I thought this was an excellent Fall recipe! I don't add salt to my food usually, I didn't add additional seasonings to this dish, and I thought it was good. My boyfriend added salt and pepper to his, but he likes things saltier than I do. I liked the stuffing dumplings (no problems with them)...much more flavorful than regular dumplings. My crockpot is small so I think it may have helped the dumplings stick together. I will make this again!