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Kimberly’s Simply Southern Season 2 Episodes

 

Second Season
Episode Summaries

PREMIERING SATURDAY,
MARCH 9 AT 1:00 PM ET
Episode:
Sunshine Citrus
Special guest:
Craig Morgan
Inspired by a visit to one of the largest citrus groves in Central Florida, Kimberly gets her citrus on with a menu that makes the most out of these zesty flavors.
     On this episode, Kimberly’s tour bus makes a stop in the Sunshine State for a first hand Florida experience. She’ll work on a citrus grove and take a thrilling swamp buggy ride in search of the sly Florida gator. Armed with a variety of juicy citrus fruits, Kimberly heads back to her kitchen in Nashville inspired to make a fresh and Simply Southern menu with the help of avid outdoorsman Craig Morgan.
Recipes featured in this episode:
   • Chicken Cutlets with Lemon Herb Butter
   • Citrus Salad with Poppyseed-Lemon Vinaigrette
   • Citrus Cake with Key-Lime Glaze
 

PREMIERING SATURDAY, MARCH 16 AT 1:00 PM ET
Episode:
Viva La Pasta       Special Guest: Martina McBride
If there’s one cuisine that could qualify as universally comforting, it would have to be Italian. Today Kimberly puts her own twist to an Italian feast and makes a great spaghetti casserole.
     It’s pretty hard to resist a bowl of freshly made pasta bathed in one of those delicious signature sauces. On this episode, Kimberly’s tour makes a stop in Las Vegas, where she ventures off the strip for a lesson in pasta making from one of the areas most colorful characters, Chef Marc.
     Once she’s back in her kitchen, Kimberly gets busy with a delicious pasta casserole. She makes her meal with the help of Martina McBride and sends her home with a bottle of her very own homemade pasta sauce.
Recipes featured in this episode:
   • Spaghetti Casserole
   • Turkey Meatballs
   • Hot Mocha Float
 

PREMIERING SATURDAY, MARCH 23 AT 1:00 PM ET
Episode: Aw Schucks!
       Special Guest: Ashton Shepherd
Kimberly heads to the Hama Hama Oyster Farm in Washington State to learn all about these tasty water critters. Back in her own kitchen she serves oysters and clams 3 ways. 
     Oysters have long been considered a delicacy, and folks from all over the world have eaten them not just for their salty flavor and unique texture but also for their mythical aphrodisiac qualities. On today’s episode Kimberly gets a chance to go to the source and harvest her own oysters in the cold waters of the Hood Canal in Washington State.
     Once in the kitchen, Alabama darling Ashton Shepherd joins Kimberly to make a menu that makes the mouth water and the oysters shine.
Recipes featured in this episode:
   • Oysters with Peach Mignonette
   • Baked Oysters with Creamed Collard Greens
   • Clams in a Butter Wine Sauce with Herbs
 

PREMIERING SATURDAY, MARCH 30 AT 1:00 PM ET
Episode:
Got Cows?       Special Guest: Jerrod Niemann
Kimberly loves cows and today she gets to experience first hand what it’s like to run a dairy farm. Back in the kitchen she makes a menu with all the dairy products she worked so hard on.
     The tour bus is coming to Augusta, Georgia where Kimberly will be working the early shift at the Southern Swiss Dairy farm. After milking her fair share of cows, Kimberly is rewarded with the finest dairy products she’s ever tasted. She takes them all back to her kitchen in Nashville where she whips up a Simply Southern meal with the help of country crooner Jerrod Niemann.
Recipes featured in this episode:
   • Buttermilk Marinated Pork Chops
   • Buttered Peas
   • Creamy Smoked Mac n Cheese
   • Strawberries and Balsamic Cream
 

 

PREMIERING SATURDAY, APRIL 6 AT 1:00 PM ET
Episode:
Wild About Mushrooms       Special Guest:  Josh Turner
Today Kimberly visits the spectacular Blackberry Farm to learn all about mushrooms. Once in her home kitchen she makes a menu inspired by their earthy flavors.
     Blackberry Farm is one of Kimberly’s favorite places to visit and today she is here for an introduction into the world of mushrooms. With the help of its knowledgeable staff, she unearths some tasty finds growing beneath the shadow of the Smoky Mountains.
     Inspired by her time tipping toadstools, Kimberly heads back to Nashville and puts together a menu so tasty it’ll even turn her special guest, Josh Turner into a mushroom fan.
Recipes featured in this episode:
   • Stuffed Mushrooms with Pecans
   • Wild Mushroom Soup
   • Portobello Fries with Garlic Mayo
 

PREMIERING SATURDAY, APRIL 13 AT 1:00 PM ET
Episode:
Get Your Goat       Special Guest: Dustin Lynch
Kimberly learns to make Goat Cheese at the Noble Springs Dairy Farm in Franklin, Tennessee. Back in her kitchen, the goat cheese continues it’s starring role.
     Kimberly doesn’t have to go far to find some of the best goat cheese around. Today she visits a young couple that’s raising their own herd to milk and make all natural, delicious goat cheese. Kimberly meets all the little kids and gets a hands on tutorial on how to get that cheese consistency just right.
     Back in her Nashville kitchen she welcomes the charismatic Dustin Lynch and  brightens up her dishes with the tangy addition of this humble cheese.
Recipes featured in this episode:
   • Beet and Goat Cheese Tart with Balsamic Reduction
   • Goat Cheese Cheesecake
   • Roasted Figs with Goat Cheese and Warm Vanilla Honey
 

PREMIERING SATURDAY, APRIL 20 AT 1:00 PM ET
Episode:
Tasty Bites       Special Guest: Sunny Sweeney
No one can resist going up and ordering from a big red truck named “Trolley Parton” and on this episode, Kimberly gets the chance to come aboard for a lesson in making tasty finger foods. Once in her kitchen she makes her own version of nibblies, perfect for a party.
     Kimberly loves discovering new food places in her hometown and hopping on “Trolley Parton” couldn’t be more fitting for her. Today, Max and Kimberly will be preparing three delicious finger foods that are all customer favorites. 
     Back in her kitchen, Kimberly makes some bite size southern classics with the help of ACM nominee Sunny Sweeney.
Recipes featured in this episode:
   • Southern Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
   • Mini Corn Dogs with Cilantro Dipping Sauce
   • Candy Bacon
   • Pineapple Punch
 

PREMIERING SATURDAY, APRIL 27 AT 1:00 PM ET
Episode:
Cupcake Delights
Special Guests:
Karen Fairchild, Daisy Schlapman, Penelopi Sweet, Elijah Westbrook
Cupcakes are all the rage and today Kimberly learns how to make one that will knock your socks off. Armed with tips and techniques she makes her own version at home along with some other family favorites.
     When Kimberly has a cupcake craving, there’s only one place that will satisfy her sweet tooth, Iveycake in Brentwood Tennessee. Today she’s learning the secret for a tender cake and a velvety frosting from Ivey Childers herself. Once she has the techniques down pat, she’ll go back to her kitchen and make a family friendly menu with the help of band mate Karen Fairchild and all the Little Big Town kids.
Recipes featured in this episode:
   • Strawberry Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting
   • Panko Crusted Chicken Fingers and Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
   • Homemade Potato Chips
 

PREMIERING SATURDAY, MAY 4 AT 1:00 PM ET
Episode:
Makin’ Bacon…and Ham!
Special Guests :
Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook
Slow-cured country ham is a way of life for the people of the Great Smoky Mountains and today Kimberly learns how to make that perfect Tennessee prosciutto. Back home she makes a breakfast that’s definitely worth waking up for.
     Benton’s Smoky Mountain Hams and Bacon are beloved by everyone from master “Top Chefs” to grandmother’s making Sunday dinner. In this episode, Kimberly visits Allan Benton’s country place in Madisonville, TN and finds out just what puts the “smoke” in the Smoky Mountains.
     Back home in her kitchen she enlists the help of her band mates, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook to make a breakfast that would cure any malaise.
 Recipes featured in this episode:
   • Granny Beck’s Apple Butter
   • Cheddar Bacon Biscuits
   • Ham Hash and Baked Eggs
   • Ham & Apple Butter Biscuit Sandwiches
 

PREMIERING SATURDAY, MAY 11 AT 1:00 PM ET
Episode:
Cocoa Lovin’       Special Guest: Kacey Musgraves.
Handcrafting the world’s greatest chocolate is no small task, nonetheless brothers Rick and Michael Mast have taken it on as their mission in life. Today Kimberly learns all that goes into making chocolate from bean to bar from these 2 cocoa wizards and then heads back to Nashville where she conjures up a decadent menu.
     Rick Mast and his younger brother Michael are the founders of Mast Brothers Chocolate, an artisanal chocolate factory in Brooklyn New York that creates bean-to-bar chocolates handmade in small batches and sophisticated flavors.
     On today’s episode Kimberly lives out a chocolate lover’s dream by spending the day with the bearded brothers and learning what makes their product so special. She leaves full of sweet inspiration and armed with a supply of cocoa goodies to make a one of a kind menu with the help of tour-mate and rising star Kacey Musgraves.
Recipes featured in this episode:
   • Grilled Rib Eye Steak with Spiced Cocoa Nib Rub
   • Spinach Madeline
   • Cocola Cake
 

PREMIERING SATURDAY, MAY 18 AT 1:00 PM ET
Episode:
All Things Hole-y       Special Guest: Nan Kelley.
New York is home to some of the most original food joints in the country and Dun-Well doughnuts is a stand-out. Today with the help of its dynamic duo, Christopher and Dan, Kimberly learns the tricks to the moistest doughnut, and the creamiest icing. Once she has the techniques down pat, it’s back to her kitchen to fix a menu perfect for Sunday Supper with donuts for dessert.
     Dun-Well Doughnuts began when long time friends Christopher and Dan agreed to create the most delicious vegan doughnut available. They did just that and it earned them the Best Doughnuts in NYC title in 2012 by the Daily News. Today they’ll be sharing some of their secrets with Kimberly and teaching her how to make a Sweet Tea donut they’ve created just for her.
     Leaving with a newfound appreciation for this hole-y treat, Kimberly gets back to her kitchen where she makes a menu featuring her mamma’s donut recipe with the help of GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown host, the lovable Nan Kelley.
Recipes featured in this episode:
   • Grilled Spiced Pork Tenderloin
   • Brown Butter Sweet Mashed Potatoes
   • Homemade Donuts with Apple Cider Glaze and Cinnamon Sugar
 

PREMIERING SATURDAY, MAY 25 AT 1:00 PM ET
Episode:
Pizza Pong       Special Guest: Niki Taylor
DC is not all about policy and politics, it’s also become a haven for great food and fun. Enter Comet Ping Pong, a place where folks can eat some of the best pizza in town and put their table tennis skills to the test. Today is Kimberly’s turn as she learns how to make a mouthwatering pizza rustica. Back in her kitchen she gets a handle on the pizza pie and puts a southern spin on a menu that she’ll be proud to serve.
     Who knew pizza and table tennis could go so well together? James Alefantis knew he had a winning combination when he opened Comet Ping Pong, a family friendly pizza joint that serves rustic pies made with the freshest ingredients.
     Today with James’ help, Kimberly is finally getting her chance at learning the fun and fine art of pizza making and ping pong playin’. Back in her kitchen, and with the help of supermodel Niki Taylor, Kimberly takes a cue from Comet and makes a menu that’s sure to please everyone in the family.
Recipes featured in this episode:
   • White Chicken and Herb Pizza
   • Greek Salad
   • Cherry Cola
 

PREMIERING SATURDAY, JUNE 1 AT 1:00 PM ET
Episode:
Double Dip
Special Guests:
Paula James, Daisy Schlapman & Sugar the Cat
Philippe The Original is the birthplace of the famed French Dip and today Kimberly learns all about the legendary sandwich. Back home, Kimberly makes a sweet and a savory southern sandwich with the help of her sister Paula and daughter Daisy. 
     Philippe The Original is a bastion of roast beef and a tribute to days gone by. Today, Mark Massengill and his cousins run the place and have done so for 4 generations. In this episode, Kimberly takes a bite of history and learns what it takes to make this epic roast beef sandwich.
     When she gets to her Nashville kitchen she puts together a mouthwatering menu with both sweet and a savory sandwiches that pay homage to that classic French Dip.  Kimberly’s sister Paula is in town to help out, bringing Kimberly’s daughter Daisy and a little furry friend in tow.  
Recipes featured in this episode:
   • Roasted Turkey, Apple and Brie Sandwich with Plum “Jus”
   • Warm Banana Sandwich with Raspberry “Jus”
 

 

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