The award was likely sponsored by the dairy farmers of America. Way too much dairy fluid and perhaps a mistake was made in the amounts since the 1/2 and 1/2 was a quart and the heavy cream was 2 pints which are the same amount. Recommend starting with butter and sauteed minced onion. Eliminate the whole milk and half of the cream. Eliminate salt and pepper and add another teaspoon of Old Bay. Some chicken or vegetable broth is also warranted - a cup or cup and 1/2. Add a bay leaf and some mace and you have a new recipe all-together. Wondra is a fine thickener without having to mix the cornstarch.