Welcome!

Adobe Flex Authors: Matthew Lobas, PR.com Newswire, Shelly Palmer, Kevin Benedict

News Feed Item

Holiday Cooking Trends Reflect America's Modern Family Dinner Table

TV Chef Eden Grinshpan and Kenmore Brand Offer Simple Ways to Please Variety of Tastes and Make the Holidays Brighter for Military Families

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- From multi-generations to multi-cultures, honoring traditions while catering to different tastes may prove challenging for holiday hosts. A recent Kenmore survey found that more than half of Americans (52 percent) celebrate the holidays with extended family and/or friends, bringing a variety of food preferences to the table. As a chef who makes a living from experiencing many global flavors in cities around the world, TV host and celebrity chef Eden Grinshpan offers simple twists on holiday cooking to update family favorites and even create new traditions.

To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/58209-kenmore-tv-chef-eden-grinshpan-holiday-cooking-tips

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121109/MM09658)

The Kenmore survey revealed that 46 percent of Americans create special dishes for guests and 44 percent of those say the main reason in offering something special is to spice things up. Further, many respondents think holiday preparations are fun, with 27 percent of women responding that they feel like a "Rock Star" when it comes to holiday cooking and entertainment.

To inspire and help those aspiring "rock star" cooks, the Kenmore brand introduces cookmore.com, to easily create custom cookbooks including favorite family recipes, as well as access and share from a recipe library built by everyday cooks and acclaimed chefs. Suiting the need holiday hosts have to spice things up, the site allows users to add their own special "twists" to recipes they save and even share their own twists on others' traditional favorites. 

For example, turkey still reigns supreme, with 90 percent of Americans planning to eat it this year. However, for those looking to spice up the bird, Grinshpan's 'Mediterranean Turkey' recipe calls for paprika, cumin, fennel and even pita bread and cinnamon.

"While guests appreciate the tried and true dishes they come to expect during the holidays, they tend to feel extra special if their specific tastes are catered to," said Grinshpan. "Through travels for my show, I discover food and ingredients from cultures all over the word that inspire me to bring something new and unexpected to the dinner table. With cookmore.com, cooks can share and discover fresh recipes to serve up joy year round."  

Valuing the spirit of giving thanks during the holidays, the Kenmore brand brings something more to the table – $1 for every recipe submitted or downloaded on cookmore.com will be donated to Sears Heroes at Home  – up to $10,000 – to make the holiday season brighter for military families. The Heroes at Home program strives to uplift, assist and honor America's military service members, veterans and their families.

"The holiday season brings challenges in the home, from finding the right recipes to knowing the right tools that help ensure a sensational holiday meal," said Michael Castleman, president, Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard and SVP of Sears Holdings. "The Kenmore brand has been a part of American homes through a century of holidays. We know the right solutions and innovations, such as double ovens and large capacity refrigerators, which enable hosts to spend less time in the kitchen and more time with their guests at the table."

Managing the Main Event

The Kenmore survey also found that 63 percent serve more than one main course during the holidays to satisfy guests. With many advances in cooking appliances, consumers can deliver double the number of main dishes even with limited space.

The Kenmore Elite® Electric Free Standing Double Oven and Slide-In Ranges offer greater cooking versatility as both models have dual ovens with equal 3.5 cubic foot capacity. Main dishes, such as full-sized turkeys or hams, can cook concurrently in separate ovens and at different temperatures for greater flexibility.

With 7.0 cubic foot capacity and two oven cavities, home chefs spend less time waiting for one dish to be cooked before starting another and more time enjoying their kitchen experience. Each model delivers true convection in both ovens to evenly bake and beautifully brown foods. Additionally, the new Turbo Boil FLEX™ element gives customers the ability to melt, warm, simmer and boil without moving the pot from element to element.

A Home for Coveted Leftovers

Where to put all that extra holiday food is often a dilemma for holiday hosts, especially when considering that 37 percent of American holiday gatherings are potluck style. The Kenmore brand has just the place to put those extra pieces of turkey, sides and pies: The Kenmore Elite Grab-N-Go™ Refrigerator.

Product highlights include:

  • Massive 31 cubic-foot capacity is perfect for stocking-up and storing leftovers.
  • The Grab-N-Go Door keeps items within easy reach in an extra refrigerator compartment that is accessible from the outside with a simple push of a button on the handle. 
  • Slim In-Door Icemaker provides more storage on the top shelf while still allowing for plenty of door storage bins.

To put a twist on holiday dishes, visit cookmore.com for Eden Grinshpan's recipes and other inspiring meal ideas.

The Kenmore Elite® Electric Free Standing Double Oven (97512/3/9) is available in white and black ($1,899) and stainless steel ($1,999). The electric slide in range (41112/3/9) is available in white and black ($2,499) and stainless steel ($2,599). The Kenmore Elite Grab-N-Go Refrigerator (72062/3/9) is available in white ($3,879.99), stainless steel ($4,199.99), and black ($3,879.99).

Methodology: The Russell Omnibus was conducted online from September 28October 1, 2012 among 1,033 online adults across the United States.  Figures for gender, age, and geography were weighted where necessary to match their actual proportions in the population.

About Sears Holdings Corporation

Sears Holdings Corporation is a leading integrated retailer with over 2,600 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada and the home of SHOP YOUR WAY, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through ShopYourWay.com.  Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, fitness equipment and automotive repair and maintenance. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, with a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, the Kardashian Kollection, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as Sofia by Sofia Vergara and The Country Living Home Collection. We are the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 15 million service and installation calls made annually and have a long-established commitment to those who serve in the military through initiatives like the Heroes at Home program. We have been named the 2011 Mobile Retailer of the Year, Recipient of the 2012 ENERGY STAR® "Corporate Commitment Award" for Product Retailing and Energy Management and one of the Top 20 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation.  For more information, visit Sears Holdings' website at www.searsholdings.com. Twitter: @searsholdings | |Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SHCCareers

About the Kenmore Brand

The Kenmore Brand is an industry leader in delivering trusted performance in the home with smart and stylish appliance innovations that help consumers do things quicker, easier and better. Recognized as a top appliance brand for nearly 100 years, the Kenmore Brand continues to give consumers more time, efficiency and better results for better living with industry-leading products across small and large appliance categories. The brand recently took on a major overhaul re-launching and revamping packaging, product, marketing and social media efforts with the promise of consistently delivering more.  The brand also introduced the Kenmore Craftsman Live Brand Experience -- an interactive space in the heart of Chicago equipped to stream innovative experiences and events live online via the Kenmore brand's Facebook page.  For more information, log on to www.kenmore.com or www.facebook.com/kenmore.

 

Media Contacts:

Larry Costello

Sears Holdings Corp.

(847) 286-9036

[email protected]


Leah Eisenstein

Zeno Group for Sears

(312) 396-9766

[email protected]

SOURCE Sears Holdings Corp

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Machine Learning helps make complex systems more efficient. By applying advanced Machine Learning techniques such as Cognitive Fingerprinting, wind project operators can utilize these tools to learn from collected data, detect regular patterns, and optimize their own operations. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stuart Gillen, Director of Business Development at SparkCognition, discussed how research has demonstrated the value of Machine Learning in delivering next generation analytics to imp...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develo...
The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Romansky, VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation, explained how M2M certificates can efficiently enable confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity on highly constrained devices.
In today's uber-connected, consumer-centric, cloud-enabled, insights-driven, multi-device, global world, the focus of solutions has shifted from the product that is sold to the person who is buying the product or service. Enterprises have rebranded their business around the consumers of their products. The buyer is the person and the focus is not on the offering. The person is connected through multiple devices, wearables, at home, on the road, and in multiple locations, sometimes simultaneously...
Basho Technologies has announced the latest release of Basho Riak TS, version 1.3. Riak TS is an enterprise-grade NoSQL database optimized for Internet of Things (IoT). The open source version enables developers to download the software for free and use it in production as well as make contributions to the code and develop applications around Riak TS. Enhancements to Riak TS make it quick, easy and cost-effective to spin up an instance to test new ideas and build IoT applications. In addition to...
Identity is in everything and customers are looking to their providers to ensure the security of their identities, transactions and data. With the increased reliance on cloud-based services, service providers must build security and trust into their offerings, adding value to customers and improving the user experience. Making identity, security and privacy easy for customers provides a unique advantage over the competition.
CenturyLink has announced that application server solutions from GENBAND are now available as part of CenturyLink’s Networx contracts. The General Services Administration (GSA)’s Networx program includes the largest telecommunications contract vehicles ever awarded by the federal government. CenturyLink recently secured an extension through spring 2020 of its offerings available to federal government agencies via GSA’s Networx Universal and Enterprise contracts. GENBAND’s EXPERiUS™ Application...
"We've discovered that after shows 80% if leads that people get, 80% of the conversations end up on the show floor, meaning people forget about it, people forget who they talk to, people forget that there are actual business opportunities to be had here so we try to help out and keep the conversations going," explained Jeff Mesnik, Founder and President of ContentMX, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
I wanted to gather all of my Internet of Things (IOT) blogs into a single blog (that I could later use with my University of San Francisco (USF) Big Data “MBA” course). However as I started to pull these blogs together, I realized that my IOT discussion lacked a vision; it lacked an end point towards which an organization could drive their IOT envisioning, proof of value, app dev, data engineering and data science efforts. And I think that the IOT end point is really quite simple…
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
"My role is working with customers, helping them go through this digital transformation. I spend a lot of time talking to banks, big industries, manufacturers working through how they are integrating and transforming their IT platforms and moving them forward," explained William Morrish, General Manager Product Sales at Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, discussed the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to focus...
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that LeaseWeb USA, a cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LeaseWeb is one of the world's largest hosting brands. The company helps customers define, develop and deploy IT infrastructure tailored to their exact business needs, by combining various kinds cloud solutions.
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications, allowing for advanced multi-user use cases such as video broadcasting, conferencing, and media recording.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Venafi, the Immune System for the Internet™ and the leading provider of Next Generation Trust Protection, will exhibit at @DevOpsSummit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Venafi is the Immune System for the Internet™ that protects the foundation of all cybersecurity – cryptographic keys and digital certificates – so they can’t be misused by bad guys in attacks...
ReadyTalk has expanded the capabilities of the FoxDen collaboration platform announced late last year to include FoxDen Connect, an in-room video collaboration experience that launches with a single touch. With FoxDen Connect, users can now not only engage in HD video conferencing between iOS and Android mobile devices or Chrome browsers, but also set up in-person meeting rooms for video interactions. A host’s mobile device automatically recognizes the presence of a meeting room via beacon tech...
The cloud market growth today is largely in public clouds. While there is a lot of spend in IT departments in virtualization, these aren’t yet translating into a true “cloud” experience within the enterprise. What is stopping the growth of the “private cloud” market? In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, explored the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences between wh...
It’s 2016: buildings are smart, connected and the IoT is fundamentally altering how control and operating systems work and speak to each other. Platforms across the enterprise are networked via inexpensive sensors to collect massive amounts of data for analytics, information management, and insights that can be used to continuously improve operations. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Chemel, Co-Founder and CTO of Digital Lumens, will explore: The benefits sensor-networked systems bring to ...