Giada De Laurentiis and her daughter, Jade, fly a kite on the beach while Giada's husband, Todd, enjoys the water kite surfing. Todd joins the girls and they share an elegant picnic dinner. Giada makes Gruyere and Spinach Bakes, Orzo With Artichoke Pesto and Grilled Corn and, for dessert, Strawberry and Lemon Meringue Clouds.
Giada De Laurentiis creates simple recipes that Jade and her friends will love: yummy variations on children's favorites, Cheesy Pastry Puffs, Spaghetti Nests and Chocolate-Cranberry Treats.
Giada De Laurentiis makes delectable desserts that would be perfect for a fancy party. An Espresso Cake With Tuscan Liquor Buttercream and Caramel Glass, and a Walnut Rosemary Tart With Orange Chantilly Cream are sure to impress.
Giada De Laurentiis is pulling out all the stops for a fun and festive kid's party. She's created a map for her guests to discover secret treasures around the house and the party setting is a whimsical wonderland with a menu to match: Carrot and Zucchini Mini-Muffins, colorful quesadillas and Berry Fruit Drops for dessert.
Giada shares some of her favorite comfort food recipes. These recipes are made for making you feel better.
Giada loves lemons. In fact, a few months ago she hosted a lunch at her house and one of her guests, Julie, brought Giada a lemon tree as a gift. Well...Giada planted that tree in her backyard. It's grown considerably since then and now bares big, healthy, beautiful lemons. So...Giada decides to use the lemons from her tree to create a lemon themed meal.
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.
Giada De Laurentiis creates four tasty Italian dishes made with inexpensive ingredients like Cannellini Bean and Sausage Stew, Open-Faced Eggplant and Mushroom Sandwiches, Spicy Garlic and Anchovy Farfalle and Almond Affogato.
Friends, family and their kids come over for an evening of fun. Giada has hired a babysitter and has put the kids outside where she's set up beanbags, snacks and games, while the grown-ups are inside playing poker. But the menu -- Zucchini and Olive Flatbread, Cauliflower and Bacon Gratin and Mascarpone Chocolate Toffee Bars -- is suitable for both adults and kids.
Giada is inspired to create a meal full of citrus flavors with Grilled Chicken and Avocado Napoleons, Citrus Salad and Angel Food Cake With Lemon Honey Yogurt Sauce. Giada also makes an impromptu visit to a lemonade stand set up by some neighborhood kids.
Giada De Laurentiis creates a small plate tasting menu for some of her friends. The twist is that each dish on the menu contains fennel, like a Citrus Fennel Salad, Pan Roasted Salmon with Fennel Puree, Fennel Upside-Down Cake and a Fennel Martini made with Fennel Vodka.
Giada De Laurentiis is a guest at the Hollywood Improv, for Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark's live comedy show called "Slumber Party with Alie and Georgia." In keeping with the theme, Giada prepares breakfast-style food to take to the event like Bloody Mary Dip, Silver Dollar Pancake Sandwiches and Eggs Benedict Deviled Eggs. Meanwhile, Alie and Georgia prepare a Lavender Chamomile Tequila to go enjoy with the appetizers while on stage.
Giada De Laurentiis creates a delicious kid friendly menu for her daughter, Jade's, sleep-over party. Jade and her cousins enjoy Crispy Chicken Tenders With Piccata Sauce, Pizza di Rotelle and Strawberry Hot Chocolate With Chocolate Pretzel Dippers.
Giada hosts an evening cocktail party poolside with sophisticated appetizers -- Black Forbidden Rice With Peaches and Snap Peas, Shrimp and Beef Skewers With Soy and Scallion Butter -- fun cocktails -- Ginger and Apple Martinis -- and a DJ.
Giada honors three women who are doing amazing things for others by hosting a luncheon for them. The light and fresh menu features Pan-Fried Salmon With Green Goddess Tzatziki, a Quinoa Salad With Roasted Eggplant and Apples and Iced Tea With Berries, Melon and Mint.
A modern, laid back spin on what was once a stuffy tradition: Giada De Laurentiis hosts a tea party with a very modern spin. The menu features Tre Fagioli with Fregola, Open-Faced Tuna Tea Sandwiches with White Bean Spread, Lavender Chamomile Spritzer, and Milk and Honey Tea Cake.
All fried, all the time! Giada prepares four dishes that are all fried, including a fried dessert. She also demonstrates a variety of easy frying techniques while making Green Bean and Asparagus Tempura, Spicy Fried Chicken Drumettes, Fried and Stuffed Rice Balls and Fried Chocolate and Banana Ravioli.
Everybody loves Meatballs. Giada De Laurentiis shows us how versatile and fun they can be by creating four amazing recipes; Mini Turkey Meatballs With Mango and Raspberry Balsamic Barbeque, Meatball Panini With Grilled Red Onions, Prosciutto and Provolone, White Pizza With Kale and Meatballs and Classic Italian Turkey Meatballs With Tomato-Basil Sauce.
Giada creates a French Polynesian meal inspired by her recent trip to Bora Bora. She throws a beautiful island party in the backyard with an exotic menu of Mahi Mahi With Mango and Vanilla Coulis and Two Island Cocktails.
Giada De Laurentiis is inspired by her recent trip to Thailand to create an exotic dinner at home. The menu features Thai Curry, Naked Spring Rolls and a sweet Thai Iced Tea.
Giada shows people how to make the most of their money when it comes to using ingredients you may already have in the fridge or in the pantry. She makes Pea Pesto Crostini, Lemon Chicken Soup With Spaghetti and Lemon-Mint Cake With Lemon Syrup.
Giada De Laurentiis continues her tradition of inviting over someone for lunch that she admires. Joan McNamara, the founder of LA's Joan's on Third, stops by for a wonderful meal of Chinese Turkey Salad, Orange-Scented Chilled Tomato Soup and Magic Bars, inspired by the flavors of her restaurant.
Giada De Laurentiis's friend, Darren Quinn, has created paintings for Giada's home and he will be featuring his art at the L.A. Art Walk downtown. Giada creates appetizers and cocktails for the event while Giada's husband Todd helps Darren with preparations for the big show. Giada's party menu features Grilled Mini Pork Skewers, Mini Eggplant Parmesan and Lemon and Vodka Martinis.
Giada makes Thanksgiving dinner for the family. This time, forget the turkey ... Giada's making amazing Pork Roast, a Butternut Squash Soup that is definitely a taste of fall and dessert with the flavors of Chestnut, Chocolate and Orange. While Giada's busy in the kitchen, the family continues their annual Thanksgiving bocce ball rivalry.
Giada creates a casual Thanksgiving day menu for an intimate celebration with Todd and Jade. They have Turkey and Pancetta Pot Pies, Bibb and Arugula Salad With Raspberry Vinaigrette and Spiced Apple-Walnut Cake With Cream Cheese Icing.
Giada De Laurentiis celebrates the flavors of fall with elegant Thanksgiving side dishes. Some are family favorites, while others are a fun spin on the traditional. Baked Mashed Potatoes With Peas, Parmesan Cheese and Bread Crumbs; Sweet and Savory Root Vegetable Stuffing With Apples and Dried Cranberries; Persimmon-Pumpkin Pie With Mascarpone Shortbread Crust are all perfect with the big turkey or as a great finish to a holiday meal.