You may not be overcome with excitement, but today is National Apple Dumpling Day. Dumplings are an incredibly old food known to cooks in many countries, cuisines, and cultures. Simply put, a dumpling is a globular mass of boiled, steamed dough filled with meat, vegetables, or fruit. The apple dumpling is a traditional dessert native to the Pennsylvanian Amish who eat them for breakfast. I'll confess, I've never had an apple dumpling, but today I just might seek one out in order to celebrate and experience a new type of dumpling. How about you, have you ever had apple dumplings? If so, what do you think of them?

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