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Murfreesboro woman on fast track to slow cooking

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Crock-Pot brand has named April McKinney of Murfreesboro as one of three finalists in the first-ever nationwide search for the Ultimate Crock-Pot Crock-Star.

McKinney has visited Bedford County as a guest of Whitney Danhof's food programs at the University of Tennessee Extension Office.

McKinney's original slow cooker recipe for Caribbean Chicken Stew earned her the coveted spot after the Crock-Pot brand received a bountiful of entries during last month's submission phase.

To help McKinney realize her dream of becoming the first-ever Ultimate Crock-Pot Crock-Star, consumers may vote for her once each day from November 12-25 by visiting Crock-Pot.com.

McKinney was one of many slow cooking enthusiasts in search of instant slow cooking fame who turned on her Crock-Pot slow cooker, turned up her culinary creativity, and submitted her most unique and delightfully unexpected original slow cooker recipes for a chance to win the contest.

The winner will receive a coveted guest appearance on Cooking Channel's From The Kitchens Of special show to air on Jan. 20, 2013.McKinney named finalist in cooking contest

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