How Do Healthy Crock Pot Meals Provide More Benefits for Seniors?

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Senior Health can be Improved with Meals from a Crockpot

COLLINGDALE, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, November 15, 2018 / — There is something wonderful about approaching your front door, key in hand, after a long day, and catching a whiff of the inviting aroma of a home-cooked meal emanating from a distant nook of the house. Before you even take the first bite of food, the senses feast on the bounty, savoring the textures, scents, and visual appeal of the simmering foods.

Naturally, seniors enjoy the multi-sensory perks of eating at home; however, for many, it can be tiresome and difficult to acquire the ingredients that are needed to create a home-cooked masterpiece, and then to prepare the foods by chopping and cutting before the actual cooking takes place.

Crockpot creations can be a good solution for many. For one, crock pot meals usually require much less prep time and involve fewer steps; therefore, seniors who tire easily or have issues with mobility encounter fewer dilemmas. Secondly, leftovers, which are a frequent occurrence with this type of meal, help seniors reserve even more energy and defer the costs and transportation requirements involved with grocery shopping.

The following are five easy, healthy crockpot meals that we like for seniors:

Slow-Cooker, Apple Cinnamon, Steel-Cut Oatmeal

High in fiber and complex carbohydrates, steel cut oats are quite beneficial to seniors, reducing cholesterol and blood pressure while also preventing heart disease. This delicious meal is plentiful, and when made for one or two people can provide generous servings for several days.

Visit The Yummy Life for the full recipe.

Chicken Pot Pie Soup

This warm, scrumptious comfort food is perfect for the adult who knows he should eat his veggies but doesn't want to taste them. Dripping with savory sauces, the vegetables add texture to this meal, but do not overtake the flavor. Served with a warm dinner roll or biscuit, this is sure to please even the most finicky eater.

Visit Creme de la Crumb for the recipe.

Mac and 3-Cheese

Everyone's favorite comfort food is bursting with flavor when served creamy and cheesy. As a side dish or as an entree, this variation will fill you with goodness.

Slow Cooker Tortellini Chicken Noodle Soup

Smooth and healthy, this recipe is just what the doctor ordered when you start feeling the droopy effects of a winter cold. Equally beneficial to he that is fit as a fiddle, this filling twist on a classic chicken noodle soup recipe will not disappoint.

View the full recipe at The Recipe Critic.

Classic Slow-Cooker Meatloaf

Are the kids coming to visit? This classic slow cooker meatloaf will satisfy the oldest and youngest of your guests and is pleasingly fragrant while cooking. This filling, flavorful favorite is a good option when entertaining.

See the recipe at Betty Crocker.

Baked Ziti

This traditional dish of pasta, red sauce and cheese comes to life in the crockpot creation that will tempt your taste buds.

Georgia Peach Cobbler

Sweet and delicious, this extraordinary dessert is simple to make in a crockpot, and topped with ice cream, is the perfect ending to a day any time of the year.

Slow-Cooker Burrito Bowl

Are you a vegetarian? Good news! There are many vegetarian options when it comes to slow-cooking, and this is one of the best crock-pot meals out there. Bursting with flavor, these burrito bowls include brown rice, black beans, peppers, onions, tomatoes and a variety of fresh spices. Options are endless, as well, including grated cheese, avocado, sour cream, and other possibilities.

For the recipe, visit Amuse-Your-Bouche.

When Even a Crock-Pot Meal is Difficult to Prepare

What can you do then, if you want to reap the health and sensory rewards of eating at home, but have issues that interfere with food preparation, and even make crock-pot recipes complicated?

What-A-Crock Meals are the one-size-fits-all solutions for those who are too busy, too tired, or too pained to toil in the kitchen preparing a good meal. When you order online, you can have slow-cooker meals delivered to your doorstep. The family owned and operated companies chefs handpick the freshest ingredient and set to work, cutting, measuring, slicing and dicing, until it's all ready to be packaged.

These express home meals are delivered to your home, where you can unwrap all ingredients and place them in a crockpot to cook for a few hours as you concentrate on other interests, activities, and responsibilities.

About What a Crock Meals to Go™:

What a Crock began with a simple idea: produce nutritious slow cooker meals that help families save time and money. We have retail locations in Brookhaven, Garnet Valley, Ridley, Chestnut Hill and Quakertown. Make planning dinner easy without bundles. Choose from seafood, pork, chicken, sandwiches, soups, vegetables and more! Call us today at (484) 474-0451 or visit our website to place an order. Don’t forget we have gift cards!

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Junior’s gone vegan, Aunt Sue's gluten-free, & Grandma’s off dairy. What’s a Thanksgiving hostess to do?

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NEW YORK, NY – NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, November 12, 2018 / — Junior’s gone vegan, Aunt Suzie’s gluten-free, Grandma’s off dairy, and Grandpa’s watching carbs. What’s a Thanksgiving hostess to do?

As people become more and more aware of what they’re eating these days, it seems like everyone’s customizing their food preferences. Some are interested in how certain ingredients affect their health and well-being. Others are looking at labels – organic, preservative-free, non-GMO, etc. – for a “clean” lifestyle., the go-to online community for quality kosher cooking and conversation, recommends keeping an assortment of dishes in your Thanksgiving arsenal. You want a feast that has enough variety to satisfy each guest. Some might pass on certain dishes, but everyone should enjoy a balanced meal.

When planning your menu, think in terms of a core menu that most guests will enjoy, and include at least one alternative appetizer, entrée, side, and dessert to accommodate those with restricted culinary preferences.
Of course, there are many “one size fits all” dishes that will make your omnivores just as happy as the more selective eaters. Here are some to consider.

For Starters, try a Caramelized Pumpkin Salad, a picture-perfect fall salad that is meatless and gluten-free. The hearty Roasted Sweet Potato and Apple Soup is a low-carb, low-fat, vegan harvest in a bowl.

Main Courses: Paleo-friendly Chestnut Chicken is a snap to prepare (6 ingredients, 2 steps!). If turkey is a must for Turkey Day, why not change things up with robust, gluten-free Turkey Goulash? And for a vegan entrée, start this low-fat, gluten-free Curried Chickpea Stew in the morning and then let your slow-cooker do the rest.

Sides are the key to a memorable Thanksgiving spread, and this Easy Gluten-Free Cornbread is something everyone will be thankful for. Serve it straight up or use it in a good-for-you stuffing. (Hint: make it dairy-free – just swap out the milk for unsweetened almond milk.) Irresistible Hasselback Candied Sweet Potatoes get high marks for originality and pretty much everything else: they’re vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, low carb, and low fat! Same with this simple paleo-friendly, 4-ingredient Fruit-Filled Squash.

“No dessert, please,” said no one ever. to the rescue for the nondairy crowd! Chocolate Chestnut Trifle is actually 3 desserts in one, as the rich chocolate cake and chestnut cream components can stand on their own. But it’s a cinch to assemble, so go ahead and wow them with a decadent masterpiece. For the “it’s not Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie” set, this Flourless Pumpkin Pie (complete with whipped topping) is a gluten-free, dairy-free no-brainer.
Drinks: Every great meal deserves a toast. Let’s video channel introduce you to five fabulous autumn cocktails and show you how to be a master mixologists. Or take a tip from wine expert and blogger Gabriel Geller, who knows all about Wines You Should Serve with Turkey.

The next day: Overnight guests are the perfect excuse to whip up a batch of Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Buns for breakfast. And finally…did somebody say leftovers? Check out Danielle Renov’s brilliant Leftover Hack video – you’ll never look at eggrolls the same way again.

About is the premier site for kosher cooking and conversation and the place to go for all things kosher. With thousands of recipes, unique and original cooking shows, articles and how-to guides, has something for everyone. Its massive, fully-searchable library lets users filter by holiday, type of cuisine, ingredient, level of difficulty, and even by chef. You can also search by dietary choices such as vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, or dairy-free. There’s a menu generator to create a customized meal for any occasion, and a forum where users can ask the experts, share recipes, and exchange tips. Go to for year-round recipes and ideas.

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Meal Kit Delivery Company Set to Grow in Success After Factory Location Opening

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What a Crock Meals to Go™, a rapid growth startup, is opening a state of the art food production facility.

The new space is allowing business to boom.”

— Justin West, WAC Founder


What a Crock Meals to Go™, a meal kit delivery company is opening a state of the art food production facility in mid-November in Collingdale, PA. The 10,000 square foot facility is opening after just four years of the company’s launch.

What a Crock is a rapid growth startup that was self-financed by a young couple out of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Since opening their door in late September 2014, the company has seen extreme growth both in the retail sector and online sales. The company has grown from a 1 shop mom and pop startup to a 6 location chain with a strong e-commerce presence that accounts for about 70% of the companies revenue.

“We are so thankful for the success our company has had and overwhelmed with the support we have received,” says Justin West, company founder.

With such rapid growth, the company’s largest obstacle has been space. Up until now, What a Crock has been operating out of a 2,000 square foot building that is bursting at the seams. With such high demand in orders and limited space, the company was forced to slow down their expansion until their new facility became operational.

The company’s new facility is roughly 10,000 square feet with ample storage and production space. The added space is allowing the company to go from a small player in the foodservice industry to a full-on force to be reckoned with to the larger better-known companies.

“The new space is allowing business to boom,” West said. “We are so happy with the success rate it has already proven so far!”

What a Crock plans to carve out its share of the pie by marketing its strengths over the larger companies. The largest differentiator is the fact that they are able to offer the “home cooked experience” with none of the work.

Traditional food service companies ship their customers all the ingredients they need to make a gourmet home-cooked meal, but the customer still has to prep, trim, cook, and serve the dish. When you order What a Crock, the customer simply places already prepared ingredients into the slow cooker and allows the crockpot to do the rest of the work.

It is a very simple, hands-off process that can save the customer time and stress of chopping, measuring, and cooking the meal themselves. This is incredibly beneficial for busy families with working parents that would rather save time cooking and use it to spend time with their loved ones.

This may be your first time hearing about What a Crock, but by the look of things, it will certainly not be your last.

About What a Crock Meals to Go™

What a Crock began with a simple idea: produce nutritious slow cooker meals that help families save time and money. We have retail locations in Brookhaven, Garnet Valley, Ridley, Chestnut Hill and Quakertown. Make planning dinner easy without bundles. Choose from seafood, pork, chicken, sandwiches, soups, vegetables and more! Call us today at (484) 474-0451 or visit our website to place an order. Don’t forget we have gift cards!

This release was drafted by Results Driven Marketing, LLC: a full-service digital marketing, public relations, advertising and content marketing firm located in Philadelphia, PA

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Commissary Food is King

Over 120 recipes, from the dips to pizza to burritos in your cell

The Cell Chef Cookbook

More great recipes for commissary cooking!

The Cell Chef Cookbook II

Freebird Publishers specializes in Publications for Prisoners

Honey Buns and Ramen Noodles Top the Commissary List

Food is essential to life; therefore, make it great!”

— Tanner George Cummings

NORTH DIGHTON, MA, UNITED STATES, November 5, 2018 / — Hot tap water, ramen noodles, Fritos, canned sausage and cheese. This concoction is one of many that supplement the bland food served in prisons. It is the prison culture, that many prisoners do not want to eat what comes out of the kitchens; that’s usually the number one complaint. Prison cuisine. has earned a reputation for being unpalatable.

The prison kitchens serve meals that are lacking in taste, smell odd and are not appealing to say the least. Prison kitchens don’t worry about seasonings, being tasty or even what it looks like; Prison food is not prepared in that manner.

To supplement, prisons provide inmates the privilege of purchasing commissary items—varying from hygiene products, paper, envelopes and postage stamps to flavorings—that can provide those behind bars a taste of home and makes revenue for the facility. The profit made from the sales on commissary is called Inmate Trust Funds and can only be spent on things that directly benefit the prisoners. Funds for items that are direct expenses have been spent on uniforms, blankets, hygiene kits, towels, mattresses, jailhouse sandals and more. Purchases of new cameras for surveillance and computer terminal areas used by the inmates for their email services, or buying downloads of books, music, photos for their tablets.

Commissary food is king but can get boring if you eat it just the way it comes. So, to be creative is key. Ramen noodles are a common staple. The noodles, honey buns, coffee and jalapeño pretzels made the list of inmates’ favorite delicacies. Commissary is the prisons’ general market/store. Commissary items also can be traded and bartered with.

Who's in the mood for a Sweet Vanilla Sin Coffee?

Not everyone can be a world-class Iron Chef of prison cooking therefore Freebird Publishers have created the Cell Chef Cookbooks. Our Cell Chef Cookbooks are filled with hundreds of fantastic recipes, that can be simply made with every day, commonly sold commissary/store foods. Every recipe has been tried and thoroughly tested. Loved by everyone.

You do not have to drop major money to make something delish. Simple, inexpensive foods can easily be made into interesting mouth-watering recipes, that you will make over and over again.

In the Cell Chef Cookbooks, the recipes are divided into four sections: Meals and Snacks, Sauces, Sandwich Spreads, Salsa and Dips, Drinks and Sweet Desserts. Our Cell Chef Cookbooks have extensive Glossaries and Indexes, created to assist you in the process of your preparations and leading to the pleasure of enjoying these wonderful, tasty dishes. Our Cell Chef Cookbooks’ recipes have each been organized with a list of all the needed ingredients, and easy-to-follow directions on how to make them to perfection.

Food is essential to life; therefore, make it great.


The Cell Chef Cookbook and The Cell Chef Cookbook II are available for purchase on and

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The voters have spoken and have chosen The Game Grumps and Lety Does Stuff as the new cast characters in the hilarious House Party game.

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, November 2, 2018 / — Eek! Games today announced the winners who will join the zany characters in the House Party Game on PC.

Early October, Eek! invited ladies and men to audition to join the cast of their game, House Party. Over the past month, entrants posted profiles and pictures on the House Party site, and the gaming community was invited to vote for their favorite new additions to the cast. One lady and one gent would be selected as a cast member with their own custom avatars, appearing as regulars in the game.

The official ballot closed on Halloween evening at midnight, and The Game Grumps and Lety Does Stuff were declared victors in this exciting race. The winners will not only be immortalized in the game, but also take home a $1,000 cash prize.

“This is the next level of ground-breaking, user-based content and House Party is thrilled to have The Game Grumps and Lety does Stuff as in-game characters added to the mix. As far as we know, it’s never been done before. The fact that the winners are an amazing streamer and a House Party Cosplay model just makes it even more fun for everybody.” Said Bobby Ricci, CEO and Founder of Eek! Games.

The winners of the auditions are quite extraordinary in their own right. The Game Grumps, Arin Hanson and Dan Avidan have been YouTube streamers for many years with 4.8 million subscribers to their popular series. It was no doubt, a pleasant surprise to have such notable entrants as the eventual winners of the male auditions.
"House Party is a pretty legendary playthrough on the Game Grumps channel. We're hoping to add a little bit of the friendship-focused goofiness Game Grumps is known for to the game with Arin and Dan. Or, at the very least, add to the chaos of the party and get beaten up by Frank a bunch of times."

The female auditions winners is equally engrained in the video game industry and an accomplished streamer and influencer with her own successful YouTube channel. Lety Does Stuff has relished playing House Party for some time and could barely contain her excitement when she was notified of her win…
"Without exaggeration, I can proudly say that I have played House Party for the entirety of my adult life. This game has gone through its super awkward teen years with me, and I am so excited to join its now fully-developed cast of characters and storytelling to continue maturing alongside it. I'm just kidding— Lety's joining the party, this place boutta get turnt!"

The House Party game is expectedly risqué in nature and touches on topics of debauchery, sex and comedic fun between player and the therapy-needing cast. But as players have long since discovered, House Party is so much more…it’s cerebral and witty, with players accumulating scores of hours of intoxicating fun. That’s because House Party is a smart sexy game, which delivers a unique gameplay mechanic through an advanced AI system whereby the player’s every choice influences the reaction and outcome of the game.

The game also delivers a very unique Custom Story Creator, which allows players to create their own stories for the game which they can share with others who can play through new experiences and new character reactions for tremendous and fun replay-ability.

The game community has certainly embraced House Party and it’s reflected its historical high review scores on Steam. Follow us Facebook at or on Twitter at


About Eek Games!
Eek! Games was started in 2015, with “House Party” as its first title. Programmer, Bobby Ricci, had worked on a few other projects prior. In 2017 House Party was launched on Steam, as an Early Access game. Even though it was still very premature, the initial reception was surprising, and the community built quickly. The game sold over 30,000 copies in the first few weeks and over 300,000 purchased downloads in its first year, alone.
Bobby and Eek! Games have many more game ideas brewing with a new update to House Party coming in late October and a new title in the works for a tentative 2020 Early Access release.

The cast in House Party are not your typical stereotypes that you would see in other types of media. They are all quite different and yet totally relatable. Game Grumps and Lety joining House Party… simply amazing and will add to the familiarity of the Party.
The new stories and challenges we are cooking up… We know you are going to have a blast!

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Author Shares Cooking From Within At The Miami Book Fair 2018!

Cooking from Within: Telepathically Received Recipes from The Holy Order of Yodh

Cooking from Within: Telepathically Received Recipes from The Holy Order of Yodh

Author Shares Cooking From Within At The Miami Book Fair 2018!

NEW ROCHELLE, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, October 30, 2018 / — The books are definitely coming to downtown Miami as the nation’s finest literary festival, the Miami Book Fair International holds its annual celebration. This eight-day literary party will commence on November 11 with over a hundred-thousand readers and writers in attendance. Distinguished authors from the United States and other parts of the globe, as well as book lovers, will be gracing the Fair and its many activities.

Formerly known as “Books by the Bay”, the Miami Book Fair was founded in 1984 by Miami-Dade College. The growth and success of the very first event which took place in the same year were endeavored by Miami-Dade College in cooperation with the Miami-Dade Public Library System, Wolfson Campus President, Eduardo J. Padron, and local independent bookstore owners Mitchell Kaplan of Books & Books and Craig Pollock of BookWorks. The team had reached their success during the 90’s, when the two-day street fair grew steadily and became the largest literary festival in the country, thus acquiring its well-earned name, Miami Book Fair.

AuthorCentrix celebrates its second year as one of the exhibitors at the Fair. The company will be gracing the event with Guru Madeleine, an outstanding member of The Holy Order of Yohd, a brotherhood of awakened masters and servers. This year at the Fair, she brings to the readers, exemplary recipe book that moves with physical and spiritual balance for every person who seeks remedy through food. A chance for one-to-one Author Interview and Book Signing with the Guru await everyone!

Guru Madeleine offers a distinctive approach in her piece of work. Cooking from Within: Telepathically Received Recipes from The Holy Order of Yodh contains recipes that are designed to promote a more healthy approach to living and responsible behaviour on the part of the reader. It is helpful for all those on medication or with specific medical conditions such as food allergy, as appropriate substitutions are presented with complete details. A must-read for everyone!

The Festival will bring over hundreds of renowned national and international exhibitors together as it continues to become a model for other fairs across the country. Events and activities include the Street Fair, book signings, live music, workshops, and readings and discussions with notable authors from both, the U.S., and from around the world.

The Miami Book Fair 2018 invites the book lovers to join the annual celebration, as it remains to uphold the cognizance of reading ability and literary arts in the city’s multi-ethnic community, making it the nation’s undisputable, finest literary festival!

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GoSun To Provide 1,500 Solar Cookers to Support American Red Cross Relief Efforts For Typhoon Yutu

GoSun will provide 1,500 of their GoSun Sport portable solar ovens to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts in the aftermath of Super-Typhoon "Yutu"

CINCINNATI, OH, USA, October 30, 2018 / — GoSun, the world’s leading solar cooking brand, will provide 1,500 of their GoSun Sport portable solar ovens to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts in the aftermath of Super-Typhoon “Yutu" which struck the U.S. Territories of the North Mariana Islands on Friday, October 26. The durable, portable eight-pound device cooks a wide variety of foods, anywhere under any conditions, fueled solely by the rays of the sun.

"While this event has gone largely unnoticed here in the States, Yutu has been described as the worst storm to impact a U.S. territory since 1935, and with 180 mile-per-hour winds, it was the strongest storm anywhere in the world this year," said GoSun’s CEO Patrick Sherwin.

The US Coast Guard and the American Red Cross initiated major relief efforts immediately following the storm. The Red Cross ordered 1,500 solar stoves – which GoSun provided at a deep discount – as part of the first load of critically-needed supplies set to depart today, Tuesday, October 30.

"According to the American Red Cross there was only so much fuel or bottled water that can be transported to the Islands," Sherwin said. The American Red Cross immediately went into action to source emergency supplies for the 50,000-plus inhabitants of Saipan and Tinian. Based on the extent of the devastation, the plan for aid to a remote island needs particular focus on long-term, reliable, fuel-free solutions to serve the need until significant rebuilding efforts can take place.

An American Red Cross Disaster Volunteer, Sherwin has made himself personally available to accompany the goods to aid with deployment and education on the unique vacuum insulated solar ovens. "GoSun solar cookers are truly ‘survival’ devices," he said. "While they were designed primarily for pleasure usage in everyday life, they are there for you in a pinch for when disaster strikes." GoSun's provision of these units is part of an ongoing relationship between the Cincinnati-based company and the American Red Cross.

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Don’t Fall Sick with a Foodborne Illness this Autumn

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Apples at Farmers Market. Photo credit: Cindy Kurman

Tips on how to avoid getting a foodborne illness this Fall.

Stop Foodborne Illness, the national nonprofit representing individuals and families in the fight against foodborne pathogens, wants to make sure you can fully enjoy this beautiful time of the year.”

— Deirdre Schlunegger

CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, October 25, 2018 / — The temperatures are falling right along with the leaves, and all those autumnal traditions and festivities are just around the corner. Whether it’s picking apples and drinking cider, having fun on a hayride, walking amongst the colorful trees, or even playing in the pumpkin patch, your fall fun will very likely involve food. This is the time of year when leaves are supposed to turn a different color and fall to the ground. But humans? Not so much.

Stop Foodborne Illness, the national nonprofit representing individuals and families in the fight against foodborne pathogens, wants to make sure you can fully enjoy this beautiful time of the year. So, here are some ideas for keeping your loved ones and your food safe.

Before you get into the frolic and fun of fall, knowing these tips for eating outside ensures the awesomeness of autumn:

• Wash your hands, before and after! Are you petting animals, riding rides at the fair, using “the facilities”, changing diapers, eating corndogs, or any one of a million other actions? Remember: Washing your hands is like a do-it-yourself vaccine to avoid getting sick.
• Store perishable foods in a cooler or insulated bag. When transporting food that needs to stay cold, place it in a cooler or insulated bag, with a cold source such as ice or commercial freezing gels. Avoid putting ready-to-eat foods in direct contact with ice.
• Keep perishable ready-to-eat foods chilled right up until serving time. Cold foods need to be kept at a temperature of 40 °F or below. Organize your cooler contents (keeping beverages in one cooler and perishable foods in another) and reduce the number of times the cooler is opened. Remember: A full cooler maintains its cold temps longer than a partially-filled cooler.
• Keep foods to be cooked, separated and chilled until it time to cook them. If the day is warm, as much as is possible, avoid keeping the cooler in the hot trunk of the car. Remember: Keeping raw meats and poultry (and their juices) separate from other foods avoids the potential for cross-contamination. Use dedicated dishes to keep raw meat separate from cooked meat. Raw meats should be cooked as soon as possible after transporting.
• When it’s time to cook, have your thermometer ready. Thermometers are easy to transport and use. Remember: For cooked foods to be safe, they must reach a safe internal temperature.
• How long have we been eating? Remember the Two-Hour Rule: Food cannot be out (at air temperature) for more than two hours; one hour if it’s hotter than 90 °F outside. Throw out any perishable leftovers.

If picnics aren’t your thing, head down to the local farmers’ market, tailgate with your buddies, venture off to go apple picking – just get outdoors and enjoy all the “feels” of the season – so many great smells, tastes, and textures to be had:

Your local farmers market is the perfect place to enjoy sweater weather and buy local produce. Remember: All food, whether it’s from a local farm or a chain supermarket, needs to be washed and handled safely.
• If you’re buying meat or dairy be sure it is kept chilled in a refrigerator (or closed cooler filled with ice) to keep the temperature sufficiently cold (40°F or below). Meat and poultry that is exposed or unpackaged, or not refrigerated, should not be purchased.
• Be extra safe and consider these questions and tips for having the best experience at the outdoor market.
• Cheese and meat should be kept cold
• Pathogens don’t discriminate: No matter if the farm is large or small, and no matter if the foods are organically or conventionally produced, pathogens could still be present.

Tailgating with friends and family is a fun way to support your team, hangout with your people, and show off your grill-skill. Here are some additional tips for keeping pathogens from crashing your party:
• To reduce the likelihood of cross-contamination, keep raw meats and poultry away from other cold foods and beverages by using separate coolers or insulated bags for transport. If it’s hot out, avoid putting food in the (even hotter) trunk of the car.
• Avoid the “temperature danger zone” 40°F – 140°F (where bacteria quickly grow to harmful levels) by keeping raw meats and poultry in a cooler with ice.
• Make 2 batches of sauce: one for marinade (raw meat) and one for basting (cooked meat). Always marinade in the fridge, not the counter. Set aside a portion to be used later, on fully cooked meat.
• Use separate utensils and dishes for raw and cooked food.
• Remember: You’re cooking for people you care about, so don’t guess on doneness by color or time – use a meat thermometer and be sure.

Whether you’re picking, bobbing, pressing, or caramelizing, apples are the perfect fruit for a fully fabulous fall afternoon.
• Thoroughly wash your apples with clean drinking water to prevent any contamination (of course, wash your hands before coming in contact with any food).
• Before drinking cider (or juice) at the orchard, or purchasing a jug to take home, make sure it is pasteurized. Pasteurization kills harmful bacteria, such as Listeria or Salmonella, without reducing the nutritional value. Unpasteurized (or raw) products pose a dangerous risk, especially to those with immature or suppressed immune systems.
• Pick the apples off the tree, not the ground. Any fruit laying on the ground is more susceptible to picking up pathogens, and other undesirable toxins. Eating apples from off the ground is not recommended unless they are thoroughly cleaned and cooked.

For more food safety tips please visit If you think you have been sickened from food, check this out and contact your local health professional.

For questions and personal assistance, please contact Stop Foodborne Illness’ Community Coordinator, Stanley Rutledge, at or 773-269-6555 x7.

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Tasting What a Crock Meal Kit Delivery Service for a Week

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Here's what happens when you try What a Crock Meal Kit Delivery Services for a week!

Americans have embraced the crock pot. And why not? You can make a wholesome meal without a big kitchen mess.”

— Ellen Ganime, Blog Author


I have a confession to make: I love food and I can’t cook. Well, I am good with the microwave but that’s it as far as I’ll go with the appliances in my kitchen.

I love watching pretty much everything on the Food Network, but trying their recipes doesn’t end well. And now there are all these home meal kits and home delivery services, like Plated.

It’s like the universe is telling me to give cooking one more try.

So, I decided to take small steps. I didn’t want to get too deep into the cooking process; I wanted something that has little prep time, has simple recipes and uses quality ingredients – nothing processed or too spicy. I don’t know about you, but I am a wimp when it comes to spicy foods.

I wanted to find an affordable family meal plan, delicious dishes my entire family would like. I didn’t want to go too specialized, like a personal meal plan like Atkins either.

While hunting around online, I learned about all the meal kit delivery programs and the prepared foods you could buy on Amazon. I didn’t want to do what everyone else was doing. Then I came across What A Crock.

It’s a meal-kit delivery service that prepares meals to be made in a crockpot. What a cool idea!

As I read more about the company, the more excited I got. They make the meals in their kitchen, so everything is portioned correctly and tested. I was very interested in their portions because I tend to eat too much in one sitting, which makes it harder to lose weight.

You can purchase a meal in one of their stores or purchase online. I looked at their menu and everything looked and sounded delicious. But how would they taste? Could these chef-designed recipes really be made in a crockpot? I decided to take the leap and purchased five dinner meals and a dessert (I couldn’t resist). I told my family what I was doing, and they were skeptical of the idea, not because of the company, but of me actually following directions and cooking (yes, it’s cooking because I am using a crockpot).

Ordering on their website was easy and they had a lot of meal options. I was spared a trip to the grocery store the week I planned the meals. My weekly menu consisted of chicken, beef, sausage, pasta, vegetables and pork – and a brownie. How it works is that you simply dump the meal pouches into the crockpot, set the temperature and go!

Monday – Chicken Pot Pie Stew

I chose this meal because it got me geared up for the cooler temperatures of fall. The ingredients read like a daily harvest of vegetables: carrots, corn, peas, and potatoes. It even came with an herb sauce (one less thing for me to make). The prep time was about five hours and all I had to do was drop it in the crockpot. There was a tip to add Pillsbury dough on top, but I didn’t get around to getting the dough. I worried that the stew would be watery, or like soup, but it wasn’t. It was delicious! I couldn’t believe that it tasted like home cooking. The vegetables weren’t mushy, and the sauce was tangy, not spicy. This is going to be on my “cooking list”! My only issue is that it doesn’t take as long as the other meals to make. It was a good thing I left work early to make this meal.

Tuesday – Sausage Meatballs

Nothing makes a Sunday meal special like meatballs and pasta. The meatballs are made from Maglio’s sausage. Maglio’s has been a staple in Philadelphia (PA) for over 60 years. They specialize in making quality sausage for retail food businesses. The meatballs were a good size and quite juicy. The meal comes with Grandma’s gravy, which adds even more flavor to the meatballs. The pasta completes the meal and is hearty (and saves me another trip to the grocery store). The proportioned ingredients were easily put together too. I was surprised at how this freshly-made meal reminded me of eating our favorite Italian restaurant.

Wednesday – Old Fashioned Pot Roast

I swore I would never make pot roast for my family since I wasn’t a fan of it growing up. But, the image and the description on the website won me over. It comes with a large cut of beef and a vegetable medley. It takes longer than the other meals, but it was worth the wait. The beef was so tender, and the vegetables were delicious – a mix of carrots, onions, celery, and red potatoes. However, my daughter didn’t care for the sauce. And you must make sure the crockpot is filled at least a quarter of the pot or the sauce will burn. I’m not sure if I am putting on “cooking list.”

Thursday – BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

I was very hesitant about making pulled pork in a crock pot. We have a few restaurants near us that make great pulled pork sandwiches. Yet, the pork came out great! It was so easy to pull apart with a fork. It had the ingredients you’d expect with a southern BBQ sauce, including paprika, molasses, and brown sugar. It was sweet and spicy, a good balance. I don’t care for sauces that one or the other. The website has some great recipes for serving the pork. Again, this dish takes a long time to make. So, this and the pot roast would be good for the weekend.

Friday – Mexican Chicken Fiesta

I thought I would end the work week on a festive note. My family has had authentic Mexican cuisine, so this was a no-brainer. You get strips of chicken breast that are cooked in a light chili sauce. Remember, I am not one for spicy food, but I was able to enjoy this sauce. There were green peppers, corn, bean, and onions. Each portion is a two-person meal, so I doubled up. I like having leftovers! I put the chicken and sauce in super-soft flour tortillas. You can also make it as tacos. For a heartier meal, add rice.

Friday Dessert – Vegan Double Chocolate Brownie

I just had to try this! It’s not for the crock pot, but it looked so good. It does have a fudgy-brownie consistency and didn’t have the oily taste as some box brownie mixes have. One bar is pretty big, but I am a die-hard chocoholic and got four bars (don’t judge). I suggest warming a bar up and adding a scoop of vanilla or pumpkin (seasonal) ice cream.

Americans Love their Crock Pots

Americans have embraced the crock pot. And why not? You can make a wholesome meal without a big kitchen mess.

From this experience, I would recommend the meal kit service from What a Crock. Each meal is made from fresh ingredients and there are some meals made with seasonal ingredients (e.g. Pumpkin Pie Perfection).

You’ll receive easy-to-follow recipes that come in the form of recipe cards, which are concise and fun to collect. I loved the fact that my grocery shopping was taken over by these delicious meals, and they made budgeting quick and easy. You can have them delivered to your home with convenient delivery dates when ordering online.

I have to say that the best meal was the Chicken Pot Pie Stew. If you are looking for a different meal plan, check out What a Crock today!

Guest Blog Provided by Ellen Ganime, a freelance writer who loves trying new cuisines and exploring the towns around her home. She lives in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, with her husband and daughter.

More About What a Crock Meals to Go™:

What a Crock began with a simple idea: produce nutritious slow cooker meals that help families save time and money. We have retail locations in Brookhaven, Garnet Valley, Ridley, Chestnut Hill and Quakertown. Make planning dinner easy without bundles. Choose from seafood, pork, chicken, sandwiches, soups, vegetables and more! Call us today at (484) 474-0451 or visit our website to place an order. Don’t forget we have gift cards!

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Striking design and contemporary elegance

Modern property for sale in Altea Spain

Modern living room with stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea  from Altea Hills Costa Blanca

Bedroom in Altea Hills villa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea

An aesthetically stunning villa, designed in the most modern style, brings together cutting-edge design, breathtaking interior and stunning visual appeal

VALENCIA, SPAIN, October 19, 2018 / — With plenty of wow-factor, this contemporary luxury property for sale in Altea Spain boasts a flawless presentation of stylish taste and strikingly good looks that will attract even the most demanding homeowners.

A pristine and modern expression of coastal luxury, this gorgeous villa is a captivating mix of sophistication, beauty and great functionality designed to deliver an environment of high class and ultimate comfort.

Scenically sited in the heights of Altea Hills on Costa Blanca, it splurges the eyes with stellar views of the mesmerising coastline and the shimmering Mediterranean Sea stretching into the vast horizon

Defined by a flawless display of subtle curves and gentle lines, this holiday home for sale in Altea Spain makes a design statement without compromising the overall liveability.

The home combines spatial elegance, stylish panache, and an effortless continuity between indoors and outdoors to achieve an enduring and exemplary showcase of modern living.

With a pristine palette and brilliantly lit expanses from the elevated ceilings and infinite windows, the airy living areas provide a crisp and sophisticated space to entertain and unwind.

Huge planes of glass and minimal walls or room separations enhance the modern fluidity and the feeling of openness, yet the design approach showcases a masterful flow between the property’s distinct public and private zones.

Serenely nestled in a delightfully panoramic position, it is just moments from the enchanting town of Altea. Less than 15 minutes away from Calpe and Mora and an hour away from Valencia, the superb location combines Altea’s charm of a Mediterranean fishing village and the culture of the region’s bigger cities.

The peaceful, secure and truly luxurious setting allows the owners to soak up the supreme style and sublime comfort this villa offers, all backdropped by gorgeous views.

For those looking for superlative aesthetics, brilliant siting and a top-class lifestyle, this designer house for sale in Altea Spain is one the best options when looking to buy a contemporary modern holiday home in Costa Blanca.

The linearity of the walls offers a bold counterpoint to the curved softness of the facade composition, producing a sense of luxurious tranquillity that hits its apex at night with ambient illumination hat is gorgeous in all shades and expressions.

Seamless indoor to outdoor movements, glazed spaces, stunning ocean views and deep overhangs sheltering out the Mediterranean sun are some of the top design features of this villa.

The striking, modern silhouette is defined by the dazzling whiteness of the facade, whilst the interior blends subtlety, elegance, gorgeousness, brilliance and lucidity with a cosmopolitan style and muted tonality. The expanse of floor-to-ceiling glass windows and sliding doors infuse the sun-drenched villa with abundant natural light and lofty, seemingly infinite vistas.

With an exquisite harmony between modern sleekness and pure beauty, the splendid villa features a 477m2 expanse of undiluted finesse and understated luxury.

The sensational ocean views shoot right into the villa through the brilliant stretch of glass walls adorning the impeccably appointed living spaces.

The sprawling great room arranged in a flexible, open and lofty configuration – complete with effortlessly integrated living, dining and cooking areas – offers a remarkable setting for fabulous family entertaining and enjoyment. Providing a volumetrically dramatic and dynamic interior space, it is sure to impress residents and guests alike.

The villa features four beautiful ensuite double bedrooms, which offer an enticing promise of rest as the day ends.

The villa also provides exclusive lighting, storage and utility facility, underfloor heating, intelligent alarm system, air conditioning, garage space for two cars and an elevator.

Whether you wish to bask in the glorious Mediterranean sun, take an invigorating swim or admire the captivating landscape and sparkling Mediterranean Sea, the property’s exclusive outdoor is an oasis of carefree, stylish indulgence.

Providing an inspirational focal point for the outdoor areas, the breathtaking infinity pool creates the visual effect of the water extending into the horizon. It is complemented by a poolside chill-out area plus several glorious al fresco open and covered terraces.

This remarkable villa is commandingly sited within substantial landscaped grounds of 2,000m2, which deliver an atmosphere of perfect serenity and plenty of privacy.

A 5-minute drive from the delightful town of Altea and the beach and a 15-minute drive from Calpe, the villa is enviably located in the impressive residential enclave of Altea Hills. The Altea Hills is one of the top notch living areas in Altea which boasts of some of the most stunning views on the Costa Blanca. This elite enclave enjoys 24-hour security, a luxury hotel, bars and restaurants with as well as convenient access to the motorway and nearness to the Marina Campomanes.

The art of modern living is expressed with eloquent aplomb in property for sale in Altea Spain that is lavished with impeccable design, aesthetic beauty and endless views.

Price: €1.495 million.

This modern property for sale in Altea Hills on Costa Blanca, Spain, is available from


Ann Adenius
ILRE – International Luxury Real Estate
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