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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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On the Go Grilling

S04, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 7, 2012)
Essential techniques make on-the-go grilling flawless; New York City master chef Floyd Cardoz.
  • Sat 8/27
  • 11:00AM-11:30AM
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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.
  • Wed 8/31
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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.
  • Wed 8/31
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Burgers

S03, E05  (First Aired: Mar. 3, 2012)
Kelsey shares her essential tips and recipes for the best burgers.
  • Wed 8/31
  • 11:00AM-11:30AM
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Chocolate

S03, E02  (First Aired: Feb. 11, 2012)
Kelsey's tips for chocolate.
  • Wed 8/31
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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.
  • Wed 8/31
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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 8/31
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
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Sunday Dinner

S03, E04  (First Aired: Feb. 25, 2012)
Sunday pot roast; arancini cakes; banana chocolate chip cookies; grape juice-ginger ale sparkler.
  • Wed 8/31
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
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Junk Food Essentials

S04, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 13, 2012)
Hot dog in homemade cornbread bun; funnel cake; cotton candy lemonade.
  • Wed 8/31
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
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New NY Favorite

S04, E10  (First Aired: Dec. 22, 2012)
Caramelized onion and cheese bagel-swirl topped with a cream cheese and chive drizzle.
  • Wed 8/31
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
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Honey

S04, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 24, 2012)
Chicken wings with honey hoisin glaze; sweet honey corn with crumbled honeycomb; papaya slaw with honey vinaigrette.
  • Sat 9/3
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My Trip to Italy

S04, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 29, 2012)
Lasagna with pesto bechamel; antipasti bruschetta.
  • Wed 9/7
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Lean and Mean

S04, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 20, 2012)
Cooking with NFL player Nick Mangold; bison chili; roasted beet and orange salad with goat cheese dressing; green smoothie.
  • Wed 9/7
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On the Go Grilling

S04, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 7, 2012)
Essential techniques make on-the-go grilling flawless; New York City master chef Floyd Cardoz.
  • Wed 9/7
  • 11:00AM-11:30AM
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Honey

S04, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 24, 2012)
Chicken wings with honey hoisin glaze; sweet honey corn with crumbled honeycomb; papaya slaw with honey vinaigrette.
  • Wed 9/7
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Game Day Gourmet

S04, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 3, 2012)
Game-day recipes; crab-cake poppers; buffalo-chicken lollies with blue-cheese dip; sweet-pepper poppers with goat cheese.
  • Wed 9/7
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
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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.
  • Wed 9/7
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
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Tacos

S04, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 17, 2012)
Grilled shrimp tacos with mango salsa; breakfast taco with sausage and egg; chili-braised lamb tacos.
  • Wed 9/7
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Unexpected Desserts

S04, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 27, 2012)
Surprising desserts; custom cupcake bar; ice cream cake; dry ice root beer float; carrot cookies with orange buttercream frosting.
  • Wed 9/7
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Mexican

S04, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 12, 2013)
Kelsey makes Colorado enchiladas.
  • Wed 9/7
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