Bethenny Frankel Welcomes First Child

Author and reality TV star Bethenny Frankel joins us this week for Chef on a Shoestring. Bethenny is the author of "The Skinnygirl Dish" and a star of the Real Housewives of NY. She'll show us how to create a meal big on taste but moderate on calories -- all for under $40. Her menu includes: a Simple Arugula Salad, Pesto Lasagna, and the dessert is TBD.
Bethenny Frankel became a mom just in time for Mother's Day.

Frankel, 39, welcomed daughter Bryn Hoppy on Saturday, May 8, 2010, reported People magazine the same day. This is the first child for Frankel and her husband, entrepreneur Jason Hoppy, who were recently married on March 28, 2010.

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Frankel's rep told People that the new baby "is a 4 lb. 12 oz., healthy baby. Bryn, mom, dad and [their dog] Cookie are all very happy." Frankel later sent out a message on Twitter to her fans saying that "I can't express how happy I am & how beautiful, supportive & thoughtful u all are," she tweeted. "Bryn is a tiny beautiful peanut."

The third season of The Real Housewives of New York City is currently being shown on Bravo.