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Katie Brown Workshop

Dressing Up The Ordinary (#403)

Mushroom Soup, an Open-Face Veggie Sandwich a Scissors Tote Bag, a Tomato Garden are featured. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: With her Midwestern charm, girl-next-door persona and "keep it simple" ethic, Katie Brown demonstrates how to make a house a home in her new series, KATIE BROWN WORKSHOP. Everyday life at home is a joyous adventure for Katie, whether she is planning and cooking a dinner party, working in her garden, redecorating a room or meeting the daily needs of a young family. Her imaginative and budget-conscious approach to the home arts has been a breath of fresh air for a new generation of homemakers, earning her praise from People Magazine as "TV's meat-and-potatoes Martha Stewart." From her real-life workshop, Katie uses seasonal foods and colors to prepare simple and enjoyable meals, demystify the science of gardening and transform holiday decorations into works of art.

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  • Home Alone (#101)

    Katie makes-over a dressing table, creates a beautiful vanity tray and blends a botanical perfume. [26 minutes]

  • Think Ahead (#102)

    Creating a decorated cleaning bucket for every room and making stationery from real flower petals. [26 minutes]

  • A Mexican Fiesta (#103)

    Create a centerpiece with hay and pomegranates, fish tacos and delicious tortilla soup. [26 minutes]

  • Turn Trash Into Treasure (#104)

    Transform the remnants of worn out clothes into a patchwork headboard and vase slipcovers. [26 minutes]

  • Oasis (#105)

    Towels wrapped with ribbon tassels and an avocado grapefruit salad followed by cucumber soup. [26 minutes]

  • The Masters (#106)

    An inspirational bulletin board, flower-motif vase slipcovers and a feast of seafood risotto. [26 minutes]

  • Lone Star Picnic (#107)

    Start with a barbecue grill kit for flank steak and special corn on the cob grilled with butter. [26 minutes]

  • Dress It Up (#108)

    Copper sheeting transforms a lamp, cabinet and table. Create a plant trellis and a tiered garden. [26 minutes]

  • Summer Cocktail Party (#109)

    A perfect garden gathering with flowers, candles and tasty treats including baked parmesan crackers. [26 minutes]

  • Good Neighbor (#110)

    A lesson in welcoming guests and preparing food or a gift for those who have just moved in. [26 minutes]

  • A Fall Celebration (#111)

    Celebrate Thanksgiving by creating elegant place settings and making a traditional roast turkey. [26 minutes]

  • A Winter's Holiday (#112)

    Preparing a delicious crown roast of lamb with plum pudding dessert, along with glitter place cards. [26 minutes]

  • Romance (#113)

    Turn a living room into a picnic in the park, floor pillows, flowers and a finger-food feast. [26 minutes]

  • A Spring Celebration (#201)

    Create a nest-inspired place card, Herb Focaccia Bread and Turkey Bacon Egg Frittatas. [26 minutes]

  • Keep 'em Busy (#202)

    A healthy taco bar, a cookie bar, a nature-inspired gingerbread house and a doodle desk are created. [26 minutes]

  • Lady Luncheon (#203)

    A salad pizza and green bean salad, a moss welcome sign and woven serving trays are created. [26 minutes]

  • Green Celebration (#204)

    A moss window planter, copper candelabra, an herb-rubbed flank steak and vegetable orzo are created. [26 minutes]

  • A Weekend Agenda (#205)

    A personalized weeding bucket, an album to organize photo CDs, poached eggs & coconut cookies. [26 minutes]

  • Kids in the Garden (#206)

    A critter grow chart and a lady bug bag project. Garden cupcakes and oven-fried chicken tenders. [26 minutes]

  • Love Always (#207)

    Create homemade gifts of truffles and pecan buddies. Wrapping ideas and a sparkly vase are shared. [26 minutes]

  • Backyard Style (#208)

    Beer-simmered Bratwurst, Burgers and Baked Beans. Stylish food baskets and a backyard fountain. [26 minutes]

  • Flowers, Flowers Everywhere (#209)

    Add color to rooms with floral hoops & framed flowers. Lemon thyme pound cake & rosy fudge are made. [26 minutes]

  • Beach Dreams (#210)

    Plank-grilled White Fish, Cilantro Rice, Sand memory Frames and Frosted Candle Globes are created. [26 minutes]

  • Who Needs a Wedding Planner? (#211)

    Ideas for invitations and one-flower arrangements and recipes for quiche cups with shrimp. [26 minutes]

  • A Perfect Shower (#212)

    A flower box invitation, a row of roses and recipes for turkey sausage skewers and crab crostini. [26 minutes]

  • Farm Stand (#213)

    Grow and cook garden-fresh delights. Watermelon with a mint glaze and cider-braised cabbage. [26 minutes]

  • Kid's Party (#214)

    Throw a festive party for the little ones with a kids' table mat, hanging hoops and tasty treats. [26 minutes]

  • Pay It Forward (#215)

    Katie makes simple-to-pack and carry meals like shrimp and cheese casserole and caramel brownies. [26 minutes]

  • Early Earners (#216)

    Inspire kids to become young entrepreneurs with Katie's ideas for a neighborhood lemonade stand. [26 minutes]

  • Down Home Dining (#217)

    Katie brings a little Southern charm into the home with recipes for skillet cornbread and BBQ pork. [26 minutes]

  • Come Home with Katie Brown (#218)

    Katie shares creative tips while chatting with experts about everything from flooring to draperies. [26 minutes]

  • Take the Party Outside (#219)

    BBQ chicken and corn salad are created, along with food cover-ups and an ice bucket with flowers. [26 minutes]

  • A Cabin Feel (#220)

    Katie creates squash soup, caramel apples, cranberry apple cider, a cozy slip cover & twig candles. [26 minutes]

  • Sports Night (#221)

    Potato wedges, grilled cheese three ways and project ideas for sports-inspired flower arrangements. [26 minutes]

  • Paper It (#222)

    Parchment Potatoes, Parchment Fish, paper-wrapped moss boxes and a post-it note board are created. [26 minutes]

  • A Natural Beauty (#223)

    Katie gives ideas for roasting nuts, stitching fern leaves and creating a pressed-leaf collage. [26 minutes]

  • Kids and Fruit (#224)

    Get the kids interested in fun and healthy fruit dip sticks, lemon sorbet wedges and orange cake. [26 minutes]

  • Holiday (#225)

    Potatoes deluxe, roast beef, candle cocktails, an advent calendar and a holiday wreath are created. [26 minutes]

  • Gifts Galore (#226)

    Designer breadsticks, irresistible pretzels, dressed-up store-bought gifts and a gift box topiary. [26 minutes]

  • Mom (#301)

    Katie creates personalized Mother's Day gifts and Chris Paulk shares his delicious kitchen secrets. [26 minutes]

  • Spring (#302)

    A remnant tablecloth, framed vases, green garden soup and an apricot almond cake are featured. [26 minutes]

  • Welcome (#303)

    Learn how to make a mailbox vase, personalized steamer trays, chicken kebabs and a tiramisu bowl. [26 minutes]

  • Stripes (#304)

    Katie throws a kid's party with bright pennant banners, a striped tabletop and a flower pinata. [26 minutes]

  • Boxes (#305)

    Katie cooks up cinnamon crisps and peanut brittle and demonstrates how to propagate plants. [26 minutes]

  • Exotic (#306)

    Vibrant drink coasters, a bright colored water planter, honey-spiced almonds & hummus are featured. [26 minutes]

  • Engagement (#307)

    Twiggy rose arrangements, lantern centerpieces, a Hangar Steak Sandwich and Pasta Salad are made. [26 minutes]

  • Family (#308)

    Grilled pork ribs and a patriotic layer dessert are prepared. Patriotic table decorations are made. [26 minutes]

  • Picnic (#309)

    A wooden silverware caddy, a batik denim blanket, Chicken Wings, Corn Fritters and very Berry Cake. [26 minutes]

  • Green (#310)

    Environmentally smart projects include a corkboard calendar, a children's terrarium & green salads. [26 minutes]

  • Safari (#311)

    Paint-by-leaf canvas, hanging monkey & chocolate-covered banana elephant trunks for a kid's party. [26 minutes]

  • Light (#312)

    Add some sparkle and light with gem napkin rings and learn the art of forcing plant bulbs. [26 minutes]

  • Beach (#313)

    Katie brings a customized beach bag is full of shrimp ceviche, pepper salad and muffin tin cookies. [26 minutes]

  • Moroccan (#314)

    Katie creates starburst tabletop decorations, Grape Chandeliers, Braised Chicken and Carrot Salad. [26 minutes]

  • Comfort (#315)

    Delicious Beef Brisket, whole grain Potato Salad, Pecan Pie and soothing Herbal Balls are created. [26 minutes]

  • Left-Over (#316)

    Projects include, dipped silverware, corset drink cozies, tabletop rock garden and turkey pie. [26 minutes]

  • Recess (#317)

    A recycled lunchbox, mac n' cheese and peanut butter and jelly rollups make a child's day special. [26 minutes]

  • Potluck (#318)

    Dress-up a table with bouquets and a chic runner. Mango salad, herb feta puffs and cucumber salad. [26 minutes]

  • Chocolate (#319)

    A chocolate spice cake, chocolate mousse, glittery brown napkin rings & pinecone garland are made. [26 minutes]

  • Apples (#320)

    Apple popovers, brownies and chutney and a wooden welcome sign and an apple centerpiece are made. [26 minutes]

  • Best of Holidays (#321)

    Squash soup and roast turkey make easy and delicious holiday dishes. Gem napkin rings are made. [26 minutes]

  • Harvest (#322)

    No-carve Pumpkins, a coffee-stained cork menu, Roast Turkey, wild rice stuffing and pumpkin pie. [26 minutes]

  • Slate (#323)

    Katie makes a chic placemat to a nest terrarium, lamb stew and pomegranate white cheese salad. [26 minutes]

  • Festive (#324)

    Katie makes a pinecone table runner, faux-real trees, a delicious pear salad and ginger pancakes. [26 minutes]

  • Glistening (#325)

    Pile on the glitter and glitz with Katie as she creates fun party poppers and sparkly glitter balls. [26 minutes]

  • Best of Kids (#326)

    Great ways to get children to eat their veggies and lend a helping hand in the kitchen are shown. [26 minutes]

  • Mother's Day (#401)

    Features Orzo Salad, Marinated Chicken, Clementine Drink, a fabric necklace and a vegetable garden. [26 minutes]

  • Books (#402)

    "Grapes of Wrath" salad, "Spam I Am" green eggs and ham and a "Like Water for Chocolate" box cake. [26 minutes]

  • Circus Party (#404)

    Katie's show features Puff Dogs, Popcorn Squares, an Animal Train and a Popcorn Box Centerpiece. [26 minutes]

  • Garden Party (#405)

    Pasta Pea Parsley Salad, Poached Salmon, Party Blower Invites and a Driftwood Bird Nest Centerpiece. [26 minutes]

  • Frames (#406)

    A Magnetic Frame Board, a Ribbon Flower Frame, Zucchini Tart and Planked Fish are created. [26 minutes]

  • Easter (#407)

    A Stuffing from leftover Bread, a Cornish Hen and an Easter Egg Twig Arrangement are made. [26 minutes]

  • Wedding (#408)

    Features a Leg of Lamb, gourmet Grilled Cheese, Plum and Almond Cobbler and a wrap-around Twig Vase. [26 minutes]

  • Family (#409)

    Showcases a chicken roux, apple dumplings, biscuits, customizable baskets and a photo family tree. [26 minutes]

  • Seashells (#410)

    Roasted Shellfish, a tangy Swordfish dish, Watermelon salad, Seashell Art and Sand Pots are shown. [26 minutes]

  • Veggies (#411)

    Cauliflower Steaks, Roasted Root Veggies, a Chic Etched Mirror and a Veggie Bouquet are featured. [26 minutes]

  • Wine and Cheese (#412)

    Zucchini poppers, blue cheese with rosemary honey, bean and feta salad and a chic grape centerpiece. [26 minutes]

  • Apples (#413)

    A shrimp and apple slaw, iceberg apple and bacon salad, apple cider and apple place cards are made. [26 minutes]

  • Reuse (#414)

    Tacos and radish salsa, poached fruit, herb popsicles and a cork potholder are made from leftovers. [26 minutes]

  • The Big Game (#415)

    Sweet Potato Chips and Dip, Barbecue Ribs and Empanadas and a Touchdown Centerpiece are showcased. [26 minutes]

  • Valentine's Day (#416)

    Lobster, Lemon Mashed Potatoes, an Arrow Placemat and a Rose and Water Arrangement are showcased. [26 minutes]

  • Halloween (#417)

    Spooky ideas include Candy Pumpkin Apples, Chocolate-covered Marshmallows and gourd-face Pumpkins. [26 minutes]

  • Thanksgiving (#418)

    Salad, stuffing, apple tart, a feather wreath and a burlap feather centerpiece are showcased. [26 minutes]

  • Polka Dot Party (#419)

    Features Honey Carrot Muffins, Polka Dot Pizza, a Birthday Banner and Willy Wonka-inspired Flowers. [26 minutes]

  • Gifts (#420)

    Presents include Granola, matzo ball soup, tomato sauce and croutons and a custom gift-wrap tags. [26 minutes]

  • Christmas (#421)

    A no-stress holiday meal of red pepper risotto, pork tenderloin and Kentucky eggnog are prepared. [26 minutes]

  • New Year's (#422)

    Steak with Crab Sauce, Brussels Sprouts Salad, Butterfly Lanterns and a Cinnamon Candy Centerpiece. [26 minutes]

  • Best of What Women Love (#423)

    Light and tasty treats, a chic remnant tablecloth and an ornate teacup candelabra planter are made. [26 minutes]

  • Best of Simple Living (#424)

    Quick-fix simple meals and easy, yet stunning crafts for homes and gardens are showcased. [26 minutes]

  • Best of Kids (#425)

    A one-pot sloppy Joe casserole, honey carrot muffins and a few kid-friendly projects are showcased. [26 minutes]

  • Best of Holidays (#426)

    The house is decorated with advent balls and a faux-real tree project dresses up artificial trees. [26 minutes]

  • Family Favorites (#501)

    Cole Slaw, Goulash, Blueberry Muffins and a shadow box fashioned from old shoes are created. [26 minutes]

  • Sweet (#502)

    A colorful Birthday Cake, Orange and Cherry Brownies and a butterfly bouquet are featured. [26 minutes]

  • Easy Entertaining (#503)

    A stunning floral centerpiece and plant seeds, the gift that keeps on giving are showcased. [26 minutes]

  • Vegetable Medley (#504)

    A sculptural vegetable centerpiece, a stone wall vegetable garden and Creamy Cauliflower Soup. [26 minutes]

  • South of the Border (#505)

    Features a feather-adorned picture frame, Speedster Chili, Zesty Turkey Enchiladas and Guacamole. [26 minutes]

  • Under The Tuscan Sun (#506)

    Highlights include tasty Polenta Bites, Italian-Style Focaccia Bread and building an herb garden. [26 minutes]

  • Kids Day (#507)

    Crafty paper-plate creatures, a garden made from old car tires and Donut Sandwiches are showcased. [26 minutes]

  • Seaside (#508)

    Learn how to make-your-own Fish and Shell Compost to nourish any garden. [26 minutes]

  • Store-Bought Surprise (#509)

    Ham and Cheese Pockets, BBQ 'Fried' Cornflake Chicken and Butter Cream Pound Cake are made. [26 minutes]

  • Worldly (#510)

    Crisp Asian Steak Salad, Tuscan Olive Tapenade and Fabulous faux Faberge eggs are showcased. [26 minutes]

  • Gift Giving (#511)

    Tortellini and Turkey Meatball Soup, Strawberry Pesto and making your own buttons are showcased. [26 minutes]

  • Home for the Holidays (#512)

    Roasted Turkey, Garlic Potatoes, a wreath made from rope and a "gourdgeous" fall centerpiece. [26 minutes]

  • A Sparkling Holiday (#513)

    Beef Filet with Cranberry Tarragon Butter, Silky Potato Gratin and Orange and Olive Salad are made. [26 minutes]

  • Minty Holiday (#601)

    Host Katie Brown creates recipes and projects inspired by the festive red and white peppermint. [26 minutes]

  • Herbalicious (#602)

    Features herb corn bread in clay pots, barley soup with mini meatballs and planting an herb garden. [26 minutes]

  • Fun Fete (#603)

    Old trays are repurposed with chalkboard paint. Filo triangles with feta and spinach are made. [26 minutes]

  • Regional Garden (#604)

    French Onion soup, Greek-style stuffed Eggplant and Jamaican jerk Chicken with Citrus Salsa. [26 minutes]

  • Best of Gifts (#605)

    Designer breadsticks, matzo ball soup, truffles and a welcome basket for a neighbor are featured. [26 minutes]

  • Best of Summer (#606)

    Cucumber salad, poached salmon with dill and fashioning etched glass globe candleholders. [26 minutes]

  • Refreshing Remodeling 101 (#607)

    The home makeover begins with a walk-through of Katie's Amagansett, NY home with experts. [26 minutes]

  • Kitchen Confidential: The Nuts and Bolts of a Kitchen Renovation (#608)

    The home makeover features a walk-through of the kitchen in Katie's Connecticut home with experts. [26 minutes]

  • How to Blend The Old with the New When Remodeling (#609)

    The home makeover features a walk-through of the living spaces in Katie's home in Connecticut. [26 minutes]

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