I was hesitant to make these because of how frequently "dried" was mentioned in the reviews. I'm not a fan of meatballs nor am I an expert on the correct texture, but I was.very happy with the result. They were very tasty - I love mushrooms - the texture was soft, but held well together so they didn't break apart. Changes: Didn't add celery because I don't like it, and added about 1/8 cup less of the parsley because it was too fragrant for my taste as I was chopping it - glad I did. Yes, they're time consuming to make, but worth it. Will definitely make again soon.