Introducing the "heirloomed for Damaris Phillips" Holiday Apron.

When I started this little business 10 years ago with my Grandmother I knew that getting to work alongside her would be special. What I didn't foresee at that time was all of the other amazing people I'd meet along the way.

One of these people is Chef Damaris Phillips. That's right, the winner of Food Network Star (Season 9) and host of Food Network show "Southern At Heart." The show ran for five seasons and I am thankful to say that Damaris sported a variety of aprons from our collection on nearly every episode. Seeing your designs on TV is truly a dream, and to be able to work with such a sweet and supportive person on top of that can't be beat.

This holiday season I am so thrilled to share that we've teamed up with Damaris to launch a limited-edition "heirloomed for Damaris Phillips" Holiday Apron and it's just as sweet as she is. The 100% white linen apron falls just below the knee for a classic mid-length silhouette and flattering fit. The hand-stitched detail in a cranberry thread (perfect for holiday) gives nod to her original show with the heart detail, and also featured a simple running stitch detail up the back of each vertical seam. And an essential for Damaris, a hidden pocket on each side to stash you kitchen tools or cell phone. This special apron comes with a signature recipe card from the personal collection of Damaris, making it the perfect holiday gift this season.

Click over to shop our Limited Edition "heirloomed for Damaris Phillips" Holiday Apron before they're gone. And if you're feeling lucky, pop over to visit her on Instagram for your chance to win one of our special gift packages!

Today as we celebrate the launch, I'm sharing this extra-special recipe from the personal collection of Damaris Phillips.

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Honey-Buttermilk Skillet Cornbread

8 tablespoons melted butter 1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder

Method:

1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cups buttermilk, at room temperature 1/4 cup honey
2 large eggs, at room temperature

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Add 2 tablespoons of the butter to a 6-inch cast-iron skillet. Put the skillet in the oven and allow to heat until very hot, 6 to 8 minutes. Combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl with a whisk. In a different bowl, combine the buttermilk, honey, eggs and the remaining butter. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet. Fold to combine. Carefully remove the hot cast-iron skillet from the oven and pour in the batter. Return the skillet to the oven and bake until golden with a crisp crust, 25 minutes.

Enjoy Immediately slathered with butter, or for breakfast covered with sweet milk!

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(Click here and you can also shop the linen halter apron that Damaris is wearing in the image above!)

EDITORS REVISION : After I posted this, Damaris appeared on The Rachael Ray Show sporting our new apron! Click here to take a peek, and you'll see her favorite no-bake appetizers that are perfect for holiday time!

Photograph of Damaris by HerNameIsGretchen.com