Kardea Brown kicks off summer by inviting her best girls for an afternoon on the beach to enjoy the gorgeous weather and even better food! She is throwing together a Seafood Clambake over a firepit and whipping up a Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce for dipping. Next on the menu, Kardea puts together her Cucumber Crab Boats for crunch and brightness, plus a refreshing and fruity cocktail fittingly called Yolanda's Drink, inspired by her bestie. And Kardea can't get her girls together without a dessert, so she's baked a velvety Mango Chiffon Pie.
When she was a kid, breakfast for dinner was such a fun treat for Kardea Brown, so when her best friend, Yolanda, visits for the weekend, Kardea invents elevated and exciting breakfast dishes for dinner … just for the big kids! First up, Kardea grills up a bone-in rib eye with a fried egg for her Fancy Steak and Eggs and a Savory Dutch Baby, Kardea's take on a savory pancake with smoked salmon and creme fraiche. And Kardea can't have Yolanda over without a cocktail, so Kardea shakes up her refreshing Bourbon Hibiscus Tea and makes fluffy, sky-high Souffle Pancakes with Butter Pecan Sauce for dessert.
Kardea Brown makes some yummy goodies for an afternoon boat ride with Kardea's brother, his wife and Kardea's friends. She starts with the ultimate sandwich, a Fancy BLT with Pickled Tomatoes that take this sandwich to a whole other level. Next, a mouthwatering Grilled Watermelon and Tomato Salad and a hearty Tuna Pasta Salad rounds out their meal. Plus, Kardea bakes up something that everyone will enjoy, Kardea's Kitchen Sink Cookie, a delicious treat filled with everyone's favorites.
Kardea Brown makes a meal with her aunt TC to treat TC's fellow church volunteers to a low-country feast. First, Kardea cooks up her delicious BBQ Smoked Turkey Wings. Then, Kardea whips up her Skillet Lima Beans, pan fried with bacon and tomatoes, and a Creamed Corn Casserole. For dessert, Kardea bakes a Lemon Pudding Pound Cake that'll have everyone singing her praises!
Kardea Brown is cooking up fun treats for a softball game with her friends. She is kicking up her Three Lil Pig Hot Dog with some pulled pork and crushed pork rinds on top and throwing together Miss Brown's Ballpark Potato Salad, a beautiful tri-color potato salad with a tangy vinaigrette. Plus, Kardea makes an addicting French Onion and Leek Dip and, for dessert, bakes some Vanilla Snack Cakes to bring this meal to a home run!
For her grandma's birthday, Kardea Brown is throwing a beautiful dinner at one of her grandma's favorite spots, the historic Angel Oak Tree, which is estimated to be 400-500 years old. Kardea starts off with Crab Stuffed Lobster Tails and a Blender Bearnaise, a quick kitchen hack to make a sauce with shallots, wine and tarragon -- the perfect complement to the lobster. Then, she makes a cheesy Tomato Pie with Cornmeal Crust and Kardea's Easy Entremet, a layered dessert that looks fancy but is easy to whip up.
Kardea Brown loves being an auntie, so she invites her brother Quan and his kids over to help her in the kitchen. She cooks up Smash Burgers with the Works and adds a twist with Avocado Fries. Then, Kardea makes homemade strawberry ice cream and two desserts with her nieces and nephew, Strawberry Crunch Bars and Very Berry Ice Cream Floats. This is a meal everyone will love, no matter how grown up!
Kardea Brown invites her family and friends over for a good ol' fashioned fish fry, so of course there's Cajun Fried Flounder with Dijon Tartar Sauce. Next, Kardea fries up Miss Brown's Hushpuppies Two Ways, traditional and with okra, and cooks up Skillet Green Beans topped with parmesan and lemon zest. For dessert, Kardea makes beautifully creamy Mini Fruit Tarts with blueberries and raspberries.
Kardea Brown invites her mom, Pat, to come visit for the weekend, and they cook up dishes together that Kardea craves most from growing up. They make Mom's Seafood Lasagna, a creamy and cheesy pasta bake with low-country shrimp and crab meat, and Cheesy Garlic Pull-Apart Bread. Then, Kardea mixes up Pat's Brambleberry, a delicious bourbon cocktail muddled with sweet blackberries, and whips up No-Bake Raspberry Pretzel Cups for Miss Pat's sweet tooth. There really is no place like home ... with your mom!
Kardea Brown is hosting a soulful supper club in Charleston with award-winning chef Alexander Smalls. Kardea begins the meal with Fish Chowder, a hearty soup with flaky cod, potatoes and corn. Then, Alexander joins Kardea in the kitchen to cook her Grilled Lamb Chops with Pink Peppercorn Sauce accompanied by Fried Skillet Corn Salad with bell peppers, tomatoes and pork belly. For dessert, Kardea plates beautiful Red Wine Poached Pears with Vanilla Bean Custard. Strike up the band, it's time for supper club!
Kardea Brown shares her favorite recipes using her beloved cast-iron skillet. These satisfying and versatile recipes can be whipped up any night of the week. First up, Kardea cooks a Chicken and Veggie Skillet, a delicious chicken dinner with all the veggies, and Cheesy Skillet Taco Mac, a meal that will have 'em coming back for seconds. Then, Kardea whips up an easy side dish that is sure to impress any dinner guest, her Cheesy Skillet Potatoes, and last, but certainly not least, Kardea's Ultimate Skillet Brownie is a chocolatey dessert topped with vanilla ice cream.
Kardea Brown is bringing a picnic basket filled with a delicious lunch to check on the construction of her dream home with her interior designer and friend, Elyssa. First up, Kardea is making a Chicken and Veggie Wrap with Herb Goat Cheese Spread, the perfect handheld sandwich. Next, Kardea whips up a cute and easy Salad in a Jar with baby kale, plums, smoky chickpeas and a light vinaigrette. Then, it's time to open the bubbly for Kardea's Spritz, a tart and refreshing celebratory cocktail, and Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cream Pies are a delightful treat for dessert.
Kardea Brown is hosting a movie night for her friends in her own backyard, creating a menu inspired by some movie theater favorites. She makes a loaded Low Country Muffuletta with an easy homemade everything bread to sandwich chow-chow, deli meats, cheese and smoked sausage. Then, movie night can't have just one sandwich, so Kardea throws down her Shrimp Burgers with Avocado Tartar Sauce and a side of Fried Pickles with Chipotle Ranch. And since no movie is complete without the popcorn, Kardea makes yummy Candy Bar Popcorn Balls for dessert.