I have made this recipe twice now. I read that everyone thought that it had little flavor. All you have to do is add dried seasonings. I added 1/4 of a palm full of all the following; rosemary, basil, thyme, parsley, and oregano. Or you could just add about a handful of Italian seasoning. It turned out just right. I also had a little problem with some of the "dumplings" falling apart. But the ones that did fall apart made the soup part of it thicker and better. And to help cut down on the calories and sodium i used Light & Fat Free Rduced Sodium Chicken Broth. I also added some chopped onion and i used about 4 cups of broth to help make the veggies softer.