The holidays are around the corner, and Giada De Laurentiis is showing how to kick off the fall and winter holiday season with a festive open house. She gets her guests in the spirit by serving delicious autumn-inspired food, including Chai Chocolate Truffles, White Velvet Soup, Spicy Cocktail Puffs and Jam Cocktails. Then, she sends her guests home with "Holiday Survival Kits" full of essentials for a productive and happy holiday season.
Giada De Laurentiis hosts a cocktail-style Thanksgiving celebration to honor and thank her closest friends. Rather than a sit-down dinner, all the dishes are appetizer-sized versions of beloved holiday dishes, like Stuffing Arancini, Turkey Waldorf Bites, Charred Brussels Sprout Crostini and a Mulled Cosmo cocktail.
Giada De Laurentiis hosts a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for family and friends, offering tips for pulling off the perfect holiday dinner from start to finish. For this meal, Giada prepares an array of holiday dishes with a modern spin, like Pumpkin Alfredo Lasagna Rolls, Crispy Truffled Turkey and Caramelized Apple Semifreddo Cake.
Giada De Laurentiis hosts a party for her large extended family to celebrate Christmas, where everyone brings a wrapped gift to add to the grab bag and a dish to add to the table. Food is served family style and includes Roasted Fennel with Parmesan, Creamy Lobster Pasta, Chocolate Almond Cheesecake and a Citrus Berry Vermouth Spritz.
Giada De Laurentiis hosts a decadent holiday-themed cocktail party for her girlfriends that's all about indulgent desserts and sparkling cocktails. Giada creates Orange Mousse with Ginger Snap Crumble, Peppermint Patty Sandwich Cookies, Hazelnut Torte with Chocolate Espresso Frosting, Lemon Hazelnut Spritz cocktails, and there's even a sweet goodie box to take home.
Giada De Laurentiis treats her daughter, Jade, and her friends to a fun-filled party where they each make their own unique gingerbread house. She serves fun kids' treats like S'more Popcorn, Pizza Grilled Cheese, Veggie Forest with Parmesan Ranch Dip and Frozen Hot Chocolate Affogatos.
Giada hosts Christmas dinner for family and friends, showing how to create an elegant feast without spending all day in the kitchen. She cooks a unique menu that represents Christmas dishes from various regions across Italy and that celebrates her recent trip to Positano, Italy, including Tortellini in Parmesan Brodo, Risotto with Clams, Braised Lamb Shanks with Escarole and Radicchio and a Chocolate Candy Cane Tower.