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.
Valerie Bertinelli finds inspiration wherever she looks, including her local farm stand! Valerie finds ingredients for a Plum Slab Pie, Summer Vegetable Gratin, Spicy Cucumber Calamari Salad with Spiced Yogurt Sauce, and a Boozy Frozen Espresso.
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.
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.
Valerie Bertinelli has been working nonstop with her book editor, so she makes her a seasonal tea with plenty of afternoon treats. The menu includes Marinated Lamb Chops with Red Wine and Rosemary, Bloody Mary Tea Sandwiches, Baked Brie with Almonds and Apples, and Roasted Asparagus Pesto Dip.
Valerie Bertinelli invites 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.
Valerie Bertinelli loves classic Thanksgiving dishes, but decides to mix it up by putting new twists on traditional favorites. She previews the recipes for the big holiday for some friends, including Turkey Roulade with Cranberry Citrus Stuffing and Pan Gravy, Root Vegetable Gratin, Succotash Salad, a Cream Cheese Log with Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Relish, and for dessert, a delectable Pumpkin Love Cake.