ok. i got a recipe from my sil for chicken and dumplings. i have made it many times using her dumpling recipe, or biscuits, or bisquik mix. i love the taste but my dumplings tend to be a problem. they are either not soft enough or dissappear altogether. even the biscuits dissappear and they are, ya know, premade. what could my problem be. i use a big pot, but it is thin--like a stock pot. i put them in after everything else is done and cover and simmer. my hubby calls the dish chicken soup lol. it has lots of celery, bell pepper and onion too. any suggestions would be appreciated.