About the show

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.

About the Host

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 1, Episode 3

Backyard Grill

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.

Sunday
Aug 4
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Backyard Grill

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.

Tuesday
Aug 6
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

Sunday Supper

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.

Saturday
Aug 10
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Sunday
Aug 11
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 13
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Backyard Grill

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.

Saturday
Aug 17
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Shrimp Fest

It's Kardea Brown's favorite time of the year: shrimp season in Charleston! This year she's making Fried Shrimp Baskets, and her mom helps out with her Famous Hand-Cut Fries and a fresh Grilled Shrimp Cobb Salad. For a sweet dessert, Kardea makes summery Strawberry Lemon No-Bake Cheesecake Bars.

Sunday
Aug 18
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Shrimp Fest

It's Kardea Brown's favorite time of the year: shrimp season in Charleston! This year she's making Fried Shrimp Baskets, and her mom helps out with her Famous Hand-Cut Fries and a fresh Grilled Shrimp Cobb Salad. For a sweet dessert, Kardea makes summery Strawberry Lemon No-Bake Cheesecake Bars.

Tuesday
Aug 20
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Saturday
Aug 24
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Beach Blanket Country Boil

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.

Sunday
Aug 25
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Beach Blanket Country Boil

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.

Tuesday
Aug 27
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Family Reunion

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.

Sunday
Sep 1
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Family Reunion

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.

Tuesday
Sep 3
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Sunday
Jan 5
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 2

Fishing and Dishing

Kardea is meeting her brother, Kedrick, at his favorite fishing hole to hopefully catch their dinner. She plans to make Crispy Fried Whitefish with a Cornmeal Crust, Southern Brussels Sprouts Salad with Homemade Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing and Kardea's Fresh Baked Cornbread. For something a little sweet, she whips up a quick and easy Creamy Orange Trifle.

Sunday
Jan 12
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 9

Fancy for Less

Kardea invites her notoriously frugal Aunt TC over for a dinner that looks like a million bucks but won't break the bank! For their fancy meal at home, Kardea makes Molasses Salmon, Mushroom and Pea Risotto, and Wilted Bok Choy. Dessert is a restaurant classic -- Vanilla Creme Brulee with Raspberry Coulis.

Sunday
Jan 19
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.

Sunday
Jan 26
12pm | 11c

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Homemade Bacon Jam

Aunt TC's Potato Salad

Four Bean Salad

Charleston Stormy

Seafood Mac and Cheese

Fried Shrimp Baskets

Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Quick and Easy Southern Pickles and Okra

Brushed Crostini

Fresh Peach Salad

Charleston Chewies

Grilled Shrimp Cobb Salad

No-Fuss Baked Baby Back Ribs

Gullah Caviar

Aunt TC's Lemon-Lime Soda Cake

Sparkling Summer Lemonade

Low Country Boil

Fried Chicken Po' Boys