"Valerie's Home Cooking"
Series Premieres Saturday, August 8 at 12pm ET/PT on Food Network
"I've always felt that preparing a meal is an experience that should be enjoyed with those that you love, and now I'm excited to share that with Food Network viewers, using my favorite recipes I've made throughout the years for my friends and family," said Bertinelli.
Whether it is a quick and easy dinner of Baked Salmon with Honey Mustard Sauce with close friends, or a post-workout brunch featuring blueberry smoothies and Cherry Coconut Scuffins, or grilling BBQ Chicken Kabobs with Tequila Lime Cilantro with the family, each episode is filled with delicious food, great company and lots of laughs. On the premiere episode, Valerie invites her Hot in Cleveland co-stars Jane Leeves, Wendi Malick and Betty White over for lunch. While they have formed a great friendship working together over the years, they do not all like the same food. Valerie creates a special meal that balances all of their favorites, including Quiche Valerie, Italian Tuna Salad and Grilled Romaine with Caesar-ish Dressing. The sweetest part of this meal is not only the Panna Cotta with Frutti Di Bocca dessert, but the stories and memories they share as they reminisce about their times on set together.
Two-time Golden Globe® award-winning actress, Valerie Bertinelli, first became a household name for her role as Barbara on CBS' long-running series, One Day At A Time. Over the years, her career expanded to include television personality, spokesperson and best-selling New York Times author of Losing It, Finding It: And Satisfying My Hunger for Life Without Opening the Fridge and One Dish At A Time. Bertinelli has also helped develop, produce and star in several television movies and mini-series, and in August 2012 she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She most recently stared as Melanie Moretti in TV Land's critically-acclaimed sitcom Hot in Cleveland, and co-hosted Food Network's Kids Baking Championship.