Crock-Pot :: FUN FACTS!

2 Home Cooks has recently added ‘Today’s Crock-Pot’ to the menu – because what’s better during a New England winter than hot comfort food that almost cooks itself?

To truly appreciate the greatness that is the Crock-Pot, you should know some fun facts about its history! According to The Daily Meal and Wikipedia….

Check out 85 page cookbook that came with the original Crock-Pot! Photo from The Huffington Post.

  • It was invented in the 50’s by Irving Naxon, owner of the Naxon Utilities Corporation of Chicago and was called ‘The Naxon Beanery All-Purpose Cooker,’ sometimes advertised as ‘The Electric Bean Pot.’
  • Another company in the 50’s called the Industrial Radiant Heat Corp. out of NJ advertised a similar product called the ‘Simmer Crock.’
  • The Rival Company bought Naxon in 1970 and reintroduced the product as the Crock-Pot in 1971.
  • Sunbeam Products now owns the brand name ‘Crock-Pot.’
  • The first Crock-Pot cost $25
  • Crock-Pots became popular when more women were entering the workforce, since it allowed them to a more convenient way to make dinner for their families.
  • The popularity caught on – later in the 70’s there were more than 40 companies making their own versions of it!

What might you find in Today’s Crock-Pot, you ask? Some of our guests’ favorites thus far have been BBQ chicken, beef stew, pulled pork and baked beans. Like us on Facebook to find out what’s next!

Holiday Catering

The holidays are a time meant for spending with family and friends – not slaving away in your kitchen! Holiday catering is the answer! This holiday season, ditch your kitchen and let 2 Home Cooks and Small Potatoes Personal Chef Services take care of your holiday food prep. All you need to do is pop it in the oven and enjoy, with minimal clean up after!

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October 4th – October 30th Enjoy 10% OFF Your Bill! Follow these steps: Like 2 Home Cooks on Facebook & follow us on Instagram @2homecooksdover. Take a selfie with a Halloween photo stick (get one from your server) & your 2 Home Cooks meal. Post your photo to Instagram and Facebook with hashtag #2homecookshalloween, show your server, and get 10% OFF!


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August Artist Showcase – Scott Patterson

spatterson2We have so much to be excited about here at 2 Home Cooks! We are only days away from opening, and we have an amazing artist showcasing his work in our restaurant for the month of August. Scott Patterson takes stunning photographs of the New England landscape, coastlines and small towns. Don’t forget to like him on Facebook! Come down to 2 Home Cooks this month to check out his work, which is available for purchase!