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Caramel Apple Cake

Miss Brown reveals how to prepare her dangerously sweet 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. Kardea created the pop-up New Gullah Supper Club, where the menu pays homage to the dishes her grandmother and mother passed down to her. She is host of Food Network’s Delicious Miss Brown and has appeared on Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped Junior, Cooks vs. Cons, Family Food Showdown and Farmhouse Rules.
Season 4, Episode 2

Drive-Thru Redo

Kardea Brown invites her fast-food loving friend Katie over for homemade versions with a lighter touch! Kardea makes a Double Patty Veggie Burger with a special sauce that goes perfectly with Oven-Baked Onion Rings, a healthy spin on the side order. Plus, for dessert, there's Baked Apple Hand Pies along with a Chocolate Fro-Yo Shake.

Tuesday
Apr 13
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 20
8am | 7c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 20
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 11

Insta-licious

Social media maven Kardea Brown is taking food pictures worth a thousand bites! To start off, she makes a Steakhouse Burger with frizzled onion, thick-cut bacon and blue cheese dressing, and she serves it with Crispy Home Fries topped with a pimiento aioli. Then she arranges Roasted Fennel with Apple Cider Reduction and saves the best for last, Bananas Foster Upside-Down Cake.

Tuesday
Apr 20
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 4

Double as Nice for Half the Price

Kardea Bown's cousin Ashley is saving for a house and learning to spend less on eating out. So, Kardea is making Ashley her favorite restaurant meal, all for under $30! On the menu is a starter of Sea Island Beer Steamed Mussels and, for the main course, Kardea cooks up Penne with Sausage and Greens with a Grilled Romaine Caeser Salad on the side. For a sweet ending, it's a homemade version of Ashley's go-to restaurant dessert -- Molten Chocolate Cakes.

Tuesday
Apr 20
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 27
8am | 7c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 27
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 10

My Sweets!

Kardea Brown invites her sweetest friends over for a dessert party! The star of the dessert table is a beautiful Dressed-Up Carrot Cake made extra special with apples, raisins, pineapple and a caramel drizzle. Kardea adds her Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate-Topped Pralines and Homemade Buttery Fingers to make it the sweetest party of all time.

Tuesday
Apr 27
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 6

Ladies Who Lunch

Kardea Brown plans a fancy Southern-style light lunch for her good friend and colleague Nancy Fuller. First, Kardea creates an assortment of Southern Tea Sandwiches filled with Smoked Salmon, Homemade Egg Salad and Ham. She pairs those with a Lowcountry Charcuterie Board featuring Buffalo Blue Pimiento Cheese and Candied Pecans. For dessert, she makes mini versions of Nancy's favorite, Key Lime Pie Tartlets. Of course, no lunch with Nancy would be complete without a little Gigi juice, so Kardea mixes up a Spiked Peach Tea.

Tuesday
Apr 27
9:30am | 8:30c
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
May 4
8am | 7c
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
May 4
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 9

Comfort Cooking with Ma

Ma's coming by for dinner, so Kardea Brown is cooking up some of her favorite comfort food classics, including Carolina Smothered Chicken with Creamy Mustard Sauce, Wild Rice with Mushrooms and a Roasted Broccoli Salad. Last but certainly not least, she puts a comfy twist on a Southern classic with her Sweet Potato Cheesecake.

Tuesday
May 4
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 3

Sister Supper

Kardea Brown gets her sisters together for a super Southern and special dinner. The scrumptious menu includes Fried Pork Chops with Homemade Table Gravy, Sauteed Yellow Squash and Zucchini, and Rainbow Rice Pilaf. For dessert, Kardea bakes up a treat that all the sisters love -- Red Velvet Sheet Cake!

Tuesday
May 4
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Tuesday
May 11
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 5

Carolina Comfort

There's a chill in the air, and Kardea gathers friends around the fire pit for a cozy meal. Dinner includes some of her favorite rib-sticking staples -- Beef and Okra Stew served with Sweet Potatoes topped with Roasted Marshmallows. For dessert, it's the perfect time of year for Caramel Apple Cake and Warm Spiced Apple Cider.

Tuesday
May 11
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 8

Southern Table

Kardea Brown is cooking up the perfect Lowcountry meal for her new Southern table: Fried Chicken with hot honey sauce, Hoppin' John and Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic and Pepper. For dessert, she puts a Southern twist on a sweet Apple Raspberry Cobbler with a Biscuit Top.

Tuesday
May 11
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 5

Mom's Birthday

Kardea Brown is celebrating her momma Pat's big day with her mom's favorite Tex-Mex meal, and Aunt TC joins her in the kitchen to help! The stars of this birthday menu are Carne Asada Chimichangas, deep-fried burritos stuffed with braised short ribs and cheese sauce. On the side, Kardea has Spicy Rice, and the birthday girl is getting an extra special cake to celebrate -- Brown Butter Cake with Spiced Chocolate Ganache and Dulce de Leche.

Tuesday
May 11
9:30am | 8:30c
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
May 18
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 12

Sibling Supper

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!

Tuesday
May 18
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 13

Wadmalaw Days

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!

Tuesday
May 18
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 1

NOLA Brunch

Kardea Brown is whipping up a tasty brunch with a spicy twist! Her mom Pat is coming over for her favorite meal inspired by her top bucket list destination: New Orleans. First up, Kardea makes a Cheesy Creole Breakfast Skillet with andouille sausage and shrimp covered in a creamy Creole sauce with a colorful Mardi Gras Salad on the side. Then, she fries up scrumptious New Orleans Beignets with Raspberry Syrup. To top of the perfect NOLA brunch, Kardea puts her twist on a Louisiana classic with a kick -- the Pimm's Cup!

Tuesday
May 18
9:30am | 8:30c
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
May 25
8am | 7c
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.

Tuesday
May 25
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 1

Grilling Out with the Girls

Kardea Brown has planned the perfect menu to celebrate the end of summer with her girlfriends. She's grilling up Jerk Chicken and Pineapple Skewers with Sweet and Savory Grilled Corn, and she serves Sweet Heat Baked Beans on the side. To help everyone cool off, she freezes Spiked Mojito Pops.

Tuesday
May 25
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 9

Gal's Night In

Kardea Brown won't let a little rain put a damper on a fun day with friends as she moves the party inside for some comfort classics -- Maple BBQ Chicken and Sweet Potato Waffles with Fried Green Tomatoes and a Spicy Remoulade. For dessert, she bakes the girls Espresso Brownies with a Mocha Ganache that will keep the party warm and cozy.

Tuesday
May 25
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Tuesday
Jun 1
8am | 7c

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