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Pursuing Fellowship with Food

And the best chicken & dumplings recipe!!!

I believe that the act of sitting down and sharing a meal with others has the power to significantly grow friendships and relationships. If this is practiced often and well, the table becomes a place for community and a place where love is felt. I want to provide this for others in my home one day, so I have determined to become a good cook!

This page is for posts about health, food, and recipes. Health doesn't always mean eating vegetables and drinking water. Health can also be about establishing a healthy social or family life and community of fellowship around the table, a place where people feel loved and encouraged. That's why I want to share recipes I attempt and perfect with you here. Some of them may not scream "healthy!!" to you, but I am certain they have the power to nurture the soul and feed fellowship.

Although I am still very much an amateur when it comes to cooking, I have been reading through lots of cookbooks and have made a commitment to myself to practice until I get it right. Recently, I got the chicken & dumplings right and with cold days coming soon, I thought I would share. It started as a recipe from The Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes For Gathering by Joanna Gaines, but I have tweaked it a little and added in a few extra steps. It is surprisingly easy and simple, but lasts for about 10 bowls.

Chicken & Dumplings


  • 1 original rotisserie chicken (or 1 already shredded rotisserie chicken package from HEB)

  • 1 carton chicken broth, 48 oz.

  • 2 cans cream of chicken

  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour

  • 1/2 can of Pillsbury Grands! Southern Homestyle Original biscuits

  • 2 handfuls of baby carrots

  • 1 stick celery

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper


  1. In a large soup pot, bring the chicken broth to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to simmer.

  2. On a cutting board, dust with flour and place half of the can of biscuits in flour and cut into pea-sized pieces. (The dough expands significantly, so make them tiny.) As you cut, drop the pieces a few at a time into the broth.

  3. Finely chop the carrots and celery and add to broth.

  4. Add the cream of chicken, shredded pieces of chicken, and pepper.

  5. Cover and simmer until dumplings are cooked, about 20 minutes.

This recipe took some tweaking, but I finally got it to a tasty place! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and share it with friends and family while enjoying each other's company and growing in community. Stay healthy, friends.

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