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.
Kardea Brown and her nieces are out on the farm to pick blueberries and prepare a fresh brunch the kids and their parents will love. Kardea whips up fluffy Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes topped with a blueberry-honey sauce. She also serves up Cheesy Baked Eggs with Potatoes and Mustard Greens, Homemade Breakfast Sausage and refreshing Honey Orangeade.
Kardea Brown invites a friend over to sit by the creek, share a great meal and watch the world go by. Her menu includes a Seafood Salad Roll with Charleston Shrimp and Blue Crab, Homemade Seasoned Chips and a Fresh Melon Salad topped with fresh mint and spicy dressing. For dessert, Kardea makes Creekside Custard Cups with crushed graham crackers and orange Curacao custard.
Kardea Brown sets up carnival games and delicious fair food in the backyard for the kids in her life -- big and small! She makes Lowcountry Seafood Nachos served in baskets, Mini Corn Dog Muffins, Funnel Cake Bites topped with Strawberry Sauce and Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas on a Stick.
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.
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.
Kardea Brown invites Aunt TC over to help plant a container garden in the backyard while Kardea cooks up a fresh veggie and herb-inspired meal. First up, Veggie Soul Rolls are stuffed with collard greens, carrots, cabbage and rice. Then, Kardea grills Lamb Chops with a Mint Pesto and prepares a Fresh Tomato and Feta Salad. To finish off a beautiful day, nothing sounds better than keeping the oven off, so Kardea makes a no-bake Carolina Mud Pie.
Start spreadin' the news! Kardea Brown's friend from New York City is visiting, so Kardea's whipping up a meal that combines Big Apple favorites and the best of the South. She starts by making Seafood Pizza with Local Shrimp, plus a Salami and Tomato Salad with Buffalo Mozzarella. She mixes up a refreshing Charleston Tea, which is bourbon iced tea with mint and sparkling lemonade. For dessert, it's Kardea's spin on a New York classic, Big Apple Crumb Cheesecake.
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.
On her birthday, Kardea Brown wants nothing more than to cook a decadent meal for two of her favorite ladies, Momma Pat and Aunt TC. The celebratory dinner starts with Carolina She-Crab Soup followed by delectable Red Wine-Braised Beef Short Ribs sitting atop Creamy Sweet Potato Polenta. And for a truly Southern birthday, Kardea bakes a traditional Hummingbird Cake and enjoys a spiced banana and pineapple piece of heaven.
Kardea Brown hosts a fundraising dinner to benefit the Hutchinson House -- the last and only standing house built and owned by freedmen on Edisto Island, S.C. The event kicks off with a performance by Gullah-inspired music group Ranky Tanky. The dinner is a traditional Southern fish fry featuring Fried Cornmeal Crusted Catfish with a Baby Spinach Berry Salad and Candied Walnuts and Loaded Baked Potato Salad. For dessert, Kardea bakes an Old-Fashioned Lemon Buttermilk Pie.
Kardea Brown treats her friend Trevor to some Southern home cooking after months of being on the road for work. The star of the table is Lemon and Garlic Baked Chicken, and, for the sides, there's Country Wild Rice with Sausage and Collard Greens with Tomatoes. For dessert, Kardea has something extra Southern -- Upside Down Peach Cornbread Cake!
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.
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.
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.
Kardea Brown invites friends over for an afternoon Lowcountry cookout and fires up the grill. On the menu are Grilled Mahi Sandwiches, Grilled Shrimp Macaroni Salad and Grilled Potatoes tossed with EVOO and Chives. For something sweet, Kardea whips up a Berry Dump Cake.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.