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Season 3, Episode 8

Light on Your Feet

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.

Sunday
Jan 8
7am | 6c
Season 3, Episode 2

Tailgate at the Big Game

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.

Saturday
Jan 14
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 13

30 Dollar Date

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!

Saturday
Jan 21
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 13

Halftime Ham Sandwich

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!

Saturday
Jan 28
8:30am | 7:30c
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 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 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.

Saturday
Apr 1
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Saturday
Apr 8
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Saturday
Apr 15
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 4, Episode 6

Bourbon, Bacon, Boots Up!

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.

Sunday
Jun 25
8am | 7c
Season 4, Episode 13

Pizza Jammin' All Night

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.

Sunday
Jul 2
8am | 7c
Season 5, Episode 6

Arrow to My Heart

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.

Sunday
Aug 13
8am | 7c
Season 3, Episode 1

Late Night Feast

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.

Sunday
Oct 22
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Southern Comforts

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.

Sunday
Oct 29
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Taste of Home

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.

Sunday
Nov 5
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 2

Ultimate Down-Home Breakfast

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.

Sunday
Nov 5
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Sunday
Nov 5
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 7

Turkey Two Ways and Sweet Potato Heaven

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.

Sunday
Nov 5
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 5, Episode 9

Dinner Under the Stars

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.

Sunday
Nov 26
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

Chili

Onion Jam

Curry Cauliflower and Rice Casserole

Buttermilk Panna Cotta

Black-Eyed Pea Fritters

Roasted Chicken with Bourbon Pear Butter Glaze

Goat Cheese Gnocchi with Bacon, Dates and Kentucky Wine Sauce

Mushroom and Cheddar Pork Sausages

Goat Cheese Smashed Potatoes

Miso Greens

Chai Spiced Grits

Fig Catsup