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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.