Bear's Anecdote - A friend of mine from Huntsville, Alabama (Tim P. - It isn't good to give full names on the internet.) put me onto the Farm Journal's "Best Ever Recipes" book. He sent me a couple recipes. Here is the information on how to find the book on the web.
Farm Journal's Best-Ever Recipes, by Elise W Manning
Publisher: Philadelphia : Countryside Press ; Garden City, N.Y. : distributed to the trade by Doubleday, Copyright 1977.
ISBN: 0385129661 : 9780385129664 OCLC: 2917780
2 c. sifted flour.
3 tsp. baking powder. (My sister, Sue, did a Science Fair project once on baking powder, baking soda and other levenings.)
1 tsp. salt.
1/4 c. minced fresh parsley.
1/4 c. shortening.
1 c. milk.
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt into bowl.
Mix in parsley.
Cut in shortening with pastry blender until it looks like coarse cornmeal.
Add enough milk to make a soft dough.
***DO NOT OVERMIX***
Drop dumpling mixture by spoonfuls onto simmering chicken gravy. (See Farm Journal Chicken With Dumplings Recipe, elsewhere on this web site.)