Kelsey Nixon's got spunk, she's got sass, but most importantly, she's got what you so desperately need in the kitchen: The Essentials. From "Roasting" to "Sauce-Making" to "Quick Breads," Kelsey shows you — the DIY home cook — the essential techniques, equipment and foolproof tips you need to be the boss of your own kitchen. Kelsey is all about using the basics to create dishes that are anything but ordinary.

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10:00 A

Tacos

If you love tacos like Kelsey, you will die for the tacos at Rockaway Taco. Andrew Day Field's pristine ingredients and unique approach to building the perfect taco has New Yorkers trekking two hours to this seaside mecca on Rockaway Beach.

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10:30 A

Unexpected Desserts

There's nothing like a surprising and unexpected dessert to bring out the kid in you. Kelsey visits Tonnie of Tonnie's Minis in Harlem, to unearth the secret to his cupcake surprise -- a custom cupcake bar; where any combination of cake and

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11:00 A

Mexican

Kelsey is on a mission to locate the best enchiladas NORTH of the border from the Martinez Family. They have been serving up award-winning Mexican favorites out of a food truck for over 19 years. Armed with a handful of essential techniques

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11:30 A

Pork Four Ways

Kelsey shows you a genius technique using one ingredient and rolling it over into four fantastic meals. She starts with a simple Roasted Pork Loin slathered with Peach BBQ Sauce and mashed potatoes. She then takes that same pork loin and tr

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12:00 P

After Hour Eats

When the city falls asleep some restaurants are just waking up to serve decadent dishes to those looking for a little something indulgent after midnight. Kelsey homage to late night dining is reinventing a favorite comfort food, a mac and c

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12:30 P

My Trip to San Fran

Kelsey remembers her trip to San Francisco, its Spanish cuisine and the latest twist on a classic Spanish dish -- paella, made with noodles instead of rice. The new tread inspires Kelsey's version of Fideos with shrimp and chorizo with a sm

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1:00 P

Straight Out of Tokyo

Kelsey discovers the latest trend in Japanese cuisine with a visit to Yuji Haraguchi, and his unique approach to ramen. Yuji bucks all trends and uses "mazemaen" a dry ramen, and no broth. His blend of dry ramen combined with American favor

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1:30 P

Happiest Hour

With mocktails being the latest craze Kelsey learns firsthand how bartenders are reinventing cocktail favorites and turning them into innovative mocktails. Kelsey visits Geoff Bartakovics at the Tasting Table to get secrets on making trends

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2:00 P

Snack Attack

Wish you could make your favorite snack at home? Kelsey shows us with a little inspiration and essential ingredients, anything is possible! After visiting S'mores Bakery and seeing how they turned an American favorite snack -- the s'mores -

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11:00 A

Junk Food Essentials

Wish you could make your favorite junk food at home? Kelsey shows with a little inspiration and a few essential ingredients, anything is possible! To start, a Boardwalk Dog wrapped in homemade cornbread buns, topped with a tangy tomatillo r

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