A few days after her star-studded night at the Daytime Emmy Awards, Kelsey Nixon enthusiastically described it as a "grown-up prom" in a telephone interview.
Nixon, who grew up in North Ogden, was a nominee for Outstanding Culinary Host for her Cooking Channel series, "Kelsey's Essentials." Her Facebook page shows a glammed-up Nixon in jewels and sequins at the June 16 events, posing happily with fellow nominees Giada De Laurentiis and Ina Garten.
Nixon said a highlight of her evening was being seated next to Garten, of "The Barefoot Contessa" series. Although the two are part of the Food Network's conglomerate, they had never met.
Though Nixon lost out to Lidia Bastianich of PBS' "Lidia's Italy," she said, "Cheesy as it may sound, I felt like I was going home a winner just to have my name on the same list as some of the other nominees."