STRESS-FREE HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING with “Southern at Heart” Star Chef Damaris Phillips


Don’t get stuck in the kitchen at your next holiday party!  With a little planning, food prep and make-ahead dishes, we can slow down and actually catch up with those who mean the most to us this holiday season.

Damaris Phillips, star chef of The Food Network’s “Southern at Heart,” says paying more attention to the food we buy and how we store it, can keep food fresh up to 5X longer than traditional storage methods and save families up to $2,700 a year* by preventing food waste.

Damaris joins us with her own entertaining tips, along with some delicious holiday party treats.

Damaris Phillips discusses:

  • Taking the stress out of hosting holiday parties (menu planning and shopping, party themes that let others join in)
  • Food preparation you can do weeks ahead of time, make-ahead dishes, preserving leftovers
  • Money-saving food tips worth up to $2,700 a year (bulk-buying, proper food storage)
  • Recipes for delicious holiday cocktails and desserts  (See Prep Ahead Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookie recipe will be provided)

About Damaris Phillips:

Impressing judges with her fresh take on Southern cuisine, and winning over the audience with her impeccable charm, Southern spitfire Damaris Phillips outlasted 11 rival competitors to win Season 9 of “Food Network Star.” She went on to celebrate the relationship between food and love on her show, “Southern at Heart,” which just completed its fifth season on Food Network.  She has also appeared as a guest on “The Today Show”, “Beat Bobby Flay”, “Guy’s Grocery Games,” “Rachael Ray” and “The Kitchen.” Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Damaris graduated from Jefferson Community and Technical College and returned there to teach for 6 years.

 *Based on buying in bulk, buying on sale and preventing waste.

Interview provided by FoodSaver®