Banana Split Icebox Cake

By Kelsey Nixon

One of the best things about making an icebox cake is that no baking is involved.

081_IceCream_Box_Cake_5913 One of the best things about making an icebox cake is that no baking is involved. The process of layering cookies and whipped cream or custard, followed by chilling for a few hours in the “icebox” (the refrigerator), creates a dessert with a moist cake texture. This retro dessert comes together quickly, yet still manages a major wow factor both [more]

Grilled Veggie Panzanella With Mozzarella And Basil

By Kelsey Nixon

After you make your first (very simple) bread salad, you’ll never look back.

038_Grilled_Panzanella_Salad_5390 After you make your first bread salad, you'll never look back. The simple method of toasting the bread to get it crispy enough to then soak up a vibrant vinaigrette results in so much flavor. As the seasons change throughout the year, I like customizing the panzanella to highlight what is freshest at the market. Consider roasting the vegetables [more]

Moroccan-Spiced Roast Chicken With Creamy Cilantro Sauce

By Kelsey Nixon

This recipe is simple enough to prepare for an everyday meal and reliable enough to be a standby for special occasions.

055_Moroccan Spiced Roast Chicken The first dish my mom taught me to make was a roast chicken, and I’ve been making variations of that classic ever since. This recipe is simple enough to prepare for an everyday meal and reliable enough to be a standby for special occasions like having the in-laws over or inviting your boss to dinner. The potatoes roast along with [more]

Kelsey Nixon on Finding Kitchen Confidence

By Christine Wei

Kelsey Nixon’s new cookbook is all about how new chefs can find confidence in the kitchen. Here, more about her techniques, plus three staple recipes.

kitchen confidence Let’s face it: We often tend to like the things we’re good at, because it feels good to be good. This is a fact that that Kelsey Nixon--NYC mom, Cooking Channel star, and now family cookbook author--is well aware of. And it’s why her TV show focuses on “building block” essentials that lead to kitchen confidence, which just so happens [more]

A Fresh & Easy Greek Salad For Spring

By Kevin Lynch

This salad is juicy and sweet, with an easy citrusy vinaigrette to brighten things up.

Greek Salad 800 4675 A Greek salad is nice and simple, featuring tomatoes, cucumbers, Kalamata olives, feta, onions, and a vibrant dressing. I really like the way the juiciness of the tomatoes and cucumbers balance the saltiness of the olives and feta, and the red onions provide a sweet and spicy counterpoint. The vinaigrette dressing for this salad is also pretty easy. It just requires [more]

Ella’s Kitchen Offers Eco-Friendly Baby Food

By Kristin Tablang

Feed your baby food they’ll love while going green at the same time

ellas-kitchen-food Getting babies and toddlers to eat is not fun. It may seem adorable the first couple of times your tiny tot giggles and swats the choo-choo train spoon from your hand splattering smashed peas all over the place, or uses her high chair table as a canvas for a Jackson Pollock-esque work finger-painted with mashed carrots…but as you probably already [more]