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.
Valerie Bertinelli's friend, food blogger Jo Stougaard, needs help reworking some of her favorite weeknight dishes to fit her low-carb lifestyle. Valerie creates low-carb twists on familiar recipes for Jo to kick off the new year.
Valerie Bertinelli brings a taste of home to her friend, Minnesota native Melissa Peterman, tempting her with the best Midwest bounty.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 has always loved vacationing in Hawaii, where she enjoys the food, relaxed atmosphere and opportunities to surf! She's bringing the aloha vibe home with a Hawaiian-inspired feast for her husband, Tom, and his brother's family. Her menu includes Pineapple Salsa with Taro Chips, a Poke bar and Roasted Pork Sliders. Valerie also puts her spin on the Mai Tai and makes Chocolate Macadamia Candy for dessert.
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.
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.
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.