This is a mix of several other recipes that I took and made my own. I now live in Idaho so I have to use canned clams.Requested often by my finicky teenage stepdaughter. Usually I make a double recipe as it is gone very soon. This is clam chowder not potato chowder seasoned with clams if you get my meaning. Sometimes I make it thicker by omitting some of the stock and using powdered or cubes of bouillion.