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Season 1, Episode 6

Best Girls' Night In

It's Valerie Bertinelli's turn to entertain her best girl friends at this month's meeting of their 18-year-old book club. Valerie's menu includes Cream Cheese Crab Spread with Homemade Crostini, Butter Lettuce Salad with Hazelnuts and Bacon Bits, Spicy Arrabiata Penne, and for dessert, Helen's Black Pepper Walnut Biscotti and Affogato.

Wednesday
Jan 4
12:30pm | 11:30c
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 snowboarding, 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 2, Episode 9

Big Game, Big Flavors!

Football is king, but Valerie Bertinelli is queen of the halftime eats! Her family and friends are over to watch the game, so she's making Italian Slow-Cooked Beef Sandwiches served with a Giardiniera Aioli and an Italian-style fennel Cole Slaw. For dessert, she makes Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies, then turns the leftover halftime snacks into Beef and Potato Hash.

Sunday
Oct 1
10am | 9c
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 8, Episode 1

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

Valerie Bertinelli challenges herself to use every part of the chicken in a delicious and creative menu, just as her mother and Nonnie used to do as part of their belief that nothing should go to waste. Food Network's Hannah Hart joins Valerie to enjoy the benefits of her chicken challenge. On the menu are Chicken Liver Pate with Red Onion Jam, Un-Fried Chicken, Chicken Broth Braised Turnips with Homemade Chicken Stock, an Arugula and Shaved Mushroom Salad and, for dessert, Chewy Schmaltz Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

Saturday
Feb 24
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 11

My Favorite Indulgences

While her husband and son are away, Valerie Bertinelli treats herself to a day of comfort and ease with all the foods she loves most. There's Blue Cheese-Stuffed Olives and a perfect Martini, Pasta alla Vongole with Roasted Asparagus, and Mushrooms with Spicy Chili Salt. For a sweet treat, she makes Limoncello Challah Bread Pudding and an invigorating avocado face mask!

Sunday
Feb 25
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 5, Episode 1

Comfort Food, Cuban-Style

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.

Sunday
Mar 4
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 4, Episode 2

Valerie to the Rescue

Valerie Bertinelli's dear friend injured himself snowboarding, 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 4, Episode 2

Valerie to the Rescue

Valerie Bertinelli's dear friend injured himself snowboarding, 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.

Wednesday
Mar 14
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 1

Be Prepared!

Valerie Bertinelli helps a brand new Cub Scout -- her young nephew, Enzo -- earn his cooking badge with some quick and easy dishes. Together, they create an after-school snack of No-Bake Granola Bars with a Carob "Chocolate" Drizzle, followed by Chicken and Broccoli over Fettuccine in Alfredo Sauce, Cinnamon Strawberry Twists, and Strawberry Milkshakes.

Wednesday
Mar 14
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 8, Episode 2

Hot in Cleveland Reunion

Two years after Valerie Bertinelli's show Hot in Cleveland wrapped, she's planning an all-out party to bring the old gang back together for a reunion. Joining in the fun are various crew members from behind the camera as well as Valerie's costar, Jane Leeves. On the menu are Avocado Labne Toast, Apricot BBQ Chicken Thighs, Sheet Pan Scalloped Potatoes and, for dessert, a special Chocolate Mint Love Cake.

Saturday
Mar 17
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 6

It's Payback Time

Valerie Bertinelli has invited a special group that includes her longtime managers, attorney and former publicist for dinner to thank them for all their support during her career. She prepares a menu of Brown Sugar Sriracha Bacon Bites, Asparagus in Piggy Blankets and Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons. They enjoy a Caramel Apple Tarte Tatin for dessert and toast the 1980s with a Fuzzy Navel cocktail.

Sunday
Mar 18
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Wednesday
Mar 21
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 6, Episode 6

It's Payback Time

Valerie Bertinelli has invited a special group that includes her longtime managers, attorney and former publicist for dinner to thank them for all their support during her career. She prepares a menu of Brown Sugar Sriracha Bacon Bites, Asparagus in Piggy Blankets and Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons. They enjoy a Caramel Apple Tarte Tatin for dessert and toast the 1980s with a Fuzzy Navel cocktail.

Wednesday
Mar 21
12pm | 11c
Season 8, Episode 2

Hot in Cleveland Reunion

Two years after Valerie Bertinelli's show Hot in Cleveland wrapped, she's planning an all-out party to bring the old gang back together for a reunion. Joining in the fun are various crew members from behind the camera as well as Valerie's costar, Jane Leeves. On the menu are Avocado Labne Toast, Apricot BBQ Chicken Thighs, Sheet Pan Scalloped Potatoes and, for dessert, a special Chocolate Mint Love Cake.

Wednesday
Mar 21
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 8, Episode 3

Say Hello to the Flavors of Spring

A longing for spring inspires Valerie Bertinelli to add some fresh flavors to her cooking, and she prepares a meal of spring delights for her husband, Tom, and their friends, comedic actress Melissa Peterman and her husband, actor John Brady. Valerie's springtime menu features Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, Broccolini with Breadcrumbs and Grilled New Potatoes with Tarragon Butter. Her Rhubarb Jam Bars make the perfect sweet and tart dessert.

Saturday
Mar 24
12pm | 11c

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

Lemon Love Cake

Smoky Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Sicilian Love Cake

Italian Fennel Coleslaw

Prosciutto Bruschetta

Tuna Noodle Casserole with Potato Chip Topping

Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Tarte Flambee

Red Chile Chicken Tamales

Lobster Bisque

Spinach and Red Pepper-Stuffed Chicken

Rosemary and Pepper Crackers

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Strawberry Milkshake with Strawberry Twists

Tuscan Kale Salad with Anchovy Dressing

Apricot Manhattans

Grape and Ricotta Galette with Fennel Crust and Red Wine Syrup

Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls

Roasted Asparagus Wrapped in Serrano Ham

Roasted Winter Vegetables

Cranberry Pomegranate Crumb Bars

Simple Green Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

Almond Cranberry Rice Pilaf

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Italian Spritz

Helen's Black Pepper Walnut Biscotti

Broccoli Carrot Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

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