Monday, June 30, 2014

Kitchen Confidence by Kelsey Nixon

Book Description:  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.

My Thoughts: I love cookbooks.  I don't always love cooking but I love 
to browse recipes and look at the pictures.  Why, yes!  I do look for the easy did you guess?
Kelsey knows her food.  She has a TV program, Kelsey's Essentials, a wonderful  cooking program that teaches those of us in the "unknown" how to get around in the kitchen.  
This book is chock full of great recipes that college students and newly married or even singles living on their own would love to eat.  Well, for that matter families would love these foods . . . so basically a great cookbook for all peoples!                                                                             There are a lot of tips on cooking and pantry items.  The  basic pantry items were a great help to me.  And yes, I think most of the recipes seem fairly easy and doable.  And healthy.  Using quinoa in place of rice and using fruits instead of heavy calorie laden desserts.  
Gotta love good healthy eating!                                                                        This book makes a great present for the bride-to-be and so with all the weddings coming up this is number one on my list of giving.
*This book was provided for review by Waterbrook/Multnomah*

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter (February 11, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0770436994
  • ISBN-13: 978-0770436995


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