Spruce Up Your Cooking This Season with Valerie Bertinelli's Best Spring Dishes

By: Colleen Park
Snap Pea Orange and Radish Salad

Snap Pea Orange and Radish Salad

Snap Pea Orange and Radish Salad

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In addition to airing out our closets and pantries, spring cleaning means hitting refresh on our dining habits. Put away your pasta and potatoes and update your menu this season with the best of Valerie Bertinelli’s spring recipes.

Add some vibrancy to your cooking this season with a brightly colored salad featuring seasonal sugar snap peas, sweet oranges, fresh herbs and a crispy bites of prosciutto.

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Homemade Italian finger sandwiches as prepared by host Valerie Bertinelli on Valerie’s Home Cooking.,Homemade Italian finger sandwiches as prepared by host Valerie Bertinelli on Valerie’s Home Cooking.

There’s something about springtime air that gets us in the spirit for picnics and tea parties. For those bright occasions, Valerie’s finger sandwiches are easy to make and perfect for the platter.

Beauty Shots of Valerie's Quiche as seen on Food Network’s Valerie’s Home Cooking, Season 1,Beauty Shots of Valerie's Quiche as seen on Food Network’s Valerie’s Home Cooking, Season 1

Photo by: Justin Lubin ©2015, Television Food Network. G.P. All Rights Reserved

Justin Lubin, 2015, Television Food Network. G.P. All Rights Reserved

Ever a crowd-pleaser, Quiche Valerie is easier to make than it looks and features fresh herbs, veggies and cheese in a savory egg custard.

Spring greens might be in the spotlight this season but that doesn’t mean we forget about our meaty mains. Valerie’s chicken cutlets are pounded thin and lightly fried for a satisfying meal.

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Deviled eggs three ways, as prepared by host Valerie Bertinelli on Valerie’s Home Cooking.,Deviled eggs three ways, as prepared by host Valerie Bertinelli on Valerie’s Home Cooking.

Valerie puts three different spins on classic deviled eggs: pickles and capers for a salty bite, wasabi and ginger for a spicy one, and sesame and carrot for earthy flavor.

With fresh produce on hand, there’s little more you need than a fun dip, like a slightly sweet and tangy roasted carrot hummus, to serve up a satisfying snack.

Make the most of in-season broccoli rabe with an easy roasted side dish using only four ingredients.

A little herby and a little sweet with a dose of lemon flavor, these cookies are perfect for cleansing palates at the end of a meal.

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