Kimberly's Simply Southern is a one-of-a-kind cooking show featuring country artist and founding member of the band Little Big Town, Kimberly Schlapman. Her passion for making simple, home cooked recipes with her family and country singing friends back home keeps Kimberly hunting for culinary treasures when on the road.
In each episode, Kimberly hops off the tour bus to discover America's best local foods, ingredients and people who share her love of tasty good vittles. In Maine, Kimberly catches lobster with a salty, 5th generation lobsterman. In Hemmingway, SC, Kimberly learns the art of whole hog BBQ from Pit Master Rodney Scott. In Chicago, Kimberly unearths the secret to the perfect pie crust at Hoosier Mama Pie Company.
Then, back in her Nashville kitchen, Kimberly folds her newly gained knowledge into her traditional family recipes like Grandmother Bartlett's Fried Chicken, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, and Deviled Egg Potato Salad. Upping the fun factor, Kimberly gets a little help from her friends as a bevy of country artists stop by to chop and chat. Each guest is rewarded for their kindness with good company, good times and one of Kimberly's authentic, southern meals.
In the forests of Connecticut, Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman visits a family-owned orchard that has been churning out hot and cold apple cider for over a century. After learning the craft and process from tree to jug, Kimberly creates sweet and savory dishes inspired by her New England harvest for her husband, Steve, and their daughter, Daisy.
In the funky food haven of Asheville, NC, Kimberly visits a couple of cracker makers who bake up small, handmade batches of crispy treats. Back home, she cooks up a sweet and savory feast featuring the underrated crunchy crisps, and David Barnes stops by.
Kimberly visits a Nashville biscuit chef whose food truck serves up decadent, delicious takes on biscuits, a classic Southern comfort food. Back in her home kitchen, she whips up her version of the Southern classic and Chef Rusty Hamlin drops by.
Kimberly visits a barbecue pitmaster and spice rub creator whose spices are put to the test in a finger-licking showdown where Kimberly is judge. Then, she brings the down-home flavors back to her kitchen and makes a winning, spice-infused meal as Wynonna Judd stops by.
Kimberly visits an ice cream parlor in Louisville, KY, to sample the rich, delicious flavors and tackle their famous 15-scoop sundae. Back in the kitchen, she whips up some sweet treats of her own as Brett Eldredge stops by to visit.
Kimberly visits a slice of Southern paradise tucked away in the hills of Tennessee where she learns the art of making sheep cheese before joining some friends for some skeet shooting. Then, she takes the cheese back to the kitchen to whip up a creamy dairy delight as her bandmates Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet drop by!
Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman is in Chicago visiting one of the last drive-in restaurants, where she learns how to cook up the famous Chicago-style hot dog. Back in the kitchen, Kiefer and Shawna Thompson of the band Thompson Square join her as she cooks up savory hot dogs inspired by one of the Windy City's signature eats.
Kimberly fills up on the all-American favorite, Hamburgers, when she drops by East Nashville's hottest burger joint. At home, Kimberly creates a burger menu for the ages. Special Guest: Storme Warren
Pie for dinner and pie for dessert, Kimberly's visit to a Chicago pie shop inspires her to make some tasty pies of her own.
Kimberly visits a Nashville pitmaster to learn the secrets behind smoking a perfect rack of ribs and brings her newly learned chops back to the kitchen. Then, Kix Brooks drops in for a visit.
Kimberly visits a famous chicken restaurant to learn the secrets behind one of Nashville's signature dishes: hot chicken. Then, she heads home to make a bird that will set anyone's taste buds ablaze, and Billy Currington drops by.
Kimberly gets a lesson in chiles when she stops by her favorite New Mexican restaurant, then spices it up in her own kitchen with Today Show stalwart, Al Roker. Special Guest: Al Roker
In the bountiful farmlands of Idaho, Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman visits an organic farmer whose diverse and naturally grown crops yield a delicious, healthy harvest year-round. After tasting the farm flavor, Kimberly takes some of the fresh greens back to the kitchen, where singer Eric Paslay joins her as she whips up a healthy and hearty meal straight from the heartland.
Inspired by a visit to one of the largest citrus groves in Central Florida, Kimberly gets her citrus on with a menu that makes the most out of these zesty flavors. Special guest: Craig Morgan
If there's one cuisine that could qualify as universally comforting, it would have to be Italian. Today Kimberly puts her own twist to an Italian feast and makes a great spaghetti casserole. Special Guest: Martina McBride
Kimberly heads to the Hama Hama Oyster Farm in Washington State to learn all about these tasty water critters. Back in her own kitchen she serves oysters and clams 3 ways. Special Guest: Ashton Shepherd
Kimberly loves cows and today she gets to experience first hand what it's like to run a dairy farm. Back in the kitchen she makes a menu with all the dairy products she worked so hard on. Special Guest: Jerrod Niemann
Today Kimberly visits the spectacular Blackberry Farm to learn all about mushrooms. Once in her home kitchen she makes a menu inspired by their earthy flavors. Special Guest: Josh Turner
Kimberly learns to make Goat Cheese at the Noble Springs Dairy Farm in Franklin, Tennessee. Back in her kitchen, the goat cheese continues it's starring role. Special Guest: Dustin Lynch
No one can resist going up and ordering from a big red truck named "Trolley Parton" and on this episode, Kimberly gets the chance to come aboard for a lesson in making tasty finger foods. Once in her kitchen she makes her own version of nibblies, perfect for a party. Special Guest: Sunny Sweeney
Cupcakes are all the rage and today Kimberly learns how to make one that will knock your socks off. Armed with tips and techniques she makes her own version at home along with some other family favorites. Special Guests: Karen Fairchild, Daisy Schlapman, Penelopi Sweet, Elijah Westbrook
Slow-cured country ham is a way of life for the people of the Great Smoky Mountains and today Kimberly learns how to make that perfect Tennessee prosciutto. Back home she makes a breakfast that's definitely worth waking up for. Special Guests: Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook
Handcrafting the world's greatest chocolate is no small task, nonetheless brothers Rick and Michael Mast have taken it on as their mission in life. Today Kimberly learns all that goes into making chocolate from bean to bar from these 2 cocoa wizards and then heads back to Nashville where she conjures up a decadent menu. Special Guest: Kacey Musgraves.
DC is not all about policy and politics, it's also become a haven for great food and fun. Enter Comet Ping Pong, a place where folks can eat some of the best pizza in town and put their table tennis skills to the test right after. Today is Kimberly's turn as she learns how to make a mouthwatering pizza rustica. Back in her kitchen she gets a handle on the pizza pie and puts a southern spin on a menu that she'll be proud to serve. Special Guest: Niki Taylor
New York is home to some of the most original food joints in the country and Dun-Well doughnuts is one of those stand-outs. Today with the help of its dynamic duo, Christopher and Dan, Kimberly will be learning the tricks to the moistest doughnut, and the creamiest icing. Once she has the techniques down pat, she'll go back to her kitchen to fix up a menu perfect for Sunday Supper with donuts for dessert. Special Guest: Nan Kelley.
Philippe The Original is the birthplace of the famed French Dip and today Kimberly learns all about the legendary sandwich. Back home, Kimberly makes a sweet and a savory southern sandwich with the help of her sister Paula and daughter Daisy. Special Guests: Paula James, Daisy Schlapman & Sugar the Cat