March 3, 2014

Stew Leonard's Award Winning Clam Chowder


A hot steamy bowl of New England clam chowder is the perfect remedy for a cold and windy snow day. Scott and I have different preferences when it comes to the consistency our clam chowder. Coming from Maine I prefer a thin chowder while Scott, coming from Connecticut, prefers an ultra creamy and thick version.

I believe both options deserve their own blog post so I'll start with Scott's absolute favorite clam chowder recipe from Stew Leonard's in Danbury, CT. Even if you have never heard of Stew Leonard's this is definitely a chowder worth making. A big thanks to Stew's for sharing your recipes!

Shopping at Stew Leonard's isn't just your average day at the grocery store, it is truly a one of a kind experience. Taking kids to the grocery store can often feel like a daunting task but you'll definitely want to bring them here. Filled with various animatronic animals, costumed characters, scheduled performances, and there's even an outdoor petting zoo.  The New York times referred to Stew's as the "Disneyland of Dairy Stores."

We have an upcoming trip to Ridgefield, CT this April and I can't wait to visit Stew Leonard's and pick up some of their oatmeal-raisin cookies!




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