Valerie's Home Cooking: More Than 100 Delicious Recipes to Share with Friends and Family by Valerie Bertinelli

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  • Tuna melts

    • Shannoncooks17 on June 07, 2020

      Made for dinner. Very good! Would also be good to serve on crackers.

  • Baby greens salad with pickled red onions and Champagne vinaigrette

    • Shannoncooks17 on June 07, 2020

      This is really good! Added cucumber too. Will make again. Didn't have champagne vinegar (thought I did) but internet said to use rice wine vinegar or white wine vinegar. Couldn't decide so used 1/2 and 1/2 of both and it worked well. Made for our dinner with beef tenderloin with horseradish sauce and garlic mashed potatoes. Also was great as a salad adding hard boiled eggs (as a lunch meal). Will make again!

  • Individual blueberry-nectarine crumbles with honeyed lime yogurt

    • Smokeydoke on July 02, 2020

      I had been eyeing this recipe for weeks, unsure if it was going to work. It was too easy and simple? Then I saw an even simpler version in Baking at Republique and *lightbulb* I had to try it. It's a shame that celebrity cookbooks aren't taken seriously.. The yogurt (in my case, labneh) added a nice contrasting touch and I loved the addition of cardamon. I omitted the honey because I thought it'd be too sweet, but next time I'll add it to the crumble and lessen the amount of butter. You *can* eat this for breakfast but it's more suitable for a dessert and a heavy one at that.

  • Rosemary and pepper crackers

    • averythingcooks on March 18, 2020

      The dough for these came together quickly & rolled out beautifully but it certainly took far longer in the oven than she suggests to get even lightly golden brown. A nibble on the dough seemed very salty so I didn't sprinkle more on before baking. I rolled the dough to the 8 x 12 sheet as instructed but I think I would like them thinner (& therefore crisper). They are good with a strong cheddar or a chunk of blue and it's nice to be able to say "Yes, I made the crackers" but I'm going to try some other options before repeating these.

  • Hamburger helpa

    • averythingcooks on December 21, 2020

      This was really good! I did improvise a bit but with her recipe as the inspiration, I’m okay with saying DELICIOUS. I cut it in half with 1/2 lb of gd beef & the meat from 1 small hot sausage. I then followed the ingredients/directions up til the end using diced velveeta in place of the American cheese. I followed her suggestion of adding pickled jalapeños and also added some more homemade sweet & hot pickled peppers. I upped the amt of panko (mixed with melted butter) before broiling. A final topping of green onions & chopped grape tomatoes resulted in an awesome dinner. It amuses me that the link provided here with this recipe goes to Food&Wine.com.....for homemade “hamburger helper” :)

  • Barbecue chicken with spicy BBQ sauce

    • averythingcooks on August 16, 2020

      With no homemade BBQ sauce in the fridge I was looking for new recipe to try and the chipotles in adobo caught my eye. It is pretty good but I did add a spoonful of honey to offset the large volume of cider vinegar and some additional chipotle powder to up the heat. It did take a longtime to thicken and I used the immersion blender (rather dirty my full sized guy). I will happily keep this in the fridge for use on both chicken and pork.

  • Slow-cooker sweet-and-sour chicken

    • Rachelgallops on January 06, 2021

      This is really good! And easy!

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  • ISBN 10 0848752287
  • ISBN 13 9780848752286
  • Published Oct 10 2017
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 272
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Oxmoor House

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As the current star of her Food Network show, Valerie's Home Cooking, and co-host of the network's Kids Baking Championship, as well as having spent years acting on television, Valerie Bertinelli has made a name for herself in households across America. But to really know Valerie, is to spend time in her kitchen.

Inspired by her family's cooking legacy, Valerie specializes in showing fans how to make dishes their own families will love that are for the heart and soul. As she often says, there's a story behind every recipe and Valerie shares them in this gorgeous cookbook, where home cooks will find more than 100 recipes that are easy to make and innovative--they're just as fresh, vibrant and down to earth as Valerie herself. Many of these classic comforting recipes have an original twist like Bloody Mary Tea Sandwiches, Lobster BLTs, Quick Rotisserie Chicken Gumbo, and S'mores Popcorn. These mouthwatering dishes will become your go-tos, whether you're having breakfast or lunch on your own, friends are joining for last-minute cocktails and small bites, or the whole family is coming together for a hearty dinner and dessert.

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