Cookbook Nook: Valerie’s Home Cooking by Valerie Bertinelli


Valerie’s Home Cooking by Valerie BertinelliCooking is an art form: Valerie treats cooking as an art and every meal as a unique memory created by friends and family.

Why This Book

The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity for developing healthy habits and positive attitudes. The cookbook we've chosen for this month is an excellent tool for tackling our New Year's resolutions. In Valerie's Home Cooking, the author provides a fun story with each recipe, giving the reader a sense of positivity and motivation. From a healthy breakfast to a fun dessert, this book treats each meal as a piece of art to be savored, shared, and remembered. We are excited to continue sharing new recipes every month in this blog, and this cookbook has the kind of enthusiasm needed to start the year right!

What We're Trying: Microwave Potato ChipsPotatoes and Mandoline

To take steps towards living a healthier lifestyle; we decided to reduce the amount of junk food in the house. However, with this quick and easy recipe that will make just enough for an afternoon snack, we are ready to satisfy potential chip-cravings.

  • 35 minutes - While half an hour is enough time to discourage an unhealthy habit, this recipe offers an easy-to-make afternoon snack.
  • Three ingredients - Salt, olive oil, and potatoes are likely already in your kitchen, preventing the need to make an extra grocery run.
  • Healthier - Less salt and less fat in these potato chips offer a healthier alternative to the typical store-bought options.
  • Passing the time - This recipe can be tedious as the potatoes must be sliced and strained. To help pass the time, we recommend using the many free apps offered by the library for e-audiobooks, music, movies, and more to enjoy listening to while you cook.

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Potato chips in a bowlMeet the Author

Valerie Bertinelli, known for her acting role in One Day at a Time, for which she won two Golden Globes, also hosts two cooking shows, Valerie's Home Cooking and Kids Baking Championship. She has starred in over 50 television shows, appeared in a music video, and won 11 acting and hosting awards. Despite her successful career on the stage, Valerie states that her happy place is in her home kitchen, where she treats pots and pans as blank canvases and recipes as treasured memories. Drawing from her Italian inheritance and years of experience as a home cook, each recipe comes with tips, a story, and a unique combination of flavors.