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.
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 creates a casual Thanksgiving day menu for an intimate celebration with Todd and Jade. They have Turkey and Pancetta Pot Pies, Bibb and Arugula Salad With Raspberry Vinaigrette and Spiced Apple-Walnut Cake With Cream Cheese Icing.
Giada hosts an evening cocktail party poolside with sophisticated appetizers -- Black Forbidden Rice With Peaches and Snap Peas, Shrimp and Beef Skewers With Soy and Scallion Butter -- fun cocktails -- Ginger and Apple Martinis -- and a DJ.
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.
Giada, Todd and Trevor spend their Sunday morning paddle surfing in the Pacific then head home for a casual brunch with elegant touches: Breakfast Panini, Frittata With Peaches and Cherries and Smoked Salmon and Frisee Carpaccio.
Great recipes to kick off the new year right. A menu with a healthy touch ... light on fatty ingredients, heavy on flavor: Broiled Tilapia With Mustard-Chive Sauce, Wheat Berries With Strawberries and Goat Cheese, Carrot and Yam Puree and Cantaloupe and Mint Granita.
Giada gives us some money smart recipes that save a few dollars, but still create amazing and fun dishes. With recipes for Apricot and Pineapple Crisps, Herbed Flatbread and Cipollini Onion and Fennel Pot Roast.
Jade loves to sing and dance so Giada hosts Jade's music class at home and treats the kids and parents to a whimsical and delicious lunch.
Giada and Todd have friends over to watch the big game. Giada serves up a playful menu in the backyard.
Made with Love - Giada makes some beautiful sweet treats to deliver with Jade to her in-laws on Valentine's Day.
Giada and Raffy continue their recipe swapping tradition. The two exchange two of their favorite dishes and then sit down to enjoy their hard work.
Giada enjoys some of her favorite comfort foods at a casual dinner with Jade in the kitchen.
Giada creates some out-of-this-world baked goodies for her nephew and sister to take to the school bake sale.
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.
In this episode, Giada creates a fun menu to serve to Todd and Jade on the beach just before sunset.
Giada invites someone she admires over for a casual lunch. Apollonia Poilane, the owner of Poilane bakery in Paris stops by to enjoy a French inspired menu.
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 celebrates Easter at home with her family. It's an intimate early afternoon celebration in the backyard. Giada gives Easter lamb a twist with a quinoa crust accompanied by orzo with a smokey vinaigrette and stacked eggplant and asparagus napoleons.
Flower Pot Cake provided by Perfect Endings
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.
Four recipes with a kick. Giada De Laurentiis heats up the kitchen with spicy food including a hot twist on meatballs, a hot gazpacho, a spicy ravioli, and even a fiery strawberry and chocolate dessert.
Giada De Laurentiis is pulling out all the stops for a fun and festive kid's party. She's created a map for her guests to discover secret treasures around the house and the party setting is a whimsical wonderland with a menu to match: Carrot and Zucchini Mini-Muffins, colorful quesadillas and Berry Fruit Drops for dessert.
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 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 De Laurentiis's grandmother kept a recipe journal that contains family recipes and De Laurentiis cooking secrets, written in her own hand. Giada and her aunt Raffy spend an afternoon in the kitchen re-creating some of these amazing family dishes, like CApellini al Forno, Spaghetti al Melone and Broiled Halibut With Bechamel Sauce.
Giada De Laurentiis creates a portable picnic to take on a boat trip with Todd and Jade. The meal is perfect for the Marina Del Rey setting: Linguine With Avocado and Arugula Pesto, Grilled Artichokes With Creamy Champagne Vinaigrette and Lime and Cornmeal Cookies With Citrus Glaze.
Giada De Laurentiis makes four recipes based on ingredients pulled from the herbs she grows at home including a fun cocktail and a few wonderfully scented desserts.
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.
Every once in a while, it's fun to hunker down in the kitchen and spend the day making some classic recipes from scratch. In this episode, Giada De Laurentiis goes "old school," skipping the short cuts, to make Mixed Berry and Thyme Jam, Mascarpone and Lemon Gnocchi and Homemade Cinnamon-Raisin Bread the old fashioned way.
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 De Laurentiis makes four traditional Italian recipes, then she takes a turn ... adding a few unexpected ingredients and techniques that give these familiar dishes a modern spin: Orzo With Mint Salmoriglio Sauce, Halibut With Artichoke and Olive Caponata, Rib-Eye Steaks With Smokey Arrabiata Sauce and Strawberries With Marsala and Lemon Sauce.
Giada De Laurentiis shows us how to make three wonderful main courses that don't take forever, but will make your family think you have spent all day in the kitchen. The deceptively easy menu features Balsamic-Glazed Salmon, Fusilli With Pecorino Romano and Black Pepper, Rustic Vegetable and Polenta Soup and Baked Potatoes With Sausage and Arugula Sauce.
Giada De Laurentiis and her family head out on a weekend getaway. Eating out every night on a vacation can get expensive so Giada prepares some easy, inexpensive dishes ahead of time to be enjoyed over the course of the trip.
Giada De Laurentiis hosts her book club and creates a menu to match the novel's theme. She makes Grilled Scallops With Orange-Scented Quinoa, a light Radicchio, Pear and Arugula Salad and a decadent Lemon Meringue With Amaretti Cookie Topping.
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 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 continues her tradition of inviting over someone for lunch that she admires. Joan McNamara, the founder of LA's Joan's on Third, stops by for a wonderful meal of Chinese Turkey Salad, Orange-Scented Chilled Tomato Soup and Magic Bars, inspired by the flavors of her restaurant.
Giada De Laurentiis mentors under-served kids interested in careers in the food industry. She helps them prepare a dinner of Rosemary and Mustard Chicken With Vegetable Bolognese, Polenta Torta and Stone-Fruit Shortcakes With Mascarpone Cream for their teachers as a way of saying "thanks."
Giada De Laurentiis feels right at home making three decadent Italian desserts that anyone would love, including Mostaccioli, an Italian cookie, a chocolate Salami and out of this world apple fritters.