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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.

Sunday
Jan 8
9:30am | 8:30c
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!

Saturday
Jan 14
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.

Saturday
Jan 28
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 9

Grillin' and Chillin' with the Family

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.

Wednesday
Apr 12
11am | 10c
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.

Sunday
May 7
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 5, Episode 11

Dinner Fit For a Queen

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.

Sunday
May 14
9:30am | 8:30c
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.

Saturday
Jun 24
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
Jun 28
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 5, Episode 2

Wine Club Party

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.

Wednesday
Jul 12
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 6

Kitchen Cousins

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.

Sunday
Jul 23
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Hot in Cleveland ... One More Time

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.

Wednesday
Jul 26
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 5, Episode 6

Kitchen Cousins

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.

Wednesday
Jul 26
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 7

When Life Gives You Lemons... Rejoice!

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.

Wednesday
Jul 26
12:30pm | 11:30c
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 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 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
Aug 2
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.

Wednesday
Aug 2
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.

Wednesday
Aug 2
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 3, Episode 10

Cheat Day

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.

Saturday
Aug 5
12pm | 11c
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 1, Episode 5

Bootcamp Brunch

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.

Wednesday
Aug 9
11:30am | 10:30c
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 3, Episode 10

Cheat Day

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.

Wednesday
Aug 9
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Sunday
Aug 13
9:30am | 8:30c
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
Aug 16
11:30am | 10:30c
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

About the Host

Valerie Bertinelli

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

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All Valerie's Home Cooking Recipes

Lemon Love Cake

Valerie's Italian Veggie Pie

Challah Bread Pudding with Limoncello

Manicotti with Italian Sausage

Pepperoni Pizza Bites with Homemade Marinara Sauce

Butterscotch Love Cake

Spicy Arrabiata Penne

Jalapeno Fries with Roasted Garlic Ranch

Grilled Corn and Bean Salad

Baked Salmon with Honey Mustard Sauce

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

Crunchy Romaine Salad with Sweet Sesame Vinaigrette

Marinated Cucumber Salad

Lasagna alla Besciamella

Crispy Pancetta Crostini with Arugula-Lemon Pesto

Roasted Cauliflower Popcorn with Chile-Lime Seasoning

Kale and Quinoa Salad

Pasta Alle Vongole

Turkey Cranberry Sliders

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms with Chile-Lemon Salt

Quick Sweet-and-Sour Pickle Spears

Chicken Salad with Apples and Grapes

Banana Cherry Custard Muffins

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Southwestern Egg Rolls with Salsa Dipping Sauce

Key Lime Pie Martini

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