Giada De Laurentiis's Aunt Raffy turns 60 and the family celebrates with a big birthday bash, spearheaded by Giada. A family feast of Turkey-Stuffed Vegetables and Gnocchi with Tomato, Basil and Olives and one special cake are part of the big festivities.
Giada gives us some money smart recipes that save a few dollars, but still create amazing and fun dishes. With recipes for Apricot and Pineapple Crisps, Herbed Flatbread and Cipollini Onion and Fennel Pot Roast.
Giada De Laurentiis hosts a poolside cocktail party, but the appetizers are finger food versions of traditional breakfast foods like French Toast Fingers with Ginger Bourbon Maple Syrup, Mini Smoked Frittatas With Chive Creme Fraiche and Melon and Olive Mini Skewers With Black Pepper Herb Honey. Her friends, mixologists Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark, join the fun and create the Scotch Bonnet Marmalade to complement the menu.
Giada De Laurentiis shows us how to make good, old-fashioned Italian pasta from scratch. Then, she tops it off with three homemade pasta dish recipes; Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna, Roasted Tomato Soup with Halibut and Fresh Pasta, Fresh Fettuccine with Figs, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese.
Carolyna is home from college and Giada is making her a "good to be home" meal with Turkey Milanese, Bacon and Pancetta Potatoes and Roasted Apple Pies With Whipped Cream.
Four recipes with a kick. Giada De Laurentiis heats up the kitchen with spicy food including a hot twist on meatballs, a hot gazpacho, a spicy ravioli, and even a fiery strawberry and chocolate dessert.
Giada prepares an Italian themed meal for her friends Sandra and Diana, who are taking Italian language classes. Giada makes Bruschetta With Shrimp, Tarragon and Arugula, Pasta alla Formiana and Stracciatella Semifreddo.
Giada De Laurentiis makes three California inspired recipes that culminates with a backyard feast with friends. The menu features California Lettuce Cups, Gorgonzola Burgers and Lemon Angel Food Cupcake With Lemon Curd and Mascarpone Frosting.
In this episode, Giada De Laurentiis puts her spin on three dishes from some of Los Angeles's most popular tourist attractions; a Giada Dog from Pink's, Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles and Knott's Berry Farm's famous Boysenberry Pie gets a twist with blackberries and raspberries.
Giada has some friends who travel to Mexico on vacation and bring home a very fun pinata for Jade. The whimsical gift inspires Giada to throw a backyard barbecue with a Tex-Mex/Southwestern theme. Giada's festive menu includes Fajitas, a Black Bean, Tomato and Corn Salad and yummy Churros.
Giada prepares a fun and festive menu for an outdoor California-Style Barbecue. The menu incorporates Todd's favorite foods ... it's All-American, but it incorporates fresh ingredients and inventive flavors. Giada makes Mini Italian Pub Burgers, Beer-Battered Apple and Onion Rings and Spicy Chocolate Milkshakes.
The family tradition continues as Giada De Laurentiis and her Aunt Raffy create three more dishes from Giada's grandmother's recipe book. This time they make a beautiful Frittata of Tuna and Tomatoes, Red Bell Peppers With Eggplant and an elegant Strawberry Omelet.
Giada, Todd and Trevor spend their Sunday morning paddle surfing in the Pacific then head home for a casual brunch with elegant touches: Breakfast Panini, Frittata With Peaches and Cherries and Smoked Salmon and Frisee Carpaccio.
Giada prepares a cohesive menu based on her love of world cuisine. Giada s menu represents Trinidad, India and an Italian fusion creation.
Inspired by her visit to Peru with Oxfam, Giada prepares an authentic Peruvian meal of Chicken With Peruvian Chile Sauce, Quinoa and Purple Potato Salad and Citrus Parfait With Pineapple and Mango and has her friends over to enjoy the food in her backyard.
Giada De Laurentiis prepares a dim sum menu inspired by her recent trip to Hong Kong. She invites her travel companions over to enjoy the exotic dishes like Chocolate Bao with Chocolate Dipping Sauce, Braised Short Rib Dumplings With Corn Puree, Lemper Ayam and Pear Gorgonzola Gyoza.
Giada de Laurentiis is joined in the kitchen by her daughter and her friends for a kids' cooking class. The kid-friendly menu features Pizza Popcorn, Green Spears and Ham, Snap Pea and Parmesan Salad and Pound Cake Sandwiches With Strawberry Whipped Cream.
It's Jade's first birthday, so Giada is hosting a kids' party in her backyard. The party has a fun animal theme complete with games and costumes.
Giada De Laurentiis and her family are big fans of the LA Galaxy soccer team. Giada hosts a kid party in her backyard and invites some of the players. They enjoy some soccer fun and a lunch kids and adults will enjoy: Turkey and Spinach Taquitos and Parmesan Lavash Chips With Creamy Tomato-Basil Dip.
Giada De Laurentiis donates a garden to an elementary school in Compton that will be incorporated into the school's curriculum. Giada, other volunteers and students plant the garden together. Months later, Giada and Jade will check in with the kids and the progress, packing along a kid friendly picnic lunch of Pancetta, Fontina and Zucchini Quiche, Mini Carrot-Apple Cupcakes and Cavatappi with Roasted Vegetables and Creamy Lemon-Herb Dressing to enjoy with students and faculty.
Giada De Laurentiis makes three recipes influenced by the cuisine of Venice, Italy and the fresh flavors of Venice, California. It's a fusion of cultures that reflect Giada's favorite foods; Lemony Shrimp and Risotto, 3-Cheese and Artichoke Calzones and Citrus Gelato.
Giada visits LA's Original Farmer's Market, an historic hotspot with every kind of food purveyor under the California sun. She picks up a selection of meat and fish, along with seasonal veggies. Then, Giada returns to her kitchen, where she comes up with a variety of marinades and sauces. Then, friends gather around a backyard BBQ pit to grill the meat and fish to their own personal specifications.
Giada De Laurentiis hosts a star-themed cocktail part. The menu includes small bites like Crispy Bacon-Wrapped Dates with Lemon Basil Crema, Crostini with Ricotta and Pink Peppercorns, and Chocolate Amaretti Cookies. The decor is star related and, of course, there's an astrologist to entertain guests.
Giada De Laurentiis loves desserts. In this "Giada at Home" episode she creates two of her favorites that taste as good as they look. Giada bakes an Amaretto Chocolate Tart with Apricot Cream and a Frozen Meringue Cake with Raspberry-Balsamic Syrup.
Giada De Laurentiis feels right at home making three decadent Italian desserts that anyone would love, including Mostaccioli, an Italian cookie, a chocolate Salami and out of this world apple fritters.
Bake sale goodies with a unique flare! Giada De Laurentiis spends the day in the kitchen baking a variety of fabulous treats including S'more Brownie Bites, Lemon Carnival Cookies, and Sweet Peach Cake.