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Season , Episode 5

Home Alone... And I Like It

Valerie Bertinelli spends all day researching her mom's recipes for her next cookbook, and when she finally comes up for air she realizes it's time for dinner. With no time to go to the market, she pulls together a meal from her favorite pantry staples: Smoky Cheddar Crackers, Pasta al Tonno, and Roasted Artichoke Hearts Provencal followed by tasty Blueberry Cheesecake Filo Cups.

Sunday
Apr 2
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Last-Minute Dinner Guests

Last-minute dinner plans never scare Valerie Bertinelli. She shares her tips for a quick and easy meal for friends and serves up her Crazy Easy Quickbread, Sliced Cauliflower Steaks with Raisins and Pine Nuts, and Baked Salmon with Honey Mustard Sauce. Her husband Tom's Summer Manhattan gets the party started and Valerie's Berries with Limoncello and Basil is the perfect finish to her last-minute gathering.

Wednesday
Apr 12
12pm | 11c
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.

Saturday
May 20
12pm | 11c
Season , Episode 5

Home Alone... And I Like It

Valerie Bertinelli spends all day researching her mom's recipes for her next cookbook, and when she finally comes up for air she realizes it's time for dinner. With no time to go to the market, she pulls together a meal from her favorite pantry staples: Smoky Cheddar Crackers, Pasta al Tonno, and Roasted Artichoke Hearts Provencal followed by tasty Blueberry Cheesecake Filo Cups.

Saturday
Jul 29
12pm | 11c
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
Oct 25
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.

Sunday
Dec 10
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 5, Episode 6

Kitchen Cousins

When Valerie Bertinelli's husband's cousins come to town, she is challenged with converting cousin Mary's favorite Italian recipes into healthier versions, so that Mary can still indulge while staying on a heart-healthy regimen. Valerie makes Classic Salami Pie, an Italian Veg Pie, Crunchy Romaine Salad with a Sweet Sesame Vinaigrette, Pepperoni Rolls with homemade Marinara, and Spumoni.

Sunday
Jan 7
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Hot in Cleveland ... One More Time

Valerie Bertinelli invites her Hot in Cleveland co-stars Betty White, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick to her house for some girl talk and a cozy lunch including Quiche Valerie, Betty's favorite Italian Tuna Salad, a Jane-inspired Grilled Romaine with Balsamic Dressing, and Panna Cotta with Frutti Di Bocca.

Wednesday
Jan 10
11am | 10c
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.

Saturday
Jan 27
12pm | 11c
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
Feb 7
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 7, Episode 13

Spicy Mud's New Orleans Favorites

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.

Saturday
Feb 17
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 5

After the Ball Is Over

Valerie Bertinelli resolves to kick off the New Year right with foods that are filling but not fattening, so she starts her day with a flavorful Vegetable and Egg White Breakfast Fajita. After a hike with her friend, actress Mackenzie Phillips, they prepare a tasty grilled Chicken Salad with Apples and Grapes in Lettuce Cups. Then, for dinner, it's Grilled Chicken Veggie Soup and Mini Pear Compote Crumble with Maple Yogurt.

Wednesday
May 16
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Wednesday
May 30
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 4, Episode 6

I'm Outta Here

Valerie Bertinelli prepares make-ahead meals for her husband, Tom, to enjoy while she's in Arizona. On the menu are Farro, Roasted Beet, and Goat Cheese Salad, Beef Bourguignon, a French Beef sandwich and Blueberry Cake with Lemon Mascarpone Cream.

Wednesday
Jul 18
10am | 9c
Season , 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
Jul 18
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 5, Episode 7

When Life Gives You Lemons... Rejoice!

Valerie Bertinelli goes to a lemon farm in search of different varieties of lemon trees with her friend, actress Melissa Peterman. Then, she puts her favorite ingredient into a menu that is fun from soup to nuts -- to lemons! She whips up Greek Lemon Soup with Chicken, Crispy Pancetta Crostini with Arugula Lemon Pesto, Lemon Love Cake, and homemade Limoncello as a base for Lemonade Moscow Mules.

Wednesday
Jul 18
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 7

Chick Flick TV Marathon

Valerie Bertinelli prepares a couch-friendly menu for a night of marathon TV-watching with her friend, actress Faith Ford. On the menu, there's Marinated Cucumber Salad, hearty slow-cooked Red Beans and Rice with Homemade Rosemary Pepper Crackers, and of course frosted Classic Gooey Brownies for dessert!

Wednesday
Jul 18
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 5, Episode 8

Recipe Renovation

Valerie Bertinelli and her husband, Tom, have been living through remodeling angst for a few months and the end is in sight. In order to show off and celebrate her new and organized closet, she invites friends over and prepares a lovely elegant dinner that includes a Crunchy Mustard Chicken Bake, Snap Pea and Radish Salad with Mint and Tarragon, Aperol Spritzes, and a Red and Green Grape Galette with a Fennel Crust and Red Wine Syrup for dessert.

Wednesday
Jul 18
12pm | 11c
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
Jul 18
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 6, Episode 4

A Picture Worth Eating

As a thank-you for all his hard work photographing many of her magazine covers and articles, Valerie Bertinelli invites her friend, Brian Bowen Smith, over for a menu inspired by his favorite ingredient: tequila! She serves Tequila Lime Chicken Wings with Spicy Avocado Crema, Chayote Slaw with Avocado and Cilantro Dressing, Chile Lime Party Mix, a Mango Tart with Tequila Lime Glaze and a Mango Tequila Sunrise.

Sunday
Jul 22
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 7, Episode 3

Say Yes to the Veg

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.

Wednesday
Jul 25
10am | 9c
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
Jul 25
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 2, Episode 13

Wolfie's Home!

Valerie Bertinelli celebrates her son Wolf's return after months of touring by making his favorite foods for him and his best friend since childhood. She creates a meal of Pasta e Fagioli, Thursday Turkey Meatloaf, Roasted Broccoli Rabe and Wolf's favorite dessert: a luscious Pumpkin Pudding.

Wednesday
Jul 25
11am | 10c
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
Jul 25
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 8, Episode 6

Dinner and a Movie ... Outdoors

Valerie Bertinelli prepares a glam meal for an outdoor screening of one of her favorite classic films, the 1937 version of A Star is Born. Her Old Hollywood menu includes Brisket Sliders with White Barbecue Sauce, Horseradish Potato Salad, Crunchy Manchego Fig Straws, Pineapple Upside Down Cake Jars and a refreshing Coconut Pineapple Spritzer.

Wednesday
Jul 25
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 4

A Picture Worth Eating

As a thank-you for all his hard work photographing many of her magazine covers and articles, Valerie Bertinelli invites her friend, Brian Bowen Smith, over for a menu inspired by his favorite ingredient: tequila! She serves Tequila Lime Chicken Wings with Spicy Avocado Crema, Chayote Slaw with Avocado and Cilantro Dressing, Chile Lime Party Mix, a Mango Tart with Tequila Lime Glaze and a Mango Tequila Sunrise.

Wednesday
Jul 25
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

Watermelon Cocktails

Italian Spritz

Grilled Romaine with Balsamic Dressing

Brown Sugar Baked Beans

Stuffed Mushrooms

Mom's Onion Rings

Marinated Cucumber Salad

Southwestern Egg Rolls with Salsa Dipping Sauce

Spatchcock Roasted Chicken

Jalapeno Ranch Slaw

Green Chile Queso

Sweet Potato Dog Treats

Tuscan Kale Pesto Pizza with Shrimp Scampi

White Pepper Cherry Cookies

Valerie's Very Best Gumbo

Classic Panzanella

Fried Bologna Bites

Kale and Quinoa Salad

Grasshopper Icebox Pie

Mint Cucumber Soup

Breakfast Parfaits with Fig Compote

Sweet and Savory Cornbread Cookies

Zucchini and Ginger Naked Cake with Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate

Lemon Ice Box Cake

Cinnamon-Buttermilk Whipped Cream

Beef Bourguignon

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