The NJ State Fair -http://njstatefair.org/html/fair.cfm is sponsoring a contest for the best fruit pie in NJ. The contest is open to NJ professional bakers and is being held on August 3rd 2009. I hope samples are available after the judging.
Chicken and dumplings are a notoriously time-consuming enterprise, but the end result is very much worth the effort. However, if you're a time-crunched cook who craves the comforting pleasures of this classic dish, this is the recipe for you.