Tomorrow, Wednesday July 3, Cooking Channel brings you a brand new batch of must-have kitchen know-how with the season premiere of Kelsey’s Essentials airing at 8:00pm ET. This sizzling first episode follows Kelsey on a heat-seeking mission for fiery foods at the first annual Hot Sauce Expo. There she finds spicy inspiration for her own savory recipes, including a homemade Fresno pepper sauce to pair with her Spicy Kale Caesar Salad, complete with hot sauce croutons. Join her in the kitchen tonight and see if you can stand the heat radiating off the screen.
Get fired up for the new season with a few of Kelsey’s especially spicy recipes:
One of the aspects of cooking that I love the most is that the seasons always seem to breathe new life into my kitchen every couple of months. As much as I love being inspired by the fruits and veggies that pop up in the spring and summer months, I have a serious soft spot for home cooking in the fall and winter months. I tend to hibernate a bit this time of year and find that cooking a hearty meal in my kitchen makes me happiest. These are a few essential tools that I find myself reaching for regularly throughout the winter.
1. Dutch Oven
I love my Dutch Oven so much that I never put it away. It happily rests on top of my stove all winter because I think it looks pretty and it’s a good reminder that something in my refrigerator is begging to be braised. Everyone should own one of these lovely pots. It’s worth it’s weight in gold.
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In case you didn’t get enough pie for Thanksgiving, try consuming your pie in the form of a creamy, frothy shake. For Kelsey Nixon’s Apple Pie Shake, all you need is three simple ingredients: vanilla ice cream, milk, and a thick wedge of apple pie. Think of it as drinking your pie a la mode through a straw. The best part about this recipe is that you can switch up the flavor of ice cream or pie, depending on the season and your own preferences. How about some pumpkin pie with cinnamon ice cream for an inventive Turkey Day drink? Or might we suggest spiking this shake with brandy or smoky, smooth bourbon to curb your holiday stress?
Bottoms up, folks.
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Good news: Kelsey’s Essentials is returning to Cooking Channel for 13 new episodes of the essential techniques, equipment and foolproof tips you need to be the boss of your own kitchen. Tune in tonight at 8:30p/7:30c as Kelsey Nixon enlists the help of chef Floyd Cardoz of New York City’s North End Grill and learns his best outdoor grilling tips.
After the jump, get the contents of his grilling grab bag for a flawless on-the-go feast.
Continue Reading Kelsey Nixon’s Essential Tailgating Tips
It’s Chocolate Week on Cooking Channel, which means you can tune in for our best chocolate-themed shows and get our top 50 chocolate dessert recipes. And since some of you just can’t get enough of this decadent ingredient, we though we’d share some new ways to look at chocolate.
Here are 5 unique twists on chocolate:
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Get ready for a whole new season of Kelsey’s Essentials. This time around, Kelsey’s spending some time out of the kitchen, looking for inspiration as she develops new recipes.
Tune in to today’s premiere as she steps into the role of butcher at the Meat Hook in Brooklyn, New York. Kelsey gets a lesson a butchering, gaining a new appreciation for a butcher’s favorite cut of meat, the eye of round steak (much less expensive than other premium cuts). Plus, she learns how to make fresh sausage, tailoring the ingredients to her recipe.
Kelsey puts her new skills to use by serving up Chicken Fried Steak and Sausage and Shrimp Over Grits.
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Rachael Ray's Enchiladas Suizas weren't just a crowd favorite, they were the crowd favorite in 2011.
With only a few days left until year’s end, it’s time to take a moment and reflect on Cooking Channel’s 2011 with all it’s delicious offerings.
Look back with us at the shows, recipes, food and photos you loved the most in 2011. Scroll through, see what you think, chime in with your thoughts and impressions, and make sure to let us know what you want more of in 2012.
Continue Reading The Best of Cooking Channel 2011
We’re celebrating the season with a whole line-up of festive holiday specials and shows!
Join Chuck when he tackles Christmas dinner for the first time, enjoy Cookies & Cocktails with Kelsey Nixon, Chrissy Teigen and Jon Legend, and make sure to save room for Nadia G.’s outrageous 7-course feast.
Continue Reading Get Ready For Cooking Channel’s Holiday Programming
Move over, Pumpkin Pie. There’s a new Thanksgiving dessert that’s sure to be a holiday hit. Kelsey Nixon’s recipe for warm, out-of-the-oven bread pudding is studded with apples and pecans, topped with caramel sauce and paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s absolute dessert perfection. Just make sure to save room for it.
Continue Reading A New Thanksgiving Favorite: Kelsey’s Apple Bread Pudding