SPECIAL FEATURE—No Time 2 Cook: Karen Kurr Brings Families Back to the Table

Home Kitchen to Kroger.

Karen Kurr’s cottage business, No Time 2 Cook, grew from her home kitchen into Kroger stores.  And, Mississippi State’s Home Extension and Food Science Departments provided many of the key resources needed.  Due to faculty support with labeling, pricing, and more, Karen was able to enter into production and sales with her favorite family recipes.

Bring Home Southern Specialties.

You will find Chicken Pie, Chicken and Dressing, and best selling Chicken and Dumplings on Kroger shelves throughout the deep South.  In addition, other small retail stores carry more products such as Karen’s Chicken Tetrazzini and Poppy Seed Chicken.  Also, No Time 2 Cook’s complete menu is available through their online store.

Read the story of how Karen made all of this happen with the help of Mississippi State in Extension Matters.


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No Time 2 Cook in the Houston Press

No Time 2 Cook in the Houston PressNo Time 2 Cook in the Houston Press

Thank you Alexandra Doyle for writing about No Time 2 Cook in the Houston Press.  Also, thank you for sharing with your readers how they can find our great products in Kroger stores in the Houston area.

Early Beginnings

Doyle tells how owner, Karen Kurr, began her cottage business out of her home kitchen.  Then, Kurr sold her first products in small Mississippi farmers markets.

Busy families looking for mealtime options

Busy families are looking for mealtime solutions.  As a result, No Time 2 Cook Southern entrees are the right products at the right time for Kroger freezers.   As Karen stayed true to her recipes, Kroger recognized the value to their customers.  Today, Kroger carries No Time 2 Cook made from scratch meals throughout the Deep South including Houston, Dallas, and across Texas.

Houston Press Article

Read the entire article at http://www.houstonpress.com/restaurants/authentic-southern-food-hits-a-freezer-near-you-7652467




Karen Kurr in At Home Memphis and Mid South MagazineKaren Kurr in At Home Memphis and Mid South MagazineKaren Kurr in At Home Memphis and Mid South Magazine

Thank you Lesley Harris Colvett for writing about Karen Kurr in At Home Memphis and Mid South Magazine.  Colvett shares with her readers how Karen founded her cottage business out of her home kitchen.  When her products were developed, she added a commercial kitchen to her home.  After that, Kurr began selling No Time 2 Cook at local farmer’s markets and small retail stores in the Memphis area.

No Time 2 Cook Products in Kroger Freezers

When Kurr looked toward wholesaling in the larger grocery industry, she built a USDA manufacturing facility in Oxford, MS.    Kroger added No Time 2 Cook to their freezers under their local focus program.  Today, Kurr’s from scratch entrees are available in almost all Delta Division Kroger stores.  These include Chicken Pie, Chicken and Dressing, and Kurr’s best selling Chicken and Dumplings

Country Gardens carries the complete No Time 2 Cook Menu

In addition, you will find the entire No Time 2 Cook menu at Country Gardens at the AgrCenter.  Some of the additional products carried at Country Gardens include, Chicken Tetrazzini, Poppy Seed Chicken, Seafood Gumbo, and more.

Busy family life styles

Raising two children of her own, Kurr relates to the challenges of the busy life styles of “on the go” families.   She knows first hand how hard it is to get everyone where they need to be with time left over to prepare and sit down to a home cooked meal.  Her hope is that No Time 2 Cook from scratch entrees can help bring families back to the family dinner table.

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“The Greater Belhaven Market in Jackson acted as a true incubator for No Time 2 Cook,” Kurr says. “It gave us the opportunity to test our market, perfect our products, and have immediate and direct feedback from our customers.”




Sunday, July 26, 2015

No Time 2 Cook takes off for busy mom

Oxford woman’s home-cooked meals now in Kroger 



Karen Kurr made the switch from children’s clothes to casseroles, scarcely missing a beat.

The Oxford, Miss., woman, her sister and her best friend had run up their credit cards buying children’s clothes, and they weren’t exactly selling like hot cakes.

Karen Kurr uses several freezers to transport her ready-to-eat dishes, prepared in a commercial kitchen attached to her home, to retail sites across northern Mississippi.

Kay Olliver, Kurr’s sister, took the clothes to the Belhaven Market in Jackson, Miss.

“She called me after the first day and said, ‘I can’t sell these clothes, but I believe I could sell my pecan pies and fudge,'” Kurr said. “She went back the next day with her pies and fudge and sold out. She called me and said, ‘This is how we’re going to get our money back.'”

Read the full story from The Commercial Appeal


Life is so hectic these days. Among work, kids’ activities, doctor appointments, church activities, and more, we often find ourselves with no time to cook. Fast food gets old really quick, leaving us longing for a home cooked meal.

Help is near with frozen homemade, from scratch, casseroles by No Time 2 Cook. Based in Oxford, NT2C offers a variety of dishes your family will love, from appetizers and soups to entrées, side dishes, and desserts.

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