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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 28
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 9, Episode 13

Busy Mom's Weeknight Dinner

Valerie Bertinelli is developing recipes for every busy mom's repertoire, and she has invited her friend, Aurora, a mom of three young boys, to learn how easy it can be to get a delicious, appealing meal on the table -- even on weeknights. They make Sweet Orange Chicken Drumsticks, Buttery Bowties and Green Bean Fries. Fudgy Avocado Pops are a healthy dessert in disguise, and DIY Chocolate Dip with Marshmallows and Fruit is a surefire kid-pleaser.

Wednesday
Aug 28
12pm | 11c
Season 9, Episode 1

Honoring Nonnie

Valerie Bertinelli has fond memories of learning how to cook from her beloved grandmother, Nonnie. She's celebrating that connection by preparing favorite dishes from childhood -- with a dash of her own personal style -- for her brother, David, and her nephew, Enzo. Valerie's menu includes Kale and Radicchio Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette, Mom's Lasagna and, for dessert, Pistachio Gelato. She also makes Raspberry Prosecco Cocktails with homemade Raspberry Syrup.

Wednesday
Aug 28
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 5, Episode 13

All Day Grilling

On a prior visit to California, Valerie Bertinelli's friends showed her how to grill breakfast, which started a fierce competition to see who could come up with the best all-day grill menu. Today, Valerie is turning up the heat with Grilled French Toast with Apple Berry Compote and Apple Mascarpone Cream, Grilled Shrimp and Radicchio Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette, Grilled Lamb Meatball Flatbread with Grilled Tomato Sauce, and a refreshing Grilled Citrus Spiked Lemonade.

Sunday
Sep 1
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 3, 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.

Sunday
Sep 1
11am | 10c
Season 3, 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
Sep 4
10am | 9c
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
Sep 4
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 3, 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.

Wednesday
Sep 4
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 6

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
Sep 4
11:30am | 10:30c
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
Sep 4
12pm | 11c
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.

Wednesday
Sep 4
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Sunday
Sep 8
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Sunday
Sep 15
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 4, Episode 6

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.

Sunday
Sep 22
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Sunday
Sep 29
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 9, Episode 10

Happy Birthday, John!

Valerie Bertinelli's friend, actress Melissa Peterman, enlists Valerie's help in preparing a feast for her husband John's birthday. They make Sauteed Scallops in Compound Lemon Butter, Olive and Rosemary Focaccia and Misticanza Salad with homemade dressing, all served with Val's Classic Negroni cocktail. For dessert, there's a festive Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Box Cake.

Sunday
Oct 6
8:30am | 7:30c
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
Oct 9
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 9

Only the Best for My Wolfie!

Valerie Bertinelli pulls out all the stops to celebrate her son Wolf's birthday. She's got all of his favorites on the menu: Spatchcock Roasted Chicken with Salsa Verde, Garlicky Broccoli Fusilli, Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Homemade Ranch Dressing -- all expanded to feed a party that just keeps on growing. For the birthday boy's dessert, she makes his very favorite Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting!

Wednesday
Oct 9
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 5, Episode 12

Old World Meets New World

Valerie Bertinelli's old friends and the other four "Fab Five" birthday celebrants enjoy a favorite old world recipe from Valerie's Nonni: her Gnocchi with Marinara Sauce. With that, Valerie adds some modern recipes: Prime Rib, Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and a Mixed Berry Tart.

Wednesday
Oct 9
11am | 10c
Season 5, Episode 9

Happy Birthday, Spicy Mud

Valerie Bertinelli loves her little brother, nicknamed Mud, and they're celebrating his birthday with a really spicy feast. The guests dine on a hot hot hot meal of Chili Rubbed Beef with Garlic Herb Oil, Jalapeno Mac & Cheese, Sweet and Spicy Popcorn, Blistered Green Beans with Spicy Chile Sauce and Mexican Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Wednesday
Oct 9
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 8, Episode 7

Happy Birthday, Luna

Valerie Bertinelli invites her friends over to celebrate the birthday of her rescue dog, Luna. She prepares a party menu of Green Curry Vegetables, Mrs. Van Halen's Bami Goreng and Carrot Coconut Birthday Cake with Coconut Cream Frosting that's both human- and dog-friendly.

Wednesday
Oct 9
12pm | 11c
Season 9, Episode 10

Happy Birthday, John!

Valerie Bertinelli's friend, actress Melissa Peterman, enlists Valerie's help in preparing a feast for her husband John's birthday. They make Sauteed Scallops in Compound Lemon Butter, Olive and Rosemary Focaccia and Misticanza Salad with homemade dressing, all served with Val's Classic Negroni cocktail. For dessert, there's a festive Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Box Cake.

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

Sunday
Oct 13
8:30am | 7:30c
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 16
10am | 9c
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.

Wednesday
Oct 16
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 7, Episode 13

Spicy Mud's New Orleans Favorites

Valerie Bertinelli discovered some of her now-favorite foods while visiting her brother, Patrick, in Louisiana. So she's treating Patrick and his wife to some traditional New Orleans flavors, made her way. On the menu are Muffaletta Bruschetta, Quick Rotisserie Chicken Gumbo and Braised Mustard Greens. For dessert, Valerie makes a traditional New Orleans favorite with a twist, King Cake.

Wednesday
Oct 16
11am | 10c

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

Blueberry Cheesecake Filo Cups

Pickled Shallots and Red Onions

Val's Classic Negroni

Refried Beans

Italian Panini

Baked Mac and Cheese with Hidden Cauliflower

Tequila-Lime Chicken Wings with Spicy Avocado Crema

Italian Fennel Coleslaw

Lobster BLTs

Gin-Gin Lime Rickey

Peppered Beef Tenderloin

Festive Salad with Tomatoes, Basil and Mozzarella in a Creamy Vinaigrette

Valerie's Comfy Cassoulet

Valerie's Super Easy Oven Paella

Grilled New Potatoes with Tarragon Butter

Honey and Hazelnut Granola

Mom's Spaghetti and Meatballs

Rosemary and Pepper Crackers

Turkey Cranberry Sliders

Buttery Manhattan

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

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