Bobby Deen begins his culinary quest to lighten up his mom's meals starting with just desserts. He is tackling two of Paula's most famous dishes - Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding and Chocolate Mousse Pie. Bobby's whipping up a Fresh Fruit Bread Pudding and Frozen Chocolate Pie. He's cutting the fat and calories in these decadent desserts but keeping all of the flavor.
Bobby gets a surprise visitor to help him lighten up two dishes that go all the way back to his mom's "Bag Lady" days - Pimento Cheese Sandwiches and Gooey Butter Cake. He's also throwing in a quick and light Spicy Sweet Potato Chip recipe. The dishes are so good The Bag Lady herself might have to stop by to try them out.
Bobby takes on two of his mom's monster meals - the infamous Krispy Kreme Burger and her creamy Vanilla Milkshake. There is only one person in the world who can help him tame these titanic dishes: his mom, Paula! But will she be happy with the results?
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 – Fried Chicken and Fried Green Tomatoes – to make them fit his lighter and leaner lifestyle. But, as always, he keeps all of that great flavor he grew up with!
Bobby puts a unique spin of two of his mom's signature dishes - Shrimp & Grits and Fried Apple Pies. He's replacing the grits with a lighter, flavorful polenta and taking the "fry" right out of the apple pies.
Bobby Deen lives by one motto: "Calories in equal calories out." So on a day when he reinvents his mom's Cheesy Bacon Mac and her Cheeseburger Meatloaf, he has to burn a few extra. He does just that in the jujitsu ring right before he gets to work on his versions of Paula's recipes.
Sweet Potato Pie and Deviled Eggs - you don't get more Southern than that! Bobby takes on these two Southern classics and gives them his lighter touch.
Bobby Deen puts a clever spin on his mom's Southern Tomato Pie when he makes it New York style. He also performs magic on Paula's Red Velvet Cake by shrinking it down to cupcakes and losing half the calories and fat. But, as always, Bobby's versions don't skimp on the flavor.
Bobby Deen takes two of his mom's favorite recipes and makes them his own. He's taking the "fry" out of Paula's coconut shrimp and putting a Thai spin on her fruit salad. The result is lighter in calories but certainly not in flavor.