Valerie's Home Cooking

Valerie's Home Cooking

Valerie's Home Cooking - Episode Guide

Season 5

  • All Day Grilling
    All Day Grilling

    Episode 13 - Season 5 - December 10, 2017

    On a prior visit to California, Valerie Bertinelli's friends showed her how to grill breakfast, which started a fierce competition to see who could come up with the best all-day grill menu. Today, Valerie is turning up the heat with Grilled French Toast with Apple Berry Compote and Apple Mascarpone Cream, Grilled Shrimp and Radicchio Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette, Grilled Lamb Meatball Flatbread with Grilled Tomato Sauce, and a refreshing Grilled Citrus Spiked Lemonade.

  • Old World Meets New World
    Old World Meets New World

    Episode 12 - Season 5 - December 3, 2017

    Valerie Bertinelli's old friends and the other four "Fab Five" birthday celebrants enjoy a favorite old world recipe from Valerie's Nonni: her Gnocchi with Marinara Sauce. With that, Valerie adds some modern recipes: Prime Rib, Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and a Mixed Berry Tart.

  • Dinner Fit For a Queen
    Dinner Fit For a Queen

    Episode 11 - Season 5 - November 26, 2017

    Valerie Bertinelli cooks a springtime feast for her family by adapting some of her mom's favorite recipes. When she has trouble remembering a recipe, Valerie videochats with her mom, Mrs. B, for advice. Her menu includes Honey Mustard Glazed Ham, Pea and Mint Risotto, Strawberry Shortcake Trifle, and Cinnamon Sugared Walnuts.

  • Let's Get Social
    Let's Get Social

    Episode 10 - Season 5 - November 19, 2017

    Valerie Bertinelli hired her pal, food blogger Jo Stougaard, to help expand her social media reach. Today, over a menu of Roasted Vegetable Soup, Tuscan Pesto Pizza with Shrimp Scampi, Shortbread and Lemon Cheesecake, and Spiked Strawberry Lemonades, they create new posts for Valerie's social media.

  • Happy Birthday, Spicy Mud
    Happy Birthday, Spicy Mud

    Episode 9 - Season 5 - November 12, 2017

    Valerie Bertinelli loves her little brother, nicknamed Mud, and they're celebrating his birthday with a really spicy feast. The guests dine on a hot hot hot meal of Chili Rubbed Beef with Garlic Herb Oil, Jalapeno Mac & Cheese, Sweet and Spicy Popcorn, Blistered Green Beans with Spicy Chile Sauce and Mexican Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.

  • Recipe Renovation
    Recipe Renovation

    Episode 8 - Season 5 - November 5, 2017

    Valerie Bertinelli and her husband, Tom, have been living through remodeling angst for a few months and the end is in sight. In order to show off and celebrate her new and organized closet, she invites friends over and prepares a lovely elegant dinner that includes a Crunchy Mustard Chicken Bake, Snap Pea and Radish Salad with Mint and Tarragon, Aperol Spritzes, and a Red and Green Grape Galette with a Fennel Crust and Red Wine Syrup for dessert.

  • When Life Gives You Lemons... Rejoice!
    When Life Gives You Lemons... Rejoice!

    Episode 7 - Season 5 - October 29, 2017

    Valerie Bertinelli goes to a lemon farm in search of different varieties of lemon trees with her friend, actress Melissa Peterman. Then, she puts her favorite ingredient into a menu that is fun from soup to nuts -- to lemons! She whips up Greek Lemon Soup with Chicken, Crispy Pancetta Crostini with Arugula Lemon Pesto, Lemon Love Cake, and homemade Limoncello as a base for Lemonade Moscow Mules.

  • Kitchen Cousins
    Kitchen Cousins

    Episode 6 - Season 5 - October 22, 2017

    When Valerie Bertinelli's husband's cousins come to town, she is challenged with converting cousin Mary's favorite Italian recipes into healthier versions, so that Mary can still indulge while staying on a heart-healthy regimen. Valerie makes Classic Salami Pie, an Italian Veg Pie, Crunchy Romaine Salad with a Sweet Sesame Vinaigrette, Pepperoni Rolls with homemade Marinara, and Spumoni.

  • Valerie Cooks So-Cal Style
    Valerie Cooks So-Cal Style

    Episode 5 - Season 5 - October 15, 2017

    Valerie Bertinelli and her longtime babysitter and friend, Elia, cook So-Cal style Mexican recipes, just they did when her son Wolfie was a little boy. They make Chicken Enchiladas with Classic Sauce, a Casa Vega style Tostada Salad, Roasted Salsa, Refried Beans and Smoky Margaritas with Mezcal.

  • Homemade Happy Hour
    Homemade Happy Hour

    Episode 4 - Season 5 - October 1, 2017

    Who doesn't love meeting friends for an after-work drink and some yummy bites to share? Valerie Bertinelli invites her glam squad for happy hour, but doesn't wait for the end of a tough workweek on the Valerie's Home Cooking set to start the party! She whips up Turkey Cranberry Sliders, Roasted Cauliflower Popcorn with Chili Lime Seasoning, Jalapeno Fries with Roasted Garlic Ranch Dipping Sauce, and a Key Lime Pie Martini.

  • My Kind of Town: Chicago
    My Kind of Town: Chicago

    Episode 3 - Season 5 - September 24, 2017

    One of Valerie Bertinelli's good friends is a recent Chicago transplant, living in Los Angeles but always extolling the virtues of his hometown eats. She invites him and another recent transplant over for a taste of their hometown, including Deep Dish Sausage Pizza, Cheese and Caramel Popcorn, an Italian Pizzeria Salad and Chocolate Hazelnut Pull-Apart Bread.

  • Wine Club Party
    Wine Club Party

    Episode 2 - Season 5 - September 17, 2017

    Valerie Bertinelli's dear friends, the Dinsmores, have a party twice a year for their wine club. Valerie has offered to cook for the party, knowing one of the guests is lactose-intolerant. Her menu features Steak Towers, Polenta Crackers with Roasted Wild Mushrooms, Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Green Onions and Romesco Sauce, and White Pepper Cherry Cookies.

  • Comfort Food, Cuban-Style
    Comfort Food, Cuban-Style

    Episode 1 - Season 5 - September 10, 2017

    Valerie Bertinelli remembers a wonderful weekend in Miami, where all the fragrances and tastes of authentic Cuban food inspire her to recreate some Cuban comfort magic in her own kitchen. She makes a Cubano Salad, Cuban Sandwiches with Slow Cooker Pulled Pork, Spicy Black Bean Soup, a Tropical Sundae, and to drink, Grapefruit Mojitos.

Season 4

  • Clean Eats

    Season 4 - April 9, 2017

    Valerie Bertinelli starts the New Year off right with a menu that's big on flavor but low on guilt, including Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats, Grilled Chopped Vegetable Salad, Kale and Artichoke Chicken Casserole, and Healthy Banana-Cherry Custard.

  • Jet Lag Dinner

    Season 4 - April 2, 2017

    After a week of non-stop travel, Valerie Bertinelli isn't sure what time zone she's in, so she decides a sweet and savory breakfast-for-dinner will make a nice homecoming to share with her husband, Tom. On the "What Time Is It?" menu are Everything Savory Potato Waffles with Smoked Salmon, Watercress and Citrus Salad, a Dutch Baby Pancake with Raspberry-Orange Coulis and a refreshingly delicious Grapefruitini.

  • I'm Outta Here

    Season 4 - March 26, 2017

    Valerie Bertinelli prepares make-ahead meals for her husband, Tom, to enjoy while she's in Arizona. On the menu are Farro, Roasted Beet, and Goat Cheese Salad, Beef Bourguignon, a French Beef sandwich and Blueberry Cake with Lemon Mascarpone Cream.

  • Brother Vs. Brother

    Season 4 - March 19, 2017

    While Valerie Bertinelli's husband, Tom, and his brother, Dave, compete over their home brews, Valerie makes a beer-centric meal. The menu includes Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Fried Shallots and Fresno Chile slices, Potato Skins stuffed with Beer Cheese, Scallions and Bacon, and Pan-Roasted Tomatoes with Quick Balsamic Jam. For dessert, Valerie submits a Stout and Caramel Milkshake to the competition.
     

  • I Could Do That Blindfolded

    Season 4 - March 12, 2017

    Valerie Bertinelli and her husband, Tom, are hosting friends from Ohio, and Valerie plans an effortless meal to dig into while they play their favorite card game. The menu includes Everything Snack Mix, Three Bean Turkey Chili, Broccoli Carrot Salad, Sweet and Savory Cornbread Cookies and finished with an LOL Martini.

  • 4th Down and Yum

    Season 4 - March 5, 2017

    Valerie Bertinelli hosts a football-themed party with former NFL pro and Food Network Star, Eddie Jackson. The touchdown-worthy menu includes Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe Sliders, Homemade Potato Chips Topped with Chicken Salt, Roasted Carrot Hummus, Peanut Butter Brownies Topped with Salted Pretzels and a Sweet Tea and Lemonade Lager. 
     
  • Valerie to the Rescue

    Season 4 - February 26, 2017

    Valerie Bertinelli's dear friend injured himself snowboarding, so she brings him the perfect scratch-made supper he can enjoy at home. The travel-ready care package includes Citrus Marinated Olives, Manicotti stuffed with Ricotta and Italian Sausage, Tuscan Kale Salad with Anchovy Dressing, and an old favorite with a new taste, Strawberry Love Cake.
     
  • The Days Grow Shorter and the Nights Longer

    Season 4 - February 19, 2017

    On one of the shortest days of the year, Valerie Bertinelli and her husband, Tom, are entertaining two of their good pals and heating up the fun with Valerie's Slow Cooker Mulled Wine, Fried Chickpeas with Sage and Parmesan, and the very comforting Turkey Sausage with Fennel Sauerkraut. For dessert, they'll enjoy Rosemary-Lemon Shortbread.

  • Oh, The Weather Outside is Frightful

    Season 4 - February 12, 2017

    Bad weather outside is perfect for snuggling inside, so Valerie Bertinelli and her husband, Tom, make comforting stay-at-home recipes like Shrimp Scampi with Herb Breadcrumbs, Pull-Apart Garlic Bread with Asiago Cheese, Helen's Orange and Fennel Salad, Crispy Chocolate-Mint Cookies and a lovely Hot Chai with Spiced Rum.

  • Quick and Easy Movie Night

    Season 4 - February 5, 2017

    Valerie and Tom are in for the night with best friends Suzanne and Danny Ferleger - and what could be more fun than watching home movies . . . watching them in your own backyard on a white sheet hung on a clothesline, right?! Valerie has a quick and easy menu that is perfect for viewing under the stars - on the menu: Crab Boil Sliders, S'mores Popcorn, Lemon Dijon Potato Salad and a super-fast homemade Limeade and Mint Soda.

  • Blended Holidaze

    Season 4 - December 4, 2016

    The Bertinelli and Vitale clans are gathered together for a fun and festive celebration to keep the holiday spirit alive! The blended families will feast on Crown Roast of Lamb with Mint and Green Onion Pesto, Almond-Cranberry Rice Pilaf, Roasted Winter Vegetables, Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls, and Holiday Cranberry-Orange Punch.

  • Thankful for Family

    Season 4 - November 22, 2016

    When it comes to Thanksgiving, Valerie Bertinelli really knows how to bring the people she loves together. She and her husband, Tom, will host both of their families for a Thanksgiving feast to remember. The holiday spread will include Fennel and Citrus Roasted Turkey with Gravy, Cinnamon Raisin Bread Stuffing with Sausage, Mom's Waldorf Salad and, for dessert, delicious Cranberry Pomegranate Crumb Bars.

  • Pumpkins, Sweets and Treats - 407

    Season 4 - October 30, 2016

    Valerie Bertinelli is celebrating the season with her sister-in-law and nephew by creating a feast of fall's bounty. The autumn-themed menu includes Butternut Squash and Arugula Pizza on Homemade Pizza Dough, Mini Caramel Apples, Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts and Spiced Pumpkin Mochas.

Season 3

  • Little Italy in My Kitchen

    Season 3 - January 29, 2017

    Valerie Bertinelli's good friend, chef and Food Network personality Alex Guarnaschelli, is visiting from New York. To celebrate her being in town, Valerie brings the experience of Little Italy home by preparing some of her favorite classic Italian dishes. On the menu: Sausage and Pepper Sliders, Mom's Spaghetti and Meatballs, Prosecco with Limoncello and Candied Lemon slices, and fresh homemade Cannolis.

  • Kids Baking Championship Reunion

    Season 3 - January 22, 2017

    It's a Kids Baking Championship reunion as season two kid chefs Jane Haviland and Matthew Merril drop by for lunch! Valerie Bertinelli does not disappoint and makes Grilled Italian Paninis with Provolone, Genoa Salami, Black Forest Ham and Roast Turkey served with Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips, and Soft Pretzels with Chocolate Hazelnut Dip. As a special treat, Valerie makes Chocolate Cupcakes with Neapolitan Frosting and the kids decorate them with treats sent by Duff Goldman.

  • Cheat Day

    Season 3 - January 15, 2017

    It's one of those nights where Valerie Bertinelli and her husband Tom's cravings are all over the map, so they decide to have it all! Valerie cooks up some of their favorite guilty pleasure dishes: Chicken with Prunes and Olives, Italian Wedge Salad with Gorgonzola topped with Crispy Pancetta, Vegetable Pot Stickers and, for dessert, Mini Zeppoles with a Caramel Marsala Dipping Sauce.

  • Only the Best for My Wolfie!

    Season 3 - November 27, 2016

    Valerie Bertinelli pulls out all the stops to celebrate her son Wolf's birthday. She's got all of his favorites on the menu: Spatchcock Roasted Chicken with Salsa Verde, Garlicky Broccoli Fusilli, Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Homemade Ranch Dressing -- all expanded to feed a party that just keeps on growing. For the birthday boy's dessert, she makes his very favorite Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting!

  • Bacon, Bacon, Bacon: Bacon Makes Everything Better

    Season 3 - November 20, 2016

    Valerie Bertinelli's longtime friend, Jo Stougaard - a food blogger and major authority on the deliciousness of bacon - is coming over, so Valerie's bringing her "A" game with an all-bacon menu! She whips up Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Shrimp with Cherry Cola Barbecue Sauce, a Tomato Salad with a Balsamic Dressing topped with Crumbled Pancetta, and for dessert, Bacon Caramel Scuffins topped with Caramel Clotted Cream.

  • Everything Retro Is New Again

    Season 3 - November 13, 2016

    Valerie Bertinelli and her husband, Tom, love to reminisce about old times, but like all long-term relationships and old-school recipes, there comes a time to give them a little update! On the menu is Chopped Iceberg Salad with Roquefort Dressing, Tuna Noodle Casserole, and a new take on an old favorite, Valerie's mother's Cherry Cheesecake Pie.

  • Home Alone... And I Like It

    Season 3 - November 6, 2016

    Valerie Bertinelli spends all day researching her mom and Noni's recipes for her next cookbook, and when she finally comes up for air she realizes it's time for dinner. With no time to go to the market, she pulls together a meal from her favorite pantry staples: Smoky Cheddar Crackers, Pasta al Tonno, and Roasted Artichoke Hearts Provencal followed by tasty Blueberry Cheesecake Filo Cups.

  • Just Me and My Boys

    Season 3 - October 23, 2016

    Valerie Bertinelli loves her many family traditions, but it's never too late to start a new one! To honor some of the special men in her life -- her son Wolf, husband Tom and brother Patrick -- Valerie creates new family favorites: Chipotle Burgers with homemade Barbecue Sauce, Spinach Salad topped with a Warm Bacon Dressing, and her Mom's Onion Rings served with a refreshing Ginger Beer Drink.

  • Perfect Bites Before

    Season 3 - October 16, 2016

    Valerie Bertinelli and her Hot in Cleveland co-stars Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White meet at a restaurant every month to catch up, but this time Valerie's invited them over for a few small bites first. On the menu are Short Rib Stacks, Chicken Satay and Steamed Veggies served with Peanut Sauce, Mini Roasted Potatoes with Eggplant Caviar, all served with a Vodka Cucumber drink before they hop in a cab to dinner!

  • Bang for Your Buck Barbecue

    Season 3 - October 9, 2016

    After Valerie Bertinelli and her husband, Tom, accidentally double-book friends over for dinner, Valerie saves the day by inviting both couples over for a casual backyard barbecue -- delicious, easy and one of the most cost-effective ways to entertain. She whips up Lacquered Barbecue Grilled Chicken, Baked Beans with Brown Sugar and Bacon, Grilled Vegetable Kabobs and a refreshing Lemon-Basil Granita.

  • Summer Grilling Send-Off

    Season 3 - September 25, 2016

    With summer ending and shorter days ahead, Valerie Bertinelli throws one last backyard soiree with her friends and family - husband Tom, chef Stuart O'Keeffe, actress Mackenzie Phillips, and Larry and Angela Robinson. She prepares an all-grilled menu: Salmon Burgers, Avocado and Grilled Corn Salad with Goddess Dressing, Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges and even a Grilled Pound Cake with Grilled Peaches, served with a Cinnamon Simple Syrup.

  • Too Hot to Cook

    Season 3 - September 18, 2016

    Valerie Bertinelli and her buddy Faith Ford love to cook and test out recipes. Today, it's Valerie's turn, but it's just too hot to cook! She decides to keeps things cool with a deliciously decadent Lobster Club Sandwich, Savory Refrigerator Pickle Spears, a Classic Greek Salad, a Honey-Citrus Southern Iced Tea, and a unique recipe for Microwave Potato Chips. For dessert, she makes a fresh take on Lemon Icebox Cake.

  • Stress-Free Summer Fiesta!

    Season 3 - September 11, 2016

    Valerie Bertinelli and her buddy Faith Ford love to cook and test out recipes. Today, it's Valerie's turn, but it's just too hot to cook! She decides to keeps things cool with a deliciously decadent Lobster Club Sandwich, Savory Refrigerator Pickle Spears, a Classic Greek Salad, a Honey-Citrus Southern Iced Tea, and a unique recipe for Microwave Potato Chips. For dessert, she makes a fresh take on Lemon Icebox Cake.

Season 2

  • Mighty Neighborly of You

    Season 2 - April 2, 2016

    Valerie Bertinelli preps a special meal to take to her neighbors to thank them for all the times they've taken care of her dog, picked up her mail and brought in packages. She whips up Lamb Shepherd's Pie and Arugula Salad with pickled red onions, cherry tomatoes and Champagne Vinaigrette, and a refreshing Rosemary Gin Fizz. For dessert, she sends them home with Salted Hazelnut Toffee.

  • Wolfie's Home!

    Season 2 - March 19, 2016

    Valerie Bertinelli celebrates her son Wolf's return after months of touring by making his favorite foods for him and his best friend since childhood. She creates a meal of Pasta e Fagioli, Thursday Turkey Meatloaf, Roasted Broccoli Rabe and Wolf's favorite dessert: a luscious Pumpkin Pudding.

  • My Favourite Indulgences

    Season 2 - March 12, 2016

    While her husband and son are away, Valerie Bertinelli treats herself to a day of comfort and ease with all the foods she loves most. There's Blue Cheese-Stuffed Olives and a perfect Martini, Pasta alla Vongole with Roasted Asparagus, and Mushrooms with Spicy Chili Salt. For a sweet treat, she makes Limoncello Challah Bread Pudding and an invigorating avocado face mask!

  • Lazy Sunday Dinner

    Season 2 - March 5, 2016

    Valerie Bertinelli and her husband, Tom, are creating a lazy Sunday meal that allows them to use up food in their fridge and pantry in order to save time and money. They entertain some good friends with a menu that includes Pa V's Pot Roast with veggies and potatoes, Green Beans with Shallots, and Stuffed Mushrooms. For dessert, there's Apricot Clafouti, topped off with a lovely Irish Coffee done Valerie's way.

  • Chick Flick TV Marathon

    Season 2 - February 27, 2016

    Valerie Bertinelli prepares a couch-friendly menu for a night of marathon TV-watching with her friend, actress Faith Ford. On the menu, there's Marinated Cucumber Salad, hearty slow-cooked Red Beans and Rice with Homemade Rosemary Pepper Crackers, and of course frosted Classic Gooey Brownies for dessert!

  • It's a Honey-Do Day

    Season 2 - February 20, 2016

    Valerie Bertinelli's husband, Tom, completes a long list of chores and is rewarded with his favorite dishes, starting with his favorite Eggs Benedict, made Valerie's way! Then, she preps a Prosciutto Bruschetta, and for dinner, it's Spicy Coconut Shrimp and a unique butterscotch version of an Italian Love Cake.

  • A Very Valerie Valentine's Day

    Season 2 - February 13, 2016

    It's Valentine's Day, so Valerie Bertinelli's making Chocolate Walnut Scuffins for a sweet start to her day with her husband, Tom. After he surprises her with a Margarita tree, there's dinner of Fennel Salad with Goat Cheese and Pine Nuts followed by Spaghetti with Onion, Bacon and Tomato. For dessert, Valerie surprises Tom with his favorite Chocolate Ginger Mousse-Filled Pizzelle Cones.

  • Big Game, Big Flavors!

    Season 2 - February 6, 2016

    Football is king, but Valerie Bertinelli is queen of the halftime eats! Her family and friends are over to watch the game, so she's making Italian Slow-Cooked Beef Sandwiches served with a Giardiniera Aioli and an Italian-style fennel Cole Slaw. For dessert, she makes Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies, then turns the leftover halftime snacks into Beef and Potato Hash.

  • After the Ball Is Over

    Season 2 - January 30, 2016

    Valerie Bertinelli resolves to kick off the New Year right with foods that are filling but not fattening, so she starts her day with a flavorful Vegetable and Egg White Breakfast Fajita. After a hike with her friend, actress Mackenzie Phillips, they prepare a tasty grilled Chicken Salad with Apples and Grapes in Lettuce Cups. Then, for dinner, it's Grilled Chicken Veggie Soup and Mini Pear Compote Crumble with Maple Yogurt.

  • Italian Dinner for a French Chef

    Season 2 - January 23, 2016

    Valerie Bertinelli creates a five-star Italian dinner for French chef Ludo Lefebvre and his wife, Krissy. On the menu are Italian Panzanella, Corn and Cauliflower with Bourbon-Infused Butter, Branzino baked with a Gremolata and Butter-Infused Bourbon Manhattans.

  • Fab Dinner for My Fab Friends!

    Season 2 - January 16, 2016

    Valerie Bertinelli and her girlfriends always celebrate their birthdays at a restaurant, but now Valerie is surprising them with a home-cooked meal! On the menu are Mixed Baby Greens with Crispy Polenta Croutons, an elegant Peppered Beef Tenderloin with horseradish Panna Cotta and a fresh take on a Blueberry Tart. She also gifts them with a take-home breakfast treat, Honey and Hazelnut Granola. 

  • Poker Night

    Season 2 - January 9, 2016

    It's poker night, and Valerie Bertinelli and her husband, Tom, are joined by their friends: actor Michael Burger, Food Network's Duff Goldman, and TV producer Jenny Johnson. She's got the perfect full house of a menu with Southwestern Eggrolls with Salsa, retro Teriyaki Rumaki, an Orzo, Grape Tomatoes and Radish Salad, and Apple, Ham and Cheddar Sliders.

  • Thanksgiving: The Perfect Bite!

    Season 2 - November 23, 2015

    Valerie Bertinelli and her best gals are getting together to give thanks for each other before heading off for their family celebrations. Valerie's got the perfect Thanksgiving meal with Sweet and Salty Pepitas, Acorn Squash and Baby Bitter Greens with Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette Dressing, and a perfectly Deep-Fried Turkey topped with gravy. For dessert, there's homemade Pumpkin Pie served with a tangy Cinnamon Buttermilk Whipped Cream.

Season 1

  • Ho! Ho! Ho! Company's Coming

    Season 1 - December 10, 2015

    Happy Holidays from Valerie Bertinelli as she hosts her holiday buffet, all about tradition with a twist. She pays tribute to her mother with Neapolitan Holiday Cookies. Valerie's Lasagna Alla Besciamella, Cheesy Sausage Snacks, and a Festive Salad with Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Basil in creamy vinaigrette are on the buffet menu and her husband Tom's Sparkling Berry Kir Royales light up the room.

  • Football Fun and Food

    Season 1 - October 31, 2015

    Valerie Bertinelli invites her family over for football, fun and lots of food, Cajun-style. Valerie serves her Quickest Gumbo Ever, alongside a fresh Spring Salad. Red Pepper Hummus is on the menu and Valerie pays tribute to her father-in-law with her take on a Sicilian Love Cake.

  • Valerie Gives Back

    Season 1 - October 24, 2015

    After a morning spent at an adoption event for homeless animals, Valerie Bertinelli uses new and old family recipes to throw a sparkling cocktail party for her fellow volunteers, serving Pureed Artichoke Crostini with Lime Salt, Mint Cucumber Soup, Italian Finger Sandwiches and Deviled Eggs Three Ways. Her husband, Tom, adds to the festivities with his Summer Negroni.

  • Last-Minute Dinner Guests

    Season 1 - October 17, 2015

    Last-minute dinner plans never scare Valerie Bertinelli. She shares her tips for a quick and easy meal for friends and serves up her Crazy Easy Quickbread, Sliced Cauliflower Steaks with Raisins and Pine Nuts, and Baked Salmon with Honey Mustard Sauce. Her husband Tom's Summer Manhattan gets the party started and Valerie's Berries with Limoncello and Basil is the perfect finish to her last-minute gathering.

  • Best Girls' Night In

    Season 1 - October 10, 2015

    It's Valerie Bertinelli's turn to entertain her best girl friends at this month's meeting of their 18-year-old book club. Valerie's menu includes Cream Cheese Crab Spread with Homemade Crostini, Butter Lettuce Salad with Hazelnuts and Bacon Bits, Spicy Arrabiata Penne, and for dessert, Helen's Black Pepper Walnut Biscotti and Affogato.

  • Grillin' and Chillin' With the Family

    Season 1 - October 3, 2015

    Valerie Bertinelli celebrates her casual California cuisine with a backyard barbecue inspired by a trip to the farmers' market, with Dom's Salsa and Guacamole, Angela's Roasted Corn and Bean Salad, Tom's Spicy Margarita with Jalapeno and Ginger, and Barbecue Chicken Kabobs with Tequila Lime Cilantro. And for dessert, Lynn's Sick Brownie Bites.

  • Bootcamp Brunch

    Season 1 - September 26, 2015

    After a harsh bootcamp workout in the park, Valerie Bertinelli invites her buds and trainer for brunch that is all about being healthy with a big dose of indulgence, but never guilt! A Kale and Quinoa Salad, Cherry-Coconut Scuffins, Leftover Veggie Frittata, and Open-Faced Avocado Toast are all perfect on any brunch table! Valerie's Blueberry Smoothie tops it all off.

  • Pizza party! Everyone's Tossing

    Season 1 - September 19, 2015

    Valerie Bertinelli invites her family over for dinner, and since they all like different things, Do-It-Yourself Personal Pizzas with Homemade Pizza Dough are sure to please all! With Kale Chips Three Ways as an appetizer, Pesto Sauce, Sneaky Salad, Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Parfaits, and a kid-friendly Watermelon Spritz, there is something for everyone.

  • Dinner for My Best Friend!

    Season 1 - September 12, 2015

    After a long photo shoot, Valerie Bertinelli kicks back and cooks for her best friend and husband, Tom Vitale, an Italian meal of Bruschetta, Herb-Roasted Baby Beets, Chicken Cutlets with Arugula and Lemon Dressing, and for dessert, a Chocolate Mint Sundae with Homemade Chocolate Sauce. Tom contributes his special Italian Spritz cocktail.

  • Hot in Cleveland … One More Time

    Season 1 - September 5, 2015

    Valerie Bertinelli invites her Hot in Cleveland co-stars Betty White, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick to her house for some girl talk and a cozy lunch including Quiche Valerie, Betty's favorite Italian Tuna Salad, a Jane-inspired Grilled Romaine with Balsamic Dressing, and Panna Cotta with Frutti Di Bocca.