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In this series, Bobby Deen takes his mother, Paula Deen's, recipes and transforms her Southern comfort food into lighter, lean, yet still delicious dishes. Each week, we'll follow Bobby as he tries to recreate one of his Mama's famous meals with healthy substitutes that cut down on calories and fat, but still deliver on taste.

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Bobby Deen's Best Desserts

Bobby Deen's Best Desserts

Satisfy your sweet tooth without packing on the pounds with Bobby's lightened-up pies, cupcakes and more.

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Southern to the Core

Airing: 12:00 PM/11:00c

Bobby's Deen's mother, Paula Deen, stops by for some friendly cooking competition. Bobby's making lighter versions of...more

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Boys Night

Airing: 12:00 PM/11:00c

Bobby Deen and his good friend Josh Capon are whipping up some healthy and hearty man food for a good ole boys' night!...more

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Mexican Made Healthy

Airing: 12:00 PM/11:00c

Bobby Deen hits up his favorite Mexican restaurant to learn how to make homemade blue corn tortillas. After the lesson,...more

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New York, New York

Airing: 12:00 PM/11:00c

Bobby Deen embraces his new home New York! He heads to a bagel shop to learn how to lighten up a classic N.Y. staple,...more

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About the Chef

Growing up in a traditional Southern kitchen, Bobby Deen went to work for his mother when he was 18 and now is an essential ingredient in the recipe that has made Paula Deen an American hospitality and cooking icon.

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