Cooking Channel Announces March 2013 Highlights

Cooking Channel Announces March 2013 Highlights

Cooking Channel fills March with new episodes from fan-favorite series. Melissa D'Arabian and Aarti Sequeria dish out tips on easy and satisfying ways to lose weight with new episodes of Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping Saturdays at 10:30amET/7:30amPT. Emeril's Florida continues on Sundays at 10:30amET/7:30amPT featuring Emeril's adventures in the Sunshine State.

Bobby Deen keeps it fresh and healthy as he recreates Southern classics on Not My Mama's Meals Wednesdays at 9pmET/6pmPT, and Brunch @ Bobby's follows suit on Thursdays at 9:30pmET/6:30pmPT as Bobby Flay serves up delicious brunch ideas with inspiration from global cuisines. Get in the St. Patrick's Day spirit with themed recipes and vote for the best college campus eats at Join the Cooking Channel conversation on Twitter and Facebook.


Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping
Premiering Saturday, March 2nd at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Get Back on the Healthy Wagon"
Melissa d' Arabian cooks up recipes to help fight hunger during the day with Huevos Rancheros and Spicy Chicken Lettuce Cups. Special guest Dr. Ramani Durvasula explains how to effectively renew resolutions and remove the barriers that can take you off the healthy track. Plus, Aarti Sequeira joins Good Housekeeping Nutrition Director Samantha Cassetty to discuss increased willpower amidst food temptation.

Premiering Saturday, March 9th at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Smart Snacking"
Melissa d'Arabian prepares a classic Seven-Layer Dip that piles on the flavor without all the calories, and Deviled Eggs filled with protein, not fat. Samantha Cassetty shares smart snack guidelines to help make good choices throughout the day, and Aarti Sequeira learns about "burst" exercises and the best pre- and post-workout snacks.

Premiering Saturday, March 16th at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Easy Meals for Busy People"
Melissa d' Arabian makes Spanish Chicken with Rice that can be frozen to enjoy later and Apple Oat Muffins to help you start the day off right, even when rushing out the door. Samantha Cassetty defrosts the myths of frozen convenience meals and shares tips for choosing the best ones. Finally, Aarti Sequeira picks up quick exercise ideas that leave no room for excuses.

Premiering Saturday, March 23rd at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Say Yes to Pasta"
Pasta lovers, rejoice! Drop 5 and keep the carbs. Melissa d' Arabian makes Linguine With Carrot Turkey Ragu, Pasta Primavera, and quick and easy Soba Noodles With Shrimp, Snow Peas, and Carrots. Samantha Cassetty explains how whole grains can help with weight loss and shows how to navigate the pasta aisle. Aarti Sequeira demonstrates what typically goes into a pasta dish at a local restaurant.

Premiering Saturday, March 30th at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Tame Your Cravings"
It's hard to ignore cravings so learn how to tame them with tools from the Drop 5 team. Recipes include Texas Chicken Burgers served with a side of Baked Beans, and the perfect burger partner Oven Baked French Fries with a twist, plus Fruit-Filled Sangria that is festive and figure-friendly. Special guest Dr. Ramani Durvasula sheds light on the psychology behind cravings and Aarti Sequeira navigates the pizza parlor with Good Housekeeping Nutrition Director Samantha Cassetty.

Get Melissa d'Arabian's tips on how to get your kids to eat healthy, plus nutritionist Samantha Cassetty's guide to cheating on your diet without feeling guilty at

Not My Mama's Meals - Premiering Wednesday, March 6th at 9pmET/6pmPT
Premiering Wednesday, March 6th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Asian Take Out"
Bobby Deen embarks on a mission to find out how to make pure, unprocessed, homemade noodles for his Asian Style Pork and Mushrooms. He finds the perfect place, Brooklyn Wok Shop, where Edric Har steps up as his teacher. Later, Bobby's friend Brigitte Nguyen comes over to taste his efforts and assist in the kitchen with his scrumptious Asian Take-Out foods.

Premiering Wednesday, March 13th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Oui, Oui"
Bobby Deen heads over to his good friend and leavening expert's bread bakery for a one-on-one lesson in bread making. He learns how to make whole wheat healthy bread to use in both of his French inspired recipes.

Premiering Wednesday, March 20th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Hearty Favorites"
Bobby Deen learns about the finest, heart healthy dark chocolate in New York City at Mariebelle, and the chocolatier even shows him how to make a tangy fruit coulis to add tons of flavor to his dessert without the fat. Then, Bobby's friend Seton Rossini helps Bobby tackle his Dark Molten Lava Cakes.

Premiering Wednesday, March 27th at 9pmET/6pmPT - "Dessert Crazy"
Bobby Deen takes a trip to Sweet and Sara, where he learns how to make healthy homemade graham crackers for his S'mores, using whole wheat flour, no butter, and less sugar. Then, sweets expert and Bobby's buddy, Julia Baker, comes over to get dessert crazy.

Get Bobby's tips for creating healthier alternatives to your favorite dishes like burgers, cake, pizza and more on

Emeril's Florida
Premiering Sunday, March 3rd at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Palm Beach"
Emeril heads to the Palm Beach area to explore local, sustainable and delicious food. He visits the popular Swank Farms where he and Executive Chef/Owner of Buccan in Palm Beach select produce for the dishes the chef later prepares for him. Over in Delray Beach, Executive Chef Nick Morfogen is on the leading edge of sustainable Florida cuisine and talks a little bit about this with Emeril. Next, Emeril travels to Guanabanas - an open-air Caribbean restaurant and bar that's a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Emeril tries a few of their signature items with Jon Sullivan, who tells of Guanabana's origins as a sandwich shop. Finally, Emeril takes a trip to The Quantum House in West Palm Beach, where real people are making real impacts in the lives of children with serious medical conditions and their families. Emeril talks with Director Roberta Jurney and Emeril teams up with friends from The Breakers to prepare a meal for the guests.

Premiering Sunday, March 10th at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Big Night Out"
Emeril's first stop is the Grand Floridian Hotel at Walt Disney World in Orlando, where he chats with Scott Hunnel, Executive Chef at Victoria & Albert's, known for its rare culinary experience and fine dining cuisine. Next, Emeril heads to The Maritana Grille inside The Don Cesar hotel - a long standing icon of Floridian luxury. Emeril meets with Chef Kenny Hunsberger to talk about his creative passion and try a few favorites. For the next visit, Emeril heads to Coral Gables to stop by the famous Biltmore Hotel. Inside, the Palme D'or restaurant offers the pinnacle of luxury dining with French-American cuisine done the right way. Finally, Emeril travels up the East Coast to The Breakers in Palm Beach where he talks with Chef Anthony Sicignano inside the new HMF concept at their large lobby bar.

Premiering Sunday, March 17th at 10:30amET/7:30amPT - "Pensacola"
Emeril begins his Pensacola tour at McGuire's Irish Pub, renowned for its beers brewed on-site. He then heads to The Fish House restaurant and samples dishes with co-owner and chef, Jim Shirley. Emeril later heads to Joe Patti's Seafood, where Frank Patti, the founder's son, gives him a tour of the facility and shares tips on buying fish. Finally, Emeril and his son EJ head to Pensacola Beach for some fishing, a Ferris wheel ride and of course, a delicious sampling tower of crab and seafood from a local restaurant.