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Giada's Pea Pesto Crostini
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Giada tops crostini with cherry tomatoes and a pesto made of sweet peas.

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  • Giada De Laurentiis makes one delicious chicken and turns it into a handful of elegant dishes that you can enjoy any night of the week. Easy recipes that don't break the bank like Garlic-Roasted Chicken and Root Vegetables, Risotto With Bacon and Kale, Curried Chicken and Apple Wraps and Salad With Roasted Root Vegetable Vinaigrette.

  • 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 De Laurentiis makes one delicious chicken and turns it into a handful of elegant dishes that you can enjoy any night of the week. Easy recipes that don't break the bank like Garlic-Roasted Chicken and Root Vegetables, Risotto With Bacon and Kale, Curried Chicken and Apple Wraps and Salad With Roasted Root Vegetable Vinaigrette.

  • Giada creates a tiki-style party, complete with Hawaiian music, in her own backyard. Even the menu has an island flare: Tilapia Fish Tacos With Arugula, Sweet and Spicy Chicken Drumettes and an Aloha L.A. Cocktail.

  • Giada makes four healthy recipes that may be low in fat and calories, but are full of amazing favor. The menu features Egg and Kale Breakfast Wraps, Roasted Vegetables With Chipotle Cream, Grilled Salmon and Pineapple With Avocado Dressing and a Banana and Walnut Smoothie.

  • 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 De Laurentiis creates a spa day menu featuring Farro and Kale Salad, Peas and Carrots, plus Almond and Peach Toasts. In addition, she makes a homemade facial/body scrub and spa water that are all part of a day of pampering that she has planned for her girlfriends.

     

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  • Giada De Laurentiis creates four snacks that are great for any casual get together. Sweet and Salty Nuts and Bacon Snack, Italian Sausage, Three-Cheese and Beer Fondue, Beer-Battered Asparagus with Caper and Tarragon Dipping Sauce and Popcorn with Herbs de Provence and Asiago Cheese.

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  • Every once in a while, it's fun to hunker down in the kitchen and spend the day making some classic recipes from scratch. In this episode, Giada De Laurentiis goes "old school," skipping the short cuts, to make Mixed Berry and Thyme Jam, Mascarpone and Lemon Gnocchi and Homemade Cinnamon-Raisin Bread the old fashioned way.

  • Nothing beats an evening of amazing comfort food with your family. Giada De Laurentiis whips up a hearty meal for Todd and Jade; Pork Chops with Apples and Pancetta, Three-Cheese Potato Gratin, and a delicious Fried Banana Split

  • 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.

  • 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 De Laurentiis creates a portable picnic to take on a boat trip with Todd and Jade. The meal is perfect for the Marina Del Rey setting: Linguine With Avocado and Arugula Pesto, Grilled Artichokes With Creamy Champagne Vinaigrette and Lime and Cornmeal Cookies With Citrus Glaze.

  • Great recipes to kick off the new year right. A menu with a healthy touch ... light on fatty ingredients, heavy on flavor: Broiled Tilapia With Mustard-Chive Sauce, Wheat Berries With Strawberries and Goat Cheese, Carrot and Yam Puree and Cantaloupe and Mint Granita.

  • Aunt Raffy joins Giada De Laurentiis in the kitchen to re-create a few of grandmother Nonna Luna's recipes. Nonna Luna's recipe diaries include a wealth of family recipes and cooking secrets passed down from Nonna Luna to Raffy, and then from Raffy to Giada. Some of Giada's favorites include Nonna's Artichokes, Baked Risotto and a special Spinach Loaf.

  • Giada De Laurentiis prepares healthy, energizing recipes with amazing flavors for her New Year's Resolution! Giada uses fresh ingredients for a revitalizing menu that includes Rise and Shine Juice, Baked Halibut With Arugula Salsa Verde; Turkey, Kale and Brown Rice Soup and a healthy dessert of Blueberry Frozen Yogurt.

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Giada never has a dull moment, between sharing Italian-style recipes on Giada at Home and serving as a Food Network Star mentor and judge.

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On her show Giada at Home, Giada De Laurentiis shares her love for entertaining California-style. Be Giada's guest as she puts together unique meals for gatherings with friends and family. Whether it's a festive bash or an intimate meal, in her own kitchen or at the beach, it's a day of memorable food and fun.

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On her show Giada at Home, Giada De Laurentiis shares her love for entertaining California-style. Be Giada's guest as she puts together unique meals for gatherings with friends and family. Whether it's a festive bash or an intimate meal, in her own kitchen or at the beach, it's a day of memorable food and fun.

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