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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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Totally Tofu!

Airing: 12:00 PM/11:00c

Bobby uncovers an unlikely expert of Japanese cuisine who shows him that going totally tofu can be delicious....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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Fair Food

Airing: 12:00 PM/11:00c

Paula comes for a visit, and Bobby decides to take her to world-famous Coney Island. While they explore, Bobby decides...more

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Bobby's Favorites

Airing: 12:00 PM/11:00c

Comfort food doesn't have to be banned when you're on a diet. With a few tweaks, like using the leanest beef and the...more

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UPCOMING...

December 24, 12pm Not My Mama's Meals Pump it Up!

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December 18, 12pm Not My Mama's Meals Fair Food

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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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