Jenn Bare

Crock-Pot-Girl

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl – the official brand ambassador for Crock-Pot® Slow Cookers.  She hosts a weekly segment for “Mom Monday” on ABC-15 in Phoenix with a goal to share fun activities and important information with moms (and dads!) everywhere. Jenn started her career as a competitive dancer & cheerleader for the NFL’s St. Louis Rams. She went on to earn a BS in Business from SIU & MBA in International Business from ASU. She then worked all over the world managing projects, sparking her love for travel, culture, food & people.

Jenn came home from traveling to have a family & founded GetCrocked.com, the #1 resource for slow cooking, building her online following to over 1.5 million. She innovates recipes daily from around the world with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the slow cooker. Jenn has a secret passion to be on “Dancing with the Stars” & “The Chew.”

36 Comments

  • Gillian says:

    Hey Jenn! Just came across your abc story about packing healthy lunches – great tips! First and foremost, I think it’s awesome that you sat down with your daughter to get her input on lunch. That’s what we’re all about at LaLa Lunchbox! I’m debating whether to get a crock pot (my sister swears by hers) and frankly when I do, you are the first stop for recipes. I am really excited to see your Venison Stew recipe!

    We are the best-selling meal planning app for kids and parents. In a nutshell, kids use LaLa Lunchbox to plan their meals in advance (with as much or as little parental supervision as you want) and those food choices instantly become a handy grocery list for parents. It’s free to download: http://bit.ly/lalalunchbox and is in the top 0.1% of most downloaded apps on iTunes. I think you’ll find it’s in line with your food philosophy. We have a sister app, LaLa Breakfast, which is the same concept applied to a different meal. I’d happily send you a promo code for a free download if you’d like that. The Food Library for both apps is completely customizable, and the apps are specifically designed to be fun for kids, with monsters, colors and big chomping sounds. I hope you give it a try with your daughter and I’d love to hear what you think!

    It’s lovely to ‘meet’ you.
    Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2015!

    Gillian

  • Jennifer Williams says:

    Are you still accepting email subscriptions for your Get Crocked newsletter? I have tried several times to sign up, and a page pops up that says Mailing List Not Active. I would really like to receive your newsletter. Thanks.

  • Betty Beard says:

    I have been charged for a slow cooker e-book I ordered on 2/22/2015 but I didn’t receive it.
    I need help on this.

    Betty Beard

  • Kai says:

    Hi Jen,

    I hope you are having a wonderful week! My wife is a huge advocate for healthy eating. I think I gained 10 years of life expectancy just from her cooking. She is not only super healthy but thrift in her shopping. If not for her, I don’t know how we would survive as student and part-time working parent in the Bay Area.

    To make a long story short….we are living on a dime in a one bedroom studio and I am trying to achieve a crazy dream to make the most personalized children’s book. I want to give every child the chance to see themselves in a book regardless of ethnicity or disability. It has been a roller coaster ride but I am hoping it pay off.

    I know you get asked like a 100 times a day and I don’t want to be rude but I am asking for your help. I hope our book would be a great addition fo your family section. Our Kickstarter campaign will launch in May. Could you give us a shout out then? I don’t have much to give but hope to return the favor in the future. Your support would make a HUGE difference!

    Either way, I am more than grateful that you took the time to read my email.

    All the best,
    Kai

    CrayonCrunch.com
    facebook.com/crayoncrunch

  • Hi Jenn,

    Hope you are having a great week. How is Bali’s kickstarter campaign going? Has she launched yet?

    Our kickstarter will launch next week Monday the 18th at 11:00AM PST. I sent you a message on Facebook as well. Would you be able to give us a shout out next Monday?

    I have attached our kickstarter page link and some material you could use. The link is connected to our website for now but will connect to the kickstarter page after our launch

    Link:
    http://www.crayoncrunch.com/JennBare/

    Materials:
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kwb4rm83unfccap/AABs9YTm3tUm5VPRjKhLli2la?dl=0

    What you are doing for us means a lot to my team and family. Let me know if I can help Bali in any way.

    Best Regards,
    Kai

  • Hi Jenn,

    You left me a facebook message last month that you would give us a shout out. I know you have been very busy. Would you be able to give us a shout out soon?

    Best of luck with Bali’s kickstarter as well. Has it launched yet?

    Regards,
    Kai

  • Colleen Bassano says:

    I love to follow your recipes on Facebook. Thank you.

  • Teena Conrad says:

    Hi Jenn I saw your check list and chore charts on abc15 and cannot find were to print them. Can you help?
    Thanks Teena Conrad

  • Davinia says:

    I am retired but I still love cokoing in my CrockPot. recipes are endless and so good. I make a beef roast in mine and use three seasoning packets, Ranch, Peppercorn and Italian. Out of this world taste.

  • Samantha Williams says:

    Hi Jenn,

    We saw your segment that mentioned National Noodle Day (October 6) from last year and wanted to share this cool video from Soy Vay and to let you + your readers test your noodle knowledge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiWilkW9xBw

    Soy Vay’s tasty Jewish + Asian inspired dressings and marinades bring next level flavor to all dishes, taking any meal from bland to awesome. They’re great in any dish, whether you’re freestylin’ in the kitchen or closely following a new recipe. To help your readers celebrate National Noodle Day the Soy Vay way, I’ve included one of our recipes below, but please let me know of any questions, or if you need additional information, recipes or images.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Thanks,
    Samantha

    Hoisin Garlic Chow Mein Noodle Bowl

    INGREDIENTS

    6 oz. instant ramen or chow mein noodles
    3 tbsp. olive oil
    8 oz. pork tenderloin, cut into 1 inch cubes*
    1 red pepper, diced
    1 cup shredded or curly carrots
    3 scallions, thinly sliced
    3 cups baby bok choy, thinly sliced
    1/2 cup Soy Vay® Hoisin Garlic Asian Glaze & Marinade

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Drop the noodles in, boil for 3 minutes, then drain and rinse with cold water.
    2. In a large nonstick frying pan or wok, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil over high heat. Add noodles, toss to coat with the oil, then spread out in the pan and cook undisturbed for 3–4 minutes until the bottom starts to turn golden. Flip over in as few pieces as possible and cook for another 3 minutes. Slide the noodles, which should be in a cake-like form, onto a plate.
    3. Add remaining tablespoon of oil and the pork. Sauté until browned on all sides, 2–3 minutes. Add red pepper, carrots and scallions, and sauté until pepper begins to soften, about 3-4 minutes. Add bok choy and sauté, stirring constantly, until wilted, another 2 minutes. Stir in Soy Vay® Hoisin Garlic Asian Glaze & Marinade and cook another minute or two, until heated through and ingredients are coated. Pour contents of pan over noodle cake and serve immediately.

  • Jan says:

    I purchased the Get Crocked Premiere Edition and was completely dissatisfied. It was elementary with recipes that I made in the ’80’s. I buy magazines regularly that are cooking related and usually find something in each one that is new and inviting. This was not the case and for $9.99 it was a waste of my money and time.

  • SueLynn Sandifer says:

    Hello Jenn. Finally found you. I purchased your Slow Cooker Comfort Classics and really like the recipes, except… I decided to make the rice crispy treats. A total flop. And I adjusted it before I started and it still was not good. Now I can make RCTs but I really liked the idea of doing it in the slow cooker. I called the editor of the book and he was supposed to call me back but never did. So glad I found you. Now I can get it from you rather than the middle man 🙂 Your recipe calls for 3 T butter, 1 10-oz bag marshmallows, 2 (two) (24-oz) boxes crisped rice cereal!!! These were so dry I had to throw most of them away and the grands looked at me with ‘what happened to your great RCTs Gram?’ look. Now, this is the recipe I use to the rice crispies. I use 6 cups and sometime I use as much as 8 cups if the box is almost gone and I don’t want to keep the extra 1-2 cups. Now I decided I would use 1 (one) whole box and did just like you instructed. The rice crispy treats are just too dry. Now I thought I would experiment on my own, but suddenly thought of looking you up on the internet. Wallah! Found you. Now can you help me on this end? Thanks so much. SueLynn

  • Penny Tourangeau says:

    I just got the “Holiday Classics” magazine and there are at least 20 recipes that I want to make. This is a fabulous collection of recipes. However, I don’t understand how, if I make some of these items, in my slow cooker, they will come out looking like the ones in the magazine. For example, the cheesecake on the cover or the pecan pie on page 133. I tried calling the publisher and, unfortunately, the woman answering the phone did not know. She told me to get a springform pan and put it in the crock pot. If I did that then the pan is only a few inches across. What do I do with the rest of the batter? How do I know how much the springform pan holds?

    Thanks for helping me.

  • Laura says:

    Just bought get crocked slow cooker holiday classics. Very very disappointed that the appropriate size crock pot was not indicated for the recipes. Seems like that could of easily been considered and included. I will be trying some of the recipes, I just don’t like the trial and error part that will come with possibly not having the right size pot.

  • Mary Reed says:

    Just came upon your web…..love it!!

  • Paul Murray says:

    Sign me up, please…Recipes look Great!!!

  • You are on the magazine about soups, chilis, broths, so on & so forth. Anyhow I’m in the process of making quite a few of these, my question is this; page 45 in the magazine is “Loaded Bratwurst Stew, you have all the ingredients listed but one, that one ingredient is pictured but not listed, is there a reason for that?? The ingredient I’m talking about is butter beans, clearly there’s a picture of them in stew but not listed, please explain.

  • Kate says:

    Hi, Jenn:
    Long lines, short tempers and limited parking can bring out the not-so-merry side of us during the season of giving. The good news? Toyota is working to spread holiday cheer this season, and we’d love for you to join us! You don’t have to drive a small bus to haul your charity donations and holiday shopping bags around – Toyota and Lexus have the perfect vehicles in mind for you.
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    We’d like to offer you a week long loan to experience one of these vehicles firsthand, and we also encourage you to give back this season. Along with the vehicle, we’ll provide you a $20 Starbucks gift card to buy yourself coffee and pay-it-forward for the next customer in line.
    Let me know if you’re interested, and I will share more details.
    Thanks!
    Kate

  • Judy Crause says:

    I’m unable to print the caller board on your Thanksgiving bingo…I printed the players boards. This is such a cute idea and can’t wait to play it with my grandchildren… thanks.

  • Vickie LaBonte says:

    I just bought your magazine of slow cooker soups and stews as the recipes look great and I love using the crock pot in the colder months. I would like to see the nutritional value of each item and it is not included in your recipes. Are most of your recipes healthy and lower calories? I notice that you do use turkey and lower fat meats for many of your recipes. Maybe you would consider adding this information in your future publications! Thanks!

    • jennbare says:

      Thanks so much for your support and for your question, Vickie. I’ll definitely consider adding nutritional info in the future magazines. Thank you! Jenn

  • Tom Shea says:

    Wow, you’ve made very good choices in life…good for you. I’m 68 as of last December and am beginning my cooking at home gig. I need a recommendation as to which crock-pot to buy. I do not want one so small I need to cut in two any recipes, nor do I want one so big I need forklift to move it around.
    So what say you?
    Thanks, and you sure are a knock out babe!
    Old man Shea

  • florian says:

    March 6,2016: I just purchased your Slow Cooker Book..5 Ingredient Favorites. I’m not a cook and this book looks great. I have a question: on page 33 there is a picture of a Simple Breakfast Casserole which looks delicious. But it’s browned on top and around the sides and on the bottom and I didn’t think a slow cooker could do this. Did you put it in the oven at some point to get it to be so crusty? Thanks. florian

    • jennbare says:

      Hi! Thanks for purchasing my cook book. I’m glad you like it! Yes, you can easily brown a casserole in the oven after slow cooking. Just check your manufacturer’s instructions to make sure your slow cooker insert is oven-safe. I usually don’t do that step, but if I’m having company over, I might since it looks so nice. Thanks for the question and Happy Crocking! – Jenn

  • Sara unruh says:

    Do you have daily or weekly email newsletters? So need a variety of healthy dinners, not all chicken, but some! Thank you! I think this will be a lifesaver for my family!

  • Teri Gaitan says:

    I purchased the Get Crocked Slow Cooker Holiday Special Edition and I want to let you know how very upset I was with this magazine. I bought it specifically for the “Fa la la la-sagna” pictured on the cover. I brought it home and searched for this recipe and it was no where in the magazine. Why would you feature this on the cover aND not give the recipe? I was really disappointed and I am taking this $10 magazine back to the store for a refund. WOW!

  • Tammy Flowers says:

    Hi Jenn – I recently purchased your Get Crocked special edition Slow Cooker Holiday magazine. I was most interested in the Fa La La La-sagna on the front cover and assumed the recipe was inside. You can imagine my disappointment when, after reading the magazine from cover to cover, I realized that recipe is not in the book. Can you send me the recipe for the recipe that matches the delicious-looking picture?

    Regards,
    Tammy

  • Lynn Buchen says:

    Just purchased special edition copy with a picture of the fa la la la-sagna on the cover. Nowhere is this lasagna in the issue. Only veggie and Alfredo lasagna. Pretty disappointed that I spent $10 for a recipe and didn’t get it.

  • Norma Rangel says:

    Hello
    I just purchased get Crocker slow cooker 5 ingredient book and was wondering on the cakes that in those particular receipes doesn’t include eggs. Is this right? Many years I have used a cake pan in the crockpot but now it seems that I can do it without it too.
    Norma

  • Deborah Redmond says:

    Love your slow cooker holiday recipe book. However, the fa la la la lasagna pictured on the cover is the reason I bought it and the recipe for the lasagna is not in the book. How can I get the recipe?

  • Linda M. Smith says:

    Hi, just bought your magazine Southern Slo Cooker. I have an old round slo cooker. What do you use and/or recommend? it is only
    2 of us so don’t really want a big one or one so little I have to cut everything in half. Yours looks half as tall as mine. Suggestions?

  • Tom jud says:

    My wife just bought your clow cooker holiday edition. It had a picture of a meat lasgana on the cover but there is no recipe for a meat lasagna in the magazine. Can you send us the recipe for the meat lasagna?

    Thanks,

    Tom

  • Hi there! Do you allow others to link to your recipes and use your photo that links back to your site in a roundup-style blog post? I would not print the recipe in its entirety, just a description with a link and your photo all linking to your site. Thank you!

  • Amy Johnston says:

    Jenn, I made the chicken and dumplings out of you slow cooker book. Mine don’t look like yours. They biscuits did not cook they just turned into a mush. I am not sure what to do now. I think I might have added my veggies too soon. Is there anyway to salvage my dinner?

  • Kathleen Schilli says:

    Have you stopped your Get Crocked series? I don’ see anything past 2016 for your entries, and trying to get on your Facebook page gives me a 404 error!

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