Kitchen Prescription with Kelsey Nixon

By Kelsey Nixon

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In this cooking meets kitchen organization podcast Kelsey Nixon will help you get dinner on the table each week and discuss organizing, outfitting, and optimizing your kitchen for easy weeknight cooking. It's the podcast you listen to when you don’t know what to make for dinner! In each weekly episode Kelsey will share 3 super simple weeknight dinner recipes that are quick, simple, and loved by everyone at the table. Think sheet pan dinners, one pot meals, recipes that work for both parents AND picky eaters, and ideas that incorporate supermarket shortcut ingredients…like rotisserie chicken. In addition to recipes, Kelsey will cover time-saving kitchen organization tips that help you set up systems for success in your kitchen along with the tools and equipment you need to execute recipes in as few steps, ingredients, and dirty dishes as possible. Simply put, this podcast will help you get dinner on the table and solve your weeknight dinner woes!

Episode Date
Minimal Meal Planning with Miranda Anderson | 027

This week Kelsey is joined by minimalist living expert and host of the Live Free Creative podcast, Miranda Anderson! You'll take away the three recipes on Kelsey's meal plan for the week and a new strategy Miranda uses in her family of meal planning once a season. If you're tired of meal planning decision fatigue, this may be the solution! Tune in for this fun and insightful conversation about meals that work for families with young kids and keep everyone happy at the dinner table.

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Jul 21, 2022
You Asked, I’ll Answer | 026

It's time for another Mail Bag episode! This week you asked Kelsey about breakfast ideas to excite kids, snacks to feed the neighborhood, and the best purchases for cookware and knives. She answered and also shared three simple recipes for the week, including an irresistible Strata!

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Jul 14, 2022
Trader Joe's Summer Favorites | 025

Grab your red shopping cart, this week Kelsey will take you down the aisles of Trader Joe's to shop for her new Summer favorites! Add the ingredients for three simple dinners to your list and hear what freezer treat Kelsey can't resist. 

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Jul 07, 2022
Summer Slow Cooking | 024

Hot Oven + Summer Temperatures = Recipe for Disaster! This week Kelsey shares her secret to a cool (and calm) kitchen during the hottest months of the year. You'll take away some delicious recipe ideas for the week, including a slow cooker chicken with herb couscous. Interested in all the benefits this small appliance can offer? Tune in to hear more!

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Jun 30, 2022
Everything you need to start Grilling | 023

This week it's time to fire up the grill, maybe with Kelsey's delicious Steak and Chimichurri recipe? In this episode she shares the story of her biggest grilling mistake and all the essential tools you need to have success making dinner outdoors. Have you ever wondered what to look for in a grill brush? Tune in to find out more!

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Jun 23, 2022
What to Bring to a Potluck | 022

This week Kelsey reflects on a whirlwind weekend in The Big Apple and her favorite place to spend the afternoon in Central Park. Warm weather brings potlucks and picnics! Kelsey shares her best practices and how to avoid everyone bringing brownies and hummus. Looking for a new recipe? The meal plan this week includes a 5 ingredient pasta salad and Kelsey's favorite pantry ingredient, can you guess what it might be?

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Jun 16, 2022
Summer Snacking | 021

This week Kelsey tackles snack strategies for her kids when school is out of session. In this episode you'll learn the secret to making delicious taquitos at home,  Costco fridge favorites, and how to combat the question of "can I have a snack" right before dinner time. What was your favorite snack as a kid?

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Jun 09, 2022
Should you Start Meal Prepping? | 020

This week brings with it lots of changes for Kelsey, with two kids finishing up school and the youngest packing her first lunch box. The Mango Lime Chicken shared this week might be the most delicious recipe shared in Recipe Club so far! Meal Planning and Meal Prepping are often used interchangeably but in this episode you'll learn the differences and how to make them work to your advantage.

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Jun 02, 2022
Let’s Talk About Knives + Knife Skills | 019

This week, Kelsey shares how her toddler, Penny, got into another very sticky situation before diving into three kid-approved recipes to simplify your holiday weekend. There's been several DMs on Instagram lately asking about the best knives to keep in your kitchen and how to make them work for you. Let's discuss the essentials when it comes to knife shopping, chopping, and sharpening!

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May 26, 2022
How-to Take Care of Your Cast Iron | 018

In this week's episode Kelsey recaps loosing her voice and her new favorite home remedy to get back to normal. You'll be excited to make 3 simple recipes, including crispy Parmesan Chicken Tenders! Do you have a Cast Iron but rarely use it because you're unsure how to care for it? You're not alone! Kelsey gives simple tips to keep your cookware heirloom-quality for years to come.

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May 19, 2022
Sheet Pan Dinner Secrets | 017

In this week's episode, Kelsey kicks off the second busiest month of the year with a weekend away with dear friends and the restorative power of surrounding yourself with chosen family. You'll learn 3 simple meals for the week, including Kelsey's favorite take out dish turned sheet pan dinner. Speaking of sheet pans, get ready for the best tips and recommendations for elevating your next oven meal.

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May 05, 2022
How I Organize a Week of Cooking in My Fridge | 016

In this week's episode, Kelsey shares the power of pretend picnics and the simple joy of bringing your own ballpark food to family events. Speaking of simple, you'll learn three recipes for the week (Hello, Antipasta Pizza!) and the Bin-Dinn system that has saved Kelsey's kitchen from total chaos for years.

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Apr 28, 2022
3 SIMPLE Tips to Make Dinner Easier this Week | 015

In this week's episode, Kelsey shares one of her favorite childhood treats with her 3 kids.  She also shares thoughts on manageable birthday parties and working on another cookbook. Get ready for 3 recipes to kick off your week and 3 tips to make dinner easier this week. Have you set your alarm yet?

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Apr 21, 2022
What do I make in my Air Fryer | 014

In this week's episode, Kelsey shares her craving for routine and weeknight dinner, along with plans for a casual Easter picnic. Tune in for 3 easy weeknight recipes, including crowd-pleasing ham sliders. Have you been considering adding an air fryer to your culinary tool kit? Kelsey shares all of the ins and outs of this small appliance craze -- are you sold?

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Apr 14, 2022
Formula for Great Grain Bowls | 013

This week Kelsey shares the best meals they had during spring break in Disneyland and Utah, along with some fun dinning experiences for her kiddos. Curious about grain bowls? Kelsey shares her Rainbow Buddha Bowl recipe and the ultimate formula to mastering this quick weeknight dinner method.

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Apr 07, 2022
Best Tips for Online Grocery Shopping | 012

In this week's episode Kelsey shares her favorite Disneyland snack and asks for your suggestions on road trip essentials. Look forward to 3 delicious, easy meals to prepare during spring break and Kelsey explains the magic of grocery mobile order and delivery. If you have yet to jump on the bandwagon for online grocery shopping, consider this your sign.

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Mar 31, 2022
How to Save on Groceries | 011

This week Kelsey tackles that rising grocery prices we are all struggling with and sharing 3 simple recipes to save your sanity during spring break. Travel plans, cooking segments, and the recipe passed down from Kelsey's grandfather are all featured. Shopping your kitchen is the key to your meal plan moving forward, are you ready to dive in?

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Mar 24, 2022
Cleaning my Kitchen (and LIKING IT)! | 010

In this week's episode Kelsey shares the first signs of Spring at her house and what that means for kitchen cleaning and organization. You'll learn 3 easy recipes to put in your weekly rotation and the dishwashing products that have been making clean up SO much easier.

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Mar 17, 2022
Show me your Pantry! | 009

In this week's episode Kelsey shares the very sticky situation her kids created and some simple meals made with delicious staples she always has in the kitchen -- plus, the best burger Kelsey has ever had! In the second half of the episode, she'll give you all the details of what is in the cupboard pantry, freezer and fridge and how to turn those ingredients into easy and delicious meals for your family.

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Mar 10, 2022
How to Meal Plan when you Hate Meal Planning | 008

In this week’s episode Kelsey shares thoughts about the importance of the family dinner table, especially given all that is going on in the world. The recipes for the week includes the best chicken marinade for summer and the only dish Kelsey uses her Instant Pot for. Are you a meal planning fan? If yes, Kelsey will give you tips to step up your game. If no, by the end of this episode you'll be inspired and ready to give it a shot!

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Mar 03, 2022
Everything you Need to Know about Cookware | 007
In this week’s episode Kelsey shares what it's really like being backstage on the Rachael Ray Show and her story sharpening pencils for Martha Stewart. Looking for quick meals? Think Sheet Pan Philly Cheesesteaks, Noodle Bowls and Pork Tacos. If it's time to upgrade your cookware or you have questions about Staub vs. Le Creuset, tune in!

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Feb 24, 2022
Rotisserie Chicken Love + Chatting with Caroline Chambers | 006

In this week’s episode Kelsey shares her love for an easy Costco Rotisserie Chicken, especially in this busy season of life. Learn tips for shredding a chicken in a flash and simple recipes for your week. Kelsey sits down for a special Kitchen Prescription with recipe tester, cookbook author and entrepreneur Caroline Chambers. They discuss what working motherhood can look like, recipe testing, freezer meals, and why the fish spatula is the most underrated kitchen tool.

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Feb 17, 2022
Comfort Foods that Freeze + Answering Your Questions | 005

In this week’s episode Kelsey discusses how to serve dinner when everyone isn’t home at the same time and favorite comfort foods to make a double batch of and freeze. Kelsey also answers callers questions about freezer meals + organization and how to deal with kids who want to snack right before dinner.

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Feb 10, 2022
Cooking Steak and The Female Foodie Kitchen | 004

In this week’s episode Kelsey discusses grown up grilled cheese, her family Valentine’s Day traditions and the key to making restaurant quality steak at home. Maybe this year you’ll opt for a sweetheart meal at home? Kelsey also chats with one of her favorite accounts on Instagram, the Female Foodie – Brooke Eliason! They discuss Kelsey’s interactive cookbook DVD, traveling the world with little ones, and the value of sharing family dinner. Brooke is also the February guest recipe contributor on Recipe Club, featuring her recipe for 30-minute Meatballs. They finish by discussing Brooke’s #1 tip to make dinner time easier and the kitchen tool essentials they’d be lost without.

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Feb 03, 2022
5 Ingredient Dinners + Feeding Teenagers with Betsy’s Best Bets | 003

In this week’s episode Kelsey dives into the magic of a good grain bowl and a 5 ingredient meal that everyone will enjoy. She also shares the story of the time she served Chicken Piccata to Guy Fieri. Kelsey talks Kitchen Prescription with Betsy's Best Bets, an amazing mom and sister in law! Betsy shares about the challenges of feeding busy teenagers and her incredible baking station.  They also discuss their shared love of Betsy's roll recipe and Kelsey's sheet pan pretzel chicken.  Are you hungry yet?

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Jan 27, 2022
Chicken Soup and My Sister's Kitchen | 002

In this week’s episode Kelsey discusses 3 easy recipes for meal planning this week including her most popular recipe ever, a dinner that’s simple to deconstruct for picky eaters, and a chicken soup that will hit the spot for anyone in your house that is feeling under the weather this month.  Kelsey also brings on her first guest (her sister Kylie!) who discusses how exhausting it is to feed 3 small kids night after night, yet how rewarding it feels to make a meal she’s proud of instead of frozen nuggets. (both agree that there’s a time and a place for nuggets!) They discuss their mutual love for “the world’s greatest pan” and how they both think you can never have too many “bins” in your kitchen. They finish by discussing Kylie’s biggest ever food fail that they’ll never stop laughing about!

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Jan 20, 2022
Kelsey's Kitchen | 001

In Kelsey's first officially episode of Kitchen Prescription she shares her story as it relates to food and family and why she feels so passionately about the family dinner table. After meeting Kelsey, she'll walk you through 3 simple weeknight recipes suggestions for the week and discuss her own current "Kitchen Prescription" that is working well for her family. This includes kitchen organization tips that are making her life easier with 3 young kids, the kitchen tools she can't live without right now, and a handful of kitchen systems that make getting dinner on the table feel more manageable.

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Jan 13, 2022
Welcome to Kitchen Prescription with Kelsey Nixon

Welcome to Kitchen Prescription with Kelsey Nixon! In this cooking meets kitchen organization podcast I’ll help you get dinner on the table each week and discuss organizing, outfitting, and optimizing your kitchen for easy weeknight cooking. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode. 

Jan 06, 2022