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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. 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 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
Nov 9
8:30am | 7:30c
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
Nov 9
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 13

Inspired by Charleston's Best

Kardea Brown and her friend KJ Kearney like to explore Charleston's food scene together, and KJ has even developed a social media presence based on his outings. Kardea invites KJ over to treat him with her versions of Charleston's best, taking inspiration from the great meals they've shared together. She makes a Panko Fried Pork Chop Sandwich on Grilled Texas Toast, Shaved Green Cabbage Slaw with Shallots and Dijon Vinaigrette, Lima Bean Salad and a special Homemade Banana Pudding.

Tuesday
Nov 9
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 5, Episode 3

Friendsgiving

Kardea Brown invites her lifelong besties over to show them how thankful she is for their friendship in the best way she knows how -- by feeding them! For this Friendsgiving, Kardea is in charge of the all-important turkey and side dishes, and her girlfriends bring dessert and drinks. To start, Kardea serves Deviled Crabs in the shell. Then she makes a Cajun Butter Spatchcock Turkey along with Fried Cabbage with carrots and peppers and Sweet Potato Stuffed Cornbread.

Sunday
Nov 14
12pm | 11c
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
Nov 16
8am | 7c
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
Nov 16
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 4, Episode 13

A Garden Grows

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.

Tuesday
Nov 16
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 3

Friendsgiving

Kardea Brown invites her lifelong besties over to show them how thankful she is for their friendship in the best way she knows how -- by feeding them! For this Friendsgiving, Kardea is in charge of the all-important turkey and side dishes, and her girlfriends bring dessert and drinks. To start, Kardea serves Deviled Crabs in the shell. Then she makes a Cajun Butter Spatchcock Turkey along with Fried Cabbage with carrots and peppers and Sweet Potato Stuffed Cornbread.

Tuesday
Nov 16
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 3, Episode 5

All About the Sides

Kardea Brown is keeping her favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, intimate with a special meal for Ma and Grandma. Grandma always brings the turkey, so Kardea is taking on the sides. She hopes Grandma approves of her Candied Yams, and no Lowcountry Thanksgiving is complete without Oyster Stuffing. Kardea adds Sauteed Turnip Greens and Cranberry Custard Pie for a holiday menu to be thankful for!

Sunday
Nov 21
12pm | 11c
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
Nov 23
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 3

Berry Delicious Brunch

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.

Tuesday
Nov 23
8:30am | 7:30c
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
Nov 23
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 5

All About the Sides

Kardea Brown is keeping her favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, intimate with a special meal for Ma and Grandma. Grandma always brings the turkey, so Kardea is taking on the sides. She hopes Grandma approves of her Candied Yams, and no Lowcountry Thanksgiving is complete without Oyster Stuffing. Kardea adds Sauteed Turnip Greens and Cranberry Custard Pie for a holiday menu to be thankful for!

Tuesday
Nov 23
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 5, Episode 11

Bridge Run Brunch

Kardea Brown and her friends are meeting up with their trainer for a bridge run workout. After burning some calories, it's time to put a few back, so Kardea invites them all back to her house for brunch. She makes a Seafood Omelet Bar with all the fixings, Candied Bacon, Peaches and Cream Scones and refreshing Sparkling Mimosas.

Sunday
Nov 28
12pm | 11c
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
Nov 30
8am | 7c
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
Nov 30
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, Episode 4

Lowcountry Lunch

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.

Tuesday
Nov 30
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 11

Bridge Run Brunch

Kardea Brown and her friends are meeting up with their trainer for a bridge run workout. After burning some calories, it's time to put a few back, so Kardea invites them all back to her house for brunch. She makes a Seafood Omelet Bar with all the fixings, Candied Bacon, Peaches and Cream Scones and refreshing Sparkling Mimosas.

Tuesday
Nov 30
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 5, Episode 10

A Delicious Christmas

It's that special time of year again, and Kardea Brown is making a holiday dinner for her mom, grandma and cousin. On the Christmas table this year is a beautiful Brown Sugar Glazed Ham with Cloves, Red Rice Perloo (a Gullah staple), Green Bean Casserole and Apple Cider Cobbler for dessert.

Sunday
Dec 5
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.

Tuesday
Dec 7
8am | 7c
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
Dec 7
8:30am | 7:30c
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
Dec 7
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 10

A Delicious Christmas

It's that special time of year again, and Kardea Brown is making a holiday dinner for her mom, grandma and cousin. On the Christmas table this year is a beautiful Brown Sugar Glazed Ham with Cloves, Red Rice Perloo (a Gullah staple), Green Bean Casserole and Apple Cider Cobbler for dessert.

Tuesday
Dec 7
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 3, Episode 13

A Sea Island Christmas

Kardea Brown is celebrating the holiday season with her closest family and a traditional Sea Island menu. The stars of the table are Maple-Glazed Cornish Hens, and for sides, she makes the Lowcountry staple Limpin' Susan with Shrimp and her Grandma's Green Beans with Potatoes and Smoked Turkey. For dessert, Kardea turns to a Gullah classic, Sweet Potato Pone.

Sunday
Dec 12
12pm | 11c
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
Dec 14
8am | 7c
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
Dec 14
8:30am | 7:30c

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