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Season 9, Episode 3

One More Time, It's a Chicken Dinner

Valerie Bertinelli is always looking for the latest and greatest ways to prepare chicken. She's sharing her latest tricks for picture-perfect birds with her friend, food and lifestyle blogger Jo Stougaard. Valerie's recipes include Chicken Fried Rice, Marinated Grilled Chicken Breasts with Arugula and Grilled Chicken Tamarind Soup. For dessert, she stays at the grill to make Grilled Chocolate Angel Food Cake.

Sunday
Jul 11
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 12, Episode 11

Daily Gratitude

Valerie Bertinelli is showing her friend and Today Show co-anchor Hoda Kotb a great summer meal she can make for her family. They start with Arugula Salad with Quick Pickled Grapes, Fennel, Pear and Brie and then make Flank Steak with Lemon Lime Herb Sauce, Smoky Tomato Eggplant Dip with Grilled Sourdough and Citrus Grape Smash Cocktails. The friends also share tips for getting through the day with grace and gratitude.

Sunday
Jul 11
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 9, Episode 6

Payback Day

Valerie Bertinelli is rewarding her hardworking crew for standing by as she and her guests have eaten their way through more than 500 dishes on Valerie's Home Cooking. As a thank you, she creates special treats just for them, starting with Marinated Lamb Chops and Zoodle Panzanella. She also makes Honey Rosemary Snack Mix and Chocolate Marble Love Cake to show some love to the new dads on the crew.

Thursday
Jul 15
8am | 7c
Season 9, Episode 9

Taco Tuesday, SoCal-Style

Valerie Bertinelli loves the idea of Taco Tuesday, with its easy prep and infinite combinations of tastes and textures. She's putting together her own taco-centric spread with plenty of toppings and side dishes for a fast and tasty weeknight meal special enough for her guests, comedian Anjelah Johnson and her husband, musician Manwell Reyes. Valerie's menu includes Chicken Tinga Tacos, Quick Cook Carnitas, Lime Cilantro Rice, Spicy Black Beans, Pickled Shallots and Red Onions. She continues the theme for dessert with Neapolitan Dessert Tacos.

Thursday
Jul 15
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 9, Episode 11

Ante Up

Valerie Bertinelli loves a competitive game night at home, and this time she's going all out by matching her menu to the games for her husband, Tom, and their friends. On the sweet side, she makes Red and Black Checkerboard Cookies. Her savory snacks include Bacon and Artichoke Hearts Lavash Flatbread, “Bettor” Butter Lettuce Salad with Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette and Part-Cheesy Twists, and she makes a batch of Gin Rummy Cocktails to keep spirits high.

Thursday
Jul 15
9am | 8c
Season 12, Episode 9

Easy Breezy Brunch

Valerie Bertinelli is hosting a beach-themed brunch as the official summer party, and her menu includes Lemon Ricotta Waffles with Lemony Mascarpone Cream and Berries, Smoked White Fish Salad with Bagel Chips and Everything Bagel Panzanella. There's also a Sweet Potato, Kale and Bacon Frittata and Boozy Pink Lemonade to set the summer mood.

Thursday
Jul 15
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 11, Episode 3

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Valerie Bertinelli has always been a football fan, but her longtime friend, Lisa, and her husband, former professional baseball player Billy Ashley, are going to show Valerie how much fun baseball culture can be! Valerie makes them Caramel Popcorn and Nut Mix and grills up some stadium favorites, like Grilled Brats with Microwave Sauerkraut and Mustard Bar and Grilled Corn on the Cob with Compound Butter. By the time they get to Valerie's Baseball Mitt Krispie Treats, she'll be rooting for the home team, too.

Sunday
Jul 18
8am | 7c
Season 11, Episode 10

Lights, Camera ... Eat!

Valerie Bertinelli is developing some new, foolproof recipes for her website. She makes a batch of Savory Breakfast Muffins and Kale Caesar Salad with Crispy Garlic and Oregano Topping. Valerie also prepares Pork Tenderloin Steaks with Mustard Herb Sauce and a dessert of Triple Berry Cream Cheese Shortcake with Whipped Cream. Photographer Kari Hendler comes over to take photos for the website -- and do a little taste testing!

Sunday
Jul 18
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 12, Episode 10

How the Cookie Crumbles

Valerie Bertinelli is testing the boundaries of what a cookie can be! She makes cookies that are good for any time of day, starting with Breakfast Sandwich Cookies. She also bakes Chocolate and Orange Hazelnut Cookies, Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies and Thyme and Gruyere Savory Cookies, and she rolls up Almond Butter, Oat, Cranberry Cookie Dough Balls, too.

Sunday
Jul 18
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 9, Episode 8

Backyard Beach Party

Valerie Bertinelli has enjoyed many wonderful summer meals on the shores of the Pacific, and she's welcoming the warm weather with an Italian-style backyard beach party with her family. She makes Fried Clams with Tartar and Cocktail Sauces, Antipasto Pasta Salad and Mom's Perfect Sub Sandwiches. For dessert, she creates Watermelon Agua Fresca and Frozen Fireworks.

Thursday
Jul 22
8am | 7c
Season 11, Episode 6

Sicilian Splash Party

Valerie Bertinelli went on the trip of a lifetime to Italy last summer, and this year, she's bringing Italy to her own backyard! She's kicking off the summer by hosting an elegant poolside party inspired by her adventures in Sicily, and she has invited her longtime friends Danny and Suzanne to join the fun. Valerie's Italian-style menu includes Sicilian Tomato Pesto, Pasta Salad alla Norma and Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Saffron Vinaigrette. She also makes a Sicilian Spritz cocktail and Coffee Granita with Mint Whipped Cream for a refreshing dessert.

Thursday
Jul 22
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 12, Episode 3

Today is Gonna Be a Great Day

Valerie Bertinelli is doing a remote segment for the Today show and sharing a peek behind the scenes. After a busy morning, she fixes herself a satisfying meal of Mediterranean Chicken Thighs with Potatoes, Peppers and Feta, Herby Couscous and a Cantaloupe Gin Fizz that complements the dish she's made for the show, Asparagus Goat Cheese Puff Pastry.

Thursday
Jul 22
9am | 8c
Season 12, Episode 5

I'm Very Fondue of You

Valerie Bertinelli is throwing a fondue party for her friends, actors Melissa Peterman and John Brady. Her menu includes Four Cheese Fondue with Assorted Dippers, Everyday Sheet Pan Roasted Veggies, Crisp Romaine Salad with a Tangy Citrus Vinaigrette and, for dessert, Chocolate Dessert Fondue with Fried Bananas.

Thursday
Jul 22
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 3, Episode 7

Bang for Your Buck Barbecue

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.

Sunday
Jul 25
8am | 7c
Season 8, Episode 6

Dinner and a Movie ... Outdoors

Valerie Bertinelli prepares a glam meal for an outdoor screening of one of her favorite classic films, the 1937 version of A Star is Born. Her Old Hollywood menu includes Brisket Sliders with White Barbecue Sauce, Horseradish Potato Salad, Crunchy Manchego Fig Straws, Pineapple Upside Down Cake Jars and a refreshing Coconut Pineapple Spritzer.

Sunday
Jul 25
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 9, Episode 4

Food! Friends! Fun!

Valerie Bertinelli's good friends and cutthroat card competitors, Kevin and Kristen, are visiting for a long weekend. In order to spend as much time with them as she can, Valerie is prepping all her foods in advance. Her menu includes Turkey and Swiss Sandwiches with Carrot Slaw, Chopped Salad Trifle with Homemade Ranch, Barbecue Potato Chips and Chicken Tetrazzini. The gang sips on Valerie's Sangria as they enjoy their time together.

Sunday
Jul 25
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 7, Episode 11

Surf's Up

Valerie Bertinelli has always loved vacationing in Hawaii, where she enjoys the food, relaxed atmosphere and opportunities to surf! She's bringing the aloha vibe home with a Hawaiian-inspired feast for her husband, Tom, and his brother's family. Her menu includes Pineapple Salsa with Taro Chips, a Poke bar and Roasted Pork Sliders. Valerie also puts her spin on the Mai Tai and makes Chocolate Macadamia Candy for dessert.

Sunday
Aug 1
8am | 7c
Season 12, Episode 2

Starry Movie Night

Valerie Bertinelli is hosting movie night with her son, Wolf, and his girlfriend, Andraia. The weather is warming up, so Valerie makes it an outdoor affair with plenty of food, including an Onion Ring Wedge Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing, Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken Sandwiches with Pickle Slaw and, for dessert, Movie Theater Bark.

Sunday
Aug 1
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 12, Episode 8

A Trip to the Mediterranean

Valerie Bertinelli is dreaming of trips to the Mediterranean and the crystal blue ocean, and she's making a few dishes that remind her of that setting. She prepares Cold Poached Salmon Nicoise with Crispy Potatoes, an Italian 75 cocktail and No-Churn Lemon Ice Cream with Raspberry Swirl.

Sunday
Aug 1
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 8, Episode 5

Amy's in the House!

Valerie Bertinelli's friend, Amy Pelkey, is a private chef and caterer who needs inspiration for a few new Italian dishes, so Valerie invites her over so they can cook together! On the menu are Ribollita, Porchetta, Cantaloupe and Radicchio Salad with a reduced balsamic vinaigrette and, for dessert, Lemon Tiramisu. They also mix up a Paper Plane Cocktail featuring Italian liqueurs.

Thursday
Aug 5
8am | 7c
Season 9, Episode 7

Pasta Perfect

Inspired by a cooking class she took in Italy, Valerie Bertinelli invites her Italian hosts and friends over for a meal of Italian classics done her way. They sip Rummy Roman Holiday cocktails while enjoying Zucchini Rollatini and Homemade Pici Pasta with Carbonara Sauce. For dessert, Valerie dishes out a decadent Tiramisu.

Thursday
Aug 5
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 11, Episode 10

Lights, Camera ... Eat!

Valerie Bertinelli is developing some new, foolproof recipes for her website. She makes a batch of Savory Breakfast Muffins and Kale Caesar Salad with Crispy Garlic and Oregano Topping. Valerie also prepares Pork Tenderloin Steaks with Mustard Herb Sauce and a dessert of Triple Berry Cream Cheese Shortcake with Whipped Cream. Photographer Kari Hendler comes over to take photos for the website -- and do a little taste testing!

Thursday
Aug 5
9am | 8c
Season 12, Episode 1

Gratitude to First Responders

Valerie Bertinelli is sending a picnic home with her friend Jo to share with Jo's firefighter nephew and his wife, a nurse. The couple has been working hard to keep their community safe and healthy, and Valerie wants them to enjoy a well-deserved meal at home together. She makes Smoked Turkey Sandwiches with Calabrian Chili Aioli and Roasted Red Peppers, Homemade Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips, Blistered Shishito Peppers with Spicy Lemon Dipping Sauce, Refreshing Citrus-ade and S'mores Bars for dessert.

Thursday
Aug 5
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 8, Episode 10

Traditional Tea-Less Tea Party

Valerie Bertinelli's good friend and fellow Hot in Cleveland alum Jane Leeves is in town, so she's throwing a traditional English tea party like their ancestors might have prepared -- but with a few modern twists! The menu includes Fennel Orange Scones with Quick Strawberry Jam, Smoked Salmon Phyllo Cups, Cucumber Tea Sandwiches, Tomato and Cheddar Tartlets, a Cherry Clafouti and a special beverage -- Pimm's Cups.

Sunday
Aug 8
8am | 7c
Season 8, Episode 11

Fair Food Fare for the Kids

Valerie Bertinelli's brother-in-law is bringing his family for a visit this summer, but his sons are sad about missing the Virginia State Fair back home. Aunt Valerie comes to the rescue, bringing all the great and unique tastes of the state fair home to surprise two of her favorite nephews. The fair selections include Classic Double Cheeseburgers, Mini Corn Dogs, Spicy Pickle Fries with Ranch Dressing, Five Spice Churros and refreshing Frozen Blueberry Lemonade.

Sunday
Aug 8
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 12, Episode 12

Comforts of Home

Valerie Bertinelli is digging up some of her favorite recipes and remembering all the places that she has called "home." She makes Cajun Spiced Grilled Shrimp with Remoulade and Blue Crabs with Spicy Butter. A Golden State Paloma Cocktail is a nice touch, and Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Cookie Sandwiches are an irresistible sweet treat.

Sunday
Aug 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

Chicken Fried Rice

Garlicky Sauteed Broccoli and Cauliflower

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

Cajun-Spiced Grilled Shrimp with Remoulade

Aquavit Caraway Spritzer

Roasted Winter Vegetables

Jalapeno-Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with Cherry Cola Barbecue Sauce

Smokey Cheddar Cheese Crackers

French Beef Sandwich

Lamb Tagine with Carrots and Turnips

Dom's Salsa and Guacamole

Tomato Salad with Pancetta Crisps

Roasted Baby Potatoes with Eggplant Caviar and Creme Fraiche

Kalua Pork Sliders with Pineapple Ginger Drizzle

Valerie's Homemade Pizza

Steakhouse Wedge Salad with Gorgonzola and Crispy Pancetta

Roasted Shrimp and Peppers with Chimichurri

Mini Caramel Apples

Slow-Cooker Mulled Wine

Lump Crab Cakes with Cocktail Remoulade Sauce

Horseradish Potato Salad

Classic Panzanella

Heirloom Garlic Clove Chicken Thighs

No-Bake Peanut Butter, Chocolate and Pretzel Bars

Grilled Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Cantaloupe and Radicchio Salad

Muffuletta Bruschetta

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