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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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Restaurant Reunion

Airing: 12:00 PM/11:00c

Bobby Deen may be in the city now, but he will always be a Georgia boy at heart. So he is "un-frying" two Southern staples...more

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Nuts For Peanuts!

Airing: 12:00 PM/11:00c

Bobby learns how to transform peanuts into peanut butter with a Mexican flair alongside acclaimed chef, Roberto Santibanez....more

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Manly Meals Made Light

Airing: 12:00 PM/11:00c

Bobby Deen lives by one motto: "calories in equal calories out." So on a day when he reinvents his mom's Cheesy Bacon...more

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Super Southern

Airing: 12:00 PM/11:00c

Sweet Potato Pie and Deviled Eggs -- you don't get more Southern than that! Bobby takes on these two Southern classics...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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