Crock-Pot Names “Crock-Star” Grand Prize Winner

Mark McDonald with Brigitte Nguyen of

Mark McDonald with Brigitte Nguyen of “From the Kitchens Of”

BOCA RATON, Fla.-Mark McDonald of Cincinnati has been designated grand prize winner in the Ultimate Crock-Pot Crock-Star contest.

McDonald’s slow-cooker recipe for Ancho Chili & Lime Pork Tacos was voted “overwhelmingly” as the winner in the nationwide contest, according to a statement from the Jarden Consumer Solutions slow-cooker brand. As the winner, McDonald will appear as special guest on “From The Kitchens Of,” the show on the Cooking Channel, in an episode scheduled to air on Jan. 20.

The brand also said it has debuted a redesigned and interactive website, crock-pot.com. The site now features new and exclusive products, more than 800 recipes and an all-new “Daily Dish” section, where consumers can share stories about their favorite recipes, family photos, entertaining ideas and more.