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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 celebrates America with a delicious summertime menu. She hosts a festive backyard bash with Smoky Pork Burgers with Apple-Onion Chutney, Chicken Sausage Skewers, and Blueberry and Peach Crumb Pie.

  • Giada De Laurentiis hosts a summertime pool party in her backyard with a fun menu to match. The recipes include Buffalo Grilled Shrimp With Goat Cheese Dipping Sauce, Gazpacho Sandwiches, Mascarpone Filled Watermelon and a refreshing Spa Water.

  • Giada De Laurentiis celebrates America with a delicious summertime menu. She hosts a festive backyard bash with Smoky Pork Burgers with Apple-Onion Chutney, Chicken Sausage Skewers, and Blueberry and Peach Crumb Pie.

  • Giada De Laurentiis hosts a summertime pool party in her backyard with a fun menu to match. The recipes include Buffalo Grilled Shrimp With Goat Cheese Dipping Sauce, Gazpacho Sandwiches, Mascarpone Filled Watermelon and a refreshing Spa Water.

  • Giada De Laurentiis makes a trip to her favorite farmer's market and creates a delicious menu inspired by what's available and in season. Kale, Mushroom and Cranberry Tart, Roasted Pork Loin and Peartini are free spirited, but still easy and delicious.

  • It's the annual Firefighter's Pancake Breakfast and, this year, the local department is asking for Giada's help. Instead of serving the usual boring pancakes, scrambled eggs and greasy bacon, firefighters want to impress neighbors with an upgraded menu. So, Giada helps them create the best pancake breakfast of all time with Almond Pancakes, Breakfast Tart With Pancetta and Green Onions and Citrus Cream Smoothie. Then, Giada, Todd and Jade join their fellow neighbors to enjoy the community feast.

  • Giada De Laurentiis hosts her book club and features a menu based on the surf romance "Groundswell." Author Katie Lee is a guest at the party with fresh Mexican inspired dishes: Halibut Ceviche Salad, Quinoa With Black Beans and Hominy and Mango Tequila Cocktails.

  • Giada hosts a dinner party at her house with a menu that focuses on Northern Italian cuisine. She makes Trenette With Eggplant and Basil Pesto, Ligurian Fish Stew and Crostata With Dried Apricots and Taleggio. The dinner includes a sampling of full-bodied red wines from the northern region of Italy.

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  • Giada De Laurentiis hosts a summertime pool party in her backyard with a fun menu to match. The recipes include Buffalo Grilled Shrimp With Goat Cheese Dipping Sauce, Gazpacho Sandwiches, Mascarpone Filled Watermelon and a refreshing Spa Water.

  • Giada De Laurentiis celebrates America with a delicious summertime menu. She hosts a festive backyard bash with Smoky Pork Burgers with Apple-Onion Chutney, Chicken Sausage Skewers, and Blueberry and Peach Crumb Pie.

  • Go behind the scenes with Giada De Laurentiis and Suzanne Goin as they plan for an incredible charity event. We'll tell Alex's story and explain Giada's special interest in the organization. As they plan the party, Giada prepares a special meal for Suzanne of Beet and Marinated Goat Cheese Salad, Halibut With Lemon-Butter and Crispy Shallots and a unique flavor of Maple-Fig Ice Cream.

  • 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.

  • It's a big football weekend and Giada De Laurentiis cooks up some fabulous munchies that will leave her guests talking about the food and the football! Giada's big game food includes Caprese Burgers, Warm Artichoke and Bacon Dip, and Spicy Cinnamon-Chocolate Brownies.

  • Jade loves to sing and dance so Giada hosts Jade's music class at home and treats the kids and parents to a whimsical and delicious lunch.

  • 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 De Laurentiis makes a casual but elegant weeknight meal for Todd and Jade. Her Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches With Honey-Mustard, Quinoa Pilaf and a refreshing Spiced Thyme and Lime Iced Tea are simple and delicious recipes you can whip up in no time.

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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.

More About Giada at Home

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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