Paula Deen once had a man on her show who taught her how to make his heart-stopping Fat Darrell sandwich — a roll packed with chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks and french fries. It has 1790 calories and 92 grams of fat. On tonight’s episode of Not My Mama’s Meals at 9pm ET on Cooking Channel, Paula’s son Bobby will reinvent that sandwich into his Skinny Darrell Wrap, a version with a much more reasonable 670 calories and 22 grams of fat. To make it happen, he’ll use the same ingredients — only instead of deep frying everything, he’ll swap in oven-baked chips, baked chicken fingers and fresh mozzarella all rolled into a whole wheat wrap. The result is lighter and leaner, but just as delicious.
Tune in to Not My Mama’s Meals at 9pm ET to watch Bobby Deen takes his mom’s best comfort food recipes and transform them into meals that work with his fit lifestyle.
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Right now you might be feeling like you just want to hibernate for several weeks. Maybe it’s the amino acid tryptophan in all those turkey slices. Maybe it’s a subconscious way of avoiding seeing another stick of butter for a month. Or maybe you should have avoided that fourth slice of pie. In any case, you’ve recently consumed a great amount of food and you might be looking to detox. But it might be hard giving up comfort food after such a fantastic food frenzy. The good news is you don’t really have to.
Starting at 4pm ET, Cooking Channel is airing 12 back-to-back episodes of Not My Mama’s Meals hosted by Bobby Dean. Tune in to get his delicious lightened-up versions of your favorite comfort classics. For instance, his New School Sweet Potato Pie pictured above has only 290 calories per serving — not bad for something so good. Watch him make it on the episode Super Southern at 5:30pm ET. Throughout the day, he’ll be serving up a Monster Mushroom Burger, Pot Roast Stew, Meat and Mushroom Lasagna, and much more.
Cooking Channel’s Not My Mama’s Meals marathon starts at 4pm ET.
Let Cooking Channel's Boys of Summer show you how to make Olympic-worthy dishes.
Despite our whining about the length of the opening ceremonies, we really love the Olympics.
BUT every now and then, we need a break.
We’re already sick of some rivalries (looking at you, Phelps and Lochte). And sometimes the tension is just too much to take.
We hear you. That’s why this week Cooking Channel is serving up mini-marathons in primetime of The Boys of Summer (Bobby Deen, Bobby Flay and Alton Brown) – the perfect respite from the 2012 London Olympics.
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Bobby is putting his mother Paula Deen's recipes on a diet.
Staying fit with celebrated Southern chef Paula Deen in the kitchen? It ain’t easy, y’all, but that’s what Paula’s son Bobby has managed to do. His secret? Bobby Deen is remaking his mama’s most crave-worthy recipes so they’re lighter, leaner and still just as delicious.
From Shrimp and Polenta and Spicy Sweet Potato Chips to “No-Fry” Apple Pies and Frozen Chocolate Mousse Pie, Bobby Deen slims down his mother’s favorite comfort food recipes on the all new Cooking Channel show Not My Mama’s Meals premiering tomorrow night at 9pm ET.
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