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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
Season 5, Episode 11

Catch Me If You Can

Damaris Phillips and a friend have been on a fun, new adventure taking a circus aerial class, and they've worked up a huge appetite. Damaris has just the recipes to satisfy, and whips up Sesame Tuna Salad, Miso-Seared Sweet Potatoes, and Sauteed Apples with Ginger Snap Crumble.

Sunday
Jan 6
7am | 6c
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
Jan 13
7am | 6c
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!

Sunday
Jan 20
7am | 6c
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.

Sunday
Jan 27
7am | 6c
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!

Sunday
Feb 3
7am | 6c
Season 4, Episode 3

Elevated Comfort Dinner

To celebrate the birthday of Damaris' 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' 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!

Sunday
Feb 10
7am | 6c
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
Feb 17
7am | 6c
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.

Sunday
Feb 24
7am | 6c
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.

Sunday
Mar 3
7am | 6c
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 Black-Eyed Pea Salad with Fried Kalamata Olives and Parsnip, 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
Mar 10
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 2

Movie Snacking

Damaris and one of her best friends, pastry chef Terra Nelson, rent a movie from their favorite video store and decide to whip up the perfect snacks to munch as they watch. On the menu: Hickory and Gorgonzola Popcorn, easy handmade Wild Mushroom and Cheddar Pork Sausages and no one can resist their Homemade Candy Bars With Chunks of Cookies and Caramel.

Sunday
Mar 17
7am | 6c
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!

Sunday
Mar 24
7am | 6c
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
Mar 31
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.

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