My mother is an excellent cook who rarely follows a recipe exactly. My two sisters and I do the same thing, adding something here, omitting something there. With this soup, I sometimes leave out the bacon and butter, and have used canned corn and creamed corn with good results. We like to eat this soup with big soft hot pretzels instead of crackers. —Sharon Rose Brand, Stayton, Oregon
I'VE SERVED this chowder for so many years that I don't remember where I got the recipe. It's one of my husband's favorite meals.
It serves the two of us generously. If there's some left over, I freeze it for another time.
-Joan Baskin, Black Creek, British Columbia
"I used to cook for a tearoom, and this rich, sunny-colored chowder was a customer favorite," reports Isabel Kublik of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. "It's a snap to make in the microwave because there's no scorching."
My grandmother and mother made this dish to warm their families during the cold winter months. Nothing chased away a chill like this chowder! Now when it's cold and damp outside, I make this dish and think of these days. Everyone in my household enjoys the delicious warmth of a steaming bowl of Corn Chowder.