You'll score points when you spoon the halftime meal into these hearty bowls. The bread's spongy texture makes it the perfect container for the creamy full-flavored chowder...or a thick soup, stew or chili.
-Darlene Alexander, Nekoosa, Wisconsin
Flavored with crab, shrimp and cheddar cheese, this chowder is so good that I make it weekly. Sometimes I substitute chicken or ham for the seafood and leave out the juice. Either way, this pretty soup is a winner.
I serve this cheesy chowder every Christmas or New Year's. Throughout the year, I substitute the potatoes and clams with broccoli and find that even the grandchildren enjoy the taste.
When the weather gets chilly, we enjoy comfort foods like this hearty chowder. It's easy to prepare, and the aroma of it as it simmers makes my mouth water. —Sheena Hoffman, North Vancouver, British Columbia
"I always like to try new and different things," says Terri Day of Rochester, Washington. "So I added a package of leek soup mix to my potato soup, and my family loved it. It was even a hit with my picky teenagers."
"When you live near some of the best salmon fishing in the world, you're always searching for imaginative ways to serve it," explains Mary Lou Pearce of Victoria, British Columbia. "I came up with this creamy chowder that uses salmon in place of shellfish. We love it."
Quick Corn Chowder is a tasty, filling soup recommended by Diane Brewster of Highland, New York. "When my husband and I decided I'd stay home with our new baby, his salary had to be stretched pretty thin," Diane recalls. "I became an expert at preparing meals with more 'sense' than dollars!"