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Season 1, Episode 9

Grillin' and Chillin' with the Family

Valerie Bertinelli celebrates her casual California cuisine with a backyard barbecue inspired by a trip to the farmers' market, with Dom's Salsa and Guacamole, Angela's Roasted Corn and Bean Salad, Tom's Spicy Margarita with Jalapeno and Ginger, and Barbecue Chicken Kabobs with Tequila Lime Cilantro. And for dessert, Lynn's Sick Brownie Bites.

Wednesday
Apr 12
11am | 10c
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.

Saturday
May 6
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 3

My Kind of Town: Chicago

One of Valerie Bertinelli's good friends is a recent Chicago transplant, living in Los Angeles but always extolling the virtues of his hometown eats. She invites him and another recent transplant over for a taste of their hometown, including Deep Dish Sausage Pizza, Cheese and Caramel Popcorn, an Italian Pizzeria Salad and Chocolate Hazelnut Pull-Apart Bread.

Wednesday
Aug 2
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 1

Quick and Easy Movie Night

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.

Sunday
Sep 17
9:30am | 8:30c
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 11
12pm | 11c
Season 7, Episode 1

Tom's Hometown Favorites

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.

Wednesday
Nov 1
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 4, Episode 8

Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful

Bad weather outside is perfect for snuggling inside, so Valerie Bertinelli and her husband, Tom, make comforting stay-at-home recipes like Shrimp Scampi with Herb Breadcrumbs, Pull-Apart Garlic Bread with Asiago Cheese, Helen's Orange and Fennel Salad, Crispy Chocolate-Mint Cookies and a lovely Hot Chai with Spiced Rum.

Wednesday
Dec 13
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Ho! Ho! Ho! Company's Coming

Happy Holidays from Valerie Bertinelli as she hosts her holiday buffet, all about tradition with a twist. She pays tribute to her mother with Neapolitan Holiday Cookies. Valerie's Lasagna Alla Besciamella, Cheesy Sausage Snacks, and a Festive Salad with Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Basil in creamy vinaigrette are on the buffet menu and her husband Tom's Sparkling Berry Kir Royales light up the room.

Saturday
Dec 23
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 5

Brother Vs. Brother

While Valerie Bertinelli's husband, Tom, and his brother, Dave, compete over their home brews, Valerie makes a beer-centric meal. The menu includes Slow Cooker Pulled Pork with Fried Shallots and Fresno Chile slices, Potato Skins stuffed with Beer Cheese, Scallions and Bacon, and Pan-Roasted Tomatoes with Quick Balsamic Jam. For dessert, Valerie submits a Stout and Caramel Milkshake to the competition.

Wednesday
Jan 31
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 2

Valerie to the Rescue

Valerie Bertinelli's dear friend injured himself on a ladder, so she brings him the perfect scratch-made supper he can enjoy at home. The travel-ready care package includes Citrus Marinated Olives, Manicotti stuffed with Ricotta and Italian Sausage, Tuscan Kale Salad with Anchovy Dressing, and an old favorite with a new taste, Strawberry Love Cake.

Sunday
Mar 11
8:30am | 7:30c
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
Mar 14
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 5, Episode 2

Wine Club Party

Valerie Bertinelli's dear friends, the Dinsmores, have a party twice a year for their wine club. Valerie has offered to cook for the party, knowing one of the guests is lactose-intolerant. Her menu features Steak Towers, Polenta Crackers with Roasted Wild Mushrooms, Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Green Onions and Romesco Sauce, and White Pepper Cherry Cookies.

Wednesday
Apr 4
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 11

Dinner Fit For a Queen

Valerie Bertinelli cooks a springtime feast for her family by adapting some of her mom's favorite recipes. When she has trouble remembering a recipe, Valerie videochats with her mom, Mrs. B, for advice. Her menu includes Honey Mustard Glazed Ham, Pea and Mint Risotto, Strawberry Shortcake Trifle, and Cinnamon Sugared Walnuts.

Wednesday
May 16
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 7, Episode 10

It's Getting Hot in Here

Valerie Bertinelli has invited some local first responders to her home to show her appreciation for how they put their lives on the line fighting fires. She prepares a big game day feast that really brings the heat, with Four Alarm Chili, Spicy Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread, Smokey Bacon Jalapeno Poppers and a flaming Dark 'n' Fiery cocktail. She cools things off for dessert with Grasshopper Ice Box Pie.

Wednesday
May 23
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 3

My Kind of Town: Chicago

One of Valerie Bertinelli's good friends is a recent Chicago transplant, living in Los Angeles but always extolling the virtues of his hometown eats. She invites him and another recent transplant over for a taste of their hometown, including Deep Dish Sausage Pizza, Cheese and Caramel Popcorn, an Italian Pizzeria Salad and Chocolate Hazelnut Pull-Apart Bread.

Wednesday
May 23
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 12

Mighty Neighborly of You

Valerie Bertinelli preps a special meal to take to her neighbors to thank them for all the times they've taken care of her dog, picked up her mail and brought in packages. She whips up Lamb Shepherd's Pie and Arugula Salad with pickled red onions, cherry tomatoes and Champagne Vinaigrette, and a refreshing Rosemary Gin Fizz. For dessert, she sends them home with Salted Hazelnut Toffee.

Wednesday
May 23
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 8

Lazy Sunday Dinner

Valerie Bertinelli and her husband, Tom, are creating a lazy Sunday meal that allows them to use up food in their fridge and pantry in order to save time and money. They entertain some good friends with a menu that includes Pa V's Pot Roast with veggies and potatoes, Green Beans with Shallots, and Stuffed Mushrooms. For dessert, there's Apricot Clafouti, topped off with a lovely Irish Coffee done Valerie's way.

Wednesday
May 23
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 7, Episode 9

Come Cassoulet With Me: A Decadent Dinner on a Dime

Valerie Bertinelli loves a good slow-cooked dish, and she's making a French classic, Cassoulet, for her friend, Chef Ludo Lefebvre. Even though it sounds fancy, Valerie's version is budget-friendly and so delicious! Her menu for Chef Ludo's visit also includes Fennel and Greens Salad, Lemon Sorbet in Lemon Cups and Pistachio Brittle.

Wednesday
May 23
12pm | 11c
Season 7, Episode 1

Tom's Hometown Favorites

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.

Wednesday
May 23
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 8, Episode 13

Patio Party: A Dip for Everyone

Nothing says summer like a patio party, so Valerie Bertinelli is hosting a "beginning of summer" get-together with her husband, Tom, and their best friends. The seasonal party menu includes Grilled Vegetables with Avocado Yogurt Dip, Tapenade Aioli Dip, Grilled Shrimp Salsa, Skirt Steak with Chermoula and a Hibiscus and Lavender Prosecco Punch to toast in the new season.

Sunday
May 27
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 4

I Could Do That Blindfolded

Valerie Bertinelli and her husband, Tom, are hosting friends from Ohio, and Valerie plans an effortless meal to dig into while they play their favorite card game. The menu includes Everything Snack Mix, Three Bean Turkey Chili, Broccoli Carrot Salad, Sweet and Savory Cornbread Cookies and finished with an LOL Martini.

Wednesday
May 30
10am | 9c
Season , Episode 3

Too Hot to Cook

Valerie Bertinelli and her buddy Faith Ford love to cook and test out recipes. Today, it's Valerie's turn, but it's just too hot to cook! She decides to keeps things cool with a deliciously decadent Lobster BLT, Quick Sweet and Savory Pickle Spears, a Classic Greek Salad, a Honey-Citrus Southern Iced Tea, and a unique recipe for Microwave Potato Chips. For dessert, she makes a fresh take on Lemon Icebox Cake.

Wednesday
May 30
10:30am | 9:30c
Season , 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.

Wednesday
May 30
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 5

Bootcamp Brunch

After a harsh bootcamp workout in the park, Valerie Bertinelli invites her buds and trainer for brunch that is all about being healthy with a big dose of indulgence, but never guilt! A Kale and Quinoa Salad, Cherry-Coconut Scuffins, Leftover Veggie Frittata, and Open-Faced Avocado Toast are all perfect on any brunch table! Valerie's Blueberry Smoothie tops it all off.

Wednesday
May 30
11:30am | 10:30c
Season , Episode 8

Bacon, Bacon, Bacon: Bacon Makes Everything Better

Valerie Bertinelli's longtime friend, Jo Stougaard - a food blogger and major authority on the deliciousness of bacon - is coming over, so Valerie's bringing her "A" game with an all-bacon menu! She whips up Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Shrimp with Cherry Cola Barbecue Sauce, a Tomato Salad with a Balsamic Dressing topped with Crumbled Pancetta, and for dessert, Bacon Caramel Scuffins topped with Caramel Clotted Cream.

Wednesday
May 30
12pm | 11c
Season 8, Episode 13

Patio Party: A Dip for Everyone

Nothing says summer like a patio party, so Valerie Bertinelli is hosting a "beginning of summer" get-together with her husband, Tom, and their best friends. The seasonal party menu includes Grilled Vegetables with Avocado Yogurt Dip, Tapenade Aioli Dip, Grilled Shrimp Salsa, Skirt Steak with Chermoula and a Hibiscus and Lavender Prosecco Punch to toast in the new season.

Wednesday
May 30
12:30pm | 11:30c

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

Rhubarb Jam Bars

Pea and Mint Risotto

Rhubarb Spritz

Roasted Broccolini with Breadcrumbs

S'mores Popcorn

Fried Chickpeas with Sage and Parmesan

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

Valerie's Pumpkin Pudding (for Wolfie)

Sheet-Pan Scalloped Potatoes

Valerie's Pumpkin Pie

Tomato and Cheddar Tartlets

Coconut Pineapple Spritzer

Chicken with Prunes and Olives

Chicken Broth-Braised Turnips

Italian Slow Cooker Beef Sandwiches with Giardiniera Aioli

Corn and Cauliflower Sauteed in Bourbon Butter

Melted Snowman Peanut Butter Cookies

Fusilli with Garlicky Broccoli

Avocado Labne Toast

Arugula-Corn Salad

Neapolitan Holiday Cookies

Berries with Limoncello and Basil

Classic Greek Salad

Wine, Balsamic and Rosemary Lamb Chop Lollipops

Baked Brie with Almonds and Mango

Steak Towers

Watercress and Citrus Salad

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