What better to warm your insides and make you smile than a bowl of hearty, potato-ie chowder?

This chowder recipe is easy and delicious. Everyone will want seconds, so make plenty.

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Jodi’s Potato Chowder

(Note: All ingredients are easily altered to make the amount you wish to have)

  • 6-8 medium potatoes, peeled
  • Chicken broth
  • 1 med. onion
  • 1 lg. can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 to 1-pound bacon
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • milk, as needed
  • Salt and coarse-ground pepper, to taste
  • Garlic powder, to taste, or pulverize and use a large garlic clove
  • Onion powder, to taste
  • Flour for thickening
  • minced poblano peppers (about 1/2 pepper) added before thickening, if desired. We love them, and sometimes use fresh jalapenos instead. Poblanos are mildly spicy, so don’t confuse them with jalapenos, okay? 



Boil peeled potatoes and chopped onion in chicken broth. Cut bacon in 1-inch pieces and fry. Drain and set aside. When potatoes are soft, drain off broth and reserve. Hand mash potatoes in the pot, creating a combination of mashed and chunky potatoes. Prepare a small bowl of thickening with milk (or half-and-half) and flour. Set aside.

To the pot of potatoes, add the can of milk, can of corn, seasonings, and enough milk and broth to make the desired amount of chowder. Bring to a light boil, stirring continually. Add the flour and milk mixture when it starts boiling. Stir to thicken.

Serve with cornbread or crackers or croutons. Heck, we’ve even eaten it with Fritos corn chips. Still delicious!

For an even easier recipe, and one that’s 90 years old, click HERE.

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I know. I’m a little wacky, but it’s all for fun. Here’s Clark, er, Rhett . . .

Jodi, if you serve me some more of that chowder, I’ll forget all about Scarlett!





About Jodi Lea Stewart

Author Jodi Lea Stewart ~ Laughing Makes it All Worthwhile ~

Jodi Lea Stewart is a fiction author who believes in and writes about the triumph of the human spirit through overcoming adversity. Her writing reflects her life beginning in Texas and Oklahoma, later moving as a youngster to an Arizona cattle ranch next door to the Navajo Nation, and, as a young adult, resuming in her native Texas. Growing up, she climbed petroglyph-etched boulders, bounced two feet in the air in the backend of pickups wrestling through washed-out terracotta roads, and rode horseback on the winds of her imagination through the arroyos and mountains of the Arizona high country. Her lifetime friendship with all nationalities, cowpunchers, and the southern gentry allows Jodi to write comfortably about anything in the Southwest, the South, and BEYOND.

What’s next from Jodi? Another epic historical fiction novel catapulting the reader out of Texas into Mexico, Argentina, and China and into the epicenter of another intriguing human drama. Look for it in 2023.

Other Recent AWARD-WINNING Publications by Jodi Lea Stewart

TRIUMPH, A NOVEL OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT is a 2021 International FIREBIRD First Place Multicultural Fiction Award Winner

5 Star Review - Triumph BookIf you loved To Kill a Mockingbird, and want a dramatic, different, and sometimes humorous version of New Orleans life, St. Louis, and Texas in the early to mid-century 1900s, all adorned in beguiling plot twists and unforgettable characters, read TRIUMPH, a Novel of the Human Spirit by Jodi Lea Stewart.

Two children are ripped from their separate homes in 1903, one by a secretive Voodoo sect, the other one hidden out of blind fear. Their uncertain fates set in motion a series of events that reverberate decades later. Opening in the Louisiana swamps and moving into New Orleans and St. Louis—this novel weaves together three vivid storylines featuring two friends of different races defying the odds of their heritage and 1950s bigotry.

TRIUMPH was a finalist in three categories in the 2021 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards contest, won a Readers’ Favorite with Reviewers, and is also a 2021 Firebird First Place Award Winner in Multicultural Fiction.


BLACKBERRY ROAD is an International CHANTICLEER First Place Multicultural Award Winner

Blackberry Road by Jodi Lea Stewart

Blackberry Road Book - New CoverTrouble sneaks in one Oklahoma afternoon in 1934 like an oily twister. A beloved neighbor is murdered, and a single piece of evidence sends the sheriff to arrest a black man who Biddy, a sharecropper’s daughter, knows is innocent. Hauntingly terrifying sounds seeping from the woods lead Biddy into even deeper mysteries and despair and finally into the shocking truths of that fateful summer.

“Beyond the humor and entertaining antics of the main character, Biddy Woodson, BLACKBERRY ROAD has depth and meaning as it explores stirring universal themes that we expect in great literature” ~ D.B. Jackson, acclaimed Historical and Western author

BLACKBERRY ROAD is engaging, entertaining, and a book that is sure to linger with you . . . the trip is well worth the time ~ Cyrus Webb, Host of ConversationsLIVE, president of Conversations Radio Network, tv show host, author, and Amazon top reviewer


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