SOUTHERN AT HEART | SEASON TWO

EPISODE NINE:  LADIES TEA PARTY

It's a lovely afternoon for tea with the girls and Damaris creates a menu of feminine and elegant dishes with tons of flavor. Instead of the traditional cucumber sandwiches, she changes it up with delicious Borage Benedictine and Bacon Sandwiches. Then, she takes Southern potato salad to the next level with her Beet and Potato Salad With Blue Cheese Dressing and Dill. To finish off a perfect tea party, Damaris serves Saffron Flower Madeleines. 

Air date: 5.11.14

RECIPES:

Borage Benedictine and Bacon Sandwiches | Beet and Potato Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing and Dill | Saffron Flower Madeleines 

 

EPISODE EIGHT: TACO TUESDAY

Inspired by a margarita at one of her favorite bars, Damaris invites Jared, the mixologist, back to the kitchen with Mexican Food on the brain. On the menu: easy-to-make spicy, homemade "Fauxrizo" Taco Filling, Coconut Lime Black Beans and to finish the plate off, a simple, aromatic Jicama and Cilantro Creme Slaw. Damaris's fiery menu is cooled down with a Blackberry and Sage "Heart of Darkness" Margarita. 

Air date: 5.4.14

RECIPES:

"Fauxrizo" Taco Filling | Coconut Lime Black Beans | Jicama & Cilantro Creme Slaw | Heart of Darkness Margarita

 

 

 

EPISODE SEVEN: DERBY PARTY

Damaris takes on her hometown's grand event with her own version of a proper Derby party, even if you're not in Louisville. With her fancy hat on and ready, she kicks off with her version of a classic Kentucky dish: Hot Browns With Pimento Cheese Mornay. She pulls into the lead with a refreshing Mint Julep and it's an easy win with her spectacular Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie. Damaris gives you all the tips and tricks you will need to make your Derby party a photo finish! 

Air Date: 4.27.14

RECIPES:

Hot Browns with Pimento Cheese Mornay | Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie | Mint Julep Party Pitcher

 

EPISODE SIX: WHEN THE FLAVORS COME MATCHING 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

Air Date: 4.20.14

RECIPES:

Muffaletta with Olive Tapenade | Maque Choux with Tasso Ham | Bananas Foster Bread

 

EPISODE FIVE: FAMILY FEAST

Damaris helps her kitchen-challenged Uncle John tackle the traditional Phillips spring lamb feast. Taking the intimidation out of preparing a large roast, Damaris demonstrates an easy cooking method and simply layers fresh flavors to bring out the best qualities of Roasted Lamb and Mint Chimichurri. Feta Roasted New Potatoes and Togarashi Glazed Carrots round out this crowd-pleasing menu that shows a fresh take on traditional Southern fare.

Air Date: 4.13.14

RECIPES:

Roasted Lamb and Mint Chimichurri | Feta Roasted New Potatoes | Glazed Carrots

 

EPISODE FOUR: 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. 

Air Date: 4.6.14

RECIPES:

Kale, Roasted Celery Root, Deviled Eggs and Spiced Almond Salad with Garlic Confit Vinaigrette | Spiced Biscuits

 

EPISODE THREE: PIZZA PARTY

Damaris' 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 Sun-Dried Tomato Waffle-Pizzas 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. 

Air date: 3.30.14

RECIPES:

Semolina & Sun-Dried Tomato Waffle-Pizza with Homemade Pizza Sauce | Chocolate Chip Cherry Cast-Iron Cookies

 

EPISODE TWO: SOUTHERN ITALIAN

Damaris visits her favorite neighborhood Italian grocery store, Lotsa Pasta, where she finds beautiful fresh ricotta and local goat cheese, and transforms it into a decadent but easy-to-make Goat Cheese Gnocchi with Bacon, Dates and a Kentucky Brown Butter Wine Sauce.  For dessert, Damaris puts her twist on an Italian favorite with a silky Buttermilk Panna Cotta.  It's a celebration of Italy with a Kentucky accent.

Air date: 3.23.14

RECIPES:

Goat Cheese Gnocchi with Bacon, Dates & Kentucky Wine Sauce | Buttermilk Panna Cotta  

EPISODE ONE: MOVIE SNACKING

Damaris and one of her best friends, pastry chef Terra, 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 Mushrooms and Cheddar Pork Sausages and no one can resist their Homemade Candy Bars with Chunks of Cookies and Caramel. 

Air date: 3.16.14

RECIPES:

Hickory & Gorgonzola Popcorn | Mushroom & Cheddar Pork Sausage | Homemade Candy Bars with Chunks of Cookies & Caramel

 

SOUTHERN AT HEART | SEASON ONE

EPISODE SIX: 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 Rice Casserole elevates the holiday feast which is topped off with a decadently satisfying Bourbon Pecan Cake.

Air date: 12.1.14

RECIPES:

Roasted Chicken With Pear Butter & Bourbon Glaze | Cauliflower Curry & Rice Casserole | Bourbon Pecan Cake

 
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EPISODE FIVE: 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.

Air date: 11.24.13

RECIPES:

Turkey Meatloaf With Fig Catsup | Miso Greens | Goat Cheese Smashed Potatoes

 

 EPISODE FOUR: 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.

Air date: 11.17.13

RECIPES:

Veggie Pot Pie With Cornmeal Crust | Black-Eyed Pea Fritters | Onion Jam

 

 EPISODE THREE: 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.

Air date: 11.10.13

RECIPES:

Pot Roast Sandwiches | Chow-Chow | Beer Cheese & Mac

 

EPISODE TWO: ULTIMATE DOWN HOME BREAKFAST

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. 

Air date: 11.3.13

RECIPES:

Pumpkin Scones with Maple Cinnamon Icing | Homemade Granola Parfait | Baked Quiche with Country Ham

 

EPISODE ONE: 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 Chocolate Cupcakes with Burnt Orange Marshmallows.

Air date: 10.27.13

RECIPES: 

Chili Over Chai Grits | Sorghum Candy Apples | Chocolate Cupcakes with Burnt Orange Marshmallows

 

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