Mom Recipes

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I named this recipe “Almost” because I only use 1/2 a package of dumplins. You can add more and make it real dumplin-y, I like it as a soup!


1 raw chicken (can use pieces)

1 large onion

4 or 5 peeled carrots

4 or 5 stalks of celery

1 carton chicken broth

½ package Mary B’s frozen dumplings

Salt and pepper to taste

In a large Dutch oven or soup pot, boil chicken with water, enough to cover ½ way, until done (usually 1 or 1 1/2 hours or so depending on size.)

Fully salt and pepper raw chicken. Remove cooked chicken from broth and put in a bowl to cool. Strain broth and return to pot. Add enough canned chicken broth (or stock) to fill pot within 2 inches from top.

Peel carrots and clean celery, chop to desired size, I like them kind of big. Chop onion. Bring liquid to a boil and add onion, carrots and celery. Break up dumplings into two or three pieces and add to broth.

Boil all ingredients (without chicken) for about 40 minutes or until vegies are tender. Add enough chicken before serving to make a great soup and serve with saltine crackers. Yum.

*You can use rotisserie chicken but adjust the broth to fit the pot and add chicken last.

Here’s another good one!


It only takes 6 ingredients and can be made in a soup pot or a crockpot. Easy and delicious! I made some tonight and it was yummy!


1 small roll of breakfast sausage

3 small cans Original Rotel (or 1 large, substitute 1 can regular diced tomatoes if you don’t like it so spicy.

1 large can seasoned turnip greens

1 can Great Northern Beans

2 cans black-eye peas

1-3 cup carton chicken broth/stock

Brown the sausage. Add the tomatoes, turnip greens and juice, beans and juice. Then add the chicken stock and stir. Let it simmer for about 30-45 minutes to blend the flavors, or set it on low in your crockpot and come home to delicious soup. *Salt, pepper and spices, optional. That’s it!

Serve with your favorite cornbread and you have a great meal with just a little work!

Let me know if you make it or share your favorite family recipe below!

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  1. I wanted to post my “tips” on the Chicken Soup! My genius daughter added lemon pepper to jazz it up and also used surgical gloves to pick the chicken! Too cool! My mom adds a handful of rice to her chicken soup to thicken it up! Send me your tips when you try it!

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