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I had to laugh in today's episode when she was making her spumoni dessert.  She was clearly using Talenti Gelato even though they were trying to hide it.  I don't blame her.  I do like Talenti.  But for her middle layer, she took vanilla and mixed in cherries.  The thing is, Talenti already has a Black Cherry flavor that would save her some work.  And it's amazing!

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1 hour ago, Irlandesa said:

I had to laugh in today's episode when she was making her spumoni dessert.  She was clearly using Talenti Gelato even though they were trying to hide it.  I don't blame her.  I do like Talenti.  But for her middle layer, she took vanilla and mixed in cherries.  The thing is, Talenti already has a Black Cherry flavor that would save her some work.  And it's amazing!

Yeah she made sure she kept the container turned around. I think the reason she didn't just use the black cherry flavor is because she wanted to use amaretto cherries so the spumoni had an almond flavor to it.  

Two things about this episode made me laugh. Valerie said she was doing an Italian dinner for her husband's family because that's what they always ask her to cook, but the salad was Asian and didn't go with that meal. Also the description of the episode said she was doing heart healthy versions of Italian dishes for the cousin who had a heart attack, but then the only thing she made that she said was "healthy" was the veggie pie that uses crescent roll dough and 4 cups of mozzarella!

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14 hours ago, parrotlover said:

Two things about this episode made me laugh. Valerie said she was doing an Italian dinner for her husband's family because that's what they always ask her to cook, but the salad was Asian and didn't go with that meal. Also the description of the episode said she was doing heart healthy versions of Italian dishes for the cousin who had a heart attack, but then the only thing she made that she said was "healthy" was the veggie pie that uses crescent roll dough and 4 cups of mozzarella!

I am making that as we speak. It is in the oven right now. I used nowhere near 4 cups of mozzarella! My 4 cup bag of mozzarella cheese got divided between this dish, homemade ravioli, and an egg dish for my breakfasts. There is no way I could have added 4 cups just to that one dish!

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1 hour ago, Westiepeach said:

I am making that as we speak. It is in the oven right now. I used nowhere near 4 cups of mozzarella! My 4 cup bag of mozzarella cheese got divided between this dish, homemade ravioli, and an egg dish for my breakfasts. There is no way I could have added 4 cups just to that one dish!

That has to be a mistake in the recipe but that's the amount listed on Food Networks site. 4 cups is crazy!i have to say Valerie 's recipe looked really delicious. Please post and let us know how it turned out.

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18 minutes ago, parrotlover said:

That has to be a mistake in the recipe but that's the amount listed on Food Networks site. 4 cups is crazy!i have to say Valerie 's recipe looked really delicious. Please post and let us know how it turned out.

OMG. It is beautiful. Definitely will do again. But I don't even think I used 2 cups of cheese! And it is seriously cheesy! I did use more mushrooms, too. My package was 12 oz. and the recipe called for 8 oz. Perfect amount. Recipe win with a lot less cheese. And I am a certified cheese-a-holic. Very, very good.

Edited by Westiepeach · Reason: Apparently I am not familiar with correct punctuation.

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6 hours ago, Westiepeach said:

OMG. It is beautiful. Definitely will do again. But I don't even think I used 2 cups of cheese! And it is seriously cheesy! I did use more mushrooms, too. My package was 12 oz. and the recipe called for 8 oz. Perfect amount. Recipe win with a lot less cheese. And I am a certified cheese-a-holic. Very, very good.

Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to try it.

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I liked the idea of the spumoni dessert and I have that loaf pan, which I see on almost every show now (it's from Crate & Barrel).  The spumoni was a semi-homemade thing sort-of like Aunt Sandy used to make.  I suppose Valerie had to put something in there to make it more original, hence the cherries, which now that I know about I MUST find.

But really her artificially plumped up lips are annoying me no end.  I wouldn't mind people doing that if they looked good with it, but they usually don't! 

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On 03/04/2017 at 9:54 PM, Snarklepuss said:

This show annoys me because it keeps changing location.  This season it's the same as last but the decorating is different.  Plus I get tired of every show being about her umpteen thousand friends.  Not that it isn't nice that she has friends but in almost every episode?  Ugh.  And the food is just meh most of the time.  Also, someone should tell her that wearing those baggy tops only makes her look heavier.  Her hair this season looks like she wanted to go back to the 80s.  WTF?  Plus something is different about her face.  Rejuvenation procedure, perhaps?  Different makeup or lighting?

I swear she's trying to do something retro with her hair, I'm just not sure what though. Isn't there a Netflix remake version of her old show on now? I'm gonna blame that for the hair.

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I was sorry to see that Valerie's dad passed away just before Christmas.  My mom passed away the year before around the same time.  Christmases won't be the same. 

I don't notice any lip plumpage on Valerie.  I think she looks great. 

Wolfie seems extremely uncomfortable when he appears on her show.

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3 hours ago, roughing it said:

I was sorry to see that Valerie's dad passed away just before Christmas.  My mom passed away the year before around the same time.  Christmases won't be the same. 

I don't notice any lip plumpage on Valerie.  I think she looks great. 

Wolfie seems extremely uncomfortable when he appears on her show.

Oh, I did not know that. So sorry for her.

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Yeah, her lips seem the same to me although when she wears a light frosty lip gloss, it makes them look a bit bigger.

I love watching Wolfie squirm in his appearances.

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I didn't know that about her father.  My father passed away a couple of weeks before Christmas last year too.  Christmas will never be the same, and it was always my favorite holiday.

Wolfie reminds me so much of my younger son, it's crazy, not so much the way he looks, but his personality and the way he interacts with Val, so I always enjoy when he's on the show.

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