Kitchen Confidence: Essential Recipes and Tips That Will Help You Cook Anything

Kitchen Confidence: Essential Recipes and Tips That Will Help You Cook Anything

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by Kelsey Nixon
     
 

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Host of Cooking Channel's Kelsey's Essentials and fan favorite on season four of The Next Food Network Star, Kelsey Nixon shares the essential recipes, techniques, and tools that new home cooks need in their back pocket.

A young food star and new mom, Kelsey is an invaluable friend in the kitchen to everyone settling into…  See more details below

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Host of Cooking Channel's Kelsey's Essentials and fan favorite on season four of The Next Food Network Star, Kelsey Nixon shares the essential recipes, techniques, and tools that new home cooks need in their back pocket.

A young food star and new mom, Kelsey is an invaluable friend in the kitchen to everyone settling into their first kitchen of their own. Her recipes, which are broken down into simple steps, teach readers how to cook, highlighting key tools and basic techniques everyone should know. And yet her flavors are anything but basic; Kelsey gives everyone the confidence to start with the 2.0 version of a recipe instead of the boring standards. For example, she makes her house pilaf with quinoa instead of rice, and her addictive fruit salad is a savory first course instead of a lackluster dessert. 

With 100 recipes and 60 color photographs, Kitchen Confidence brings home all of the energy and spirit of the Cooking Channel show of the same name, making it an excellent handbook for newlyweds, recent college graduates, and those discovering their kitchens for the first time.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780770437008
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
02/11/2014
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
19,453
File size:
24 MB
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Meet the Author

KELSEY NIXON is the host of Kelsey's Essentials on Cooking Channel. She got her start in food media in college when she created 100 episodes of Kelsey's Kitchen, a cooking show that aired at Brigham Young University. Upon graduation, she trained at Le Cordon Bleu and the French Culinary Institute, and held internships at Martha Stewart Living and Food Network's Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee. In 2008, Kelsey was a finalist and voted fan favorite on The Next Food Network Star. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their son. This is her first cookbook.

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Kitchen Confidence: Essential Recipes and Tips That Will Help You Cook Anything 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
debforb56 More than 1 year ago
I loved this cookbook. I would give it 5 Stars for the recipes as well as the pictures and hints it includes. The recipes included in this book are both elegant enough for a party and yet easy enough that you can do them for just the family dinner. I am impressed with the variety of recipes that are included in this book. Kelsey takes you on a mouth watering ride through her different recipes with beautifully done pictures of the dishes. She has included helpful hints like pantry essentials and technique essentials that is very helpful to the seasoned cook as well as the beginner. Throughout the book is explains how to do different techniques in cooking such as stir fry and roasting that for those learning to cook will find really helpful. They are included by a recipe that is for using those techniques on a page by themselves so that if you know how to do these you can skip over that page and if you don't know how to say stir fry you have the instructions handy right with the recipe you might be wanting to try. This cookbook would be a great addition to any one's kitchen and cookbook collection but would be especially nice and helpful to the new cook or someone that is not as comfortable in a kitchen as others. I have several recipes already picked out to try like her fried homemade pickles and charred corn salad. These both sound like a great addition to my memorial day picnic. The recipes range from breakfast to desserts and everything in between you might be wanting. If I could find anything that I would change it would be maybe add pictures of all the completed recipes but other than that I wouldn't change a thing. I have gotten so hungry just looking at the recipes and marking the ones I want to try, funny thing is I think I have marked almost everyone of her recipes. This is a great cookbook and I loved reading in the beginning about Kelsey Nixon's passion for sharing her love of cooking to others. She is on a mission to help us all feel more comfortable in the kitchen through her cookbook and I think she has hit the mark with this one. I think I could pick anyone of the recipes, try it and be successful following her directions and guidance with little or no stress. I highly recommend you get a copy of Kitchen Confidence by Kelsey Nixon and start enjoying some good recipes. If you want more information about Kelsey Nixon and her cookbook you should check out these: More Info Author Bio "I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review."
JamieLittle More than 1 year ago
Kitchen Confidence is a beautiful cookbook. Not every recipe has pictures, but that doesn’t take anything away from the book. Each recipe is accompanied by a little blurb about why Kelsey chose it and many have additional tips and tricks. There are also pages devoted to certain techniques, these range from braising to pan roasting to quick pickling. While not every recipe is something that sounds appealing to me, there are many I can’t wait to try including cinnamon buns with cream cheese glaze, fried homemade pickles and honey corn. I’d highly recommend this cookbook to anyone looking for some simply delicious recipes. Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for this review. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to write a positive review.
BrittneyA_22 More than 1 year ago
recently received Kitchen Confidence by Kelsey Nixon! Its an absolutely amazing cook book, it has really delicious recipes in it. What I like most about it is that the recipes are ingredients you find in your everyday pantry items, some cook books call are these gourmet ingredients like pancetta, rice wine vingegar etc. Who has the money to buy all these expensive ingredients but in this cook book everything is simple and fast. She shows you awesome techniques like how to make pan sauces, how to make easy doughs. She also shows you all the esstenitals tools you will need for each recipe. She shows you that you dont have to spend hours in the kitchen cooking to make a delicious meals. I would highly recommend getting this cook book for your collection, you wont be dissapointed! I received this book for free from blogging for books program in exchange for my honest review!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have so enjoyed this book. I love the way it is written. Love Kelsey, love her cooking show. She and her book are definite keepers.
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