Giada De Laurentiis and her daughter, Jade, love nothing more than a day at home making pizza and pasta. People think making pizza dough from scratch is intimidating and laborious when, in fact, it's easy and a total blast. Giada and Jade work together on a Chicago-style Deep Dish Cheese Pizza and pair it with summery Spaghetti with Lemon Zucchini and, for dessert, Lemon and Strawberry Sundaes.
Giada De Laurentiis knows that with everyone cooking more at home, people are looking for "go-to" dishes -- the ingredients are generally on hand, and the result is easy, delicious and satisfies the whole family. Giada is cooking for her daughter Jade and boyfriend Shane, making four summertime recipes that play on repeat in her home. Her Insalata Di Riso, Mixed "Caprese," East Pantry Chicken and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches are a home run every time.
Giada De Laurentiis makes a special -- and portable -- meal for her Aunt Carolyna and her husband, Alex, who are parents to new baby Arlo. Giada prepares Chicken with Chickpea and Tomato Ragu, a Cheesy Bacon and Hash Brown Frittata and Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Bread. Then she packages up the food and drops it off at Carolyna's house while sharing how special it is to have a new baby in the family.
Social distancing doesn't have to rule out a Sunday supper with family -- virtually! Giada De Laurentiis invites her siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles to a Sunday potluck via video chat. Everyone makes their own dinner before dialing in to catch up and eat together. For her part, Giada makes Kale Caesar Salad, Bacon and Mushroom Lasagna and No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies for dessert.
Giada De Laurentiis, her daughter Jade and Giada's boyfriend Shane head to Palm Springs, Calif., for a weekend of fun in the sun. It's also the perfect opportunity to enjoy a poolside, al fresco feast. Giada's summertime menu includes Picnic Pasta, make-your-own Flank Steak Hoagies and Almond Butter Brownies.
Giada De Laurentiis is making some of her favorite family recipes, including Gnocchi with Butter Thyme Sauce, which her Aunt Raffy is also making at her home. Of course, Raffy's version is different, and that leads to some fun banter via video chat! Giada also checks in with her mom in Rome while creating her version of one of her mom's favorite dishes, Veronica's Stuffed Tomatoes, as well as a Simple Chicory Salad.