Giada tops crostini with cherry tomatoes and a pesto made of sweet peas.
Giada takes Jade and a friend to the famous Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The group enjoys the spectacular art, followed by a homemade picnic lunch of Penne With Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese, Salmon Cakes With Lemon-Caper Yogurt Sauce and Apple and Mint Punch, in the Getty's majestic gardens.
Giada De Laurentiis creates a small plate tasting menu for some of her friends. The twist is that each dish on the menu contains fennel, like a Citrus Fennel Salad, Pan Roasted Salmon with Fennel Puree, Fennel Upside-Down Cake and a Fennel Martini made with Fennel Vodka.
Giada has some friends who travel to Mexico on vacation and bring home a very fun pinata for Jade. The whimsical gift inspires Giada to throw a backyard barbecue with a Tex-Mex/Southwestern theme. Giada's festive menu includes Fajitas, a Black Bean, Tomato and Corn Salad and yummy Churros.
Giada De Laurentiis creates a delicious lunch for Jade and her friends after a fun dance lesson at home. The kids bust a few moves then enjoy a spin on some traditional kid favorites like Sweet Apple Pops, Cheesy Muffin Pizzas and Carrot Fries with Lemon-Mint Dip.
Giada's friend has just had a baby so she puts together a best wishes basket for the new mom with dishes that may be re-heated.
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.
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.
Giada shares some of her favorite comfort food recipes. These recipes are made for making you feel better.
The family tradition continues as Giada De Laurentiis and her Aunt Raffy create three more dishes from Giada's grandmother's recipe book. This time they make a beautiful Frittata of Tuna and Tomatoes, Red Bell Peppers With Eggplant and an elegant Strawberry Omelet.
Giada has a friend who just redesigned their kitchen. The friend is having a potluck party to unveil the kitchen to friends. Giada shares her favorite potluck recipes of Campanelle Pasta Salad, Mangoes and Raspberries in Prosecco Syrup and Savory Biscotti to take to the party.
Giada De Laurentiis donates a garden to an elementary school in Compton that will be incorporated into the school's curriculum. Giada, other volunteers and students plant the garden together. Months later, Giada and Jade will check in with the kids and the progress, packing along a kid friendly picnic lunch of Pancetta, Fontina and Zucchini Quiche, Mini Carrot-Apple Cupcakes and Cavatappi with Roasted Vegetables and Creamy Lemon-Herb Dressing to enjoy with students and faculty.
Giada De Laurentiis is a guest at the Hollywood Improv, for Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark's live comedy show called "Slumber Party with Alie and Georgia." In keeping with the theme, Giada prepares breakfast-style food to take to the event like Bloody Mary Dip, Silver Dollar Pancake Sandwiches and Eggs Benedict Deviled Eggs. Meanwhile, Alie and Georgia prepare a Lavender Chamomile Tequila to go enjoy with the appetizers while on stage.
In a one-hour "Giada at Home" special, Giada De Laurentiis gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the polo luncheon she catered for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their California visit and prepares a royal lunch at home for her friends who attended the event. The menu features Frico Cups with Shrimp and Avocado, Grilled Vegetable Towers and Chicken and Crunchy Slaw in Endive Spears, as well as Prosecco and Scotch Whiskey Juleps.
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.
Giada De Laurentiis and her family are big fans of the LA Galaxy soccer team. Giada hosts a kid party in her backyard and invites some of the players. They enjoy some soccer fun and a lunch kids and adults will enjoy: Turkey and Spinach Taquitos and Parmesan Lavash Chips With Creamy Tomato-Basil Dip.
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 puts an elegant spin on the classic burger, fries and shakes combo. In the kitchen she creates Giada's Diner Burger with the Works, Parmesan Eggplant Fries With Basil Ketchup and Cupcake Shakes.
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.
Giada De Laurentiis creates a vegetarian menu that anyone would flip over with Lentil and Brown Rice Rolls, Grilled Herbed Tofu With Avocado Cream and Whole Grain Spaghetti With Brussels Sprouts and Mushrooms.
Giada spends an afternoon teaching kids how to cook a simple meal at a local cooking school.
Giada De Laurentiis is joined in the kitchen by her daughter and her friends for a kids' cooking class. The kid-friendly menu features Pizza Popcorn, Green Spears and Ham, Snap Pea and Parmesan Salad and Pound Cake Sandwiches With Strawberry Whipped Cream.
Giada spends Halloween afternoon preparing delicious treats to celebrate the fall season. The cool part is that these trick-or-treats are homemade and would satisfy any sweet tooth year-round. Giada's girlfriends stop by with their kids to sample the goodies before heading out into the neighborhood to trick or treat. Giada surprises them with a professional face painter who transforms their faces for the big night.
Giada hosts another pre-trick-or-treat party ... this time outside in the backyard, as the sun starts to set. Her guests enjoy Giada's Halloween Peppermint Patties, Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes With Chocolate Frosting and Caramel, Chocolate and Candy Apples.
Kids love surprises at Halloween! Giada De Laurentiis prepares entertaining and spooky treats for her young Halloween guests: Chocolate Apricot Bugs, Cinnamon Pumpkin Roll With Chocolate Filling and delicious Macaroon Lollipops.
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 De Laurentiis hosts a very "old school" Halloween party for Jade and her friends. Giada transforms her backyard into a pumpkin patch and the kids decorate pumpkins and snack on traditional treats like Chocolate, Almond and Cherry Brittle, Peanut Butter Candy-Filled Zeppole, Orange Spiced Apple Cider and White Chocolate Caramel Apples.