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Dinner for My Best Friend

Valerie Bertinelli cooks an Italian meal for her husband Tom Vitale.

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Season 1, Episode 1

Dinner for My Best Friend!

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.

Wednesday
Jan 25
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 8

Football Fun and Food

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.

Wednesday
Feb 1
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 8

Football Fun and Food

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.

Sunday
Feb 19
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 13

Wolfie's Home!

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.

Wednesday
Apr 5
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

After the Ball Is Over

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.

Wednesday
Apr 12
10:30am | 9:30c
Season , Episode 8

Bacon, Bacon, Bacon: Bacon Makes Everything Better

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.

Saturday
Jun 10
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 7

Valerie Gives Back

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.

Wednesday
Jul 5
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 5, Episode 3

My Kind of Town: Chicago

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.

Sunday
Jul 30
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 13

Wolfie's Home!

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.

Sunday
Aug 6
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 13

Wolfie's Home!

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.

Wednesday
Aug 9
12pm | 11c
Season , Episode 6

Everything Retro Is New Again

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.

Saturday
Aug 26
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 3

Fab Dinner for My Fab Friends!

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.

Wednesday
Sep 6
11:30am | 10:30c
Season , Episode 13

Summer Grilling Send-Off

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.

Wednesday
Sep 6
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 8

Lazy Sunday Dinner

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.

Wednesday
Sep 20
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 1

Quick and Easy Movie Night

Valerie Bertinelli and her husband, Tom, are inviting their best friends over for movie night! Valerie's quick and easy menu, perfect for a backyard viewing party under the stars, includes Crab Boil Sliders, S'mores Popcorn, Lemon Dijon Potato Salad and a homemade Limeade and Mint Soda.

Wednesday
Sep 20
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 1

Be Prepared!

Valerie Bertinelli helps a brand new Cub Scout -- her young nephew, Enzo -- earn his cooking badge with some quick and easy dishes. Together, they create an after-school snack of No-Bake Granola Bars with a Carob "Chocolate" Drizzle, followed by Chicken and Broccoli over Fettuccine in Alfredo Sauce, Cinnamon Strawberry Twists, and Strawberry Milkshakes.

Wednesday
Sep 20
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 6, Episode 2

Valerie Bertinelli: Ingredient Hunter!

Valerie Bertinelli finds inspiration wherever she looks, including her local farm stand! Valerie finds ingredients for a Plum Slab Pie, Summer Vegetable Gratin, Spicy Cucumber Calamari Salad with Spiced Yogurt Sauce, and a Boozy Frozen Espresso.

Saturday
Sep 23
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 1

Comfort Food, Cuban-Style

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.

Sunday
Sep 24
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 2

Valerie to the Rescue

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.

Wednesday
Sep 27
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 5, Episode 1

Comfort Food, Cuban-Style

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.

Wednesday
Sep 27
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 2

Valerie Bertinelli: Ingredient Hunter!

Valerie Bertinelli finds inspiration wherever she looks, including her local farm stand! Valerie finds ingredients for a Plum Slab Pie, Summer Vegetable Gratin, Spicy Cucumber Calamari Salad with Spiced Yogurt Sauce, and a Boozy Frozen Espresso.

Wednesday
Sep 27
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 6, Episode 3

Touchdown!

It's that time of year when Valerie Bertinelli is in the zone -- the end zone! She's kicking off football season with a touchdown-worthy feast for family and friends. On the menu is White Chicken Chili with a toppings bar, a Football Cheese Ball with Herbed Crackers, a Simple Green Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette, Crunchy Toffee Buckeyes, and a Bloody Bull cocktail with Spicy Pickled Okra and Green Beans for garnish.

Saturday
Sep 30
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 3

Touchdown!

It's that time of year when Valerie Bertinelli is in the zone -- the end zone! She's kicking off football season with a touchdown-worthy feast for family and friends. On the menu is White Chicken Chili with a toppings bar, a Football Cheese Ball with Herbed Crackers, a Simple Green Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette, Crunchy Toffee Buckeyes, and a Bloody Bull cocktail with Spicy Pickled Okra and Green Beans for garnish.

Sunday
Oct 1
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 8

Football Fun and Food

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.

Sunday
Oct 1
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 9

Big Game, Big Flavors!

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.

Sunday
Oct 1
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 3

4th Down and Yum

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.

Sunday
Oct 1
10:30am | 9:30c

About the Host

Valerie Bertinelli

Valerie is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning actress, spokeswoman and New York Times best-selling author.

Most Popular Recipes

All Valerie's Home Cooking Recipes

Sicilian Love Cake

Tom's Green Beans with Shallots

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Spicy Arrabiata Penne

Barbecue Grilled Chicken

Brown Sugar Baked Beans

Baked Salmon with Honey Mustard Sauce

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

Kale and Quinoa Salad

S'mores Popcorn

Lemon-Basil Granita

Tuna Noodle Casserole with Potato Chip Topping

Sausage and Pepper Sliders

Homemade Cannoli

Butterscotch Love Cake

Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Limon Royale

Lemon-Dijon Potato Salad

Lamb Shepherd's Pie

Arugula Salad with Pickled Red Onions and Champagne Vinaigrette

Salted Hazelnut Toffee

Manicotti with Italian Sausage

Spatchcock Roasted Chicken

Grilled Corn and Bean Salad

Avocado and Grilled Corn Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

Mom's Onion Rings

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