Grandma would always make these for us when we were under the weather. She would cook a chicken in a pot with water, carrots, onions, and celery until it was done. Then she would pull all the chicken meat of the bone, and put it back into the broth (she would taste it after the meat was added and then add salt, pepper, and a little parsley). I always sat on the counter and watched her throw everything in a pan without measuring, and they were AMAZING. Finally, I asked her to write it down for me, and I'm glad I did. Posting on here so I never lose this recipe! She always rolled them out thin and used a knife to cut them into pieces. They were never the same shape, but that's how we knew when Grandma made them :) NOTE: Grandma learned how to make these from her mother, so this is the OLD school recipe for dumplings. I am writing it like she gave it to me. Scant teaspoon means a little under the measurement: not quite to the top but not 1/4 less.