Valerie Bertinelli is focusing on burgers, working on new recipe ideas and challenging herself to come up with new twists. Her efforts include Salmon Sliders with Spicy Quick Pickled Vegetables, Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Celery Blue Cheese Slaw and Lamb Burgers with Charred Tomatoes and Feta. For fun, she also makes a Hot Fudge Milkshake.
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.
Valerie Bertinelli is ready to spend a perfect evening around the fire pit with her friends, Chef Jet Tila and his wife, Ali. She makes Pimento Cheese Dip, Veggie Chili with All the Fixings and Creamed Corn Skillet Cornbread. For dessert, there's No-Churn Mocha Affogato.
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 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 is celebrating spring's colorful bounty by creating a visual feast that delights the senses and her guest, The Kitchen's Katie Lee. The menu includes Red Raspberry Goat Cheese Crostini, Honey Roasted Rainbow Carrots, Purple and Green Kale Salad with Lemon Anchovy Vinaigrette and Heirloom Garlic Chicken Thighs. Valerie and Katie sip Blood Orange Brown Derby cocktails and wrap up their meal with White Chocolate Bark with Dried Cranberries and Pistachios.
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.
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 brings a taste of home to her friend, Minnesota native Melissa Peterman, tempting her with the best Midwest bounty.
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.
To celebrate her longtime producer Sophie's summer birthday, Valerie Bertinelli teams up with Sophie's husband, John, to make a beach picnic. Valerie preps some of Sophie's favorites, including a Make Ahead Ham Caprese Picnic Sandwich, Cauliflower "Potato" Salad and Chili Lime Fruit Salad. For dessert, there's a Pineapple Upside Down Cake for John and Sophie to enjoy as the sun sets over the Pacific.
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.
Valerie Bertinelli is using all the herbs in her garden for lunch before making a summer wreath with her guest, George Lopez. The fresh, deliciously herby menu includes Salmon Kabobs with Herb Sauce, Grilled Bone-In Ribeye and Cauliflower with Cilantro Cashew Pesto.
With a lot of birthdays coming up, Valerie Bertinelli invites her friend Debo over to give her some tips on gift-wrapping. Valerie makes Summery Shrimp, Corn and Avocado Dip, Homemade Chili Lime Tortilla Chips, Smokey Caprese Sandwiches, Vanilla Coconut Rice Pudding with Homemade Vanilla Sugar and Kumquat-cello, and Debo shows her how to make her edible gifts look amazing with fun and funky accents.
Valerie Bertinelli enjoyed many pop-up camper vacations as a kid, sandwiched in between her brothers, and now it's her nephew Enzo's turn to experience camping the Bertinelli way! Valerie is bringing the best of the outdoors inside for a festive picnic without bugs, and she's joined by Enzo and her brothers, Patrick and David. On the picnic table are Baby Back Ribs, Arugula Corn Salad, Cheesy Nacho Tots and, for dessert, a Peanut Butter S'mores Pie and Cinnamon Hot Chocolate.
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.
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.
Valerie Bertinelli is updating her favorite dishes from restaurants around Los Angeles. The menu includes Clams Casino, Focaccia Pizza, a Beverly Hills Chopped Salad and a top-shelf Cadillac Margarita.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.