This came together quickly and was easy to make. I used turnips and carrots for the root veg. The dumplings came out perfect. My only nitpick is I had to add a good amount of additional liquid just as other reviews did. I can see how a novice cook wouldn't be able to look at the dry sandy dumping "batter" and see something was wrong. After adding an additional healthy splash of milk, everything was OK. I would guess I needed an additional 1/2 cup more...this seems like a recipe edit fail on Eating Well's behalf.