Giada tops crostini with cherry tomatoes and a pesto made of sweet peas.
Giada De Laurentiis makes three comforting recipes that we all know and love from our childhood, but gives each recipe a grown-up spin; Grown Up "Franks and Beans," Mushroom Mac and Cheese and Strawberry Shortcake Soup.
Four great recipes that can be made built in either a Dutch oven or saucepan ... everything from a hearty soup to an appetizer and even dessert.
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 invites some friends over for a signature cocktail, fun appetizers AND a blank canvas. Each guests gets their own easel and blank canvas to create a masterpiece while they enjoy Giada's deliciously creative menu of Curried Couscous Salad, Spicy Chicken Tenders With Honey-Mustard and Vodka Mojitos. An artist friend is on hand to offer tips, encouragement and creative inspiration.
Giada De Laurentiis is hosting a casual Father's Day meal at her house. Todd and his brother Trevor are the guests of honor, and Jade has had a hand in the table décor. The menu is perfect for any dad's appetite: Short Rib Lasagna Rolls, Crab and Lemon Bruschetta and Raspberry-Balsamic Parfaits.
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 and Todd invites some friends over to watch the big football game. Instead of the usual chips and dip, Giada takes traditional "game food" and gives it the gourmet treatment. The food is filling, but doesn't skimp on creativity and taste with Deep-Fried Bocconcini With Spicy Tomato and Garlic Chutney, Twice-Baked Potatoes With Mushrooms and Proscuitto and Fudge with a cinnamon touch.
It's Halloween and Giada De Laurentiis is creating spooky treats for the kids to enjoy at her festive backyard party: Pumpkin, Maple and Bacon Cheesecake, Witch Finger Cookies and Chocolate-Fig Black Hats.
The pie is the new cupcake! Pies can be social, comforting, sweet or savory. Giada makes some of her favorites like Apple and Cheese Pie, Raspberry and Almond Pie and a Chicken and Leek Cornish Turnover.
Giada graduated from UCLA, and her Aunt Dina is a student at USC. The two California colleges are archrivals when it comes to football. Today, Giada invites Dina and some friends over to the house to watch the big game, and snack on some delicious football inspired food.
Giada De Laurentiis makes delectable desserts that would be perfect for a fancy party. An Espresso Cake With Tuscan Liquor Buttercream and Caramel Glass, and a Walnut Rosemary Tart With Orange Chantilly Cream are sure to impress.
Giada De Laurentiis makes Spicy Citrus Popcorn to snack on in the kitchen, and then Aunt Raffy shows up and teaches Giada one of her favorite recipes, Quinoa and Ceci Soup, followed by Giada sharing her Peanut Butter Espresso Brownies recipe.
Giada De Laurentiis makes a handful of recipes from her new restaurant in Las Vegas. The dishes are Italian with a California twist, like Chicken Marsala Meatballs, Lemon Spaghetti With Jumbo Shrimp and Tuscan Rib-Eye Steak.
Giada De Laurentiis shows us how to make good, old-fashioned Italian pasta from scratch. Then, she tops it off with three homemade pasta dish recipes; Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna, Roasted Tomato Soup with Halibut and Fresh Pasta, Fresh Fettuccine with Figs, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese.
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.
Giada De Laurentiis grills for her girlfriends, but it's not your usual burgers and steaks. Instead, Giada combines really fun and beautiful ingredients that you wouldn't necessarily think to grill, like Beet, Apple and Cheese Pizzettes, Grilled Corn and Cheese Cakes and Grilled Pineapple, Bananas and Grapes.
Giada De Laurentiis creates a spa day menu featuring Farro and Kale Salad, Peas and Carrots, plus Almond and Peach Toasts. In addition, she makes a homemade facial/body scrub and spa water that are all part of a day of pampering that she has planned for her girlfriends.
Giada De Laurentiis prepares a fabulous surf and turf menu that combines traditional Italian ingredients with a California vibe. Her menu includes a seafood penne, crab stuffed peppers, and a honey and mustard glazed pancetta dish.
Giada loves lemons. In fact, a few months ago she hosted a lunch at her house and one of her guests, Julie, brought Giada a lemon tree as a gift. Well...Giada planted that tree in her backyard. It's grown considerably since then and now bares big, healthy, beautiful lemons. So...Giada decides to use the lemons from her tree to create a lemon themed meal.
Giada De Laurentiis and a few of her girlfriends take a rock-climbing lesson at Point Dume outside of Malibu. Giada makes a picnic that includes an Israeli Couscous Salad, Chicken and Honey Mustard Pinwheels and Fig, Almond and Orange Bars for everyone to enjoy after a great day on the rocks.
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 Aunt Raffy team up in the kitchen to prepare recipes inspired by family favorites. The menu includes Escarole Pie, Pizza Rustica and Pizza With Buzz, a favorite of Raffy's husband.
Giada prepares food for a traditional lobster bake with friends. The group will gather at the beach to build a 3-4 foot hole in the sand that will be used as the "oven" to cook the lobsters Giada buys at Santa Monica Seafood.
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.