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Clam chowder

Cornerstone of Christmas Eve dinner at our house for more than 40 years, my creamy clam chowder has survived many experiments and diet plans. Whether you go for the high octane version with sourdough bread bowl, or the Keto option, this cozy delight gets us all ready for a cold ride to church. Sometimes we save the strawberry shortcake for after, sometimes not.

Keys to greatness: The bacon base, the herbal accents, and just the right thickening for that great–not too thin and not too thick–texture that everybody likes.

Keto Option: Our clam chowder is a great Keto deal from the get-go since we use bacon and heavy whipping cream and add butter for even more richness and fat. But since potatoes and wheat flour are Keto no-no’s, another solution had to be found to thicken the chowder.

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Chicken and Corn Chowder

I like having seasons. Even when we’ve lived places where it’s hard to tell winter from fall or spring from summer, there’s something about the change in temp in October or November that triggers the soup instinct in me.

The Queen featured this great family favorite in the church cookbook she edited in the 80s. Here it is, updated to boost flavor and make it a bit easier to prepare.

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