The dishes include French onion soup; golden crunchy okra; yes you can mac and cheese; savory smothered chicken; and fiery queso fundido.There are plenty of desserts featured too, including a low calorie version of his mother's ever-popular gooey butter cake (his is titled gooey-less butter cake), and her doughnut bread pudding, trimmed down to 206 calories per serving. I have never been married, and I don't have children.It's a complete cliche to say that blessings come cloaked in different colors, but what we live through truly does shape our lives," he said.He's also the first to tell you that what you eat shapes your body.We were the cheapest labor there was, so we were working 15-17 hours a day.One day I looked at myself and thought, 'I don't look good, and I don't feel good."I like to say that I have taken my Mama's Sunday food and turned it into Monday food; something versatile, simple and affordable," he said.
Southern classic comfort food that weighs in at 350 calories or less.Humble is the best way to describe Bobby Deen, son of Food Network superstar Paula Deen. Forever grateful to his mother for introducing him to a career in the food industry, he's proud to be paving his own way these days, with his popular Cooking Channel show "Not My Mama's Meals" and the release of his first solo cookbook, "From Mama's Table to Mine" (Ballantine Books, )."When Scripps gave me the opportunity to have my own show on the Cooking Channel I jumped into it with both feet.Nobody is perfect, and I believe everybody falls some place in the middle.Deen's relationship with actress Katy Mixon has been well publicized, but that has taken a twist.But he doesn't just preach the gospel, he lives it."I'm 42 years old and at 30 we had been in the restaurant business for more than 10 years.Not only do I want to take care of this family business that we have built together, but I need to take care of myself." He started an exercise regimen, connected with personal trainer and very close friend Sam Carter, took personal interest in learning how to prepare flavorful foods with less fat and sodium, and got himself in shape. I am mindful of that, but that doesn't mean that if Mama calls and offers to feed me peach cobbler, fried chicken and sweet tea that I will turn it down."I learned balance, but I did not turn my back on my heritage. I will always gather with my family and enjoy a traditional family meal," he said.He wrote "I appreciate the well-wishes, but instantly regret posting the pic. Then, in 2010, a Food Network magazine article published a picture with Deen "with his girlfriend Katy," according to the caption. Since then, there hasn't been too much news on the topic, so it's a little unclear if they've weathered the last two years together.And, like we said, it's not like Deen's actually confirmed the relationship with the Actress Katy Mixon performs onstage during the 19th annual "A Night At Sardi's" fundraiser and awards dinner benefitting the Alzheimer's Association at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.