I made a half recipe. I added chopped carrot along with the celery and onion. That added a little color to the soup. I liked this soup after I added additional salt and pepper at the end of cooking it. It was pretty bland before that. I would suggest garnishing the soup with chopped fresh parsley before serving.
This is a wonderful corn chowder...definitely a keeper for us. I used 1-1/2 cups chicken stock in place of the water and bouillon cubes, and because I found out after I got started that I didn't have enough potatoes, I used about a cup of mashed potatoes in their place. This worked wonderfully as it added to the flavor of the soup and thickened it up a bit too. I will definitely be making this chowder again. Made and reviewed for the Spring PAC 2010