Giada De Laurentiis loves chocolate! She shares some of her favorite mouth watering chocolate recipes including a Homemade Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread, Double Chocolate and Mint Cookies, Brownie-Walnut Pie, and to top it off, a Chocolate-Espresso Martini!
Giada De Laurentiis visits the Belcampo Meat Company in L.A.'s Grand Central Market to learn about different cuts of meat. Then, Giada returns home and makes three steak dishes; Broiled Porter House with Salmoriglio, Flat Iron Steak with Piquillo Pepper Pesto, Skirt Steak with Asian Bruschetta and a steak house cocktail, the Negroni Sbagliato.
Giada De Laurentiis invites her mother Veronica and sister Eloisa over for intimate Mother's Day outdoor luncheon. On the menu: Crispy Chicken with Rosemary-Lemon Salt, Sun-dried Tomato, Olive and Lemon Pasta and for dessert, Espresso and Chocolate Jellies.
It s Mother s Day weekend and Giada invites a couple of her friends over, along with their kids, for a brunch honoring the Moms.
Giada helps the kids prepare a Father s Day tea party for the Dads. Giada makes the food, but the kids help Giada take the food to the table and serve the Dads.
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 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.
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 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 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 De Laurentiis puts her spin on traditional bar food with a fun game day menu. Sweet and Sour Pork Sliders, Sweet Potato Strings With Beet Ketchup, Beer-Battered Cremini Mushrooms and a Chocolate and Raspberry Beer Cocktail.
Giada De Laurentiis makes the top four most-requested game-day snacks and gives each one her own special spin. The menu features Sticky Baked Chicken Wings with a Korean twist, a French Lentil and Hominy Chili, Mini Twice-Baked Potatoes, and Roasted Mushroom and Kale Pizzette.
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 shows you how to create a stress free party, by making a menu that's casual, delicious and low stress ... leaving the host time to enjoy the party and her guests. She makes Grilled Beef Skewers With Sun-Dried Tomato Relish, Sweet Basil Cheesecake and Ginger, Lemon and Lime Martini.
Giada plans a good old-fashioned neighborhood progressive dinner party. The evening kicks off with drinks and appetizers at one home, followed by the main course at Giada and Todd's house. Then, the group moves up the street for dessert.
Giada De Laurentiis is hosting a cocktail party for her closest friends. She provides entertaining tips and creates easy dishes for an unforgettable evening. On the menu: Polenta Half-Moons With Whipped Goat Cheese, Mini Shrimp Cakes With Ginger Butter, Citrus Couscous Cups, and a refreshing cocktail, Frozen Grapetini.
What do you do with all the Thanksgiving leftovers? Giada De Laurentiis takes some of the traditional favorites and makes fun new twists to enjoy after the holiday. The menu includes Thankful Shepherd's Pie, Cranberry Barbecue Sliders With Celery Apple Slaw and Eggs Benedict on Stuffing Cakes.
Giada and her family celebrate the holidays at Aunt Raffy's house in Aspen. Fun filled days in the snowy mountains begin and end with family meals, good cheer, and amazing food. The menu for the weekend includes traditional Italian struffoli, delicious stracotto (Italian pot roast), a special holiday french toast, and more!
Giada De Laurentiis celebrates the season by preparing a beautiful family meal. The menu is a gift in itself of Roasted Prime Rib With Thyme and Marsala, Mashed Potatoes With Kale and for dessert, Pistachio, Cherry and Chocolate Tart.
Giada De Laurentiis and her family celebrate Christmas California-style with a beautiful holiday dinner on the beach. The menu features Christmas Seafood Salad, Christmas Stuffing With Bacon and Chocolate-Chestnut Tortelli.
Nothing is better on Christmas morning than an amazing festive brunch. Giada De Laurentiis and her Aunt Raffy create a menu that's savory, sweet and sure to please this holiday season with dishes like Breakfast Lasagna, Triple Ginger Souffle, Todd's Scramble and Strawberry Santas.
The perfect way to thank a host or hostess is with a homemade treat. Giada De Laurentiis makes a handful of easy and delicious recipes that can be taken to any party like Double Ginger Cookies, Crispy Chickpeas, Rosemary Cashews, Raw Goji Berry Trail Mix, Moscow Mule Cocktails and even Peanut Butter Dog Treats for the host's pets. Giada also shows us how to wrap up these edible gifts in creative and fun packaging.
Ice-skating in California? Giada, Jade and Todd to meet up with her friend, Brian Boitano at an outdoor rink in downtown LA for an afternoon of skating in the sun. She packs a portable picnic lunch for the group to enjoy; a menu designed to warm the heart after a day on ice.
Giada celebrates the Christmas season by hosting a holiday get-together with friends. The theme this year is a Secret Santa Gift Exchange and each guest has picked a name prior to the festivities. At the party, everyone will receive a thoughtful gift and discover the identity of their Santa. It's also a night of fun, laughter and really great food that celebrates Giada's Italian roots and the joy of the season.
It's a California Christmas. Giada and family celebrate with Ricotta and Vanilla Bean Puddings, Roasted Beef Tenderloin With Basil-Curry Mayonnaise and Calamari, Tomato and Caper Salad.
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.