INTO a 4-quart pot, add 2 medium bay leaves, 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, 1 (8 ounce) bottle clam juice, the strained juice from 1 (10 ounce) can baby clams in juice (reserve clams and set aside), and 1 (15 ounce) can low sodium chicken broth.
ADD 1 (20 ounce) package Simply Potatoes Diced Potatoes with Onion (and if desired, a few pre-cooked bacon crumbles); BRING to a boil.
REDUCE heat to medium; COVER.
COOK for 7 minutes, or until potatoes are firm-tender.
UNCOVER; ADD 1 (24 ounce) package Simply Potatoes Traditional Mashed Potatoes and 1 (15-16 ounce) jar traditional Alfredo sauce; MIX well.
REDUCE heat to medium-low; STIR in reserved clams, 3 tablespoons snipped green onions, 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon white pepper, and 1/2 cup canned coconut milk.
POUR 2 cups whole milk into a medium bowl; WHISK 1/4 cup flour gradually into milk, blending well; STIR slurry into pot slowly, while stirring rigorously.
ADD 1/4 cup frozen peas, 1/4 cup minced red peppers, 2 tablespoons minced cilantro, and 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning; SIMMER uncovered, stirring as needed, up to 30 minutes, or to desired consistency.
STIR in 8 ounces pre-cooked deli shrimp; FOLD in 8 ounces cooked chunked imitation crabmeat carefully without breaking up meat; HEAT then carefully fold again; REMOVE bay leaves.
SERVE warm as a chowder, in pre-baked puff pastry shells, over steamed basmati rice, or over toasted English muffins; GARNISH with fresh cilantro or fresh dill sprigs and/or dill weed; ENJOY!