Star Kitchen: Top Recipes From Food Network Star, Season 9

Get the recipes for the most-memorable meals featured on Food Network Star, Season 9, and find out how to make these star-worthy dishes at home.

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Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Russell's Bacon Bourbon Ice Cream

Sweet and salty flavors combine in this indulgent dessert, made with smoked slab bacon, bourbon and brown sugar.

Get the Recipe: Bacon Bourbon Ice Cream

Rodney's Short Rib and Taleggio Pie

Rodney fills a raisin- and walnut-studded crust with a red wine-laced mixture of meaty short ribs, capers and creamy Taleggio cheese.

Get the Recipe: Short Rib and Tallegio Pie

Sweet Potato Biscuits with Peppered Pork Loin, Apple Mustard Butter and Salad

After roasting a pork loin until it's tender and juicy, Damaris layers the meat on savory sweet potato-buttermilk biscuits and finishes the sandwich with an apple-Dijon smear.

Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Biscuits with Peppered Pork Loin, Apple Mustard Butter and Salad

Russell's Spinach-Wrapped Chicken with Lemon Risotto and Feta Cheese Salsa Verde

Russell rolls lean chicken breasts in baby spinach leaves, then poaches the meat until it's juicy and tender before finishing each plate with a side of lemon-laced rice.

Get the Recipe: Spinach Wrapped Chicken with Lemon Risotto and Feta Cheese Salsa Verde

Stacey's Halibut Crab Cake Roulade with a Lemon Cream Sauce, Green Beans and Truffle Roasted Potatoes

Start with a mixture of crab, Dijon mustard and tomatoes, roll it up inside meaty halibut, then bake the fish for just a few minutes, and serve it with a tangy sauce and vegetables.

Get the Recipe: Halibut Crab Cake Roulade with a Lemon Cream Sauce, Green Beans and Truffle Roasted Potatoes

Damaris' Linguini Bolognese with Pancetta, Beef, Tomato Sauce, Herbs and Parmesan

Topped with a hearty meat sauce featuring crispy pancetta and ground beef, Damaris’ pasta boasts flavor from sauteed carrots and onions, plus fresh thyme, basil and parsley.

Get the Recipe: Linguini Bolognese with Pancetta, Beef, Tomato Sauce, Herbs and Parmesan

Nikki's Fire Island Burst Tomato Pasta with Lemon Herbed Goat Cheese Balls

Toss pasta with a sauce of fresh cherry tomatoes and garlic, then garnish with goat cheese balls rolled with lemon zest, rosemary and mint.

Get the Recipe: Fire Island Burst Tomato Pasta with Lemon Herbed Goat Cheese Balls

Stacey's Chicken Saltimbocca with Brown Butter Angel Hair Pasta

Stacey finished her garlic- and lemon-laced pasta with tender prosciutto-wrapped chicken.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Saltimbocca with Brown Butter Angel Hair Pasta

Stacey's Maple Bacon Cheesecake

Boasting a vanilla wafer crust and rich bacon-studded filling of cream cheese and maple syrup, Stacey's comforting dessert celebrates the best of sweet and salty flavors.

Get the Recipe: Maple Bacon Cheesecake

Nikki's Wild Mushroom Pasta

Mix linguini with sauteed mushrooms and a roasted garlic-Marsala sauce, then finish with tender shrimp for a simple-but-satisfying supper.

Get the Recipe: Wild Mushroom Pasta

Damaris' Green Bean Casserole

Damaris dresses up the everyday casserole by adding shiitake mushrooms before baking the mixture with goat cheese, then finishing the dish with roasted cherry tomatoes and baked kale.

Get the Recipe: Green Bean Casserole

Rodney's Strawberry, Blackberry, Rhubarb Pie

The sweetness of the berries will balance the tart taste of the rhubarb in Rodney's fruity pie, made especially decadent when served with mint-scented whipped cream.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry, Blackberry, Rhubarb Pie

Russell's Candied Bacon

Celebrating the best of sweet and savory, Russell's tender bacon is coated with a combination of ground coffee, cocoa powder and brown sugar.

Get the Recipe: Candied Bacon

Stacey's Hot Mama Butterscotch

Spiked with cayenne pepper, Stacey's smooth, rich butterscotch is made with light brown sugar and heavy cream.

Get the Recipe: Hot Mama Butterscotch

Damaris' Bourbon, Peach and Ginger Jam

Simmer sweetened peaches with fresh ginger, a splash of lemon juice and bourbon until the mixture is thick to create a flavorful go-to jam.

Get the Recipe: Bourbon, Peach and Ginger Jam

Stacey's Grilled Meats and Sauces

Stacey's party-ready plate features tender beef kebabs, juicy grilled chicken and Sriracha-rubbed pork tenderloin, all served with a duo of tangy chipotle and sweet pineapple barbecue dipping sauces.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Meats and Sauces

Chad's Philly to Texas Grilled Veggie BBQ Sandwich

Chad treats earthy portobello mushrooms, seasonal zucchini and onions as the meat in his sandwich, tossing them with a sweet and savory dry rub mixture, then grilling them and topping them with a ketchup-chipotle barbecue sauce.

Get the Recipe: Philly to Texas Grilled Veggie BBQ Sandwich

Stacey's Campfire S'mores

Featuring sweet and savory layers of marshmallow-coated popcorn, chili-laced chocolate ganache and crushed graham crackers, Stacey's hand-held dessert is the ultimate summertime treat.

Get the Recipe: Campfire S'mores

Nikki's Shoot Out Chili

Packed with hearty beans, a medley of spicy, smoky peppers, plus fresh vegetables and bold herbs, Nikki's flavorful chili is topped with andouille sausage and tomatillos.

Get the Recipe: Shoot Out Chili

Rodney's Bitter Melon and Gin

For an adults-only twist on classic fruit salad, combine bitter melon with berries, cherries and sliced apple, then top with chilled gin and fresh, fragrant mint.

Get the Recipe: Bitter Melon and Gin

Damaris' Cast-Iron Veggies With Mango Pickle

Damaris relies on mango pickle to add a touch of heat and salty flavor to her sauteed cabbage and seared cauliflower.

Get the Recipe: Cast Iron Veggies with Mango Pickle

Russell's Westwood Retro Burger

Sweet caramelized onions laced with bacon, bourbon, a splash of balsamic vinegar and fresh rosemary round out Russell's indulgent burger.

Get the Recipe: Westwood Retro Burger

Chad's Memphis-Style BBQ Burger

Serve Chad's beef-pork burger on sliced white bread with tangy ketchup-brown sugar barbecue sauce, crunchy coleslaw and a crispy fried green tomato.

Get the Recipe: Memphis Style BBQ Burger

Stacey's Baja Betty Burger

A blend of ground beef and chorizo, Stacey's California-inspired burger boasts a topping of jalapeno mayonnaise and pico de gallo.

Get the Recipe: Baja Betty Burger

Nikki's Potato, Cauliflower and Parsnip Soup

Smooth and creamy, Nikki's vegetable-based soup is flavored with fresh garlic and leeks, then topped with a potato hash that features pancetta and crunchy pine nuts.

Get the Recipe: Potato Cauliflower Parsnip Soup with a Pancetta Potato Hash

Stacey's Potato Skins

Stacey mixes the flesh of potatoes with shallots, white cheddar and bacon before rolling the mixture into balls, stuffing each round with baked potato skins and deep-frying them until golden brown.

Get the Recipe: Wild Man Potato Skins

Chad's Eggs Benedict

In his barbecue-inspired take on traditional eggs Benedict, Chad tops crispy potato latkes with sauteed chorizo and finishes each with a fried egg.

Get the Recipe: "Please Don't Tell My Rabbi" Eggs Benedict

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