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Season 1, Episode 1

Southern Sweets

Damaris introduces one of her favorite Southern sweetening ingredients, sorghum, to set off this sweets-filled episode featuring Greg, a young father-to-be. Her star dish, Chili Over Chai Grits, is deeply flavored and layered with seasoned vegetables. They also make Sorghum Candy Apples and Burnt Orange Marshmallow Cupcakes.

Friday
Mar 14
2pm | 1c
Season 3, Episode 3

Picnic Day at the Races

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.

Sunday
Nov 9
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 11

Strong Is the New Skinny

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.

Sunday
Jan 4
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 1

Fancy Fun Finger Foods

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.

Sunday
Apr 19
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 12

Grill and Chill

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.

Saturday
May 30
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

Family Feast

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.

Sunday
Aug 2
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 5

Friends-Giving Leftovers

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.

Wednesday
Nov 25
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 3, Episode 7

Gift Basket of Food

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.

Sunday
Dec 13
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 7

Spicy Feast in the Bluegrass

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.

Wednesday
Dec 30
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 4, Episode 2

Rainy Day Egg Hunt

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.

Wednesday
Mar 23
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 2, Episode 12

Grill and Chill

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.

Saturday
Jun 11
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 4, Episode 12

Grampy's got a Sweet Tooth

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.

Saturday
Jun 18
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Touch of Bourbon

Kentucky's magical elixir is a key ingredient in this holiday-inspired dinner, that Damaris creates to help Buddy give his wife an extra special holiday meal. Roasted Chicken With Pear Butter and Bourbon Glaze is an easy and perfect centerpiece. Her gratin-inspired Cauliflower Curry and Brown Rice Casserole elevates the holiday feast which is topped off with a decadently satisfying Bourbon Pecan Cake.

Sunday
Dec 18
7am | 6c
Season 4, Episode 3

Elevated Comfort Dinner

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!

Saturday
Feb 25
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

When the Flavors Come Marching In

Damaris 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.

Saturday
Mar 4
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 12

Game Night

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.

Saturday
Mar 11
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 3

Big Southern Salad

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.

Saturday
Mar 18
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 8

Home Alone

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!

Saturday
Mar 25
8:30am | 7:30c

About the Show

True Southern cooking is an act of love, and Chef Damaris Phillips continues to take on the traditions of the South with achievable, bright recipes designed to help build confidence for new cooks. Southern at Heart captures her infectious spirit and celebrates the flavors of Kentucky, where locally sourced special ingredients and romantic backstories are turned into sure-fire crowd pleasers that will inspire anyone to elevate their cooking.

About the Host

Damaris Phillips

Damaris Phillips is the winner of Food Network Star, Season 9 and host of Southern at Heart.

Most Popular Recipes

All Southern at Heart Recipes

Black-Eyed Pea Fritters

Curry Cauliflower and Rice Casserole

Roasted Chicken with Bourbon Pear Butter Glaze

Goat Cheese Smashed Potatoes

Chili

Fig Catsup

Mushroom and Cheddar Pork Sausages

Buttermilk Panna Cotta

Goat Cheese Gnocchi with Bacon, Dates and Kentucky Wine Sauce

Miso Greens

Chai Spiced Grits

Onion Jam