As a kid I loved spending time with my grandmama. My memories of her are of making forts and sneaking out to go swimming at the fitness center pool. She was loving and kind and gone far too early. We lost her to Lou Gehrig’s disease when I was in 3rd grade. The older I get the more I realize how young my mom was to lose her mom and I can’t imagine but I cherish the memories I did get to have with her. One of the very best things I remember that she cooked was chicken and dumplings. I have made them several times over the years and I am so grateful to have her recipe. I have tweaked it just a little bit, adding stuff to the broth when you boil the chicken to create a richer stock but overall the original recipe remains true. Her birthday was January 1st so while everyone is eating their black eyed peas and cabbage, I celebrate her by making her chicken and dumplings year after year. If you are looking for comfort and a meal that will feed a crowd, this one is it. Tag us in your pictures and let us know if you like it.