Love it, Love it! Except that I use half and half instead of milk, chicken broth instead of water, and I don't put in bacon. I use smoked salmon to get the smokey taste. Sometimes I just turn it into a seafood cowder and add some small cocktail shirmp with the clams. I also season it with a pinch of oregano, basil, and parsely at the end. One of my best dishes. My hubby loves it!