Southern at Heart - Episode Guide
Season 5 - April 9, 2016
On the rare night when Damaris Phillips finds herself home alone with no plans, she loves to indulge with her favorite foods. She spends a bit of "me time" making Roasted Vegetable and Truffle Mac and Cheese, Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf, a Plum and Sage Mojito!
Season 5 - April 2, 2016
Damaris Phillips and her husband, Darrick, have a standing game night where they bust out their favorite board games invite friends over for family-style food and fun. The menu features Kentucky Red Beans and Rice Topped with Crispy Country Ham, Mango Chutney Green Beans, and Coconut Creme Brulee.
Catch Me If You Can
Season 5 - March 12, 2016
Damaris Phillips and a friend have been on a fun, new adventure taking a circus aerial class, and they've worked up a huge appetite. Damaris has just the recipes to satisfy, and whips up Sesame Tuna Salad, Miso-Seared Sweet Potatoes, and Sauteed Apples with Ginger Snap Crumble.
Dinner Under the Stars
Season 5 - March 5, 2016To celebrate her friend Terra's engagement, Damaris Phillips invites some close friends over for a spectacular evening of dining under the stars. Damaris shares her best party-planning tips and presents a stunning make-ahead menu of Creamy Fall Lasagna, Shaved Cauliflower Salad with Toasted Pecans and Cranberries, and Pear Bellinis.
Arrow to My Heart
Season 5 - February 27, 2016
Damaris Phillips' friend Chris has a passion for historical reenactments and asks her to join him for an old world archery contest. Always intrigued by these events, Damaris happily dons the appropriate attire and cooks up a meal inspired by the times: Marinated Beet and Stilton Salad, Sausage and Savory Herb Quiche, and Butter Pecan Crumpets.
Fairest of the Fair
Season 5 - February 20, 2016
Damaris Phillips and her chef friend, Terra, are on a mission to eat the craziest, most decadent foods at the Kentucky State Fair. Then, using their trip as inspiration, they recreate and reimagine the fair treats as bite-sized appetizers: Corn Dog Muffins, Pimento Cheese Jalapeno Poppers, and Meyer Lemon Shake-Up Tarts.
Carved and Sweetly Starved
Season 5 - February 13, 2016Damaris Phillips' sister Morgan lives in a neighborhood where they're crazy for Halloween, so she asks for Damaris' help carving up pumpkins, decorating her house, and making sweet treats. Damaris rises to the occasion and creates a stunning Red Velvet Lava Cake, as well as Cornmeal and White Chocolate Biscotti to dip into a hearty Roasted Chicken White Chili.
Halftime Ham Sandwich
Season 5 - February 6, 2016
Damaris Phillips is hosting the big game at her house, and she has a few tricks up her sleeve to make the game extra fun. She serves Fresh Baked Ham sliced thin, served on a sweet roll and topped with Fried Pickles with Cajun Aioli. On the side, it's Homemade Potato Tots, the perfect finger food!
Season 5 - January 30, 2016
Damaris Phillips inherited her grandmother's recipe book and is inspired to update a few of the most memorable recipes to include in her first cookbook. She enlists her friend Becca to help and gets to work reimagining treasured dishes like Porcupine Meatballs in Sauerkraut, Buttery Baked Potato Rolls, and Oatmeal Molasses Cookies.
Picking and Picnicking
Season 5 - January 23, 2016
Damaris Phillips spent many days as a kid enjoying the fresh bounties of Huber's Farm, and now she's returning with friends for a farm adventure. She packs a picnic lunch for the day, making Zucchini Noodle Salad and Blackened Chicken Sandwiches with Almond Butter and Red Pepper Jam. After lunch, they harvest ripe fruit to make Pickled Peaches.
Close to Home
Season 5 - January 16, 2016
Damaris Phillips surprises her overworked husband Darrick with a romantic staycation, as they go "glamping," or glamour camping, on their lawn! She decorates the yard like the foothills of the Kentucky forest, and makes delicious Southern Sloppy Joes and crunch Butternut Squash Slaw over the campfire. Then, there's yummy S'more Bites as they take in the beautiful starry night.
Rainy Day Egg Hunt
Season 4 - March 19, 2016
When it's raining during the day of Damaris Phillips's egg hunt, she brings the festivities inside. No matter the weather, her impressive meal of Country Ham and Scalloped Potatoes with an iceberg wedge salad is sure to please the crowd. And while the kids are munching on their chocolate bunnies, the adults can enjoy Damaris's coconut bourbon chocolates.
Grampy's got a Sweet Tooth
Season 4 - January 9, 2016
For Father's Day, Damaris Phillips invites her mother and grandfather over for a special brunch, where Grampy's predilection for sweets rules the menu: On tap are Cinnamon Roll Biscuits with Sweet Tea Caramel, a beautiful Five-Cup Ambrosia and easy Breakfast Sausage.
Pizza Jammin' All Night
Season 4 - December 6, 2015
Damaris Phillips is throwing a fancy white party to celebrate summer, with elevated party food made from spectacular pale ingredients. The menu starts with a pizza, topped with roasted and shredded chicken breast, slathered with homemade peach jam and topped with brie. For dessert, her Orange Blossom Bundt Cake with White Chocolate Ganache is as easy to make as it is glorious to taste.
Phillips Family Grilltacular
Season 4 - November 22, 2015
Damaris Phillips invites her family over for a grilling feast potluck. She starts with a spicy Banana Pepper and Jalapeno Compote that's slathered over a beautiful Grilled Pork Tenderloin. With the grill lit up, she uses it to bring smoky, caramelized goodness to her Grilled Succotash Pasta Salad, and even cherries and oranges are grilled for her out-of-this-world Grilled Old Fashioned Cocktail.
Pecan-Encrusted With Love
Season 4 - November 15, 2015
Damaris Phillips hosts lunch for two aunts who she's asked to make her a wedding quilt. On the menu are a Pecan-Crusted Stuffed Chicken and her take on Southern risotto, a savory, toothsome bed of rice topped with caramelized asparagus.
Southern Fried Friendship
Season 4 - November 8, 2015
Damaris Phillips and her girlfriends have a semi-annual dinner party dressed up as a clothing swap. To accompany the fashion show, Damaris and her chef friend Terra bring the heat with their menu: Spicy Hot Chicken Fried Steak Sandwiches, Smoked Macaroni Salad, and for dessert, Blackberry Almond Cobbler.
Freezer Pleasers for Mom
Season 4 - November 1, 2015
Damaris Phillips figures that bringing homemade food to her hard-working mom friends is the best way to get to see their adorable kids. She brings frozen goodies that the moms can heat up and enjoy whenever they want. On the menu: Loaded Skilled Corn Bread, Creole Pinto Beans and Damaris's elegant Lavender Coconut Macaroons.
Spicy Feast in the Bluegrass
Season 4 - October 18, 2015
Inspired by a recent trip through Mexico, Damaris Phillips invites her fiance and brother over to reminisce about the trip while enjoying a hot meal of Roasted Pumpkin Seed-Seared Lima Beans, alongside her showstopping creation, Enchalasagna. After all the hot stuff, a Coconut Tequila Lime Pie is the perfect dessert to cool down.
Bourbon, Bacon, Boots Up!
Season 4 - October 11, 2015
Damaris Phillips prepares a Kentucky-inspired meal to share with her friend, Nikki, before the two take in all of Damaris's favorite downtown attractions. On the menu are Kentucky BLTs topped with a Bourbon Tomato Aioli, served up alongside a bright, flavorful Stewed Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella Salad. For dessert, a Grilled Peach and Bourbon Crisp.
PB&J Came to Play
Season 4 - September 27, 2015
Damaris Phillips and her fiance take her niece and little friends out for a trip to a life-sized puppet theater. Damaris brings a kid-satisfying lunch for intermission: Crispy Fried Meatloaf Sandwiches topped with a sweet and tangy Green Tomato Jam, plus Carrot Raisin Salad Rolls, and Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies.
Treat Yourself Supper
Season 4 - September 20, 2015
Damaris Phillips invites her mother, sister and niece over for an at-home Southern spa day. Before the pampering begins, they have an indulgent meal of Southern favorites, starting with BBQ Glazed Shrimp, and Baked Grits and Collards. For dessert, her Rhubarb Strawberry Shortcake is the perfect way to melt the stress away.
Elevated Comfort Dinner
Season 4 - September 13, 2015
To celebrate the birthday of Damaris's fiance, Darrick, Damaris hosts a dinner for Darrick, his sister and her husband. Elevating the flavors of spinach and artichoke dip, Damaris makes a to-die-for Spinach and Artichoke Pasta, then lightens up the meal with her Hail Kale Caesar Salad. And it's not a birthday party without cake: Damaris's Chocolate and Espresso Layer Cake with Peanut Butter Icing is a sophisticated, decadent sweet. The whole meal is perfect when you're looking to impress your future in-laws — or anybody else!
Fancy Fun Finger Foods
Season 4 - September 6, 2015
In order to help her bridesmaids pick their dresses, Damaris Phillips has arranged for a stylist friend to pick up a trunk load of dresses for the girls to decide between. For this trunk show, Damaris prepares fork-free party snacks including Fresh Watermelon and Feta Skewers, Baked Fingerlings with Sour Cream Butter Topped with Catfish Caviar and Champagne Berry Chiffon.
Light on Your Feet
Season 3 - September 2, 2015
On Thursdays, Damaris goes out swing dancing. This week, she invites her boyfriend to join her for a light and easy weeknight dinner of Fried Olive and Lentil Salad, Acorn Squash Stuffed With Sausage, Barley and Goat Cheese and "Dance the Night Away" Energy bars to enliven their spirits before the dance and keep them light on their feet.
Gift Basket of Food
Season 3 - July 21, 2015
The Phillips family has an annual tradition of making and exchanging delicious and practical gift baskets and this year, Damaris is making simple, yet impressive, pantry staples to give as gifts and uses them in recipes to feed her crew. First, her homemade Bourbon Vanilla Extract serves as the base for decadent Spoon Fudge. Her homemade Stake Sauce is the perfect stuff to pour over Prime Rib Burgers and Kale Caesar Salad is topped with Cornbread Croutons.
Cocktail Party Bites
Season 3 - July 21, 2015
For their joint birthday party, Damaris throws the ultimate karaoke party with her best friend, Sam. Damaris makes easy appetizers and set-it-and-forget-it foods to keep the prep simple for her own party! While Sam sets up the singing lounge, Damaris cooks up Fish Taco Bites, Cheesecake Lollipops and Butter Bean Hummus.
Season 3 - July 20, 2015
Damaris and her friends have a yearly "friends-giving" celebration, where they all gather donning their comfy clothes and eat and watch movies all day. Damaris prepares some great casseroles for this stress-free dinner party: Turkey and Stuffing Casserole, Green Bean and Smashed Potato Casserole and Sweet Potato Crumble.
Card Game With Grampy
Season 3 - July 20, 2015
Damaris and her beau, Darrick, have been getting bridge lessons from Damaris's 99-year-old Grampy. Over an intimate card game, they'll enjoy Creamy Tomato Soup and Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches and Grampy's favorite dessert — Pineapple Upside-Down Cake.
Picnic Day at the Races
Season 3 - July 17, 2015
Chef Damaris shows off her unique take on traditional Southern picnic fare with her Bourbon-Brined Fried Chicken, Braised Red Cabbage and a decadent wine-infused White Mac and Cheese. It's all packed up and taken to the track, where it's time to eat, party and watch the horse races.
Tailgate at the Big Game
Season 3 - July 17, 2015
Friday night means football in Kentucky, and Chef Damaris loves to tailgate. She whips up some perfect comfort food for the game: Pulled Pork Nachos with Avocado Sour Cream, plus even dessert has a tailgate twist, with her divinely chewy Barbecue Brownies.
Late Night Feast
Season 3 - July 16, 2015
Damaris is hosting a late night feast, inspired by a lively zombie walk she saw in Louisville. A stunning Red Wine Spaghetti With Meatballs is followed by the perfect sweet treat, her decadent Banana Pudding. There's also Mulled Wine for her costumed party guests to sip on.
Season 2 - July 10, 2015
Damaris helps her kitchen-challenged Uncle John tackle the traditional Phillips spring lamb feast. Taking the intimidation out of preparing a large roast, Damaris demonstrates an easy cooking method and simply layers fresh flavors to bring out the best qualities of Roasted Lamb and Mint Chimichurri. Feta Roasted New Potatoes and Togarashi Glazed Carrots round out this crowd-pleasing menu that shows a fresh take on traditional Southern fare.
Season 2 - July 9, 2015
Damaris's niece and friends are visiting, so she whips up foods that kids love with sneaky tricks to get them to eat their veggies. They make Semolina and Sundried Tomato Waffles with homemade Pizza Sauce and Chocolate Chip Cherry Cast-Iron Cookies. With simple, sure-fire recipes, Damaris shows how to make special meals for the little loved ones in your family.
Big Southern Salad
Season 2 - July 9, 2015
Damaris reveals one of her secrets to delicious cooking: interesting and unexpected spices. To show why spices matter, she takes on a typically boring dish — salad — and transforms it into a whole meal with bold flavors and interesting textures in a Kale, Roasted Celery Root, Deviled Eggs and Spiced Almond Salad With Garlic Confit Vinaigrette. And for an exotic complement, her savory Za'atar Biscuit takes Southern biscuit-making to a new level.
Season 2 - July 8, 2015Damaris and one of her best friends, pastry chef Terra Nelson, rent a movie from their favorite video store and decide to whip up the perfect snacks to munch as they watch. On the menu: Hickory and Gorgonzola Popcorn, easy handmade Wild Mushroom and Cheddar Pork Sausages and no one can resist their Homemade Candy Bars With Chunks of Cookies and Caramel.
Season 2 - July 8, 2015Damaris visits her favorite neighborhood Italian grocery store, Lotsa Pasta, where she finds beautiful fresh ricotta and local goat cheese, and transforms it into a decadent but easy-to-make Goat Cheese Gnocchi With Bacon, Dates and a Kentucky Brown Butter Wine Sauce. For dessert, Damaris puts her twist on an Italian favorite with a silky Buttermilk Panna Cotta. It's a celebration of Italy with a Kentucky accent.
30 Dollar Date
Season 2 - May 28, 2015
Damaris has a tradition: the $30 date, which must last a minimum of five hours and include a meal. For this date, Damaris plans a romantic picnic. She transforms leftover fried chicken into mouth-watering Fried Chicken Salad Sandwiches. She brightens up her basket with a Salad dressed with an Asian Vinaigrette and finishes the meal with decadent Chocolate Mason Jars. It's the perfect meal for a memorable date!
Girl on Grill
Season 2 - May 28, 2015
Every Sunday, Damaris lights up the grill and fires off ingredients to last the week: this week, she's grilled off jalapeno peppers and strawberries. She uses the peppers as a base for a Compound Butter to top her Pan-Seared Pork Chops that she dresses alongside her Perfect Cornbread. The grilled Strawberries are the basic element in her mouthwatering Barbecue Sauce Baked Beans. Grill once and have flame-kissed flavor all week long.
Ladies' Tea Party
Season 2 - May 25, 2015
It's a lovely afternoon for tea with the girls and Damaris creates a menu of feminine and elegant dishes with tons of flavor. Instead of the traditional cucumber sandwiches, she changes it up with delicious Borage Benedictine and Bacon Sandwiches. Then, she takes Southern potato salad to the next level with her Beet and Potato Salad With Blue Cheese Dressing and Dill. To finish off a perfect tea party, Damaris serves Saffron Flower Madeleines.
Season 2 - May 25, 2015
Inspired by a margarita at one of her favorite bars, Damaris invites the mixologist back to the kitchen with Mexican Food on the brain. On the menu: easy-to-make spicy, homemade "Fauxrizo" Taco Filling, Coconut Lime Black Beans and to finish the plate off, a simple, aromatic Jicama and Cilantro Creme Slaw. Damaris's fiery menu is cooled down with a Blackberry and Sage "Heart of Darkness" Margarita.
Strong Is the New Skinny
Season 2 - May 21, 2015
When Damaris and her friend Kelly take on the rowing machine at the local gym, they keep their endorphins pumping by making a light, flavorful and satisfying meal. Their menu consists of Quinoa and Salmon Croquettes, Spaghetti Squash With Parsley and Pecan Pesto and Strawberries With Honey Rosemary Whipped Cream for dessert. It's everything you crave, made healthy.
Dinner For Two
Season 2 - May 21, 2015Nothing can spoil the mood like a stressed cook, so when her friend Keith needs help planning a romantic dinner for two, Damaris shows him how to put together a low-stress, huge reward meal. She starts with a Pan-Grilled Shrimp With Sumac Sauce. Her foolproof Fresh Turmeric Rice and crispy Sauteed Zucchini will make you look like a pro.
Season 2 - April 2, 2015
Damaris takes on her hometown's grand event with her own version of a proper Derby party, even if you're not in Louisville. With her fancy hat on and ready, she kicks off with her version of a classic Kentucky dish: Hot Browns With Pimento Cheese Mornay. She pulls into the lead with a refreshing Mint Julep and it's an easy win with her spectacular Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie. Damaris gives you all the tips and tricks you will need to make your Derby party a photo finish!
When the Flavors Come Marching In
Season 2 - March 26, 2015Damaris brings the flavors of New Orleans home. When her brother sends a care package of tasso ham from New Orleans, Damaris creates an inspired menu to satisfy her Louisiana cravings. With simple techniques, she whips up a flavorful Maque Choux With Tasso Ham. Her foolproof olive tapenade transforms an ordinary cold cut sandwich into a signature Muffaletta and for a sweet finish, a decadent Bananas Foster Bread.