Valerie Bertinelli Cooks Up Delicacies Ahead of Food Network Premiere

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Valerie Bertinelli is headed to the Food Network with her very own show. But before she lands there, she has cooked up some delicacies from her cookbook One Dish at a Time.

Valerie's Home Cooking premieres on the Food Network Saturday at 12 p.m. EDT. In addition to appearing on The Today Show this week and preparing some delicious recipes for co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, she also made dinner for her Hot in Cleveland co-stars Betty White, Wendie Malick, and Jane Leeves.

"It was a little nerve-racking because Betty doesn't like too many things," Bertinelli said in an interview for the Associated Press. "She likes tuna fish, she likes hot dogs, she likes Red Vines (candy) and vodka. So what am I going to make for Betty?"

The One Day at a Time star turned to vodka for help. She prepared Betty White and the rest of her guests tuna salad with an Italian twist.

Right now Valerie Bertinelli is scheduled to appear on the Food Network with 10 episodes of Valerie's Home Cooking. Ratings will determine whether or not they buy more episodes of her show.

Just because Valerie Bertinelli is Food Network bound, fans needn't worry that she's given up acting. In fact, she says she will soon be seeking out a new acting job. Hot in Cleveland was recently axed after six seasons on the air.

"Then they canceled us because they wanted to put on younger shows," she explained.

Valerie Bertinelli has lots of spunk. It was obvious when she starred on One Day at a Time, and even thought that show aired decades ago, she still has a wealth of spunk left in her today. It will surely serve her well in Valerie's Home Cooking, and in whatever acting job soon comes her way.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.