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Caramel Apple Cake

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Kardea Brown shares down-home, Southern recipes from her South Carolina kitchen. The cook and caterer was born and raised on the sea islands of Charleston, the heart of all Southern cooking, and learned to cook in her grandmother's kitchen. These days, she takes generations of family recipes and makes them her own as she cooks for family and friends at her Sea Island home.

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Kardea Brown

Kardea Brown is a contemporary Southern cook born in Charleston, South Carolina. She is of Gullah/Geechee descent, a term used to describe a distinct group of African Americans living in the coastal areas of South Carolina and Georgia who have managed to preserve much of their West African language, culture and cuisine.
Season 2, Episode 10

Birthday Dinner

Kardea hosts a birthday dinner for her good friend Ashley. The celebratory meal starts with Pepper Jelly Meatballs to nibble on and Low Country Crab Cakes topped with Southern Succotash as the main attraction. To finish off, there's Ashley's favorite Toasted Coconut Cake.

Mar 1
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 11

BFF Reunion

Back in her school days, Kardea would spend her weekends planning a trip to Mexico with her besties. In honor of that trip that never happened, Kardea creates a Mexican-themed meal with a big dash of low country. The menu includes Catfish Tacos with Red Cabbage Slaw along with Mexican Street Corn Salad, Pina Colada Pie and Lemonade Margaritas.

Mar 8
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 12

Sibling Supper

广州光纳文化传媒明星经纪有限公司A few of Kardea's brothers and sisters are getting together at her place to catch up and share a meal. She's making a Slow-Roasted Onion Dip as an appetizer along with Grilled Garlic Bread. For the main course, there's a Southern Veggie Lasagna and a Kale Caesar Salad. What a delicious way to get the siblings together!

Mar 15
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 8

Traveling Supper Club

Kardea hosts an intimate traveling supper club in her hometown of Charleston, S.C. She creates a Southern-inspired menu of Low Country Spatchcocked Chicken served with traditional Gullah Red Rice and a Warm Asparagus Salad. For a sweet end to a beautiful dinner, there's Grandma's Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding.

Mar 22
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 13

Wadmalaw Days

广州光纳文化传媒明星经纪有限公司Kardea invites her mom, grandma and cousin to take a day trip to Wadmalaw Island, where she spent much of her childhood. For their picnic, she creates a menu of Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Wadmalaw BBQ Sauce, Pan-Fried Collard Greens with Bacon and a Boozy Sea Island Punch. For dessert, it's Nana's Banana Pudding!

Mar 29
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 1

Sunday Supper

广州光纳文化传媒明星经纪有限公司After a morning spent in church, Kardea Brown invites her family over for a scrumptiously Southern Sunday supper. She's serving up a few of her family's favorites for dinner, including Fried Chicken Po' Boys and her own twist on her grandma's Crab Mac and Cheese. For dessert, Kardea bakes her Aunt TC's famous Lemon Lime Soda Cake.

Apr 12
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 5

Picnic in the Park

Kardea Brown picnics in the park with friends and her favorite one-hand wonders like Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sandwiches with Homemade Bacon Jam and Chilled Black-Eyed Pea Salad. The relaxing summer lunch finishes with delicious Blackberry Hand Pies.

Apr 19
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 6

Family Reunion

广州光纳文化传媒明星经纪有限公司Kardea Brown’s family reunions are big, loud and legendary events. She’s hosting the party at her Charleston, S.C., home and makes all the family favorites, including No-Fuss Baby Back Ribs with Carolina Moppin' Sauce and a beautiful 4-Bean Salad. Aunt TC joins Kardea in the kitchen to make her famous Potato Salad, and for dessert, the crew digs into classic Charleston Chewies.

Apr 26
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 6

Miss Brown's Little Helpers

It's Aunt Kardea's day to hang out with some of her nieces and nephew, and she makes their favorite things along with a couple of sweet treats. She serves up Stovetop Mac 'n' Cheese and kid-approved Baked Potato-Chip Chicken Strips. Then, after a little hide and seek in the yard, the kids join Aunty K in the kitchen for Homemade Benne Wafers and Charleston Milkshakes with all the toppings.

May 3
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 1

Light Low Country

Kardea is having two special guests over for dinner -- her mom and grandma! Since her grandma is watching what she eats, Kardea prepares a meal that's deliciously Southern without breaking the calorie counter. She makes Grilled Pork Chops with a homemade Apple and Mango Compote, along with flavorful Cauliflower Rice. For dessert, there are Mini Sweet Potato Pies topped with Toasted Pecans.

May 10
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 7

"Too Cute" Brunch

广州光纳文化传媒明星经纪有限公司Kardea invites her Aunt TC over for a big low-country brunch. The perfectly Southern meal includes Charleston-Style Shrimp and Grits, Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits topped with Fresh Apricot Jam, along with a Creamy Hazelnut Frappe.

May 17
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 3

Backyard Grill

广州光纳文化传媒明星经纪有限公司Kardea Brown fires up the grill for an old-fashioned backyard barbecue and invites her family over to enjoy some of her charbroiled dishes. On the grill are Pimento Cheese-Stuffed Burgers and Grilled Sea Island Wings, and she whips up quick Southern Pickles and Okra to have on the side. For dessert, there's nothing better in the summer than a Grilled Peach Crumble.

May 24
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 2

Beach Blanket Country Boil

广州光纳文化传媒明星经纪有限公司Kardea Brown hits the beach with friends for some fun in the sun and a summer-perfect picnic featuring a Low Country Boil, Fresh Peach Arugula Salad and Sparkling Summer Lemonade. For a sweet treat, frozen Confetti Vanilla Whoopie Pies hit the spot.

May 31
12pm | 11c

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Cauliflower Rice

Easy Mango Lemonade Margaritas


Crab Dip

No-Fuss Baked Baby Back Ribs

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Grilled Shrimp Cobb Salad

Sherry Rosemary Apricot Jam

Chili Deviled Eggs

Blackberry Hand Pies

Orange-Cloved Hot Cider with Brandy

Kardea's Sweet Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

Wadmalaw Sauce

Buttermilk Biscuits

Four Bean Salad

French Onion Grilled Cheese

Fresh Orange Trifle with Ladyfingers, Raspberries and Boozy Cream

Gullah Caviar

Sea Island Bourbon Punch

Charleston Chewies

Simple Vanilla Creme Brulee with Berry Coulis