Archive | August 2013

The Difference Between Broths and Bases

Have you ever goChicken Base JPEGne down the soup isle and found the section with the broths and meat bases? Did you think to yourself, what is there difference? Or what is a meat base used for? The answer is that there is a HUGE difference between the two in quality, price, and convenience.

The first thing you need to know about a chicken broth is that it has a shelf life of 14 days once opened and you only get a few servings out of a box. In addition to that, you cannot make the broth stronger, but only weaker by adding water.

Bases, on the other hand, are not packaged in liquid form. A jar of Anne’s Chicken Base contains 76 (1 tsp.) servings of real meat, salt, and other natural flavors. All you have to do is spoon a desired amount out and melt it into a boiling pot of water.

So let’s compare the two. Swanson’s Chicken Broth sells at Wal-Mart for $2 and can make 4 (1 cup) servings at 50 cents per serving. Anne’s Chicken Base sells for $6 and can make 76 (1 tsp.) servings at 8 cents per serving. In addition to a better price, Anne’s chicken base lasts longer and is a better way to enhance your meat by using real meat and natural flavors.

Check out our meat and vegetable bases online at or look for them in select grocery stores.

“WBRO” Gluten Free

CSA Certification

CSA Certification

We are excited to announce that Anne’s Old Fashioned Brands has met the requirements for the Celiac Spruce Association (CSA) Recognition Seal Program.

The CSA is the first program in the US to recognize companies that meet the strictest criteria of “WBRO-free” (Free of wheat, barley, rye, and oats) in products, processing, and packaging.

Our products that are CSA certified are THE ONE Sauce, THE ONE Dressing, and all meat and vegetable bases. These products can be founds in select grocery stores or can be ordered online at

Anne’s Lasagna

Have you ever tried Lasagna with flat dumplings as the noodles? I mean, look at this picture, how have you gone this long without trying it? But before you try it, remember that dumplings soak up a lot of the sauce so be sure you use plenty of it or the dish will be dry! Here’s the recipe:

Serves (8 to 12)

Anne's Lasagna with Dumplings

Anne’s Lasagna with Dumplings

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook nine layers of Anne’s Flat Dumplings in boiling salted water in a large stockpot for 3 to 4 minutes. Drain and set aside. Spread a layer of marinara or meat sauce over the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking pan. Arrange a layer of nine dumplings over the sauce. Top with ricotta cheese. Repeat the layering process twice. Spread marinara or meat sauce over the top and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until bubbly.


You can find more recipes like this one in Anne’s “Dumplings N’ More” cookbook. Order one here: