @ 8:10 pm

    Chicken and dumplings ……chicken and noodles. two of my favorite things to eat! I like tolighten mine by adding a little corn starch to the chicken broth to thicken it up, rather than making a heavy cream based roux.

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    Rachel @ Twin Tough — June 13, 2013 @ 8:12 pm

    I always reduce the sugar in every old recipe, and try to swap out healthier fats whenever possible. Love my grandpa’s and my mom’s old recipes, though! :)

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    Maegan @ The BakerMama — June 13, 2013 @ 8:13 pm

    Chicken & Dumplings are my favorite! I love how you turned it into a lighter soup so it’s not such a heavy meal. Excited to try it!

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    gina guthrie — June 13, 2013 @ 8:15 pm

    I would make over a vintage recipe for tuna casserole.

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    Shelly — June 13, 2013 @ 8:20 pm

    I’d love to give chicken pot pie a makeover.

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    Melissa — June 13, 2013 @ 8:37 pm

    I would makeover my meatloaf recipe using some turkey and Land O Lakes Butter. =)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — June 13, 2013 @ 8:47 pm

    this looks like such a comforting soup!! adore this, Sommer!

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    Catherine — June 13, 2013 @ 10:06 pm

    Love your website!

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    Erika — June 13, 2013 @ 10:30 pm

    Maybe I’d make a casserole of some kind! Thanks!

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    natalie — June 13, 2013 @ 10:57 pm

    I love everything about this post!

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    Lauren Lyons — June 13, 2013 @ 11:38 pm

    A vintage dish that I would remake is green bean casserole. Being from Louisiana, I love my Cajun seasoned meats. I would sauté onions, bell peppers & garlic in a mixture of olive oil and Land O Lakes butte. Then adding diced Turkey Tasso until browned before mixing with the green beans and French fried onions. Yum!!!

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    karen — June 14, 2013 @ 12:32 am

    I like to makeover vintage dishes by switching out ingredients, like kale for spinach in lasagna.

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    Christina Tong — June 14, 2013 @ 12:51 am

    Love to make the Chicken-N-Dumplings Soup, looks delicious! Would like to add some chopped Kale.

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    Jackie T — June 14, 2013 @ 2:22 am

    This soup looks fantastic! I would update a vintage meat loaf recipe. Fun giveaway!

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    Craig — June 14, 2013 @ 4:03 am

    I’d like to make-over my chili. I would like to add some cocoa to it the next time I make it. I hear adding cocoa to chili really brings out the deep, earthiness of the other spices.

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    MaryBeth — June 14, 2013 @ 4:04 am

    I’d want to makeover classic home style mac and cheese using different types of cheese.

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    Stephanie W. — June 14, 2013 @ 5:05 am

    Chicken and dumplings in the spring! This makeover is just what i needed! I’m all over it. I may give this recipe a try this weekend!

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    Celia — June 14, 2013 @ 5:48 am

    If it wasn’t so warm here, that would be tonight’s dinner!

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    Kel — June 14, 2013 @ 6:42 am

    I would use the butter to make over my grandma’s biscuits – she used crisco!

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    Maria — June 14, 2013 @ 6:48 am

    Yay! Love your soup recipe! SO happy we were able to hangout in Austin! I just love ya!

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    Lisa Y. — June 14, 2013 @ 7:37 am

    I just discovered this website from Jenny at Picky Palate – am really enjoying it! Nicely done!

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    Karen S. — June 14, 2013 @ 7:52 am

    Cannot wait to make this! lOVE chicken-n-dumplings and this looks like such a great version!

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    Angie B — June 14, 2013 @ 8:06 am

    I would love to try all my soup recipes in that pot!

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    Barb S. @ FL Mom's Blog — June 14, 2013 @ 8:58 am

    I would add in a few more vegetables than what my mother and grandmother added into the recipe for the stew!

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    LaRonda LaMothe — June 14, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    I love this soup, perfect for taking for lunch!

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    Amanda P — June 14, 2013 @ 10:40 am

    I make chicken fried steak using crushed cornflakes instead of flour only.

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    Juli V — June 14, 2013 @ 11:27 am

    I make meatloaf using ground turkey and whole wheat bread. It’s delicious.

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 14, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

    It’s been so chilly here lately, I could absolutely go for a huge bowl of this soup! Recipe wise…I’m still trying to come up with a perfect chicken pie makeover – I might have to bribe someone at Disney for their recipe ;)

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    Rebecca — June 14, 2013 @ 2:05 pm

    I can’t wait to try this!

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    Elena — June 14, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

    I would use Land O Lakes butter to make my Mom’s apple pie

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    Kristen M — June 14, 2013 @ 3:29 pm

    My apple pie was the “vintage dish” I thought of first. I already use butter and I’m not sure how else to perfect the dish except to make sure I’m using Land O Lakes butter.

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    Toni — June 14, 2013 @ 4:37 pm

    I want to remake beef stew.

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    Ron — June 14, 2013 @ 5:58 pm

    Too hot to cook–sandwiches and salads

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    Lisa — June 14, 2013 @ 6:17 pm

    This looks SO good!

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    sarah K. — June 14, 2013 @ 7:40 pm

    I would remake my Italian meatballs , with Moroccan flavors.

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    Peggy P — June 14, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

    I want to make this even though it is a 102 degrees here in Mesa, Arizona!

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    Carmen — June 15, 2013 @ 6:31 am

    This recipe will be repinned on my page!

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    DessertForTwo — June 15, 2013 @ 7:49 am

    I made over my favorite tuna noodle casserole and ditched the cream-of-something soups~so good!

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    Rhonda — June 15, 2013 @ 8:11 pm

    I have already replaced ground beef with veggie crumbles in my family goulash recipe and next time I need to switch to whole wheat pasta.

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    Sascha — June 15, 2013 @ 8:18 pm

    I would love to revamp my grandmas Noodle kugel recipe by adding sausage, onions, and mushrooms to it!

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    Amy Leach — June 15, 2013 @ 8:50 pm

    I make my mother’s recipe for cabbage rolls, but I substitute ground turkey for ground beef, and I use brown rice instead of white.

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    Carole Ann Spear — June 16, 2013 @ 7:16 am

    I love everything here, and the good news is I love and use Land O’Lakes. I thought soup? It’s 80 degrees! Then I saw this, I can’t wait to try it!

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    Anna A. — June 16, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    I like to sub healthier ingredients and gluten-free ingredients.

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    Michelle — June 16, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    I would make a chicken pot pie using Nashville’s hot chicken.

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    Anne — June 16, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

    I’ve been thinking about updating my meatloaf recipe, which I’ve been using for years and years. As the fresh zucchini becomes available later in the summer, I’m going to try adding some grated zucchini to the meat mixture. Hopefully, it will add flavor, moisture, and texture. We’ll see!

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    Aprl — June 16, 2013 @ 7:36 pm

    Love the matching blue!

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    Susan Christy — June 16, 2013 @ 8:52 pm

    I will make over meatloaf and make it spicy and flavorful

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    Carolyn — June 17, 2013 @ 4:12 am

    Maybe it’s a Canadian thing, but I honestly didn’t eat much dumplings, either dropped from a spoon or cut into noodles, as a kid. Maybe once or twice? Yours look wonderful!

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    Vera K — June 17, 2013 @ 5:13 am

    I do make over old recipes – using lower fat ingredients!

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    Vunda V — June 17, 2013 @ 6:39 am

    i would make a lasagna for a vintage meal

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    rachel — June 17, 2013 @ 7:50 am

    Swap out so much oil and use some applesauce!

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    Linda K. — June 17, 2013 @ 5:46 pm

    I’d get all the canned soup out of favorite casseroles.

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    Mara Yager — June 17, 2013 @ 6:21 pm

    Lasagna or pot pie! Thanks!!

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    Gail — June 17, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

    MY chicken paprika or stuffed cabbage

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    Amanda — June 18, 2013 @ 10:07 am

    I get hungry every time I see this recipe. :)

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    irma — June 18, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    I would like to make over enchiladas by adding kale and other veggies.

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    Carmen — June 18, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

    I like to make over our dishes by “sneaking” in extra vegetables.

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    Sarah L — June 18, 2013 @ 9:54 pm

    I would make over kidney bean goulash by adding some vegetables. Root vegetables would probably work well in it.

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    Caroline Hurley — June 19, 2013 @ 7:18 am

    First, let me say that your soup looks so delicious…I’m craving a bowl right now! Your recipe sounds so good…I’m bookmarking this for the weekend! I’ve been meaning to makeover a baked macaroni dish my Mom always made. It was made with cream, butter AND cheese…it was so, so heavy, but delicious. I need to work on that! I love the colors of your giveaway items! So cheery!

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    Christy — June 19, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    I’ve been wanting to try to recreate my classic zucchini bread this summer. Spice it up a bit!

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    Jo Ann Buller — June 19, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    hope i win.

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    DeniseG — June 19, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    I won’t call it a “remake” per se, but I am currently working on nailing down precise recipes/measurements for some of my great-grandmother’s old, handed-down recipes. Especially for the baked desserts…some of her instructions and amounts are pretty open to interpretation :) “Handfuls” of flour doesn’t yield consistent results for me. :)

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    • ckgato — June 19th, 2013 @ 10:21 am

      Haha! I just basically commented the same thing!

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    Diana Whitlatch — June 19, 2013 @ 10:12 am

    I would love a lighter potato salad that sill has great flavor.

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    Melinda H — June 19, 2013 @ 10:16 am

    Can’t wait to try the chicken and dumplings soup! Looks delicious and also thanks for the pics along with the recipe! (o;

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    Amanda Bennett — June 19, 2013 @ 10:16 am

    My dad loves Chicken & Dumplings. I bet he would love this version!

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    Amanda Bennett — June 19, 2013 @ 10:18 am

    When I make over dishes I try to use reduced fat versions of certain ingredients and add extra veggies for extra color and flavor where I can.

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    ckgato — June 19, 2013 @ 10:21 am

    Going to my grandma’s over the Fourth of July weekend. SHe’s going to make chicken & dumplings for my visit. I try to get her to write down the recipe for me, but at 91, she is on auto-pilot and isn’t sure the measurements! I’m saving this recipe for myself to make when I crave it and not in Tennessee!

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    Jocelyn — June 19, 2013 @ 10:21 am

    I am making this tonight! YUM!!!

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    Wendy Farmer — June 19, 2013 @ 10:27 am

    I have not had much luck with chicken and dumplins but this looks too good not to try. I will definitely be giving it a go. Thanks.

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    Erin B — June 19, 2013 @ 10:32 am

    I wonder if I could redo enchiladas with a hardy green leaf… I did make vegetarian cabbage rolls, which turned out awesome!

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    Heidi — June 19, 2013 @ 10:32 am

    Cute!

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    Mark — June 19, 2013 @ 10:34 am

    I would love to win this =)

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    Paula Brown — June 19, 2013 @ 10:39 am

    Love me some chicken N Dumplings! You made my mouth water.

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    Debbie Lynn — June 19, 2013 @ 10:54 am

    Love chicken and dumplings so this is a must try for us!

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    Linda Gadzinski — June 19, 2013 @ 10:59 am

    I only use land o lakes unsalted butter for baking. Just recently made 300+ cupcakes for my niece’s graduation and lost count with how many pounds of butter I used….at least 35#. As for revising vintage recipes….why mess with a good thing? Special recipes at Christmas, holidays, necessitate real butter.

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    Rachael Wilson — June 19, 2013 @ 11:00 am

    OOOh, I love the turquoise!!

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    Jeannette B — June 19, 2013 @ 11:08 am

    i’m not too sure that I have vintage recipes that need doctoring but I would love to healthify my homemade gravy and shortbread cookies. I can imagine using this butter and some fresh rosemary for homemade shortbread cookies. mmmmmmm.

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    Jenah Parris — June 19, 2013 @ 11:08 am

    I love the updated version of this recipe! Soup! Mmmm! Two of my favorite dishes combined to make one!

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    Lisa Spivak — June 19, 2013 @ 11:25 am

    This looks awesome! I am always looking for great recipes and look forward to making this one! Thank you for sharing!

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    Jeann O — June 19, 2013 @ 11:33 am

    Mac and cheese make over with asiago and kale

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    Leann Lindeman — June 19, 2013 @ 11:59 am

    For lots of dishes I use fat free chicken broth and a light margarine.

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    Jym — June 19, 2013 @ 12:13 pm

    I would reformulate my Mom’s cookie recipe, which calls for margarine (YUCK) to work with buttah!

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    Amy — June 19, 2013 @ 12:18 pm

    I would love to win the giveaway, and use it to make this yummy chicken and dumpling soup recipe!

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    Marianne Hedemark — June 19, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

    looks like a winner! I hope I am too!

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    Katrina — June 19, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

    I know I want some of that soup. Looks delicious. Not sure how I would make over a favorite dish, but for years now I have been using all lower fat ingredients and making the same great stuff with a lot less fat. ;)

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    Brisja — June 19, 2013 @ 12:41 pm

    I like to use Greek yogurt in the place of mayo. Much healthier with a very similar taste. No one ever knows the difference!

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    Elizabeth — June 19, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

    I can’t say that I have a favorite vintage dish, but I would like to make a tuna noodle casserole with salmon and asparagus instead of tuna and peas :)

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    Kathy — June 19, 2013 @ 1:09 pm

    I would love to win and the soup looks great. Gonna have to try it.

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    Cat K. — June 19, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

    Some day I want to play around with my mom’s spaghetti recipe. I love it the way it is, but it could be a fun project!

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    Katie — June 19, 2013 @ 2:37 pm

    I’m constantly on the hunt for the perfect apple crisp, so I suppose that’s the one “classic” and “vintage” recipe that I’m always trying to modernize/update.

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    Julia — June 19, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

    Apple pie. I’d like to play around with some old-fashioned apple varieties. See if I can find a recipe we all like.

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    Angelica — June 19, 2013 @ 6:10 pm

    I would love to spice up some kind of vintage pie recipe… there is so much potential in a good apple pie!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — June 20, 2013 @ 9:06 pm

    Oh yum! I love chicken and dumplings, this soup looks incredible :)

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    Angela — July 16, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

    Is this contest still open?! I love the turquoise pan!!! I would make over chicken tettriZini.
    Quick question – can this be made ahead? Make the soup and dumplings separately the day before, then reheat and cook dumplings day of?

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    Kim K. — September 27, 2013 @ 1:07 pm

    Sounds great!! Trying to eat healthier and not loose all the flavor of old family recipes is challenging to say the least – but this one looks really good :)!

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    Patty Wingert — September 29, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    I usually make the traditional chicken and dumplings, but always feel guilty eating it. Now that we are getting older I’m looking for healthier versions of meals. I made a pot of this version this morning and my husband and I think it’s a keeper. The flavor was great, and the dumplings not only had great flavor but didn’t fall apart at all. They are the dumpling recipe that I have been searching for forever. Kudos!

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    Lisa — December 16, 2013 @ 8:58 pm

    I made the Chicken and Dumpling Soup tonight and it was soooo good. I am still thining about the depth of the flavors. I frequently make chicken and/or vegetable soups but there was something really special about this recipe. I will definitely make it again.

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