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Kelsey Nixon's got spunk, she's got sass, but most importantly, she's got what you so desperately need in the kitchen: The Essentials. From "Roasting" to "Sauce-Making" to "Quick Breads," Kelsey shows you — the DIY home cook — the essential techniques, equipment and foolproof tips you need to be the boss of your own kitchen. Kelsey is all about using the basics to create dishes that are anything but ordinary.


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S01E01 Fresh Pasta 00/00/0000 Kelsey teaches the essentials for making fresh pasta in your own kitchen. Hand-cut Cannelloni with luscious Italian sausage, spinach and ricotta in a simple red sauce, and Fettuccine with savory yellow squash and parmesan-lemon cream sauce. With the essential tools, you can have fresh pasta any day of the week. Mangia!
S01E02 Roasting 00/00/0000 Kelsey reveals the basics of roasting so you can let your oven do the work for you! She'll show you how with a tender Chicken roasted in lemon, garlic and thyme, and Roasted Beets served with a tangy vinaigrette and goat cheese. You can even roast fruit -- sizzling Plums and Apricots served over Rich Vanilla Ice Cream. Turn on the oven, prepare your roasts, then kick back until it's done!
S01E03 Easy As Pie 00/00/0000 Kelsey guides us through the essentials for an American slice of heaven -- pie! Starting with the perfect flaky Crust, adding a Banana Caramel Cream Filling and mixing it up with a variation on the classics with a rustic fresh Peach and Cream Pie in a moist, flaky buttery crust. Hot from the oven to your plate. Mmmmm ... pass the ice cream, please.
S01E04 Quick Breads 00/00/0000 Kelsey shares some quick and simple bread recipes to satisfy all of your senses: crusty buttery Pull-Apart Rolls, sweet Pecan Cinnamon Rolls drizzled with a gooey glaze, fresh Lemon Blueberry Muffins, and a flaky Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Biscuit guaranteed to make your mouth water. Baking doesn't have to take all day, if you have the essential recipes. Is there any thing better than the smell of fresh baked bread?
S01E05 Knife Skills 00/00/0000 Kelsey reveals the secrets to great-looking, great-tasting meals -- it's all in the knives! And there's no better way to hone those knife skills than creating a perfectly chopped Cobb Salad topped with Roquefort Dressing, a fragrant French Onion Soup and a Shortcake filled with sweet, delicate Strawberries. So sharpen those knife skills and take your cooking to a whole new level.
S01E06 Eggs 00/00/0000 Kelsey introduces a whole new way of looking at eggs: for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. A flavorful Frittata made with red bliss potatoes, basil, tomatoes and cheese; Poached Eggs With Bacon in a savory, Frisee Salad; and a luscious Lemon Curd Tart topped with fresh berries. Eggs: the perfect protein ... nutritious and delicious. Eggs-actly!
S01E07 Entertaining 00/00/0000 Kelsey takes the intimidation out of home entertaining with a few essential tips and some easy-to-make recipes: A luscious Pork Roast made with a secret ingredient; a spicy Mexican-inspired Corn; and a decadent chocolate/peanut butter dessert -- all designed to minimize your stress and maximize your time with your guests. Party on!
S01E08 Sauces 00/00/0000 A good sauce transforms an ordinary meal into an extraordinary one. Kelsey takes us through the three basic sauce groups: cream, meat and butter. First, brace yourself for the best Mac and Cheese you've ever tasted, made with a bacon and creamy Bechamel sauce. Next, a pan seared Pork Tenderloin drizzled with a Rosemary Balsamic and Orange Sauce. And finally, Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto bathed in a butter sauce. Pour it on and bon appetit!
S01E09 Fall Pantry 00/00/0000 There's a chill in the air! Time to stock up on fall pantry essentials. Kelsey prepares a Roasted Rosemary Turkey Breast with a Pomegranate Quinoa Pilaf, and a rustic Vegetable Soup incorporating the essential garlic, onion, canned tomatoes and broth. A bubbly Apple Crisp is a fall favorite dessert not to be missed. With the essentials at hand, you can bring life to your dishes now and freeze them for cozy winter meals ahead.
S01E10 Kelsey's Favorites 00/00/0000 Kelsey shares her favorite recipes and essential methods of cooking. A vibrant Sesame Ginger Salmon en Papillote -- a foolproof way of cooking fish that is sure to satisfy. Craving a creamy risotto? Try this quick and simple substitute -- a tangy and creamy Lemon Basil Orzotto whipped up in just 10 minutes. And a sumptuous Honey Glazed Apple and Pear Tart, made with a time-saving frozen pastry dough. Quick, easy and delicious -- a triple delight!
S01E11 Cast Iron Skillet 00/00/0000 Kelsey's favorite kitchen essential takes center stage -- the cast iron skillet. It's so versatile, it works magic in the oven or on top of the stove. Cumin Scallops seared to perfection for Tacos With Tomatillo Guacamole, crispy-bottom Skillet Corn Cakes With Bacon and Skillet Blueberry Cobbler -- all prepared in one essential pan. Kelsey's Cast Iron Skillet rules!
S01E12 Stews 00/00/0000 The essential one-pot meal -- the stew! Kelsey treats us to a simple technique that cooks up some winning creations: a savory Sausage, Bacon and Duck Confit ready in just 45 minutes; a Chicken Cacciatore flavored with onion, mushrooms, red peppers and garlic; and a steamy Fish Stew or Bouillabaisse featuring clams, mussels and shrimp. Amazing to eat and only one pot to clean up!
S01E13 Food Gifts 00/00/0000 Kelsey's ultimate gift is one from the heart -- and the kitchen. Kelsey crafts some food gifts you can share with your friends and family, all guaranteed to look and taste delicious: Cherry Pie in a Jar, Vanilla Almonds, Vanilla Sugar and homemade Salted Caramel Sauce complete with a recipe for Caramelitas. Spread some good cheer with delights from your kitchen.
S02E01 Super Sandwiches 00/00/0000
S02E02 Summer Desserts 00/00/0000
S02E03 Veggie Bliss 00/00/0000
S02E04 Small Plate Party 00/00/0000
S02E05 Heavenly Herbs 00/00/0000
S02E06 Indoor BBQ 00/00/0000
S02E07 Classic Steak with a Twist 00/00/0000 Knowing how to cook different cuts of beef is an essential technique for any home cook. Today, Kelsey is taking three cuts of steak and cooking them three different ways. First, Kelsey pan sears a Filet and tops it with a Porcini Mushroom Marsala Sauce made from the filet's pan drippings. Then she marinates a Flank Steak in a tangy blend of garlic mustard and brown sugar and broils it for a fresh Salad mixed With champagne grapes, bitter greens and blue cheese. Finally, she grills Skirt Steak and slathers it in a Pomegranate Glaze for fun and feisty Fajitas!
S02E08 My Trip to Spain 00/00/0000 Kelsey serves up some of the most memorable flavors, tips and techniques from her recent culinary road trip through Spain. There's nothing more Spanish than Gazpacho and her cold and creamy recipe uses a secret Spanish ingredient that you'll want to use every time you make it. Grilled Garlic Shrimp topped with a classic Romesco Sauce and brothy and steamy Clams mixed with Spicy Chorizo Sausage pull from Spanish seafood essentials. For dessert, it's a twist on the Empanada, when she adds the classic American ingredient -- apples -- then combines it with a sweet almond pastry cream. It's a trans-Atlantic trip to her favorite culinary hotspot, Spain!
S02E09 Rise and Shine 00/00/0000 A sizzling and scrumptious breakfast is the perfect start to any day. Ripe fruit, savory sausage and farm fresh eggs are just a few of the essential ingredients Kelsey will be using in her favorite morning morsels. She'll be using her cast iron skillet to make Pork Maple Sausage from scratch and then use it in her tasty Egg, Cheese and Sausage Sandwich. The sausage will also get stuffed inside crispy Potato Skins, mixed with a robust Skillet Hash and topped With Fried Eggs. Finally, she'll indulge her sweet side with a Blueberry and Cream Stuffed French Toast With Fresh Strawberry Jam. Nothing says the perfect start to a day like a menu full of flavor and fun!
S02E10 Easy Summer Cooking 00/00/0000 Kelsey uses one of her favorite essential tools, the slow cooker, to make some surprising, delicious and versatile dishes. Her spicy and savory pork recipe comes out of the slow cooker fork tender and perfect for any number of dishes. To start, she'll wrap the Pork in a Warm Tortilla and add pickled red onions, pineapple and cilantro and serve it with a side of Black Bean Salad With Mango and Lime. Then, for a twist, she'll make a Thai inspired Pork Summer Roll, filled with mint, cilantro and basil and serve it with rich and creamy Peanut Dipping Sauce. And for dessert, she'll show you how to make a creamy and wonderful Tres Leches Bread Pudding.
S02E11 Backyard Feast with Friends 00/00/0000 There's nothing more fun than a backyard feast with friends, except when you're the one stuck in the kitchen. Kelsey's essential dishes use quick techniques that will keep the cook out of kitchen, so they can enjoy the fun and sun with their friends. Quick pickling is an easy way to turn cucumbers into fiery and herby Pickles, that get deep fried into a delicious snack. Her Turkey Sloppy Jane Sliders are a light version of everyone's favorite sandwich, while her S'more Pies reinvents the campfire classic.
S02E12 Hooray for the Holidays 00/00/0000 Entertaining friends and family during the holidays doesn't always mean baking a whole turkey, ham, or cake: bite size savory and sweet treats are quick ways to get the taste of the holidays to your guests in no time. Kelsey gets all of her favorite flavors of a turkey meal into one bite with Potato Latkes topped with Smoked Turkey Leg and Sweet Kumquat Chutney. Her favorite stuffing recipe packs big flavor into little Crispy Prosciutto cups. For dessert, a twist on a classic: Gingerbread Cake Truffles mixed with lemon ginger icing and topped with melted white chocolate and toasted pistachios. Kelsey is making entertaining for the holidays that much easier with some amazing bite size morsels.
S02E13 Pizza and Flatbreads 00/00/0000 Kelsey dives into the essential techniques, ingredients and variations for pizza, calzones and flatbreads. Kelsey starts with the perfect base to any of these dishes with the Really Simple Pizza Dough. She'll combine two of her favorite dishes into one with a Chopped Chicken Caesar Salad. Next, she tosses the simple dough on a cast iron skillet to make a decadent Beet, Bacon and Herbed Goat Cheese Flatbread. With the same dough she'll show you a cool technique for making a Calzone stuffed with three gooey cheeses: Ricotta, Parmesan and Mozzarella. Finally, a pizzeria favorite -- Garlic Knots. She'll show you how to tie your own knots and coat them in butter, garlic and parmesan.
S03E01 Take Out 00/00/0000
S03E02 Sweet Treats 00/00/0000
S03E03 Butchering 00/00/0000
S03E04 Cheese 00/00/0000
S03E05 Pickling Class 00/00/0000
S03E06 Seafood 00/00/0000
S03E07 Urban Farming 00/00/0000
S03E08 Restaurant Inspiration 00/00/0000
S03E09 Burgers 00/00/0000
S03E10 Chocolate 00/00/0000
S03E11 On the Go 00/00/0000
S03E12 My Trip to France 00/00/0000
S03E13 Sunday Dinner 00/00/0000
S04E01 Junk Food Essentials 00/00/0000
S04E02 Mock Thanksgiving 00/00/0000
S04E03 New NY Favorite 00/00/0000
S04E04 My Trip to Italy 00/00/0000
S04E05 Lean and Mean 00/00/0000
S04E06 On the Go Grilling 00/00/0000
S04E07 Honey 00/00/0000
S04E08 Game Day Gourmet 00/00/0000
S04E09 BBQ 00/00/0000
S04E10 Tacos 00/00/0000
S04E11 Unexpected Desserts 00/00/0000
S04E12 Mexican 00/00/0000
S04E13 Pork Four Ways 00/00/0000
S05E01 After Hour Eats 00/00/0000
S05E02 My Trip to San Fran 00/00/0000
S05E03 Straight Out of Tokyo 00/00/0000
S05E04 Happiest Hour 00/00/0000
S05E05 Snack Attack 00/00/0000
S05E06 Jamaican 00/00/0000
S05E07 Amazing Mashups 00/00/0000
S05E08 Mobile Global Cuisine 00/00/0000
S05E09 Fiery Foods 00/00/0000
S05E10 Hot and Cool Desserts 00/00/0000
S05E11 Dinner and a Movie 00/00/0000
S05E12 A Salt of the Senses 00/00/0000
S05E13 The Big First 00/00/0000