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Season 2, Episode 4

Pizza Party

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.

Sunday
Aug 19
7:30am | 6:30c
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
Aug 26
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 4, Episode 9

Southern Fried Friendship

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.

Sunday
Sep 2
7:30am | 6:30c
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
Sep 9
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 10

Dinner For Two

Nothing can spoil the mood like a stressed cook, so when her friend Keith needs help planning a romantic dinner for two, Damaris shows him how to put together a low-stress, huge reward meal. She starts with a Pan-Grilled Shrimp With Sumac Sauce. Her foolproof Fresh Turmeric Rice and crispy Sauteed Zucchini will make you look like a pro.

Sunday
Sep 16
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Game Day!

With anyone's fall parties in mind, Damaris takes on the ultimate potluck food when she designs a menu for Chris to smooth over the day his team takes on the rival team that his girlfriend supports. Pot Roast Sandwiches, Chow Chow and Beer Cheese and Mac are all huge gestures from the heart.

Sunday
Sep 23
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Sunday
Sep 30
7:30am | 6:30c
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 7
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Sunday
Oct 14
7:30am | 6:30c
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 21
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 5, Episode 4

Carved and Sweetly Starved

Damaris Phillips' sister, Morgan, lives in a neighborhood where they're crazy for Halloween, so she asks for Damaris' help carving up pumpkins, decorating her house, and making sweet treats. Damaris rises to the occasion and creates a stunning Red Velvet Lava Cake, as well as Cornmeal and White Chocolate Biscotti to dip into a hearty Roasted Chicken White Chili.

Sunday
Oct 28
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 4, Episode 5

PB&J Came to Play

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.

Sunday
Nov 4
7:30am | 6:30c
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 11
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 3, Episode 6

Cocktail Party Bites

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.

Sunday
Nov 25
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 5, Episode 10

Newlyweds Under the Mistletoe

Damaris Phillips and her husband, Darrick, spend a night relaxing and preparing themselves for the upcoming holiday madness. As newlyweds, they decide to use this time to create their own traditions, and share an intimate holiday meal of Porter and Vegetable Shepherd's Pie, Pepper Jack Mashed Potatoes, and Mulled Wine Poached Pears with Toasted Almonds.

Sunday
Dec 2
7am | 6c
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 9
7am | 6c
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 16
7am | 6c
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
Dec 23
7am | 6c
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
Dec 30
7am | 6c

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

Roasted Chicken with Bourbon Pear Butter Glaze

Goat Cheese Gnocchi with Bacon, Dates and Kentucky Wine Sauce

Buttermilk Panna Cotta

Miso Greens

Fig Catsup

Onion Jam

Goat Cheese Smashed Potatoes

Chili

Chai Spiced Grits

Curry Cauliflower and Rice Casserole

Mushroom and Cheddar Pork Sausages

Black-Eyed Pea Fritters