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Season 11, Episode 4

Chicken Cacciatore for the Soul

Valerie Bertinelli welcomes Colton Underwood, an ex-football player who now runs a nonprofit to benefit people living with cystic fibrosis. He has been traveling the country for his charity, and Valerie is treating him and his girlfriend, Cassie Randolph, to a home-cooked meal with some of her mom's best dishes. She makes Classic Antipasti Green Salad, Mom's Chicken Cacciatore, Garlicky Polenta and, for dessert, Lemon Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting.

Wednesday
Sep 14
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 9, Episode 12

Cooks in the House!

Valerie Bertinelli is making dinner for her friend, cookbook author David Venable, and she's pulling an array of ingredients out of her pantry for a flavorful meal that's sure to impress. She serves Espresso-Crusted Rib-Eye with Rissole Potatoes and Sauteed Asparagus on the side. For dessert, she makes a Classic Lemon Tart with a Coconut Almond Crust.

Sunday
Sep 18
8am | 7c
Season 13, Episode 11

A Feast for All

Valerie Bertinelli is treating herself and the animals around her to a hearty meal. She makes Homemade Bird Food and Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs with Cipolline Onions, Mushrooms and Peas. Plus, Valerie whips up a Fennel and Apple Slaw and, for dessert, Secret Ingredient Lemon Bars.

Sunday
Sep 18
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 13, Episode 3

Cooking the Books

Valerie Bertinelli is celebrating a new book by making a few of the recipes that start each chapter for some dear friends. She cooks Sausage and Peppers, a Tuna Egg Salad Melt and a delightful Butter Lettuce Salad with Zesty Green Goddess Dressing. For a sweet ending, Valerie bakes Lemon Lime White Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Wednesday
Sep 21
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.

Wednesday
Sep 21
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 3

4th Down and Yum

Valerie Bertinelli hosts a football-themed party with former NFL pro and Food Network Star, Eddie Jackson. The touchdown-worthy menu includes Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe Sliders, Homemade Potato Chips Topped with Chicken Salt, Roasted Carrot Hummus, Peanut Butter Brownies Topped with Salted Pretzels and a Sweet Tea and Lemonade Lager.

Sunday
Sep 25
8am | 7c
Season 13, Episode 12

25 Years of Book Group

Valerie Bertinelli's book group is celebrating the 25th anniversary of their first meeting. For the gathering, Valerie makes Antipasti Skewers, Shrimp Scampi Zoodles and an Herby Snap Peas Salad. Plus, the One Ingredient Tangerine Sorbet with a Champagne Topper makes for a fabulous finish.

Sunday
Sep 25
8:30am | 7:30c
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 28
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.

Wednesday
Sep 28
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 10, Episode 2

Reinventing Fall Foods

In an effort to shake up traditional takes on fall foods, Valerie Bertinelli treats her guests, Chef Ludo Lefebvre, his wife, Krissy, and their 8-year-old twins, to a super special day-after brunch filled with seasonal treats for a long holiday weekend.

Sunday
Oct 2
8am | 7c
Season 12, Episode 4

A Bite Out of Memory Lane

Valerie Bertinelli is inspired to cook dishes that remind her of some of her favorite on-screen roles. She makes a Ham and Butter Sandwich on a Homemade Pretzel Roll, Lemony Cacio y Pepe and Steakhouse Shrimp Cocktail with Sister Sauces. For dessert, Valerie bakes an Orange Vanilla Bean Angel Food Cake.

Sunday
Oct 2
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 11, Episode 5

Reunited and It Tastes So Good

Some of the best reunions happen at the last minute, and Valerie Bertinelli is seizing the opportunity for a spontaneous get-together with her friend, Mackenzie Phillips. Without a lot of time to cook, Valerie prepares a few dishes that are quick but super-impressive. She makes Almond Crackers with Tomato Shallot Jam, Fire Feta Dip and a Veggie Ribbon Salad. There's also Baked Gnocchi Mac and Cheese and, for dessert, Peach and Cherry Galette.

Wednesday
Oct 5
9am | 8c
Season 12, Episode 14

A Meal for All the Senses

After receiving a letter from a visually impaired fan who needs help in the kitchen, Valerie Bertinelli reaches out to Chef Christine Ha, who is blind, for help with recipes that use all the senses. The menu includes Easy Vegetable Bolognese with Spaghetti Squash, No-Fuss Fancy Garlic Bread, Blueberry Rosemary Bramble and Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake.

Wednesday
Oct 5
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 12, Episode 6

Late-Night Feedings (For New Mom and Dad)

Valerie Bertinelli is sending a care package to her friend Duff Goldman and his wife, Johnna, to celebrate the arrival of their baby and give them something to eat day or night. Her menu includes Roasted Cauliflower Soup and a Spring Roll Salad with Peanut Dressing. She also makes Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Bowls with Parsley Yogurt Dressing and No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars for a sweet treat.

Sunday
Oct 9
8am | 7c
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.

Sunday
Oct 9
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 13, Episode 6

Deceptively Easy

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.

Wednesday
Oct 12
9am | 8c
Season 9, Episode 5

Celebrating Wolf's Music

Valerie Bertinelli is celebrating her son Wolf's music with friends, family and his favorite home-cooked meal. The menu includes Cedar Plank Salmon with Grilled Cherry Tomatoes, Brown Butter Sauteed Spinach with Lemon and Mini Crab Cakes with Mustard Creme Fraiche. For dessert, everyone enjoys slices of Vanilla Cake with Swiss Vanilla Buttercream.

Wednesday
Oct 12
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 7

Pumpkins, Sweets and Treats

Valerie Bertinelli is celebrating the season with her sister-in-law and nephew by creating a feast of fall's bounty. The autumn-themed menu includes Butternut Squash and Arugula Pizza on Homemade Pizza Dough, Mini Caramel Apples, Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts and Spiced Pumpkin Mochas.

Sunday
Oct 16
8am | 7c
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.

Sunday
Oct 16
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 13, Episode 8

Sunday Gravy

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.

Wednesday
Oct 19
9am | 8c
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 19
9:30am | 8:30c
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
Oct 23
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.

Sunday
Oct 23
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 13, Episode 7

Retro Refresh

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.

Wednesday
Oct 26
9am | 8c
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.

Wednesday
Oct 26
9:30am | 8:30c
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
Oct 30
8am | 7c

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

So-Cal Sweet Potato and Potato Gratin

Spicy Calamari and Cucumber Salad with Spiced Yogurt Sauce

Bloody Mary Tea Sandwiches

Sheet Pan Roasted Veggies

Brown Sugar-Sriracha Bacon Bites

Pull-Apart Garlic Bread with Asiago Cheese

Tarte Flambee

Blueberry Smoothie

Classic Lemon Tart with Coconut-Almond Crust

Veggie Ribbon Salad

Butternut Squash and Arugula Pizza

Italian 75

Italian Pizzeria Salad

Roasted Cod with Cashew Coconut Lime Topping

Lynn's "Sick" Brownies Bites

Glazed Short Rib Crostini Stack

Mom's Waldorf Salad

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Mini Crab Cakes with Mustard Creme Fraiche

Neapolitan Holiday Cookies

Green Pea Arancini with Herby Lemon Dipping Sauce

Quick Strawberry Jam

Chipotle Barbecue Ribs

Whole Roasted Side of Salmon

Limoncello

Kale Salad with Peanut Vinaigrette

Eggs Benedict Rx