Chicken and Herb Spaetzle Soup | | Nourish your family with a bowl of soup.

Simple Sundays | Chicken and Herb Spaetzle Soup

Our kitchen table is round, the wood showing little nicks of wear and tear from years of breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks, not to mention toys and textbooks and homework and projects of all kinds. It’s been well used and well loved, and even the…

Chicken and Herb Spaetzle Soup | | Nourish your family with a bowl of soup.
Simple Sundays | Chicken and Herb Spaetzle Soup

Chicken and Herb Spaetzle Soup | | Nourish your family with a bowl of soup.

Our kitchen table is round, the wood showing little nicks of wear and tear from years of breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks, not to mention toys and textbooks and homework and projects of all kinds. It’s been well used and well loved, and even the chairs have been replaced over the years. But the table remains, and I am constantly tidying up, reminding the children to bring their toys upstairs and clear books off the table.

It’s when the table is cleared and set for dinner that I can finally relax. Knowing that we, as a family, can gather around the table for dinner is more important than my kids realize. It is the reason I won’t allow our schedules to be overrun by activities and sports, it’s the reason I always want to be home by the dinner hour.

I know how fortunate we are to know that there will be a meal, every single night. I always say a prayer of thanks that there is food on the table, whether it is a simple sandwich or an elaborate roast. With 1 in 6 Americans facing hunger today, it can be quite sobering.

When I learned about The Pampered Chef’s Round-Up from the Heart Campaign, I wanted to get involved. Since 1991, the campaign encourages their guests to “round-up” their product orders to the nearest dollar or more, and funds are distributed to Feeding America. Since the program’s inception, over $24 million has been contributed.

Chicken and Herb Spaetzle Soup | | Homemade Spaetzle is easy and fun!

Nourish. This word is printed on the new Round-Up from the Heart Soup Bowls. For each limited edition bowl purchased, the Pampered Chef contributes $2 to Feeding America. I thought about what I would want to serve in these bowls, and I knew right away that it would have to be Chicken and Herb Spaetzle Soup.

Homemade spaetzle – have you ever tried it? My daughter fell in love with these miniature dumplings when we ate at an old German restaurant in San Francisco a couple of years ago, and she has been begging me to make it ever since. Part of her love for spaetzle is surely a bit of pride for her heritage, but the other part is the fact that it is impossible for a child to dislike a dumpling! For me, spaetzle is comfort food, and in a chicken soup, I can’t think of anything more comforting on a chilly autumn day.

Making homemade spaetzle is perhaps just as fun as eating it, and surprisingly easy. If you don’t have a spaetzle maker, do not fret. A colander works, or even a box grater with 1/4 inch holes. Part of the fun is that they don’t look perfect, even if they taste perfect.

Chicken and Herb Spaetzle Soup | | There's nothing comforting than chicken soup with homemade dumplings.
Chicken and Herb Spaetzle Soup | | Nourish by the spoonful.

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I am pleased that one of you will win a Pampered Chef Package with a set of (4) Round-Up from the Heart Bowls, Bamboo Spoon Set, and the Rockcrok Dutch Oven like the one I featured here to create this Chicken & Herb Spaetzle Soup. One winner will be selected. Here’s how to enter:

  • Please leave a comment letting me know: What dish means the most to you when feeding your family? and click on the widget below.
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Chicken and Herb Spaetzle Soup

Serves 4. | Prep: 30 minutes | Cook: 30 minutes

If you’ve never tried making homemade spaetzle, you’re in for a wonderful surprise. It’s easy! And fun. And the whole family will love it.


2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon white pepper

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

3 large eggs

3/4 cup whole milk

4 teaspoon fresh herbs (e.g. thyme, parsley, etc), divided

1/2 tablespoon olive oil

3 carrots, finely diced

2 stalks celery, finely diced

8 cups chicken stock

2 bone-in chicken breasts

1/2 onion, skin on

kosher salt

freshly ground black pepper


Make the spaetzle dough by whisking together the flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg in a large bowl. In a separate small bowl, beat the eggs with the milk until well combined. Add the egg mixture to the flour, and using a wooden spoon or spatula, gently stir together until you have a sticky dough. Stir in 3 teaspoons of the fresh herbs. Let it sit in the refrigerator while you start the soup. This can even be done the night before.

Start the soup: In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the carrots and celery and cook, 2 minutes. Add the chicken stock, chicken breast and onion, bring to a boil and cook for about 20 minutes, or until the chicken is poached. Remove the onion and didscard. Take the chicken out of the pot, and when it has cooled slightly, remove the bone and skin and discard. Shred the chicken and return to the soup. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Using a spaetzle maker or colander, pass the dough through the holes and drop it into the water. The dumplings will cook quickly and float to the top. Use a slotted spoon to retrieve the spaetzle and transfer it to the soup. If you wish, you can also drop the spaetzle directly into the soup pot. Stir in the remaining teaspoon fresh herbs.

Serve the soup immediately.

Spaetzle recipe from Fresh Herb Spaetzle by Dorie Greenspan, Bon Appetit (March, 2006), via Epicurious.


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  1. Erin Ellis

    My chicken and dumplings means the most to me.  It was a recipe given to me by my late grandmother, and my family loves it.  I feel good making it, and I love when everyone enjoys it.  Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

  2. Kate Newton

    I think the recipe that means the most to me is blue cheese dressing. My mom always makes it and it was the first dressing I ever successfully made as an adult. Its delicious and I always think of family when I’m making it. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  3. Liz+Barbo

    For my family it is pot roast with mashed potatoes.  It was always something you could count on at grandma’s for dinner no still makes me feel like home.

  4. Holly

    My mother’s beef stew recipe means the most to me and my family. It’s the ultimate comfort food on a cold day.

  5. Sifra

    When feeding my family, mostly I choose to make some pasta or another. When growing up, my mother served lots of potatoes, so when I moved out I vowed never to serve boiled potatoes and started to try all sorts of foods. Sometimes I return to my parents’ home and make dinner for them and my two brothers. They love my penne with home made mushroom sauce with chicken. I don’t have a go-to recipe for this, but use the herbs and spices I just feel like using, according to my mood and what I just picked from my herb graden. Every time it is a success, and every one (including me!) takes seconds. 

    Thank you for sharing a bit of your personal life with every post. Have a lovely sunday. 

  6. rust

    A big pork roast with homemade mashed potatoes; one of our favorite foods.

  7. Megan Mkrtschjan

    My grandma’s pasta fagiole has always brought our family together!

  8. Aysegul+-+Ice

    I love a good old tomato soup. You can find it year round and it always warms my heart. 
    I love this post and the cause. 
    Thank you for sharing. 

  9. Erin

    Matzoh ball soup.  We had it on two occasions: 1) the holidays 2) if we were sick. It felt like a special occasion dish, but it’s so simple to make. So comforting and still is – now I crave it regularly. My mom would always add fresh dill and black peppercorns to the broth for added flavor, along with celery, carrots and onion. I still love it. It’s the best soup on a cold day and now I make it for my husband when he’s sick. :)

  10. stacie

    Thanksgiving and xmas eve…we hold it at our house and it is very special!

  11. Laura Royal

    Pork chops and mashed potatoes means the most to me.  So delicious and comforting and the family loves it. 

  12. Kathy

    Each time you sit and eat out of any Pampered Chef item I know I have helped and have given back. I see the love that these products reflect back at me after making a meal for my family with them. This NOURISH dish reminds them that we are fortune to have 3 meals a day and to reach out to make sure all kids will someday not have to worry about food on their tables.

  13. Valerie R.

    This looks & sounds  so YUMMY!! Never thought of making chicken soup  with spaetzle before but makes perfect sense!! Thanks so much for the chance  at the giveaway :)

  14. Shanna

    I am not the best cook (just starting out), so any dish I make that tastes decent is a proud moment for me. I recently made a sweet potato, peanut, and coconut soup that was enjoyed by all.

  15. Laura Scott

    Spaetzle is such a great alternative to noodles and soup season is upon us.

    Sharing, as well!

  16. Marianne Richardson

    I love putting a roast with onions, carrots and potatoes in my crock pot or in the oven and letting it cook all day. When we get ready to sit down as a family for Sunday dinner, the roast is so tender it almost melts in your mouth. I would love to have The Pampered Chef Rockcrock Dutch Oven to cook this in. This would be nice enough to put on the table and serve out of. I love Pampered Chef products. I would love to win a giveaway like the one you are giving.

  17. MaryB

    I love making chicken and dumplings for my family or homemade bread. Both of these are real family favorites that bring great memories to mind of grandma and grandpa!

  18. Laurie

    I love making a big batch of homemade salsa.  I just used the manual food processor to chop the veggies for the salsa today!

  19. Mitzi appleby

    My mom’s chicken and dumplings, they were the best. Just thinking of them now takes me back home!

  20. Cindy

    My family loves my baked macaroni & cheese. While any Mac n cheese dish makes kids excited, this one is my moms recipes and is always the family favorite!

  21. Barbara S Miller

    Our Thanksgiving menu of Turkey and dressing is always a special time.

  22. Melissa

    My favorite meal to serve my family is Bourbon Salmon.  My son loves it!

  23. Melissa

    I love making my family manicotti. Its one of the few dishes everyone loves.

  24. Michelle Howard

    For my family it’s my lasagna. It’s my mom’a recipe and my family loves it. I too feel it is important to be at the dinner table together as often as possible and this recipe is a great way to start. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  25. Christine Simon

    There is a chicken bake casserole recipe that is loaded with carbs and cheese, reserved only for special request (because it is so unhealthy!). This was the first recipe I made my husband that he loved and finally started gaining confidence in the kitchen. Even his best friend requests it as payment whenever he helps the hub around the house!

  26. Debbie Welchert

    My chicken and noodle recipe means the most to me. My whole family loves it and wants me to make more after it’s all gone.

  27. Matt P

    “Daddy surprise”, something super simple that I made up about 10 years ago, it’s still a hit

  28. Michele

    We love eating mexican food as our comfort food like chicken enchiladas, beef tacos, guacamole etc.

  29. Carol Warnock

    It depends — I make different dishes depending on the occasion but what warms my heart the most is cooking someones favorite dish. My children each have one they really love and when they come home for a visit theirs is the one I make. It makes each one feel special on that day!

  30. Heather Kaiser

    The meal that means the most to me and my family is my homemade chicken Noodle soup. its something all my Kids will eat. And it’s super easy to make, so the kids can help prep.

  31. Deanne Mezera

    One thing I always loved to make for my family is chicken noodle soup with homemade noodles. But seeing this recipe, I just have to try it with the spaetzle. This just may replace my old chicken soup recipe!

  32. Blair Holder

    Soup to my family means a nice warm hearty meal in your belly, it’s well balanced and brings the comfort of home.

  33. Blair+Holder

    My favorite in the house is the white bean chicken chili and homemade chicken noodle soup, with fresh chicken stock.

  34. Amanda Sturm

    Our favorite in our family is chipotle chicken (made in the DCB), garlic mashed potatoes, & corn on the cob.

  35. Danielle Clark

    Fried pickles. By far my husbands favorite. He got the children addicted and they’ve started to grow on me too!

  36. JoAnn Fisher

    Of course, Chicken and Dumplings. Chicken Modiga, Roast beef and mashed potatoes

  37. Phyllis

    My family loves my beef stroganoff. It’s one meal that everyone will eat and enjoy.

  38. Jennifer

    Cranberry Chicken means the most when feeding my family. It’s a recipe that’s been handed down through generations. My husband loves it and my daughter does too. It’s really good, doesn’t take a lot to prepare so I can feed mh family and spend time with them in the evening as a family. 

  39. Pam Dellos

    I have the amazing Deep Dish Baker earned it at my party and I love making the Incredible 30-minute Chicken for my family. We are all so busy and I can put a great, crispy yet moist chicken dinner on the table in just minutes. I have so many pampered chef products and the Rockcrok is another one I would love to have.

  40. Annie Campbell

    Enjoy cooking many items for my family but the two “winners” are Broccoli Casserole that I am “required” to bring to family cover dish gatherings. I swear if I didn’t bring it, they wouldn’t let me in. It is very easy to make but they love it…even those who really don’t like broccoli. I make it in my Pampered Chef Large Stone Casserole and take it in my Pampered Chef insullated tote (I wish they still offered those) and it is still piping hot when I get across town. The second is a new addition to my standards but it is a “keeper”. Mediteranean Chicken in my Deep Dish covered baker. Who knew you could have an amazing tasting juicy chicken dish in 30 min from the MICROWAVE? REALLY? Yep.. it is a winner EVERY TIME. I don’t always use the flat bread/pizza serving, sometimes over pasta, or with seasoned rice I even made Lettuce wraps for a outside picnic and they were a total SMASH. Something magical happens when you put the red onions, the Kalamato Olives, the sundried tomatoes and the Pampered Chef Greek Seasonings in the Deep Dish Covered Baker and top it with the Chicken… I don’t know exactly what happens under that lid but I know it is MAGIC for sure… CAUSE, I don’t really cook that well LOL

  41. Morgan @ Host the Toast

    Oh man, I was drooling before I even looked at the pictures– “Chicken and Herb Spaetzle Soup” just SOUNDS amazing!  Of course, your pics really drove it home for me– my mouth is an ocean right now.  

  42. Lyndsey

    I love cooking for my family and love spending time in the kitchen, however my family’s favorite meal I cook is one that takes 10 minutes to prepare and just pop in the oven for 45 minutes. It’s nice to be able to do that as well and spend time with them while dinner (almost) prepares itself! :)

  43. Kim

    Homemade pierogies. Even though they take hours to make, i know how much everyone loves them!

  44. Nicole

    My mom used to make “poor man cakes” for us as kids. They are steam cakes with a caramel sauce that my great grandmother fed her kids during the Great Depression. Basically flour and water, they are extremely cheap but very filling. When we fell on tougher times, these cakes were served often for dessert to ease the hollow bellies. They still mean so much to me!

  45. julianne

    my aunt’s recipe for northwest mac-and-cheese means the most.

  46. Samantha

    This Spaetzle soup looks delicious, I have to try it, so different to the usual pasta in chicken soup, I love it!

    Our family dish is Spaghetti Bolognese which is a recipe from my mom handed down to me, I’ve taught all my children how to cook it so that they can teach their kids, it’s a family favorite.

  47. trenda tillson

    My family LOVES spaghetti night, once a week in our house!

  48. Monet

    Making a big pot of chicken noodle soup…especially when someone doesn’t feel well. This soup recipe looks delicious too! 

  49. Susan Gentile

    Family favorites that have been passed down, such as: Uncle John’s mother’s Ricotta Gnocci, or my grandfather’s corned beef sandwiches.  Matzoh Ball Soup, all with homemade bread. A Roasted chicken with mashed potatoes, gravy and rolls or challah is always a special & warm meal.  I’m sorry I can’t choose one. I’ve been disabled by a neck/spine injury (awaiting surgery), so have been able to cook only a few times a month during the last 2 years – My favorite thing to do for my family is to make them a nice dinner full of love.  We do eat together at the table every night, which I treasure. :)  

  50. Jennifer Finn

    Chocolate chip cookies bc we make them from scratch

  51. Debbie Jensen

    Turkey & all the sides! Always reminds me if thanksgiving regardless of the time if year!

  52. shannon wilkovich

    I just love making meatloaf and mashed potatoes :)

  53. Taryn T.

    Waffles! I love sitting with the kids in the kitchen, and pouring the batter on the waffle maker. It smells delicious, everyone is happy, and we can have a bunch of different toppings. Great weekend family bonding time!

  54. Elicia P

    Pot Roast with veggies. My mom taught me how to make it. It reminds me of comfort and it has been carried onto my own family

  55. Jenna Wood

    Making food that nourishes the soul is most important to me- we like to try new things, they are always rustic an imperfect but put a smile on everyone’s face!

  56. Emily Ducatte

    I am not much of a cook, but my son is anemic and a picky Eater so I it always means a lot to me to make something high in iron that he will actually eat. So far beef ravioli with kale pasta sauce is well received by his taste buds :)

  57. andrea v

    I love our sunday snack all day kinda food. I put sweet/sour meatballs in crockpot, make seven layer salad, buffalo wings, cheese/crackers and we relax since it’s our only day off.

  58. Nancy

    The dish that means the most to me when serving my family is meat loaf and mashed potatoes. It’s great comfort food!

  59. Angella L

    I make a salsa skillet. It is full and warm. They love it especially on our cold winter days. It just gives them comfort and the full belly puts them to sleep ;)

  60. Jamie lockard

    Maybe it’s the fall weather, but it would have to be the traditional Thanksgiving meal…turkey, dressing, gravy, noodles, home-grown green beans…mmmm. That holiday has so much personal meaning to our family as we share fellowship and gratefulness. 


    My favorite dish is (Slovakian) stuffed cabbage; my mother used to make who got the recipe through her mother. It is made in a large roasting oven and cooked all night and all day.

  62. David

    My favorite meals for our family are things like a pot pie or a casserole, primarily because it contains meats and vegetables, but the kids don’t realize how well balanced it is.

  63. Martha Derr

    I love to try out new recipes on my family (6 kids and my hubby). While not everything is a success, it’s great to see them bite into something with exclamations of “Delicious!” My favorite “experiment” was Joe’s Special – a dish with loads of spinach and mushrooms. Not sure how they would react, I only made enough for one serving each. They were disappointed when they couldn’t have seconds. Now, years later I still make it since it’s one of the kids’ favorites. Surprise, surprise!

  64. craftyone

    I like quinoa with vegetable and sausage or ground beef. The dish is similar to fried rice.

  65. Sherry Fowler

    homemade lasagna is my family’s fav and I put a lot of time and love into it

  66. Sharon Howard

    We love making Lasagna at our house at least once a week.

  67. allyson tice

    Lasagna means the most to me.. its full of love and yummyness that my family loves!

  68. Josephine

    Homemade Manicotti means the most to me. It means it’s a holiday and my family is all together. Food & Family, that’s what memories are made of.

  69. Vicki Howes

    Must always use my grandmothers bowl when serving potato salad. It’s just not the same without it.

  70. Diane Cooper

    Pizza night means the most to me. About once every two weeks, my daughter, son in law, and three grandchildren come over and we make pizzas. The grandchildren get to personalize their pizzas and they have so much fun!

  71. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)

    When everyone isn’t feeling well, its definitely my Chicken and Veggie Soup. Most other times, its my Chili — it was a recipe I got from my mom that I tweaked. whole family loves it and loves the smell of it cooking .

  72. Nicole Millheim

    Spaghetti. This recipes is five generations old and it means alot when we make it and eat it..all the memories of all us making it together too

  73. Linda Bradshaw

    Our beef stew in the crock pot is definitely ours. My kids devour it every single time so I have had to start making 2 crock pots of it now.

  74. Natalie

    I would say tacos, it’s something everyone likes and we enjoy 

  75. Annmarie W.

    I love feeding my family my homemade Italian Wedding soup…it’s something that the whole family enjoys. I feel like I’m feeding them something healthy, and something that I like making!

  76. Mary Beth Elderton

    There are two dishes I love to cook when my family needs comfort—slow cooked pot roast with potatoes and roasted chicken with vegetables.  Both are hearty and nourishing.  

  77. janetfaye

    A large pot of Beef Vegetable soup is what I love to make for my family.

  78. Stephanie Phelps

    My favorite meal that means a lot to me to make for my family is Chicken and Dumplings I grew up with my Grandmother making them and remember he teaching me! 

  79. jenn giannetto

    Lasagna means the most to my family. my grandmother always made it when i was growing up and it means a lot for me to make it now

  80. Kimberly Schotz

    When I was growing up the meal that meant the most to me were my mothers delicious chicken enchiladas.

  81. megan tilley

    Mine would have to be my famous chili or my grandmother’s chicken n dumplings, this meals remind us how important family is.

  82. courtney hennagir

    My mac n cheese means the most to me because I came up with the recipe to suit my family’s taste and everyone loves it.It is definitely a comfort food for us and it’s nice to see everyone truly enjoying a meal together.

  83. Teresa

    Anything homemade that I can make for my family is most important. Foods like chicken soup, pizza, dips and spreads are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to feeding those I love without preservatives and chemicals. 

  84. Angela R Higdon

    Pancakes…my kids help me make then every Sunday, and we always try new flavors of extracts, or different add ins to mix it up. Its a tradition!

  85. lissa crane

    My family favorite is lasagna!  We do dish and  roll ups, any way is our favorite!

  86. Kerrie Mayans

    Black beans and rice, Cuban pork and tostones because I was taught the recipes from my husband’s grandmother from Cuba. My husband ate it as a kid for important family meals and I am happy to be able to give my kids the same food as he had as a kid.

  87. Dusty Schnur

    My homemade chicken noodle soup means the most. It was something that my mother and I used to do together, now it’s something my mother in law and I make together.

  88. Mandy Kauffman

    A dish that means a lot to my family is a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch meal that my hubby makes called pork chops and knepp, a variation on spaetzle.  Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  89. Pam H.

    Lasagna because it’s my family’s favorite. I have my own recipe, so it makes it all the more special.

  90. kem crosswhite

    chickn and dumplings mean the most to us. Fmily recipe passed down from generation to generation

  91. Allison S.

    I like to make stuffed cabbage for my family. It is part of our culture, although I make it with my own spin on it. 

  92. Dawn S.

    My Italian grandmother taught me how to make lasagna – I love making that for my family and thinking of her whenever I do.

  93. Darlene Owen

    I love to feed my family my homemade Chicken Noodle soup, especially when one of them is sick.

  94. Nicole

    This is going to sound really silly, but Mac & Cheese. It is a meal my husband and I both turn to for comfort, and is one of the few things we both eat (I’m a vegetarian, he is not). It is a big deal to us to make a batch and share it as a meal. 

  95. Diana Hatch

    When I feed my family spaghetti it reminds me of growing up in my family

  96. Danielle Jones

    The most meaningful dish that I make it my grandma’s potato soup. I had tasted others thru out my life but never one quite as tasty as grandma’s. Finally I was given the secret and now enjoy making it. It always reminds me of grandma’s kitchen.

  97. wen budro

    The dish that means the most to me is my sister’s Beef Stroganoff.  I only get to have it when I visit during the holidays so it’s a special treat for me and the family.

  98. jodi

    My family loves when I make them chicken marinated with safllower oil, soy sauce and cilantro.  After baking or grilling topping it with fresh homemade tomato salsa with rice (with a hint of cilantro) on the side.  

  99. Katie Bellamy

    I love feeding my family my Gramma’s pasta sauce recipe.  Can’t go wrong with Grams Spaghetti!

  100. Karen

    My grandmother’s lasagna recipe brings the family together and I always remember how I used to help my grandmother make the special mearl.

  101. Leigh Anne Borders

    The thing that means the most to me is my grandmother’s chicken noodle soup recipe.  She made it for us when we were sick and now I carry on the tradition by making it for my loved ones.

  102. Jenny

    The most meaningful meal I make for my family is my grandma’s pork chop casserole.

  103. Stephanie O'Day

    I love a good chicken and rice casserole, with crescent rolls and a light cinnamon butter on top. I want something to be a filling, feel good, comforting meal for my family! I want them to remember the feeling of being around the table eating with the family when they get older. 

  104. Gabrielle Lynn O'Brien

    I make this really special Mac and Cheese that my family really enjoys. I lean red the recipe from my grandmother. 

  105. Ashley C

    Baked potato soup. It takes a lot of work, but it’s such a hearty meal and we all love to eat it year round :)


  106. Heather R

    big family meals with things brought in from everyone, like on holidays and special occasions!  there are always old favorites (like my mom’s or my gramma’s stuffing) and new things to try!

  107. Stacy D.

    My husband, son and I love making home made pizza’s together. It’s fun and I love the time we spend together making it! 

  108. laurie brown

    Roast,potatoes and carrots that we shared every weekend as a family when my parents were still alive

  109. Shannon F

    Chicken and dumplings. I used my mom’s recipe and its all from scratch, even the noodles! All of my kids love it and it just means a lot to me to be able to make it for my family!

  110. debbie

    There are so few dishes I make that my entire family of 6 will eat.  I would have to say that I struggled for years to make a great biscuit and I can finally do that every time.  That’s a definite crowd pleaser.

  111. Birdiebee

    Homemade pizza as it has been a tradition that has been passed down through the ggenerations.  We take time as a family to make then eat the pizza together.  

  112. Meena R

    Freshly baked sourdough bread is the dish that means the most to me because it’s a tradition that was passed down in my family. The entire process-from the mixing to the eating-this has been a huge part of keeping up tradition in my family. 

  113. Fiona N

    For my family, just steamed rice. vegetable soups, and stewed beef with curry recipes mean the most!
    Thank You for the great giveaway

  114. Desiree H

    Trying to make the healthier, lighter meals for my kids. I try to incorporate meat and veggies, etc. 

  115. catherine mack

    Recipe means most to my family is Fried catfish with my own breading, mashed potatoes and honey carrots.
    Cooking for my family and all of us eating together is greatest thing a family can share.

  116. suzanna koizumi

    Why discard the onion? Onions are nutious and food is a gift grom God.

    • Liren Baker

      Hi Suzanna, when I include the onion to make the soup, I include the skin to add flavor and color to the broth, so I discard it. But by all means, you are right, it onion adds flavor, so if you prefer, you can peel and dice the onion and leave it in the soup!

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