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 innovativethey'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.
|Publisher:||Time Inc. Books|
|Product dimensions:||8.20(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Valerie Bertinelli is a television personality, New York Times bestselling author, and passionate home cook. She hosts her own Food Network cooking show called Valerie's Home Cooking, reaching 1.5 million weekly viewers, and co-hosts Kids Baking Championship on the network. Bertinelli is well-known for her starring roles on the shows One Day at a Time and Hot in Cleveland. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a beautifully warm and delightfully yummy cookbook. I love that Valerie Bertinelli made this a personal cookbook; inviting you into her home with pictures of it and the stories behind each recipe and why she choose them. Beautiful pictures, wonderful recipes and easy-to-follow steps.
My family loves Food Network, and one of our favorite chefs is Valerie Bertinelli. We appreciate how down-to-Earth she is, and love when she updates classic traditional recipes we all grew up with, but would like to make for our family today. We’re often really busy nowadays, too, so we often just don’t have time to make things the old-fashioned way. So, we are really loving with Valerie’s Home Cooking! There’s lots of wholesome meals that are also simple to prepare. The Quick Rotisserie Chicken Gumbo is turning into a family favorite — so quick and easy, but with lots of flavor and a great recipe for using up leftover rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. The Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes are another dish my whole family loves, especially served on crusty, fresh-baked rolls with a fresh salad (fruit or veggie) on the side. The Four Cheese Crab Mac & Cheese is my husband’s favorite, and my kids LOVE the S’mores Popcorn. I appreciate how easy and quick the recipes are — and how suitable they are for our family, especially for fast weeknight meals. The book is really nicely printed, with beautiful photography throughout, I think this cookbook would make an excellent gift for anyone who cooks and would like to bring some added flavors to their kitchen.