Cooking and waiting go hand in hand. Sure, sometimes, the action is fast and furious, but other times it just becomes a matter of patience. This "hurry up and wait" aspect of meal making isn't a bad thing; flavor develops at its own pace. As cooking can be all about timing, it would not be inappropriate to consider the fact that sometimes it is the actual appliance that needs to catch up. So it seems only natural that the cooking appliance itself should know what is expected of it. Like what time to have dinner ready at.… Read more
Football season is upon us. That means months of football food lie ahead. As fall is ushered in by the kicking of an oblong ball, millions of cheering fans will be applauding the spread. No, not that kind of spread, the food spread. But no matter if the gathering is in the parking lot of the stadium or at a football party down the street, there needs to be a way to get the goods to the game.
A winning recipe for five-alarm chili just isn't worth it if it can't be shared among friends (or unleashed upon … Read more
Summer is here and already it is easy to see how fast it will go. The warm weather beckons us outside for fun in the sun, where good times and food will go hand in hand for the upcoming months. With all this time flying about, before we know it the fun will be over (or at least have to be moved inside). And that's when we trade the burgers and the grill for the stew and the slow cooker.
With the flavor of great home-cooked meals still on our tongues, the new year finally gets under way this week and that means it's time to get back to work.
Holiday hangover or no, we still need to manage lunch, and microwaved meals can only look so appetizing. Luckily, there is an easy way to keep the home-cooking cooking while at work.
The Crock-Pot SCCPLC200-G Lunch Crock Food Warmer offers a go-to solution for hot and ready meals on the go. Composed of a warming base and a 20-ounce food container, the two-part system offers a clever way to … Read more
Kitchens can produce an outstanding amount of variety; from the well-outfitted to the bare-boned, any kitchen is capable of a great amount of versatility (assuming there is food in the cupboard). The personal nature inherent in cooking food extends beyond preparation methods. Sometimes, it is even the appliances that are personalized.
Every cook prepares food in his or her own special way, but adding a personal twist to the ubiquitous slow cooker is what Crock-Pot has in mind here. Via a Web interface, the Create-A-Crock (model number: SCCPCM553-W) allows customers to select from one of nine templates and upload four … Read more
Entertaining is often not about supplying option for guests, but about supplying options for one's self. Making what you want to make is a great way to eat what you want to eat, without needing to come up with excuses. Why, of course there should be a bacon cheese dip for the big party. And chili. And perhaps another gooey cheese dip. It's only civilized after all.
To get any trifecta of party favorites going on, by definition, there needs to be three choices. When it comes to the hot and gooey, slow-cooked favorites that so often highlight … Read more
Food is meant to be shared. Especially when it's a delicious creation of your own making. But food sharing being what it is, even if your famous homemade chili stew isn't the hit of the potluck, it will still be appreciated. Regardless of if your recipes are smashes or stashes, a way to actually get the food to where it's going is always helpful.
Crock-Pot is at it again; the iconic kitchen appliance is getting a makeover. Available in March, Crock-Pot will be launching the Designer Series with three new slow-cooker designs, each available at three different price levels. All three configurations will be available in the sleek new styles they are calling Squond, Rectangular, and Oblong.
Kicking off the launch will be the affordable Manual Plus line which feature a physical knob-shaped control with high, low, and warm settings. A digital timer counts up the cook time in one-minute increments. They are priced with MSRP of $49.99 each.
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This time of year, I hear that much of the country suffers from a season called "winter." Here in Houston, we bundle up when the temperature drops below 70, so I feel your pain. To get through these cold, dark days, consider adding a slow cooker to your kitchen appliance stash.
The Hamilton Beach 3-in-1 comes with--wait for it--three separate crocks in 2-, 4-, and 6-quart sizes. Why would you want such a thing? Allow me to explain.
We're a family of six here at our house, and four of those are kids under 10, so the … Read more