Monday, November 12, 2012

Local Boy Does Good... What A Crock!

This November, the Crock-Pot® brand is leading the charge, encouraging all Americans to exercise their right to vote! After receiving a bountiful harvest of entries during last month’s submission phase of the brand’s first-ever Ultimate Crock-Pot Crock-Star contest, the Crock-Pot® brand has identified the three finalists and is asking Americans to visit to vote for the grand prize winner.

Passionate slow cooking enthusiasts in search of instant slow cooking fame turned on their Crock-Pot® slow cookers, turned up their culinary creativity, and submitted their most unique and delightfully unexpected original slow cooker recipes for a chance to be named the Ultimate Crock-Pot Crock-Star, and win a coveted guest appearance on Cooking Channel’s From The Kitchens Of special show to air on January 20, 2013.

The three finalists of the Ultimate Crock-Pot Crock-Star contest were selected based on originality, creativity, and overall appeal. All finalists demonstrated savvy slow cooking abilities, successfully capturing the appealing aspect of versatility that slow cooking affords today’s busy lifestyles. The finalists are:

April McKinney, Murfreesboro, TN, Caribbean Chicken Stew
Stephanie Nuccitelli, Sacramento, CA, Mini Salted Caramel Mocha Cheesecakes
Mark McDonald, CINCINNATI, OH, Ancho Chili & Lime Pork

Consumers may vote once each day for their favorite finalist/recipe by visiting from November 12th through November 25th. Only votes received at during this time period will determine which of the three finalists will win, so vote early and vote often!

“All of our finalists are uniquely qualified to be the first-ever Ultimate Crock-Pot Crock-Star,” stated Matt Ragland, Vice President of Marketing for the Crock-Pot® brand. “Through their original recipes, they have successfully demonstrated the versatility our Crock-Pot® slow cookers provide today’s consumers. They are all deserving, so we are letting America determine the winner.”

After voting on, consumers can take time to explore the newly designed, interactive site, which features new and exclusive products, more than 800 recipes as well as an all-new “Daily Dish” section where consumers can share stories about their favorite recipes, family photos, entertaining ideas, and more.

Consumers who visit the all-new will be among the first to see the hottest new products for fall 2012 including the new programmable Crock-Pot® Create-a-Crock™ Slow Cooker. Consumers can personalize their slow cooker by uploading their favorite photos and are now able to choose from any of the 50 new designs. Also this fall, football fanatics will be able to support their favorite team on the field and in the kitchen with the new NFL Crock-Pot® Cook & Carry™ Slow Cookers in any of the 32 teams now available. The perfect gift for friends and family this holiday season, the limited-edition NFL Crock-Pot® Cook & Carry™ Slow Cookers are available exclusively at while supplies last.

Crock-Pot® slow cookers can be purchased online at the all-new and at retail stores including Wal-Mart, Target and Bed Bath & Beyond. Don’t forget to “Like” the Crock-Pot® brand on Facebook for special product offers and upcoming news on the Ultimate Crock-Pot Crock-Star contest.

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