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Valerie Bertinelli, who is best known for her television roles in One Day at a Time and Hot in Cleveland , now has her own cooking show on the Food Network. The two-time Golden Globe winner prepares special dishes for family and friends on Valerie's Home Cooking, which has been on the air since August of 2015. No stranger to the world of cooking, the actress has published several food conscious books like "One Dish at a Time", which contains scrumptious recipes she remembers from her Italian-American childhood. Her recipes promote healthy food choices with hearty good taste and her books have landed on the New York Times bestseller list.

This Food Network original show features Valerie cooking for members of her family and friends, especially her husband, Tom Vitale, who appears in several episodes. Popular guest stars also stop in to cook with Valerie and sample her favorite recipes. Betty White and Jane Leeves have been on the program, with former co-star Mackenzie Phillips making a recent appearance. On that episode they prepared a post New Year's lunch plate consisting of grilled chicken salad with apples and grapes. Food Network is hoping this show will be as popular as other successful Bertinelli ventures.

Saturday 12:00 PM ET on food network
6 Seasons, 78 Episodes
August 8, 2015
7.3/10
Cast: Valerie Bertinelli, Tom Vitale
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Valerie's Home Cooking Full Episode Guide

  • Valerie Bertinelli loves a good slow-cooked dish, and she's making a French classic, Cassoulet, for her friend, Chef Ludo Lefebvre. Even though it sounds fancy, Valerie's version is budget-friendly and so delicious! Her menu for Chef Ludo's visit also includes Fennel and Greens Salad, Lemon Sorbet in Lemon Cups andPistachio Brittle.

  • 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 and Oven Paella.

  • Valerie Bertinelli loves the holiday tradition of making tamales, so she's inviting over the best tamale makers she knows: Christy Vega Fowler, Lisa Ashley and Jo Stougaard. They're making Chicken Tamales, Jicama and Avocado Salad with Lime Vinaigrette, special holiday drink Ponche Navideno and traditional Tres Leches Cake.

  • Valerie Bertinelli recreates the warm holiday feeling she grew up with -- when her mother and aunts traded cookie recipes around the holidays -- by hosting a festive cocktail party with cookies and small bites. Joining in on the fun are comic actress Melissa Peterman, Andraia Allsop and Kristen Houser. Valerie's menu includes Mrs. Bertinelli's Christmas Bell Cookies, Tarte Flambe, and Roasted Shrimp and Peppers with Chimichurri. Melted Snowmen Peanut Butter Cookies and Super Fast Rum Raisin Eggnog add to the party atmosphere.

  • Valerie Bertinelli invites three of her best friends over to celebrate two decades of friendship. She'll serve Hot Spinach and Crab Dip, Grilled Eggplant Parm, Warm Brussels Sprout Salad, Apricot Manhattans and a Cream Cheese Cherry Galette.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Valerie Bertinelli and her cousin look back on their favorite childhood memories of Delaware. Valerie serves a menu of Delaware classics like Steamed Clams with Spicy Garlic Bread, Lump Crab Cakes with Cocktail Remoulade and Sautéed Spinach, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cakes and take-home gifts of Homemade Apple Butter.

  • Valerie Bertinelli's husband, Tom, hails from the Midwest and often bemoans the lack of his favorite hearty foods, so Valerie surprises him with some of his Ohio favorites. On the menu is Ohio Turkey Chili, Fried Bologna Bites with Pickled Squash, and Tomato and Bibb Lettuce Salad. Then, for dessert, there's Vanilla and Coffee Cream Puffs.

  • Valerie Bertinelli has invited her managers, former publicist and lawyer over for a tasting of new recipes. She prepares a menu of Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Puffs, Brown Sugar Sriracha Bacon Bites, Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons, a Totally 80's Fuzzy Navel cocktail and a Caramel Apple Tarte Tatin for dessert.

  • Valerie Bertinelli has been working nonstop with her book editor, so she makes some seasonal dishes to pay her back for all the hard work. The afternoon treat includes Wine Balsamic and Rosemary Lamb Chop Lollipops, Bloody Mary Tea Sandwiches, Baked Brie with Almonds and Mango and Lobster Bisque.

  • Valerie Bertinelli invites her photographer, 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 kicks off football season with a touchdown-worthy feast for family and friends; white chicken chili with a toppings bar; a football cheese ball with herbed crackers; a simple green salad with champagne vinaigrette; crunchy toffee buckeyes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • On a prior trip to California, Valerie Bertinelli's pals showed her how to grill breakfast, which started a fierce contest to see who could come up with the best all-day grill menu. Today, Valerie is raising heat with Grilled French Toast with Apple Berry Compote and Apple Mascarpone Cream, Grilled Shrimp and Radicchio Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette, Grilled Lamb Meatball Flatbread with Grilled Tomato Sauce, and a refreshing Grilled Citrus Spiked Lemonade.

  • Valerie Bertinelli cooks a springtime feast for her family; Valerie videochats with her mom; her menu includes honey mustard glazed ham, pea and mint risotto, strawberry shortcake trifle, and cinnamon sugared walnuts.

  • Valerie Bertinelli's old friends and the other four Fab Five birthday celebrants enjoy a favorite old world recipe: her Gnocchi with Marinara Sauce; Valerie adds some modern recipes; Prime Rib, Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and a Mixed Berry Tart.

  • Valerie Bertinelli honors her younger brother's birthday with a super spicy feast. The guests enjoy a hot meal of chili-rubbed beef with garlic-herb oil, jalapeno mac and cheese, sweet and spicy popcorn, blistered green beans with spicy chile sauce and Mexican chocolate covered in cream cheese frosting.

  • Valerie Bertinelli widens her social media reach with assistance from food blogger Jo Stougaard. They do this over a feast of roasted veggie soup; Tuscan pesto pizza with shrimp scampi; shortbread-and-lemon cheesecake; and spiked strawberry lemonades.

  • To show off and celebrate her new and organized closet, Valerie welcomes friends over and prepares a stunning 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 an after dinner treat.

  • Valerie Bertinelli visits a lemon farm looking for different varieties of lemon trees with her friend, actress Melissa Peterman. Then, she incorporates her favorite ingredient into a menu that is fun: 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.

  • Valerie is tasked with converting a cousin's favorite Italian dishes into healthier versions. Including: classic salami pie; a veg pie; crunchy romaine salad with a sweet sesame vinaigrette; pepperoni rolls with homemade marinara; and spumoni.

  • Valerie Bertinelli and her old babysitter and pal, Elia, prepare SoCal-style Mexican recipes, just like they did when her son Wolfie was young.

  • Valerie Bertinelli welcomes her glam squad for happy hour.

  • Valerie welcomes two new Chicago transplants living in Los Angeles for a taste of their hometown, featuring deep-dish sausage pizza, cheese-and-caramel popcorn, an Italian pizzeria salad, and chocolate-hazelnut pull-apart bread.

  • Valerie cooks for a wine club celebration, aware that one of the guests is lactose-intolerant. Her menu includes steak towers, polenta crackers with roasted wild mushrooms, grilled shrimp skewers with green onions and Romesco sauce, and white-pepper-cherry cookies.

  • Cuban comfort food is spotlighted when Season 5 premiers. Recipes feature Cubano salad; Cuban sandwiches with slow cooker pulled pork; spicy black bean soup; a tropical sundae; and grapefruit mojitos.

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