Paula Deen Behind the Scenes

See Paula Deen both in and out of the kitchen of her cooking shows in these behind-the-scenes moments.
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Paula in the Kitchen

On her shows Paula's Best Dishes and Paula's Home Cooking, Paula invites viewers into her home and shows them how to make her favorite Southern recipes. She's seldom the sole cook in the kitchen — Paula often has guests come and join her, including her husband, her sons, her girlfriends and even celebrity acquaintances.

Serving Up the Southern Classics

Biscuits are a big part of any Southern meal, and Paula's recipe is a classic that her entire family enjoys. To make the recipe, see Food Network Magazine's step-by-step guide.

Hostess With the Mostess

Entertaining is part of Paula's Southern charm. She hosts family and friends in her home year round, no matter the occasion. Here she plates tomato tarts right out of the oven.

Get the Recipe: Tomato Tarts

Media Maven

When she's not taping episodes, you'll find Paula working on recipes for her cookbooks and magazine. She also contributes recipes to Food Network Magazine like this white-bean chili. It's made with chicken breast for a healthier take.

Get the Recipe: White-Bean Chili

Family First

Paula's two sons, Jamie and Bobby, are very important to her. They've been by her side every step of the way. Here Paula visits Jamie's cooking show, Home for Dinner With Jamie Deen. Jamie cooks his mom a dinner for two that includes tilapia foil packets, herbed couscous and a Georgia peach dessert. Get all the recipes here.

How It All Started

On Bobby's cooking show, Not My Mama's Meals, Paula and Bobby reminisce about The Bag Lady, a catering business she ran out of her home selling lunches to local businesses. Here the two prepare healthier versions of her famous lunches, like pimento cheese sandwiches and gooey butter cake. Get all the recipes here.

A Seasoned Star

Paula made an appearance with her husband, Michael, and her son Bobby on Season 8 of Next Food Network Star to help mentor the Star hopefuls.

In the Food Network Studios

Paula joined fellow stars from Food Network to celebrate the holiday season. Browse some of the best behind-the-scenes moments from the promo, which was taped in the New York studios.