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Season 1, Episode 6

Best Girls' Night In

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.

Wednesday
Jan 4
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Italian Dinner for a French Chef

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.

Wednesday
Jan 11
12pm | 11c
Season , Episode 5

Home Alone... And I Like It

Valerie Bertinelli spends all day researching her mom'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.

Sunday
Apr 2
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Last-Minute Dinner Guests

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.

Wednesday
Apr 12
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
Apr 30
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.

Saturday
May 20
12pm | 11c
Season , Episode 3

Too Hot to Cook

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 BLT, Quick Sweet and Savory 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.

Wednesday
Jul 5
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 13

Clean Eats

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.

Saturday
Jul 8
12pm | 11c
Season , Episode 5

Home Alone... And I Like It

Valerie Bertinelli spends all day researching her mom'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.

Saturday
Jul 29
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 8

Recipe Renovation

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.

Wednesday
Aug 16
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.

Saturday
Sep 16
12pm | 11c
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 , Episode

I'm Outta Here

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.

Wednesday
Oct 11
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 11

My Favorite Indulgences

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!

Wednesday
Oct 18
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

Poker Night

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 served on sweet Hawaiian Rolls.

Wednesday
Oct 18
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 12

Jet Lag Dinner

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.

Wednesday
Oct 18
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 6, Episode 6

It's Payback Time

Valerie Bertinelli has invited a special group that includes her longtime managers, attorney and former publicist for dinner to thank them for all their support during her career. She prepares a menu of Brown Sugar Sriracha Bacon Bites, Asparagus in Piggy Blankets and Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons. They enjoy a Caramel Apple Tarte Tatin for dessert and toast the 1980s with a Fuzzy Navel cocktail.

Saturday
Oct 21
12pm | 11c
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.

Wednesday
Oct 25
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 7

Pumpkins, Sweets and Treats

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.

Wednesday
Oct 25
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 5

Soup 'n Wiches

Valerie Bertinelli has been working nonstop with her book editor, so she makes them a seasonal tea with plenty of afternoon treats. The menu includes Marinated Lamb Chops with Red Wine and Rosemary, Bloody Mary Tea Sandwiches, Baked Brie with Almonds and Apples, and Roasted Asparagus Pesto Dip.

Wednesday
Oct 25
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 7, Episode 1

Tom's Hometown Favorites

Valerie Bertinelli's husband, Tom, hails from the Midwest and often bemoans the lack of his favorite hearty foods, so Valerie surprises him with some of his Ohio favorites. On the menu is Ohio Turkey Chili, Fried Bologna Bites with Pickled Squash, and Tomato and Bibb Lettuce Salad. Then, for dessert, there's Vanilla and Coffee Cream Puffs.

Saturday
Oct 28
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 2

Just Me and My Boys

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 Cheeseburgers with homemade Barbecue Sauce, Spinach and Strawberry Salad topped with a Warm Bacon Vinaigrette, and her Mom's Onion Rings served with a refreshing Ginger Beer Lime Rickey.

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

I Could Do That Blindfolded

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.

Wednesday
Nov 1
12pm | 11c
Season 7, Episode 1

Tom's Hometown Favorites

Valerie Bertinelli's husband, Tom, hails from the Midwest and often bemoans the lack of his favorite hearty foods, so Valerie surprises him with some of his Ohio favorites. On the menu is Ohio Turkey Chili, Fried Bologna Bites with Pickled Squash, and Tomato and Bibb Lettuce Salad. Then, for dessert, there's Vanilla and Coffee Cream Puffs.

Wednesday
Nov 1
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 7, Episode 2

My Delaware Days

Valerie Bertinelli and her cousin look back on their favorite childhood memories of Delaware. Valerie serves a menu of Delaware classics like Steamed Clams with Spicy Garlic Bread, Lump Crab Cakes with Cocktail Remoulade and Sauteed Spinach, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cakes and take-home gifts of Homemade Apple Butter.

Saturday
Nov 4
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
Nov 8
11:30am | 10:30c

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

Crunchy Toffee Buckeyes

White Chicken Chili

Chayote Slaw with Avocado and Cilantro Dressing

Italian Slow Cooker Beef Sandwiches with Giardiniera Aioli

Lemon Love Cake

Tequila-Lime Chicken Wings with Spicy Avocado Crema

Mango Tart with Tequila-Lime Glaze

Kale and Quinoa Salad

Spicy Arrabiata Penne

Baked Salmon with Honey Mustard Sauce

Simple Green Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

Valerie's Homemade Pizza

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

Mango Tequila Sunrise

Creamy Jalapeno Mac and Cheese

Cheesy Sausage Snacks

Chile-Lime Party Mix

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Valerie's Very Best Gumbo

Sicilian Love Cake

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

Spicy Black Bean Soup

Mexican Hot Chocolate Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Stuffed Mushrooms

Bacon Caramel Scuffins with Caramel Clotted Cream

Tuna Noodle Casserole with Potato Chip Topping

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