Valerie Bertinelli Shares Favorite Recipes, Weight loss Secrets

Ginger Zee talks with television star about her new cookbook, amazing new look.
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Transcript for Valerie Bertinelli Shares Favorite Recipes, Weight loss Secrets
The star who is of course in the hit -- hot in Cleveland has now put together a cookbook it's called one dish at a time playing off the name of that classic sitcom. That made her famous. We're happy to welcome battery back to -- thank you for being here haven't made and we have to start with you looking absolutely fantastic -- -- And other America that -- -- the very public weight loss and we have pictures of you in a -- sixty can't not show that's right it's television mechanics -- you look wonderful thank you what I -- that really didn't look this isn't diet but. No there are foods in here that are healthier choices than others but. I. That's not how I lead my life any longer -- it's not all about diet and and -- you know saying you can't have something we don't over indulge in some of these recipes. -- -- aside from love and I think that's what the whole key is that they never over indulgent -- right -- connected to love and memories and -- everything to food yes. That's -- I grew up. I grew up watching my mother cooks three meals a day no microwave in the kitchen and my my grandmother and in my and -- headlines basement all cooking and with natural ingredients and it that's that's how -- Think love is and that's what I did with my son to -- he I was always cooking. In front of him and that's why we have pumpkin pancakes in front of us it's because of my son will say yes it related to a hug from -- if you add yet how well hidden -- his favorite -- at least back back in the day was pumpkin pie. And I would always have left over month and next so. I decided not from a pancakes -- -- pancakes and it it was a favorite -- and he still -- I think it does hit the so. But you have a couple recipes from family from friends from your first dinner parties and noticed and who but also from your ex mother and -- Yeah mrs. Van Halen. Was an amazing -- -- -- would just make the most amazing breakfast and coffee in this delicious one of my favorite other things that connect to so much to a lot of lessons that we told the aisles looking for frozen foods and that -- Phillips that's how you set it. But now you go to the store -- that's the organic markets almost everyday we're right because say that I'd like ingredients -- brash and if you just. Make sure that Disco on the outside of the market dump on the inside -- -- -- -- pretty safe to and I like farmers markets like that fresh vegetables and things that are fresh on that day and locally grown so is more delicious it's very inspiring have to tell you because I need to do -- little bit more fattening -- so much for being here we really appreciate it pick up. Salaries but he can get it now and I would recommend -- eleven recipes.

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