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Kelsey's Essentials

On the fourth season of ``The Next Food Network Star,'' Kelsey Nixon was voted Fan Favorite and was a finalist among those hoping to earn his or her own cooking show. Although she didn't win that competition, her persistence paid off, as the broadcast journalist-turned-culinary artist hosts this series designed to provide the next generation of food lovers with essential kitchen techniques. Kelsey shares her list of must-have pantry items and useful gadgets, and provides tips on everything from roasting to baking, to guide viewers through the creation of extraordinary dishes.

Premiere:
Nov 06, 2010
Original Network:
Cooking Channel
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BBQ

S04, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 1, 2012)
Barbecuing at home; spicy sweet potato salad; garlic shrimp; coleslaw with smoked corn and lime dressing.
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Easy Summer Cooking

S02, E03  (First Aired: Jul. 9, 2011)
Kelsey uses the slow cooker to make some surprising, delicious and versatile dishes.
  • Sat 7/2
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Indoor BBQ

S02, E11  (First Aired: Sep. 3, 2011)
Tangy and sweet cumin scented ribs; bacon and maple syrup baked beans; corn salad filled with charred kernels and topped with savory basil vinaigrette; fresh berry pie pops.
  • Wed 7/6
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Classic Steak With a Twist

S02, E04  (First Aired: Jul. 16, 2011)
Pan seared filet topped with a porcini mushroom marsala sauce; flank steak in a tangy blend of garlic mustard and brown sugar; skirt steak slatherd with pomegranate glaze.
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My Trip to Spain

S02, E09  (First Aired: Aug. 20, 2011)
Cold and creamy gazpacho; grilled garlic shrimp; steamy clams; empanada's with a classic American ingredient.
  • Wed 7/6
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Rise and Shine

S02, E07  (First Aired: Aug. 6, 2011)
Pork maple sausage from scratch; egg, cheese and sausage sandwich; blueberry and cream stuffed French toast with fresh strawberry jam.
  • Wed 7/6
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Easy Summer Cooking

S02, E03  (First Aired: Jul. 9, 2011)
Kelsey uses the slow cooker to make some surprising, delicious and versatile dishes.
  • Wed 7/6
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
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Backyard Feast With Friends

S02, E10  (First Aired: Aug. 27, 2011)
Quick pickling cucumbers into fiery and herby pickles; turkey sloppy Janes slider; s'mores pies.
  • Wed 7/6
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
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Pizza and Flatbreads

S02, E08  (First Aired: Aug. 13, 2011)
Really simple pizza dough; chopped chicken caesar salad; decadent beet, bacon and herbed goat cheese flatbread; a calzone stuffed with three gooey cheeses; garlic knots.
  • Wed 7/6
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Take Out

S03, E06  (First Aired: Mar. 10, 2012)
Kelsey shares her essential tips and recipes for creating take out recipes at home.
  • Wed 7/6
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Sweet Treats

S03, E11  (First Aired: Apr. 14, 2012)
Homemade candy bars; pomegranate and lime lollipops; frozen pie blended with vanilla ice cream to create a pie shake.
  • Wed 7/6
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On the Go

S03, E10  (First Aired: Apr. 7, 2012)
Kelsey flips fast food on its head and makes delicious and portable food in no time.
  • Sat 7/9
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Butchering

S03, E01  (First Aired: Feb. 4, 2012)
Chicken fried steak with spiced milk gravy; sausage, shrimp and peppers over cheesy grits; braised greens.
  • Wed 7/13
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Cheese

S03, E07  (First Aired: Mar. 17, 2012)
Kelsey shares her essential tips for cooking and buying cheese.
  • Wed 7/13
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Pickling Class

S03, E13  (First Aired: Apr. 28, 2012)
Kelsey pickles radishes and pork chops; pickled sugar snap pea butter lettuce salad; pickled brined pork chops.
  • Wed 7/13
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Seafood

S03, E03  (First Aired: Feb. 18, 2012)
Roasted whole black sea bass with herbed Israeli cous cous; crispy skin arctic char with butter braised cabbage; oyster chowder.
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Restaurant Inspiration

S03, E12  (First Aired: Apr. 21, 2012)
Kelsey Nixon and Megan Palmer, dine at one of Kelsey's favorite restaurants in an attempt to duplicate some of the restaurant's tastiest techniques and recipes at home.
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Burgers

S03, E05  (First Aired: Mar. 3, 2012)
Kelsey shares her essential tips and recipes for the best burgers.
  • Wed 7/13
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Chocolate

S03, E02  (First Aired: Feb. 11, 2012)
Kelsey's tips for chocolate.
  • Wed 7/13
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On the Go

S03, E10  (First Aired: Apr. 7, 2012)
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  • Wed 7/13
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
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My Trip to France

S03, E09  (First Aired: Mar. 31, 2012)
Kelsey shares some essential cooking tips she discovered while in France.
  • Wed 7/13
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