Kardea Brown's Best Comfort Food Recipes

Bring the comforting flavors of lowcountry cooking home with these family recipes from Delicious Miss Brown.

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Aunty’s Mac and Cheese

What’s more comforting than mac and cheese?! Dig into Kardea’s easy creamy mac, made with three kinds of cheese for extra-gooey results.

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Crispy Rice Cereal-Coated Fried Chicken

Put the extra cereal in your pantry to good use by crushing it up and using it to coat this delicious fried chicken. "Make sure you don't buy the frosted rice cereal," Kardea says. That will be way too sweet.

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Charleston Milk Shake

This easy milkshake uses just two ingredients, vanilla ice cream and half-and-half, and is ready to sip after just five minutes.

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Lemon Sweet Rolls

"Y'all know that I love anything lemon, so these tender, sweet rolls are a favorite of mine for breakfast or brunch," Kardea says. "Topped with a speckled poppy seed and lemon-cream cheese frosting, these babies are sure to be a hit with your friends and family."

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Curry Chicken Pot Pies

Abby C. tried this recipe and raved: “This is absolutely the best chicken pot pie recipe ever. I made them today and they were a hit! This will definitely be on my ‘repeat’ list!”

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Sheet Pan Pizzas

Slice, slice, baby! Prepared pizza dough dressed up with store-bought ingredients makes Kardea’s easy sheet-pan pizzas love at first bite.

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Grilled Shrimp Po' Boy with Pickled Green Tomatoes

“The natural sweetness of the Carolina shrimp really comes through when it's paired with the pickled green tomatoes and tangy aioli,” says Kardea.

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Miss Brown's 5 Onion Dip

Kardea’s irresistible onion dip won’t last long at your next party. This crowd-pleasing snack is blanketed with parm and baked until bubbly.

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Sea Island Wings

Kardea uses everyday pantry staples like garlic powder, paprika and black pepper for low-hassle, finger-licking-good wings that the whole family will enjoy.

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Baked Onion Rings

Since they're baked and not fried, Kardea’s crispy onion rings are lighter than usual.

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Sweet Potato Fries with Aunt TC's Secret Sauces

Kardea's method for making extra-crispy fries is pure genius: “First, I soak the potatoes in cold water to remove the excess starch. Then, I give them a toss in a cornstarch and seltzer water mixture.”

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Potato Chip-Crusted Chicken Strips with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Kardea recommends using Zapp’s Voodoo chips for coating her chicken because of their tangy barbeque flavor.

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Carolina Smothered Chicken with Creamy Mustard Sauce

Tina V. tried Kardea’s smothered chicken and told us: “Delicious! My family loved this recipe and requested it become a regular at our dinner table.”

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Kardea's Sweet Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

There’s no going back to regular cornbread after trying this recipe! With jalapenos, honey and cheese, Kardea’s version turns out moist and flavorful every time.

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Espresso Brownies with Mocha Ganache

Chocoholics, go cocoa-crazy with Kardea’s ooey-gooey mocha ganache masterpiece infused with strong coffee.

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Fried Shrimp Baskets

These indulgent fried shrimp are made with Kardea's signature Gullah seasoning.

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No-Fuss Baby Back Ribs

The name says it all here. Kardea marinates meaty ribs with a savory-sweet mixture of soy sauce, brown sugar and Worcestershire then bakes them until the meat is succulent and tender.

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French Onion Grilled Cheese

Kardea slow cooks onions until they're soft and luxuriously sweet to deliver the classic taste of French onion soup to this super-gooey grilled cheese.

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Seafood Mac and Cheese

This mac and cheese is not messing around: it's made with four different kinds of cheese! Kardea's secret is to add a bit of cream cheese, which creates the perfect texture.

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Pimento Cheese Stuffed Burgers

These juicy burgers ooze melty pimento cheese.

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Aunt TC's Lemon-Lime Soda Cake

Kardea is most proud to have mastered this favorite family recipe: a super-fluffy cake her aunt TC made for her growing up. Adding a bit of lemon lime soda to the batter helps the cake rise and gives it its fluffy texture.

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Aunt TC's Potato Salad

Aunt TC still comes over to help Kardea make her famous Potato Salad. To make it she dresses up red potatoes and hard boiled-eggs with ingredients like yellow mustard and sweet pickle relish.

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Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sandwiches

It's a good idea to let the chicken salad chill in the fridge for a few minutes before building the sandwiches. That'll ensure all the flavors have a chance to marry.

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Charleston Chewies

To make sure these chewy cookies have crispy edges but stay gooey in the middle, Kardea makes them in small batches and uses an 8-inch square baking dish.

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