Fall has definitely reached the Northwest, with shorter and rainier days. So it's a good day to make my favorite comfort food: chicken and dumplings, only with a Scandinavian twist.
There are many types of dumplings in Scandinavia, and all are wonderful. They can be sweet or savory, served alone or in stews or as comforting desserts. The milk dumplings in Chicken Fricassee with Mushrooms and Dill Dumplings are large as hens' eggs, tender on the outside, and fluffy on the inside.
Chicken and dill dumplings image and text © Kari Diehl, licensed to About.com.