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[12/03/12 - 09:52 AM]
Cooking Channel's "Not My Mama's Meals" and "Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping" Return to Offer Up Healthy Alternatives and Kick Start the New Year
Bobby Deen hosts the former, which returns for its third season on Wednesday, January 2 at 9:00/8:00c.

[via press release from Cooking Channel]

COOKING CHANNEL'S "NOT MY MAMA'S MEALS" AND "DROP 5 LBS WITH GOOD HOUSEKEEPING" RETURN TO OFFER UP HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES AND KICK START THE NEW YEAR

Not My Mama's Meals with Bobby Deen returns for third season on Wednesday, January 2nd at 9pm ET/6pm PT

Season Two of Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping premieres Saturday, January, 19th at 10:30am ET/7:30am PT

NEW YORK, NY - December 3, 2012 - Cooking Channel starts the New Year off right with a pair of shows offering viewers healthy food alternatives, cooking tips and workout techniques, while still having fun in the kitchen. Bobby Deen returns for the third season of Not My Mama's Meals, premiering Wednesday, January 2nd at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT, as he continues to take his mother's (Paula Deen) recipes and transform her southern comfort food into lighter, leaner, but still delicious versions of her dishes. Special guest appearances this season by Carla Hall and Eden Grinshpan.

Continuing its promise of small changes that deliver big results, season two of Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping premieres Saturday, January, 19th at 10:30am ET/7:30am PT. Melissa d'Arabian (Ten Dollar Dinners) returns to host the series, based on the magazine's popular weight loss column, and is joined by Good Housekeeping Nutrition Director Samantha Cassetty and Aarti Sequeira (Aarti Party). Each week Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping offers tips and tricks to make weight loss easy and manageable.

Episodes include:

NOT MY MAMA'S MEALS:

Premiering Wednesday, January 2nd at 9:00pm ET/ 6:00pm PT - SEASON PREMIERE! "A Little South in Your Mouth!" Bobby Deen learns how to make light, but still flavor-filled beer for his chicken at the Brooklyn Brew Shop. Brew experts Stephan Valand and Erica Shea whip up a special light brew that anyone can do at home, laced with flavors of savory orange and coriander. Later, Bobby's good pal Vanessa Cantave stops by to eat and cook some delicious Drunken Chicken and Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Cakes. It's a little south in your mouth!

Premiering Wednesday, January 9that 9:00pm ET/ 6:00pm PT "Quick and Easy" Bobby Deen heads to Baby Cakes to learn how to make a healthy brownie base to transform his mother's over-the-top dessert. Then, his Southern friend with flair, Carla Hall, stops by to see if Bobby's recipes can beat out his Mama's. They're having The Son's Chicken Pot Pie, a Butter-less Banana Split Brownie Pizza, and whipping up Bobby's Chocolate Egg Cream. It's sure to be a blast!

Premiering Wednesday, January 16that 9:00pm ET/ 6:00pm PT "Party Favorites" Bobby visits Colette Burnett at Super Wings, a famous wing joint, where he learns how to make a healthy buffalo sauce filled with a zippy mango flavor. Later, Bobby's friend Eden Grinshpan stops by to help get cooking; first heating up their mouths with Bobby's Buffalo Chicken Sliders, and then cooling them off with a refreshing Lemon Sorbet Punch, and there's a sweet Five Layer Bark in there, too.

Premiering Wednesday, January 23rdat 9:00pm ET/ 6:00pm PT "Junk-Less Food" Bobby Deen visits Joe's Italian Deli where a gregarious father and son team teach Bobby how to make Low-Fat Mozzarella Cheese. Then, one of Bobby's best friends and trainer swings by for a man's meal, made up of a "Skinny Darrell" Wrap with Oven-Baked Chips and Bobby's Stuffed Red Peppers, and he's making sure Bobby isn't slacking in his workouts!

Premiering Wednesday, January 30th at 9:00pm ET/ 6:00pm PT "It's Brunch Time" Bobby Deen heads to Waffle and Wolf to learn how to make healthy waffles that are delicious and nutritious. Bobby then whips up a hearty Kale and Bacon Frittata. Bobby's fitness guru friend Allison Hagendorf also swings by to help Bobby in the kitchen with his waffle topping, a vegetable filled ratatouille that'll make your mouth water.

DROP 5 LBS WITH GOOD HOUSEKEEPING:

Premiering Saturday, January 19th at 10:30am ET - SEASON PREMIERE! "Look and Feel Younger" The Drop 5 team is back with easy nutrition and exercise tips for feeling and looking younger. Host Melissa d' Arabian cooks up Balsamic Roasted Pork with Berry Salad and tender, flaky Flounder with Corn and Tomatoes. Nutrition expert Samantha Cassetty shares her list of "fountain of youth" foods and food correspondent Aarti Sequeira teams up with Fitness Expert JJ Virgin for tips on how to physically feel younger through exercise.

Premiering Saturday, January 26th at 10:30am ET "Fat Can Be Your Drop 5 Friend" The Drop 5 team demonstrates how to lose weight by incorporating healthy fats into a diet. Melissa d' Arabian prepares creamy Thai Style Coconut Chicken with Snow Peas and a classic, hearty Nicoise Salad. Samantha Cassetty dispels the myths about fats and how to make the right choices, while Aarti Sequeira discovers the health benefits of olive oil.

Premiering Saturday, February 2nd at 10:30am ET "Boost Your Mood Food" Add a spring to your step and a smile to your face with mood-boosting recipes and ideas from the Drop 5 team. Recipes from Melissa d'Arabian include Chipotle orange glazed salmon, a hearty Red Lentil and Vegetable Soup, and Pistachio and Tart Cherry Chocolate Bark. Samantha Cassetty explains which foods are mood enhancers, and Aarti Sequeira goes out in search of some mood lifting exercise tips.

Premiering Saturday, February 9th at 10:30am ET "Be Sweet to Your Waistline" It is possible to indulge in sweets without derailing a healthy lifestyle. Melissa d' Arabian bakes up an Apple Oat Crisp that's warm and comforting, plus Whole Grain Ginger Snaps that are a little spicy, a little chewy, and 100 percent guilt free! Aarti Sequeira heads to an ice cream shop for a few scoops of advice on how to enjoy ice cream sensibly. She then joins Samantha Cassetty in the Good Housekeeping Research Institute to get the unsugar-coated truth on the variety of sweeteners available today.

Premiering Saturday, February 16th at 10:30am ET "Meal and Lifestyle Makeover" Get ready for a makeover, in body and mind! The Drop 5 team delivers recipe makeovers of popular, indulgent foods, tips for eating healthfully at your favorite Thai restaurant, and ideas to keep any exercise routine interesting and productive. Recipes include: Pad Thai, Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Caesar Salad.

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COOKING CHANNEL (www.cookingchanneltv.com) is an entertainment brand dedicated to today's passionate food lover. For food people, by food people, Cooking Channel is the answer to a growing hunger for more content devoted to food and cooking in every dimension from global cuisines to international travel, history and unconventional how-to's. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com, Food Network (www.foodnetwork.com), Great American Country (www.gactv.com), HGTV (www.hgtv.com) and Travel Channel (www.travelchannel.com), is the manager and general partner.





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