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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 invites Bobby Flay over for a day of fun in the kitchen. The two create a colorful meal with Grilled Seafood Pasta Fra Diavolo, Chili-Rubbed Pork Chops With Grilled Pineapple and Grilled Peach Tarte Tatin With Thyme Whipped Cream and Bobby shows Giada how to create one of his favorite cocktails, Sparkling Apricot Mint Sours.

  • 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 makes a Greek meal inspired by her trip to Santorini and invites over a few friends for a beautiful Greek Feast with a California vibe. Giada creates a Greek pizza, Greek meatballs, and a twist on dessert with olive oil muffins.

  • Giada has referred to her Aunty Raffy as her cooking soul mate. In "Lunch with Raffy,” Giada invites her aunt over for an afternoon of fun in the kitchen. Together they create a tasty lunch that is just as fun to make as it is to eat!

  • Giada invites her yoga instructor, and some other friends, over to the house for a day of rejuvenation. Giada's instructor leads a poolside yoga class, showing guests some simple poses that they can do anytime...anywhere...to relieve stress and tension. Giada prepares a healthy menu to be enjoyed after the class.

  • 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.

  • Eloisa comes over to the house to hang with Giada, while the kids, Julian and Jade, enjoy a play date.

  • Giada De Laurentiis shares three amazing recipes with America's favorite fruit, while telling us about the various kinds of apples and explaining why certain apples are used for certain types of dishes. The menu includes everything from appetizers to dessert like Apple Chips With Sweet Yogurt Dip, Grilled Chicken With Apple-Mango Chutney and an Apple Galette With Goat Cheese, Sour Cherry and Almond Topping.

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  • Giada makes three recipes that she and her siblings enjoyed as kids. She invites Eloisa and Igor over to the house to take a trip down memory lane and enjoy the cohesive menu.

  • Giada and some of her girlfriends walk a 5K race in Los Angeles to benefit cancer research. The night before the race, Giada prepares a nutritious and energizing meal of Beef and Cannellini Bean Minestrone and Farro With Cheese and Herbs for her team to enjoy. She also makes Apricot Oat Bars, a delicious snack for the group to munch on during the walk.

  • It's midnight, you're starving and you feel like some good old-fashioned comfort food. Giada De Laurentiis raids her fridge and whips up some of her favorite late-night munchies, including Mortadella Bites, an Italian Monte Cristo, Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Fingers with Curry Ketchup and a Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Float.

  • The island cuisine of Capri is one of Giada's favorites, and includes fresh fish, tomatoes, garlic, basil, capers and olive oil. Giada prepares a mouth-watering menu influenced by the flavors she's grown to love during her many visits to Capri.

  • 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.

  • Giada De Laurentiis spends a Saturday afternoon hosting a pool party for her friends and their kids. She creates a great menu to enjoy in the sunshine: Burgers a la Pizzaiola, Penne with Brown Butter, Arugula and Pine Nuts and a delicious Tropical Watermelon Sorbet.

  • Giada De Laurentiis and her husband Todd host a glamorous casino night party inspired by Giada's recent trip to Monte Carlo. The menu features Lobster Risotto Arancini, Crostini With Poached Figs, Goat Cheese and Crispy Pancetta, Tangerine Sorbet With Vanilla Cream and Candied Pistachios and Basil Blackberry Spritzers.

  • 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.

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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.

About the Show

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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