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Cookbook Giveaway: Kelsey Nixon’s Kitchen Confidence


Kitchen Confidence

Cooking Channel host Kelsey Nixon’s first cookbook, Kitchen Confidence: Essential Recipes and Tips That Will Help You Cook Anything (available Feb. 11), is all about teaching techniques and recipes that will have home cooks of all skill levels cooking with more confidence. Like on her Cooking Channel show, Kelsey’s Essentials, Kelsey shares her “essential” pantry items, equipment and techniques, along with the hows and whys of cooking. With this basic knowledge, even beginner cooks can start getting more creative in the kitchen.

Kitchen Confidence covers every course, with recipes easy enough for everyday cooking but just as appropriate for special occasions, from breakfast, starters, salads, soups and sandwiches to mains, sides and desserts. Kelsey updates classic family-favorite recipes, like tuna noodle casserole and lasagna, with fresh new touches. These are building-block recipes you’ll return to again and again — and then easily modify and change to suit your own personal tastes.

Roasted Root Vegetables

Try a couple recipes from Kitchen Confidence today:
Lasagna with Sausage and Butternut Squash
Roasted Root Vegetables with Cider Vinaigrette

We’re giving away FIVE copies of Kitchen Confidence (one copy to five winners). All you have to do to enter is check out Kelsey Nixon’s most-popular recipes and leave a comment telling us which dish you like the best.

So, tell us, which of Kelsey Nixon’s recipes is your favorite?

You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate back with you if you’re a winner. (But do not post your email address into the actual body of the comment.) We’re giving five very lucky, randomly selected commenters each a copy of Kitchen Confidence.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and D.C., 21 years or older. Void in Alaska, Hawaii and where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sweepstakes starts at 10:00am ET on February 3, 2014 and ends at 6:00pm ET on February 7, 2014. For full official rules, visit Sponsored by Cooking Channel, LLC, 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.


Comments (342)

  1. DaNae Mikesh posted 02/06/2014

    The Chocolate Sheet Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting simply makes my mouth water. One of the best flavor combinations in the world, this recipe is great!

  2. Samantha Green posted 02/06/2014

    I like the Slow Cooker Shredded Pork

  3. Rachel McGlothlin posted 02/06/2014

    I loved the recipe I watched on todays show for stuff French toast with strawberries and blueberries. YUMMY!!!

  4. Ann Lee posted 02/07/2014

    I love everything that she does especially going to get the fruit & veggies directly from the growers & making such easy receipts of jams & jellies both sweet & savory! I can't wait everyday for her to come on! I can only get her on the Food Network wish that she would do more programs! She is a new fresh look instead of all the old things!

  5. marcy posted 02/07/2014

    I love watching Kelsey. I was just searching online about her yesterday. I am glad you posted this contest and I sure I hope win. I would like the charred corn salad with basil vinaigrette

  6. Jessie posted 02/07/2014

    summer lettuce wraps.

  7. Tam posted 02/07/2014

    I slow cooker shredded pork.mmmmmm

  8. Greg posted 02/07/2014

    It would be impossible to choose just one, this is why I need her cookbook.

  9. Sabrina Pearcy posted 02/07/2014

    Nothing like Kelsey's homemade baguette for sandwiches, dipping into the broth of steamed mussels or clams or hot out of the oven. Her recipe if simple and delicious, thanks!

  10. Tiffany posted 02/07/2014

    Definitely the Chicken Cacciatore! YUM!

  11. Lindsey posted 02/07/2014

    In my family, deviled eggs have been a tradition for decades. Every holiday, grandma's traditional recipe is always whipped up by the cousins but being the "foodie" that I am, I love to make a secondary batch with a fun culinary twist. I've made Sunny Anderson's jalepeno-style eggs before as well as countless other variations. I am so excited to try Kelsey's Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon recipe the next time our family gathers. I would love to be one of the lucky winners of her cookbook, Kelsey is such a ray of sunshine and her recipes are an extension of that!

  12. Adrienne posted 02/07/2014

    I always use her simple pizza dough recipe. It never goes wrong!

  13. Laurie T posted 02/07/2014

    How do I pick a favorite? Of the most popular, Charred Corn Salad with Basil Vinaigrette is my favorite. BUT, my very favorite is her salad recipe with steak and grilled grapes. It's DIVINE!

  14. Christopher posted 02/07/2014

    I like her deviled eggs with candied bacon. Such a nice twist on a classic.

  15. mario lopez posted 02/07/2014

    all recipe look awesome. caramel,carmelitas,and the pb chocolate sheet cake omg. love your show and now its on food network.

  16. Valliere posted 02/07/2014

    Lemon Basil Orzotto…or maybe the Stone Fruit Salsa…then again, there's also the Garlic Knots. Kelsey is terrific!

  17. Barbara G posted 02/07/2014

    It was because I watched the episode of french baugetts did I actually try for the first time to make bread. She's great at teaching home viewers "how to". Just love her!

  18. Raynika posted 02/07/2014

    My absolute favorite recipe (well I can't REALLY choose one lol) which I make on a regular are the Cajun Shrimp Po' Boys! The recipe for the shrimp is a fool proof way to to get crispy shrimp!

  19. Linda posted 02/07/2014

    Pork and poblano soup. Love poblano peppers!

  20. Loretta posted 02/07/2014

    My fav is the pulled pork in the slow cooker

  21. Lee Mathis posted 02/07/2014

    The Garlic Knots look great!

  22. Savannah posted 02/07/2014

    The best recipe from Kelsey that I tried was the Carmelitas with homemade caramel sauce. THEY WERE THE BEST DESSERT EVER!!! And I love the caramel recipe it is great as a dip for fruit .

  23. jori posted 02/07/2014

    I would love to make the lemon basil orzotto… risotto isn't the easiest thing to make but I think using the pasta would simplify it :)

  24. Clauda White posted 02/07/2014

    I really loved her recipe on how to make homemade caramel sauce. super yummy! she makes it look so easy :)

  25. kathy eichholz posted 02/07/2014

    I love her banna cookies I love every thing she cooks,ever since on the next food network star I thought she should have won!!!

  26. colette posted 02/07/2014

    slow cooker pork…love her

  27. Debby posted 02/07/2014

    I love her sugar cookie recipe-great cookie for grandkids to help me with

  28. Usha posted 02/07/2014

    Kelsey's Blueberry-Lemon muffins look like they would be extremely delicious!!

  29. Tuesday C posted 02/08/2014

    My favorite Kelsey Nixon recipe is her Baby Baked Fingerling Potatoes! They are so delicious and my family loves them!!

  30. Anne posted 02/08/2014

    She had me at the name "Carmelita's"! I can't wait to make them!

  31. anniemack1956 posted 02/08/2014

    Definitely want to try the Cherry Pie in a Jar! Looks super yummy!

  32. Marcia posted 02/08/2014

    Her salted caramel sauce

  33. Emily Work posted 02/11/2014

    I am going to try the slow cooker shredded pork!

  34. Ramona Hupcey posted 02/11/2014

    I don't know which one is my favorite, but would love to try some.

  35. Sheila Walker posted 02/12/2014

    My goodness Kelsey"s passion for cooking is truly remarkable and creative. I watch her all the
    time especially her pull pork shoulder and homemade vegetable soup.!!!!!!

  36. Leslie McHone posted 02/12/2014

    Fried Pickles!!!! OMG!!! Finally now I can make these treats.

  37. Daisy posted 02/17/2014

    I love her show, her recipes and her cooking tips.

  38. debbie stack posted 02/23/2014

    her roasted root vegies with vinegar is the best!! i love watching her shows and cooking her recipes!!

  39. Paula Cerutti posted 03/16/2014

    I love your Brussels sprouts with lemon, bacon, and parmesan

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