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.
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.
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.
Valerie Bertinelli enjoyed many pop-up camper vacations as a kid, sandwiched in between her brothers, and now it's her nephew Enzo's turn to experience camping the Bertinelli way! Valerie is bringing the best of the outdoors inside for a festive picnic without bugs, and she's joined by Enzo and her brothers, Patrick and David. On the picnic table are Baby Back Ribs, Arugula Corn Salad, Cheesy Nacho Tots and, for dessert, a Peanut Butter S'mores Pie and Cinnamon Hot Chocolate.
Valerie Bertinelli's friend, Amy Pelkey, is a private chef and caterer who needs inspiration for a few new Italian dishes, so Valerie invites her over so they can cook together! On the menu are Ribollita, Porchetta, Cantaloupe and Radicchio Salad with a reduced balsamic vinaigrette and, for dessert, Lemon Tiramisu. They also mix up a Paper Plane Cocktail featuring Italian liqueurs.
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.
Valerie Bertinelli invites her friends over to celebrate the birthday of her rescue dog, Luna. She prepares a party menu of Green Curry Vegetables, Mrs. Van Halen's Bami Goreng and Carrot Coconut Birthday Cake with Coconut Cream Frosting that's both human- and dog-friendly.
Valerie Bertinelli is heating up her Cinco de Mayo celebration with spicy dishes inspired by rare Hatch chilies from her brother's hot pepper garden. Her menu for this special fiesta includes Slow Cooker Chicken Mole with Sliced Radishes, Hatch Chili Cream Cheese Dip, Aztec Chocolate Brownies with Cinnamon Whipped Cream, and a Mango Passionfruit Margarita.
Valerie Bertinelli is throwing a bridal shower for one of her oldest and dearest friends 31 years after the wedding! The menu for this special event includes Avocados Stuffed with Shrimp and Crab Salad, Poppy Seed Crackers with Egg Mousse and Caviar, Homemade Yeast Rolls with Honey Butter, Prosecco with Raspberry Cassis Ice Cubes and, for dessert, beautiful Ombre Petit Fours.
Valerie Bertinelli's good friend and fellow Hot in Cleveland alum Jane Leeves is in town, so she's throwing a traditional English tea party like their ancestors might have prepared -- but with a few modern twists! The menu includes Fennel Orange Scones with Quick Strawberry Jam, Smoked Salmon Phyllo Cups, Cucumber Tea Sandwiches, Tomato and Cheddar Tartlets, a Cherry Clafouti and a special beverage -- Pimm's Cups.
Valerie Bertinelli's brother-in-law is bringing his family for a visit this summer, but his sons are sad about missing the Virginia State Fair back home. Aunt Valerie comes to the rescue, bringing all the great and unique tastes of the state fair home to surprise two of her favorite nephews. The fair selections include Classic Double Cheeseburgers, Mini Corn Dogs, Spicy Pickle Fries with Ranch Dressing, Five Spice Churros and refreshing Frozen Blueberry Lemonade.
Valerie Bertinelli's close friend and fellow chef, Stuart O'Keeffe, recently became a US citizen, so she's treating him to her favorite all-American dishes. The patriotic menu includes Red Wine and Herb-Marinated Tri-Tip, Twice-Baked Potatoes, a California Cobb Salad, Tom's Mom's Apple Pie and a Honey Bourbon Cider Cocktail.
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.