Corn and Scallop Chowder

Ingredients: 2 corn cobs or generous 1 cup frozen or canned corn kernels [I used frozen corn] 2 1/2 cups milk [I used Lactaid milk] 1 Tablespoon butter or margarine [I used butter] 1 small leek or onion, chopped [I used a small onion] 1/4 cpu finely chopped smoked bacon 1 small garlic clove, crushed…

Chicken Minestrone

Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon olive oil [I used EVOO] 2 chicken thighs [I used chicken winglets, the two biggest parts, not the skinny part.  About two pounds] 3 bacon slices, chopped [I used the super thick slices] 1 onion, minced a few fresh basil leaves, shredded [I used dried basil, still worked just fine] 1 Tablespoon…