How about a Dumpling, Dumplin’?

June 14, 2009 at 11:13 am | Posted in Appetizers, Asian, Daring Cooks, Dinner, Fruit, Ice Cream/Sorbets, Lunch, Pasta, Pork, Seafood | 123 Comments
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With the advent of Daring Cooks, it seems every entry at this rate will either be a Daring Bakers or Daring Cooks entry, especially considering that the posting date between each is two weeks.  Regardless, it’s cooking and baking, two of my most favorite things in the what’s to complain about, right?  I’ll still try to squeeze in non-DB and DC creations because…..I FINALLY GOT INTO THE KITCHEN AND COOKED!

I still have trouble retrieving and transferring stuff since I need to hold onto a walker or cane, and I still have a ways to go before I’m scuttling around the kitchen like a headless chicken, but hey, it’s a start, and once I’m a headless chicken again, you’ll see a lot more entries – since my obsession with cooking and baking can strike at any time, whether it be 8 am or 4 am!  I have to thank my new physical therapist, Dorothy, for all of this, as she has me working that knee like a condom factory machine, not to mention sweating like a pig in heat!  This woman is a drill sergeant , but in a good way – and one that men would go ga ga for!  I truly believe this woman should be making work-out videos!


Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, this month’s Daring Cooks challenge is something I’ve had a love affair with years…something I NEVER fail to order when it’s Chinese take-out night, OR at any Chinese restaurant (Japanese take-out or restaurant- gyoza).  DUMPLINGS, whether they be steamed or fried (aka potstickers), filled with pork, shrimp, veggies or what-ev-er.  It doesn’t matter..I adore them any which way possible, and it’s always the first thing I dig into..that first bite, trying to catch the juices dripping down my chin, is sheer heaven.  Now, I’m a dumpling person in general, whether it be spaetzle, chicken and dumplings, matzo balls, you name it, but something about Asian dumplings always sends me over the moon.

                                                             The Fillings



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                                                            Shrimp Mousse

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                                                       5-Spice Caramel Apple


I’ve made homemade dumplings and potstickers before, but I always used the pre-made wonton or dumpling skins.  For this months challenge, the challenge was to make the dough from scratch, knead it, let it rest, cut it, flatten it, roll it, fill it and pleat away!  I’ve never been a great dumpling pleater, most of my dumplings ending up looking like little packets of cellulite, but this challenge turned me into one, and now dumpling making with homemade dough is another lesson learned I can add to my list.


The host of this month’s challenge is jen yu from use real butter.  The fact that she’s one tough cookie and tells it like it is, NO BS, endears me to her blog, with it’s amazing recipes and STUNNING photography.  Because of that, instead of posting the full recipe, with two fillings, and step-by-step dough making, rolling and pleating instructions, I’m going to send you over to the entry in her blog that covers it all.  She’ll have you mastering dumplings in no time with her clear and concise instructions, along with (again) gorgeous photos that’ll turn you into a dumpling/potsticker Queen/King in no time!  Click jen yu’s amazing dumpling/potsticker recipe and instructions for the whole NINE yards of dumpling perfection, and then some.

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                                                           Pork Potstickers


Having said all that, since we were given creative freedom when it came to fillings, I will post or supply links to the fillings I used in my three dumpling preparations.  I used jen’s delicious pork filling to make potstickers, a fantastic recipe for Shrimp Mousse with White Truffle Oil by Ming Tsai, in which I added fresh chives from my little terrace garden, toasted sesame oil, and steamed them, serving them with a chili-garlic dipping sauce to add a little optional heat.  Of course, I HAD to make a dessert dumpling, AND deep fry it!  I decided on a 5-spice caramel apple pie filling, which I served with a homemade Triple Cream Vanilla Brie Ice Cream.  Well…with all the links to the recipes, it  looks like the only recipe I’ll have to post is for my 5-spice caramel apple filling.  Cool, less type and more room for my less than stellar photos 😛

IMG_1902 copy           Preparing to steam the shrimp mousse dumplings in the bamboo steamer.

Although all three dumplings were spectacular, the shrimp mousse was so light and airy, that it was like biting into a delicious cloud of buttery, briny sea.  If not for the truffle oil, chives and sesame oil, your palate would probably start to rise to your maxillary sinus as if you’d doused it with a bottle of Fizzy Lifting Drink.  In fact, if you look at the photo of it cut in half in the chopsticks, you can barely see the filling against the steamed dough.  If not for the dabs of chili-garlic sauce/oil, you might not even see it at all, unless you happen to carry a magnifying glass with you at all times.  This mousse is a must try..seriously!


OK, I need to find some more things to talk about since this entry is more of a photo gallery than actual text entry at this juncture.   Let’s see, let’s see..OH, according to the Urban dictionary, there are many definitions for dumpling, some of which are quite a hoot.  For instance, it can refer to someone who needs to take a dump.  It also refers to dumpling as the aforementioned poop that won’t flush no matter how many times you try (I thought those were called floaters?).  Hmm..interesting  “Hey, who left a dumpling in the toilet?”.

I know, those are not exactly hunger inducing words, but they are rather humorous.  Dumpling, apparently, is also a term used to describe a chubby, dumpy kid with an emo type of personality.  Great, a pessimistic potsticker. If my dumpling cries, it just means my filling was too watery – although I do like ’em nice and fat.  Geeeez, where do they come up with this stuff?  To me and most, a dumpling is either a doughy, yummy treat, or a term of affection, so I’ll record those two into Lisa’s ‘DUH-Urban’ Dictionary.  Wait, is that the dessert bell I hear?  Ding Ding Ding!  I now present you with sweet, caramely, spicy, deep fried goodness – along with a big, fat scoop of cool, creamy, CHEESY ice cream and more spicy caramel!

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Let’s cut one open…

5-Spice Caramel Apple Cinnamon Sugar Dumplings aka 'Churro' Apple Dumplings)

Mmmm…hot, crispy, sticky, gooey, full of spicy apples.  This is a really fun take on your typical  apple dumpling or fritter.  I think all Chinese restaurants should add something like this to their dessert menu, along with the fortune cookies, almond cookies, green tea ice cream and uhh, fried banana.  What’s with the fried banana?  How about wrapping those suckers up in some dumpling dough and THEN frying them?  Now that’s something I’d order!  OK, I admit it, this challenge was so enjoyable, that I want to wrap, pleat, steam, fry etc.. almost anything in a dumpling wrapper right now *watches kitty dash away with an extreme sense of urgency* 😛  Wow, anyone remember the silly rumors about the meat they use in Chinese restaurants….? LOL

5-Spice Caramel Apple Cinnamon Sugar Dumplings (‘Churro’Apple Dumplings)

3 cups cubed tart apples
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon 5-spice powder ( can use just cinnamon and/or nutmeg/allspice etc)
1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon salt
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons heavy cream
4 tablespoons butter
15-20 Homemade dumpling wrappers, linked above, or store bought gyoza or dumpling wrappers
Cinnamon sugar
Powdered Sugar

1. Squeeze the fresh lemon juice over the cubed apples. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl and add apples. Toss to mix. Add vanilla and cream. Melt butter in heavy skillet. Add apple mixture and cook approximately 8 minutes, to soften apples.

2. Fill each dumpling circle with about a tablespoon or a little less, making sure not to get the filling where you’ll be sealing the wrapper. Seal dumplings with a little water or beaten egg.

3. Heat a pot of neutral oil such as canola or vegetable oil to 375F. Drop in dumplings, making sure not to crowd the pot, a few at a time, and fry until golden brown.  Immediately remove with a strainer..shake off the oil and roll in cinnamon sugar.  Top with powdered sugar, if desired and serve with ice cream and caramel sauce.

Makes about 16-20 dumplings

Don’t forget to check out some really amazing dumplings by the other Daring Cooks by clicking on the links to their blogs at the temporary Daring Cooks Blogroll.

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  1. amazing !

    3 Achievements are all very pretty and appetizing!
    I love sweet version, waouw is deliciously tempting

    Good challenge, pretty pictures, I’m fan!

  2. 5 spice caramel apple – had to be delicious! I also made a sweet version but with blueberries 🙂 Your photos are lovely. You did a great job with the challenge! Cheers.

  3. What a great posting and your photos are to die for – your mousse one sounds like a must and I will make very soon (this week for sure). Do you came from Australia your slang and wording sounds so make like an Ocker (slang for Aussie) that I laughed for half the posting then my mouth watered when the photos came up. Beautiful work and even better photos so professional looking. Your potstickers are perfection and the colour is so nice and goob-smacking. Five spice and apples yuuuumy 5 spice is one of my fav Asian spices WOW. Your posting has inspired me to do some more using your flavour combinations. Bravo and kudos to you on this challenge. Wondrous effort. Just love your blog, cheers from Audax. Thanks for your nice comments on my blog.

  4. Woo Hoo! Those Pork potstickers look amazing! The shrimp is even better and how bout those apples??!! Simply yummylicious!

  5. The shrimp mousse filling sounds gorgeous, and the apple filling positively decadent. Wonderful pictures too, with marvelous presentation. I think I hear my stomach beginning to growl… 🙂

  6. Oh wow! I didn’t even think about trying a sweet filling. The apples sound wonderful! Beautiful work!

  7. Oh wow! I didn’t even think about trying a sweet filling. The apples sound wonderful! Beautiful work!

  8. Wonderful pictures and so many fillings. They look delish!! I can’t wait to try the caramel apple version!

  9. Spectacular! I mean really! Everything looks amazing. YOUR ROCK. I must try the shrimp mousse, I mean shrimp air, I mean mousse. It sounds awesome. I love that shot with the shrimps in the middle and the chives sprinkled around. Nice plating!

  10. You have done such a wonderful job with this challenge. All the dumplings look delicious but the apple filling is over the top. Your photos are spot on. Have a wonderful day…Mary

  11. Thank you so much !! I had great fun making those dumplings…seems you did too 🙂
    I have to try the sweet version very soon…yours make my mouth water …drool… 🙂

  12. I will definately need to try the dessert version. Why didn’t I think of that?

  13. Fizzy Lifting Drink! I love it. Your photos are amazing, and that plating is just perfect. I would never have thought of trying a sweet version, either! That sounds like a must try next time I make potstickers.
    I can only imagine everything you’re going through right now, and my heart just goes out to you. I think it’s wonderful that you’re creating such beautiful food (and posts), and I am sure it is also very important therapy for you, too. Sending you tons of love!

  14. Mmm the apple dumplings look like they would be perfect with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!

  15. I love the shrimp mousse filling! And your plating is gorgeous!

  16. WHOA apple dumplings… I had ten other remarks to make but my brain has FROZEN in awe and infatuation at those deep fried apple heaven bites! Nicely done!!!!!!!! Your photos are great as well, so don’t be saying they are less than perfect 🙂 The shrimp mousse sounds divine, I will definitely try it.

  17. The apples sounds delicious and your potstickers are so beautiful.
    Wonderful photos!
    Thanks for your nice comments on my blog.

  18. Ooo, those dumplings filled with the 5-spice apple…. that just looks amazing!! I will have to make those soon!
    I have to say that your fried ones look pretty spectaculair as well. Really, really well done! But my favorite are the dessert dumplings!

  19. Ooo, Yum!! All of your dumplings look amazing, but those apple ones sound especially good =D.

  20. Fun post! I wish I had a plate of the apple ones right now!

  21. Your dumplings look amazing and I love the various fillings you used. Just looking at your pictures makes me drool. What a great job you’ve done with this challenge; I’m very impressed.

  22. Your photos are always so gorgeous and tempting. I love both the savory and sweet versions of these little beauties. I bet you had fun eating them. I wish I could eat them through the screen. Beautifully done, and congrats!

  23. Wow. Absolutely gorgeous! Caramel apple was such a great idea, and your other photos are mouthwatering too.

  24. It all looks delicious. Those apple ones would be perfect with my coffee for a Sunday before breakfast snack. You know so that you don’t get hungry while cooking. 😉

  25. Wow, these all look and sound delicious. Great job!

  26. Wow, your fried apple dumplings reminds me of the McDonald’s fried apple pies they used to have. Now there’s only one McDonald’s I know of that still carries them.

    I have seen a couple of Asian restaurants listing banana spring rolls (or something similar) on their menus–bananas wrapped in spring roll wrappers and deep-fried.

  27. wow…that caramel apple dumpling looks amazing! Great job!

  28. Beautiful pictures, and that shrimp is calling me!!

  29. I really had fun making these too. Your spiced apple ones are inspiring. I hope you don’t mind me swipping your recipe to try. As always your pictures are mouth watering. Really nice work.

  30. Whoa, I love gyoza… and all the fillings you’ve made, make me wanna eat them right now 🙂

  31. All of them look GREAT, but I’m partial to the caramel apple. YUM! Great job.

  32. I love it! I could eat pot stickers every day and never get tired of it.

    Did you ever see Bobby Flay do a dumpling throw down? He made pork ones and the woman who he had the contest with made amazing ones!

    Thanks for posting your recipe!!

  33. I was about to go to bed and then came across you blog. May I say wow! Or should I say WOW! I am salivating on my keyboard. Damn those look good!

  34. Impressive, impressive, impressive!!! I love the step by step tutorial with visual pictures. Your dumplings looks delish. Well done!For some reason I can’t move my pictures and paragraphs (copy & paste) around on my edit post in Blogger. I feel that their website has changed a bit. So I end up posting one picture up. Maybe I want to switch back to wordpress. Haha…

  35. The presentation of the shrimp potstickers is stunning! Beautiful potstickers all around and the concept of brie ice cream blows my mind.

  36. All your dumplings look delicious. I’ve really got to try more varieties. :). Your filling ideas are totally inspiring.

  37. Wow,you did a bang up job on all your dumplings. I could just swim inside that apple one. What inspiration. Delicious job. Bribe your physical therapist with some of these and she may cut you a break!

  38. Yum… I’m loving the apple version. Will definitely have to do a dessert-like dumpling next time I do this.

  39. You did an incredible job! They look so much nicer than the ones that you get in restaurants too 🙂 LOVE the idea of the 3 fillings too. The shrimp one is one I’d love to make for a dinner party!

  40. As always your challenge results look so professional Lisa! I had trouble crimping mine so they look more I was very happy with the results though and hopefully each time I make them they will be better. Your apple dumpling recipe sounds and looks so wonderful!

  41. HAR! As per usual, I’m drooling through my laughter.. remember the old email that had a list for poopies? I don’t remember many, but the Lincoln Log Poopie and the Ghost Poopie still linger in my memory..


    Anyhoo.. I’m telling you – if you don’t open up some kind of restaurant, bistro, patisserie – SOMETHING food related the very second your knee is healed, than I am just going to LEAVE YOU A LINCOLN LOG POOPIE IN YOUR TOILET.



  42. I love dumplings but never be able to make my own good dumplings at home, need a lot of skill to make it nice, hehehe…

  43. LOL, very nice! You did a lovely job. I could & would happily dig into one or all three of those yummy dumplings. 🙂 I need to take note as the kids love dumplings and always order some. I know you made a remark about your photos but be serious. They are faaaaaaaaaaaar from crappy as a matter of fact they are pretty stellar. The two I really liked were the apple filling and shrimp mousse.

  44. Holy COW!! These look amazing, especially the apple version. I just finished eating and your post made me hungry, lol.

    • They look perfect!

  45. Wow…these are awesome. They look fantastic. I also love all the different platings you did…so creative.

  46. Kudos, Lisa! Wonderful dumplings and beautiful pictures. Love love love 5 spice caramel apple filling dumplings!


  47. I loved reading your post — hilarious, and I do think the photos are QUITE stellar!

  48. Love the variations! The shrimp mousse sounds divine and the plated product is beautiful. Now why didn’t I think of a caramel apple dumpling!!!! Awesome and delicious I’m sure. I agree..dessert menus at chinese restaurants are lacking although I do have to say I have fond memories of a fried banana dish that was served at the only chinese restaurant in the town I grew up in. It was also the place teens could drink….

  49. Those apple dumplings made me drool on my keyboard at Tastespotting. Awesome shot!

  50. Ciao Your dumplings are a dream ! Let’s not mention the apple ones (I want one NOW !!!) Thank you for visiting !!!

  51. Your dumplings and pot stickers look amazing! I enjoyed this challenge – the dough was far easier to make than I imagined after reading some of the earlier posts.

  52. Your dumplings look so wonderful. I love your blog and photography and can’t wait to make your 5-Spice Caramel Apple Dumplings and the Shrimp Mousse with White Truffle Oil. They look fantastic. This was a Beaut!!!! challenge for me as a first time Daring Baker – a good sign of what’s to come.

  53. I love this post! I’m glad to see your sense of humor is staying strong- and that shrimp mousse looks amazing. Great work, and thanks for starting me out on my day with a laugh…

  54. I’m drooling! 5-spice caramel apple dumplings with vanilla brie ice cream, if only I had a plateful right now…

    You are too modest, lovely pictures and knock-out job!

  55. They all look amazing and I’m so glad you are getting back into the kitchen having only met you since you have been unable to get about it is obvious how much you miss it. I do like the deep fried ones, I have rhubarb and gooseberries to use up so i might do something with one of those and try a different flour mix for the wrappers.

  56. Wow! The pictures of the open dumpling and the caramel oozing out is just spectacular! I love it! And all the recipes you used sound so intriguing: shrimp mousse, vanilla brie ice cream… I’ll take a combo, please!

  57. Those dessert dumplings — WOW! Can’t wait to try my hand at those. All of them look wonderful.

  58. That’s a dumpling triple play. Amazing! Thanks so much for the link to the shrimp mousse recipe. That’s next on my to do list!

  59. Those dumplings look really tasty! And the caramel apple dessert ones….mmm…

  60. Each flavor of your dumplings look so amazing!! I love the dessert dumplings with the apples and caramel–my mouth is watering as I type this. Your photography skills are wonderful!! I love reading your blog! 🙂

  61. I love apples in dessert and this looks great! Served a la mode takes thsi to the next level!

  62. Yay! You conquered the step and made it into the kitchen! Awesome 😀

    Your dumplings all look amazing. I love the look of the shrimp mousse and I’m amazed at your creativity. A dessert filling? Fantastic! Great work as always, Lisa.

    BTW, I just posted my Daring Cooks entry. I wombled over to your blog yesterday to see what you’d been up to and suddenly saw dumplings and panicked! Guess who forgot?

  63. WOW! Your photos are amazing. I feel like I could reach through the screen and taste one. I would love to try the shrimp ones.

  64. Wonderful job! I HAVE to try your apple caramel dumplings they look incredibly delicious!!!

  65. “Cool, less type and more room for my less than stellar photos” I don’t know what you’re talking about, your photos are all beautiful! And those apple caramel dumplings… if ever there was an excuse to make more dumplings, this is it! Man, those look SO good… amazing. 😀

  66. Entertaining post as always! Your dumplings look fabulous and the plating is amazing! Love the desert carmel-apple ones especially.

  67. A sweet dumpling is just as good as a savory one. They both look great. Now we want to try this!

  68. Your photos are GORGEOUS! Good thing I have a little bit of dough leftover because those apple dumplings are calling my name. Thanks for welcoming me to Daring Cooks, so happy to be a part of it 🙂

  69. Your photos really ARE stellar! Love all three fillings, but the spiced apple ones look amazing…never thought to do sweet AND fried. Yummy!

  70. How much do I have to pay for you to ship me some of these? The apple ones look amazing, they kind of remind me of McDonald’s apple pie (I hope you take that as a compliment, from me it is!) I am definitely going to try these.

  71. I wanted to make sweet ones too … they look so delicious! If I were there I would have eaten EVERYTHING!

  72. These look so wonderful! I cannot wait to try the caramel apple kind. And the shrimp mousse… I’m craving potstickers just thinking about it!

  73. I figured out why my link wasn’t working for you. It’s because when I typed it in, I only typed instead of That was totally my fault–I forgot to put in the “blogspot” in the address. I think it’s because I was thinking it was like my business website which is and didn’t think about it when I typed it in. Thanks for the heads up! And again, your dumpling pictures were AWESOME!! 🙂

  74. Beautiful Dumplings!!! My mouth is watering. Glad to hear that your getting around well enough to cook. Thats great! I also wanted to say thanks for the sweet comment on my blog about my little guy’s broken leg, yall should totally hang out. He would be your bff if you had some of those dumplings. Take Care.

  75. What an amazing dumpling you did my friend, if you have some leftovers I will come for dinner!!!! you have an awesome photos as well, I am glad that you are getting your strength back,and are able to move around the kitchen.

  76. I was thinking as soon as I read “5-Spice Caramel Apple”…”If this is another one of grandma’s secret recipes I’ll be so sad.” 😉 I am SO glad you posted the recipe…I will totally be giving those a try.

    Your pictures are great…I don’t know what you’re talking about. And…” most of my dumplings ending up looking like little packets of cellulite”…HA! 😉

    You just reminded me I didn’t even LOOK to see what the June DB challenge is…OMG I’m a mess lately…

  77. Look at those crispy, brown dumplings! Gorgeous!

  78. Oooh, yes! Excellent work! I’m drooling looking at all your marvelous photos. Want to make me dinner? I’d be happy to try any other fabulous fillings you’d like to attempt in those dumpling wrappers… 😉

  79. The caramel apple looks absolutely divine!!! Thanks so much for stopping by my site, I really appreciate your comments. Perhaps ‘potsucker’ was a Freudian slip??

    Love your photographs, I will be checking in often!!

  80. Absolutely gorgeous photos and gorgeious pleats on your dumplings! And I love your dessert ones! Wonderful job!

  81. They look perfect! Great job on both fronts!

  82. omgomgomg, i’m totally drooling over my keyboard right now. Your caramel apple looks increddddiible! I agree, this should be declared a staple in alll chinese restaraunts world-wide. GREAT job!

  83. These look fantastic and you are so creative!

  84. Oh girlie girlie girl! Look at those lovely potstickers. Beautiful plating and so expertly executed. You took this challenge to new levels! Alright then, I think we know who should be hosting a DC challenge in the future 🙂 Great job on this, really. They are so pretty and sound so delicious. I could stare at these all day. xxoo

  85. Oh my… They all look soooo delicious!!!

  86. Wow! All your dumplings/potstickers are gorgeous!

  87. Wow, how creative and talented you are! Those dumplings are beautiful! Better than at the restaurant…



  88. BRILLIANT lisa. This is a pot-sticker symphony!! Now I’m even sorrier I missed the challenge. It’s wonderful that you enjoyed it so much. What a worthwhile experience!

  89. Your photos are gorgeous. Great filling ideas too.

  90. Thanks for your best wishes Lisa!

    I hope to post about our two visits to Yankee Stadium soon –I’m trying to catch up and answer a lot of comments.

    Have you been to the stadium as yet? We were at the Met/ Yankee subway series —saw one win and one loss.

  91. Such gorgeous photos! You did a pro job on these.

  92. Love your dumplings, specially the apple ones…I will definitely try…actually I have some ready made dumplings skin in my fridge. Love your pictures…really nice. Yummie!

  93. Oh, those dumplings look SO wonderfully crispy! I’m craving them terribly now!

  94. I’m still in awe at the deep-fried apple-filled dumplings. They look utterly delicious, like little apple-fritter-dumpling-things. Excellent, excellent work.

  95. Ohmygoodness!!! Everything looks delicious! Love the apple idea. And absolutely drooling over your photos (my poor mac needs a tissue! lol)

  96. Oh my. Gorgeous! My little guy is beside me right now, both of us drooling over the apple caramel. Think I need to go make more dumplings now!

  97. Oh wow, savoury and sweet dumplings. This is way too much for me to handle. Absolutely delicious flavours, fantastic presentation and wonderful photos. What more can I say!

  98. Oh Lisa! That 5 spice caramel apple filling looks soooo delicious! Pass one over here please! 🙂 Your pictures are absolutely stunning! I have no idea why you would think that they are less then stellar. Great job on this challenge!

  99. O
    your shrimp mousse and caramel apple look SO absolutely fantastic! I haven’t had a chance to read any blogs yet, and (must be honest) only just glanced at your pictures. But I can’t wait to come back and read. I just hope I don’t drool too much…

  100. I can definitely see myself using your apple dumpling recipe! They look fantastic! I can almost taste them right now!

  101. Lisaaaaa – when you’re feeling pain, remember this..Roseanne and Dan Conner, but much bigger and frumpier! ;D I’m always here to help, ok? You’re beautiful inside and out!! We’ll talk later, as I don’t want to get into it too much here, since I’m drooling over your luscious dumplings! That apple dumpling is golden heaven! Gimme Gimme!

  102. WOW! Those looks soooo good. Love all three of them. Great photos too!

  103. Oh how I miss the city…your Jeter photo made me think of that.

    Fabulous job on the challenge–so very creative! Love the mousse idea and of course apples and cinnamon sound absolutely WOW!

  104. I am not part of Daring Cooks, but I must say, what a FANTASTIC effort. These look amazing.

  105. One word – AMAZING!

  106. So skillfully photographed. All the dumpling photos are great – I feel like the dumplings are staring right at me through the monitor.

    I’m bookmarking this recipe to use in the future. Thanks for sharing (and making me hungry!)


  107. Your photos are amazing! And the food… mmmmmMMMMMMmmmmm. If you open a bistro, let me know. I am SO there…


  108. Oh my… I absolutely love your pictures. I just wanted to grab one of those delicious dumplings and eat it in one bite! They look amazing… Excellent job!!!

  109. Thanks for all of your lovely comments. As most of you know, I usually answer any questions on your blogs or through email, but I still wanted to thank everyone collectively!

  110. I am salivating all over my keyboard! They look fantastic!

  111. Oh, the chocolate one looks so delicious and the strawberry one is so gorgeous:)

  112. Lisa,

    Looks like I’m late to the dumpling party. 🙂 Work has been whack so I don’t get out as much as I used to. Your dessert dumpling is very imaginative! Terrific plating on both of your dumplings!


  113. Both versions look delicious! I’d have never thought to use apple filling. Yum!

  114. I wish i oould just jump in and grab a bite…. luks amazingly awesome!

  115. Wow! I’m hungry…

  116. What a great dumpling menu here! the pork filling looks so flavourful, and those with apples and caramel… well, what can I say: delicious and heavenly! Great photos!

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  118. My son is the potsticker gourmet in our family. These were fun to make. And your apple 5 spice looks incredible. Well, actually, all three of yours look incredible.

    And thanks for coming by for a visit.

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  120. Great post!! I am going to add this to my Mouth Watering Mondays post tomorrow. Come on over to see it at Cheers, Tara

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  122. I just saw them on Pinterest. These cute little apple dumplings look delish!

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