Kardea's Best Dishes

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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 6, Episode 11

Shaking Up Soul Food

Kardea Brown loves a challenge, so she's making classic soul food dishes -- but vegan -- for her cousins. She starts with tofu for Lemon-Pepper Fried "Chicken" Tenders with dairy-free Ranch dipping sauce. She also makes Jackfruit Pulled "Pork" Sliders, Vegan Baked Mac and Cheese and Maple-Glazed Donuts with Coconut "Bacon."

Tuesday
Feb 1
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 6

Ribs and Pretzels and Tailgating!

Kardea Brown is meeting up with family and friends at the high school stadium for a proper tailgate, and her menu is a cut above the average burgers and hot dogs. She grills St. Louis-Style Ribs and sets out Beer Cheese and Soft Pretzel Bites to nibble on. She gives boring coleslaw a makeover into Collard and Red Cabbage Slaw, and she layers coconut and chocolate in a graham cracker crust for Momma Pat's Goodie Bars.

Sunday
Feb 6
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 2

Finger Lickin' Finger Foods

One thing Kardea Brown absolutely loves about game day is the food! She invites a few of her friends over for a pregame with Oven Roasted Carolina BBQ Chicken Wings, Turkey Sliders with Onion Jam, Mini 8-Layer Dip and Chips and, for a sweet finish, Crunchy Peanut and Pistachio Caramel Popcorn. Kardea's finger-licking menu always wins!

Sunday
Feb 6
12:30pm | 11:30c
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
Feb 8
8am | 7c
Season 5, Episode 2

Finger Lickin' Finger Foods

One thing Kardea Brown absolutely loves about game day is the food! She invites a few of her friends over for a pregame with Oven Roasted Carolina BBQ Chicken Wings, Turkey Sliders with Onion Jam, Mini 8-Layer Dip and Chips and, for a sweet finish, Crunchy Peanut and Pistachio Caramel Popcorn. Kardea's finger-licking menu always wins!

Tuesday
Feb 8
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 4, Episode 8

Galentine's Day

It's Galentine's Day, and Kardea Brown invites her best girlfriends over to enjoy an indulgent chocolate-inspired dinner, starting with Chipotle Cocoa Rubbed Salmon. Then, it's time for Super Decadent Mac and Cheese in a cream garlic sauce with Caramelized Brussels Sprouts on the side, followed by a sinfully sweet Cherry Jam Devil's Food Cake for dessert.

Tuesday
Feb 8
9am | 8c
Season 6, Episode 6

Ribs and Pretzels and Tailgating!

Kardea Brown is meeting up with family and friends at the high school stadium for a proper tailgate, and her menu is a cut above the average burgers and hot dogs. She grills St. Louis-Style Ribs and sets out Beer Cheese and Soft Pretzel Bites to nibble on. She gives boring coleslaw a makeover into Collard and Red Cabbage Slaw, and she layers coconut and chocolate in a graham cracker crust for Momma Pat's Goodie Bars.

Tuesday
Feb 8
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 5

Pampered and Fed

Kardea Brown treats her mom and aunt to a spa day at a Charleston hotel followed by a decadent dinner at home. She starts them off with Crawfish Bisque and Escarole Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing. Then she makes rich Creamy Lobster and Corn Pappardelle and tops off the day with Chocolate Martinis and a Dark Chocolate Coconut Cream Tart.

Sunday
Feb 13
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 8

Galentine's Day

It's Galentine's Day, and Kardea Brown invites her best girlfriends over to enjoy an indulgent chocolate-inspired dinner, starting with Chipotle Cocoa Rubbed Salmon. Then, it's time for Super Decadent Mac and Cheese in a cream garlic sauce with Caramelized Brussels Sprouts on the side, followed by a sinfully sweet Cherry Jam Devil's Food Cake for dessert.

Sunday
Feb 13
12:30pm | 11:30c
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
Feb 15
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 2

Grillin' and Chillin'

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.

Tuesday
Feb 15
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 4, Episode 12

Backyard Fair

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.

Tuesday
Feb 15
9am | 8c
Season 6, Episode 5

Pampered and Fed

Kardea Brown treats her mom and aunt to a spa day at a Charleston hotel followed by a decadent dinner at home. She starts them off with Crawfish Bisque and Escarole Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing. Then she makes rich Creamy Lobster and Corn Pappardelle and tops off the day with Chocolate Martinis and a Dark Chocolate Coconut Cream Tart.

Tuesday
Feb 15
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 9

Pasta! Pasta!

Kardea Brown may be a born-and-raised Southerner, but she has a fondness for Italian food, too. She makes an Italian meal for her friend Julia and starts with Homemade Pasta crafted by hand, without a machine or attachment. She whips up a Carbonara sauce and Roasted Artichokes with Parmesan Breadcrumbs, and dessert is creamy Panna Cotta topped with fresh berries.

Sunday
Feb 20
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 7

Surprise, Ma!

Kardea Brown hits the road to surprise her mom in Atlanta with a visit. On her way, she stops at a seafood stand to pick up some sweet Charleston shrimp for the grill -- a little taste of home for Ma! In Ma's kitchen, they make New Orleans-Style BBQ Shrimp and Grilled Rubbed Chicken with an Alabama White Sauce. Kardea makes a light and crisp Rainbow Carrot and Fennel Salad with Apricots, and they top off their reunion meal with a delicious Unwind Sangria.

Sunday
Feb 20
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 4, Episode 11

Hutchinson House Dinner

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.

Sunday
Feb 20
1pm | 12c
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
Feb 22
8am | 7c
Season 5, Episode 7

Surprise, Ma!

Kardea Brown hits the road to surprise her mom in Atlanta with a visit. On her way, she stops at a seafood stand to pick up some sweet Charleston shrimp for the grill -- a little taste of home for Ma! In Ma's kitchen, they make New Orleans-Style BBQ Shrimp and Grilled Rubbed Chicken with an Alabama White Sauce. Kardea makes a light and crisp Rainbow Carrot and Fennel Salad with Apricots, and they top off their reunion meal with a delicious Unwind Sangria.

Tuesday
Feb 22
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
Feb 22
9am | 8c
Season 6, Episode 9

Pasta! Pasta!

Kardea Brown may be a born-and-raised Southerner, but she has a fondness for Italian food, too. She makes an Italian meal for her friend Julia and starts with Homemade Pasta crafted by hand, without a machine or attachment. She whips up a Carbonara sauce and Roasted Artichokes with Parmesan Breadcrumbs, and dessert is creamy Panna Cotta topped with fresh berries.

Tuesday
Feb 22
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 8

Ode to Rice

Rice is the foundation of Gullah cooking, and Kardea Brown's grandma always has a pot of it ready to go. Kardea is making four dishes using rice to show her grandma how many ways there are to transform the humble grain into something delicious and unexpected. She fries up Crispy Rice Cereal-Coated chicken, makes a Cheesy Rice Casserole with Turkey and amps up the flavor with Curried Rice Salad. There's even rice in one of Grandma's favorite desserts, Sticky Rice Pudding with Mango.

Sunday
Feb 27
12pm | 11c
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.

Sunday
Feb 27
12:30pm | 11:30c
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
Mar 1
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
Mar 1
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 1

If You Can't Stand the Heat ...

Kardea Brown shares her favorite dishes to make when it's just too hot to stay in the kitchen! She makes Easy Shrimp Kabobs with Garlic Sauce and Pasta Salad with Squash, Feta and Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette. Her Watermelon Salad is cool and crisp, and Creamy Orange Push Pops are a light, refreshing dessert. This menu is a quick and easy way to beat the heat and enjoy the sunshine!

Tuesday
Mar 1
9am | 8c
Season 6, Episode 8

Ode to Rice

Rice is the foundation of Gullah cooking, and Kardea Brown's grandma always has a pot of it ready to go. Kardea is making four dishes using rice to show her grandma how many ways there are to transform the humble grain into something delicious and unexpected. She fries up Crispy Rice Cereal-Coated chicken, makes a Cheesy Rice Casserole with Turkey and amps up the flavor with Curried Rice Salad. There's even rice in one of Grandma's favorite desserts, Sticky Rice Pudding with Mango.

Tuesday
Mar 1
9:30am | 8:30c

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