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.
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.
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!
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.
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 Fingerling Potatoes with Sour Cream Butter, and Champagne Berry Chiffon.
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.
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.
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.
Damaris 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fall in Kentucky means an abundance of root vegetables which inspire Damaris to design a menu brimming with bright, comforting flavors. Veggie Pot Pie With Cornmeal Crust, Black-Eyed Pea Fritters and Onion Jam make a perfect alluring veggie menu that will help Will impress his wife.
The sweet and savory flavors of poultry with figs is at the core of this inspired seasonal menu, that Damaris designs to remind a soldier's wife of when they first fell in love. Turkey Meatloaf With Fig Catsup features great tips to guarantee a mouthwatering main course, Miso Greens is Damaris' amazing twist on tradition and her luxurious and creamy Goat Cheese Smashed Potatoes all add up to an intimate meal that comes from the heart.
Today, Damaris helps Demond whip up the ultimate breakfast in bed to make for his fiancee. Inspired by fall harvest ingredients, this breakfast of Pumpkin Scones With Maple Cinnamon Icing, Homemade Granola Parfait and Baked Quiche With Country Ham, will uplift any sweetheart with spectacular results.
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.
There's no denying that Damaris Phillips' mother is the queen of Thanksgiving, but her kids are ready to throw their hats in the ring and show off their own signature recipes. First, turkey two ways: Chicken-Fried Turkey Breast with Cranberry Mustard Dipping Sauce from Damaris, and Smoked Whole Turkey from her brother Isaiah. Then, Damaris creates a decadent side of Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Sea Salt Marshmallow Caramels.
To 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.