Valerie Bertinelli is refreshing classic diner fare for her brothers, David and Patrick, and her nephew, Enzo. She makes Patty Melts with Disco Fries and Dill Pickle Spears. For dessert, they enjoy Malted Milk Chocolate Ice Cream with Crushed Malted Milk Balls.
On Sundays, Valerie Bertinelli loves to make a big pot of her Nonnie's favorite marinara sauce and repurpose it all week in modern interpretations of her Nonnie's most-memorable weeknight meals. She invites fellow Italian food lover and chef Antonia Lofaso to join her as she makes Lazy Lasagna, Spicy Penne a la Vodka, Eggs in Purgatory "Shakshuka-Style" and Meatball Sub Sandwiches.
Valerie Bertinelli loves everything about football season, especially the halftime feast. This year's big game features new takes on old favorites, and Valerie is joined by actor Angela Kinsey, her husband, Josh Snyder and food writers Jo Stougaard and Jenn Harris. Just like a big game, there are two competing champion recipes for wings, but only one will take home the trophy for the best wings of the season.
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.
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.
Following a trip to Spain, Valerie Bertinelli has developed a love of Spanish foods, especially the small plates, or tapas, that the Spaniards do so brilliantly. When her out-of-town friends come to visit, Valerie serves tapas to fuel their nonstop euchre card game competition. On the menu are Patatas Bravas, Asparagus Wrapped in Serrano Ham, Stuffed Piquillo Peppers, Oven Paella and, for dessert, Creme Catalana.
Valerie Bertinelli brings a taste of home to her friend, Minnesota native Melissa Peterman, tempting her with the best Midwest bounty.
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.
Valerie Bertinelli invites three of her best friends over to celebrate two decades of friendship. She'll serve Hot Spinach and Crab Dip, Grilled Eggplant Parm, Warm Brussels Sprout Salad, Apricot Manhattans and a Cream Cheese Cherry Galette.
Valerie Bertinelli is traveling to Chicago to give a keynote address at a women's expo. To keep her energy up for this quick trip, she's preparing a Breakfast Parfait with Fig Compote, Fruit and Nut Trail Mix for the plane ride, Kale Salad with Peanut Vinaigrette for when she lands in Chicago and a Power Powder Drink to add to coconut water before she gives her speech. She's also making plans to come home to a great make-ahead meal of delicious and nutritious Chicken Sambal as a reward for a job well done.
Valerie Bertinelli is preparing a welcome home meal to deliver to her best friend Suzanne's son and his wife, who are returning from their honeymoon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's Valentine's Day, so Valerie Bertinelli's making Chocolate Walnut Scuffins for a sweet start to her day with her husband, Tom. After he surprises her with a Margarita tree, there's dinner of Fennel Salad with Goat Cheese and Pine Nuts followed by Spaghetti with Onion, Bacon and Tomato. For dessert, Valerie surprises Tom with his favorite Chocolate Ginger Mousse-Filled Pizzelle Cones.
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.
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.
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.
Valerie Bertinelli is testing out new ways to sneak veggies into her recipes that kids will absolutely love. When her producer's two little grandsons drop by, she makes Baked Mac and Cheese with Hidden Cauliflower, Jazzed Up Sweet Potato Fries, Spinach and Red Pepper Stuffed Chicken, and Zucchini and Ginger Naked Cake with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting.
Valerie Bertinelli makes a beautiful lunch with a few twists for her longtime friend, Jo Stougaard, and Emily Brandwin, who used to be a CIA spy. The menu includes Grilled Lamb Pita Sandwiches with Mediterranean Salsa and Mediterranean Grilled Veggie Orzo Salad. Dessert features a classic combo, PB & J Cups.
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.
Valerie Bertinelli is cooking some of her dad's favorites to honor his Italian roots and is passing down the family secrets to her nephew, Enzo. The flavorful menu includes Fried Bread 2-Ways, Beef Braciole and Burrata Caprese with Basil Garlic Oil.
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.