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, chocolate and candy apples and more.
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 hosts an evening cocktail poolside party with sophisticated appetisers: black forbidden rice with peaches and snap peas, shrimp and beef skewers with soy and scallion butter as well as ginger and apple martinis.
Four great recipes that can be made in either a Dutch oven or saucepan - everything from a soup to an appetiser and even dessert: farro risotto, shrimp and sausage cioppino, apple and onion confit crostini.
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 healthy menu light on fatty ingredients, heavy on flavour: broiled tilapia with mustard-chive sauce, wheat berries with strawberries and goat cheese, carrot and yam puree, and more.
Giada gives us some money-smart recipes that save a few bob, but still create amazing and fun dishes, with recipes like apricot and pineapple crisps, herb 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 of herbed lamb, crepes, pasta with pancetta and peas, and peach and strawberry soda.
Giada and Todd have friends over to watch the big game. Giada serves up a playful menu of chicken adobo, scallion and mozzarella cornbread, walnut and blue cheese grapes, and chocolate almond milkshakes in the backyard.
Made with love - Giada makes some beautiful sweet treats to deliver with Jade to her in-laws on Valentine's Day. Chocolate chip and cinnamon pizzelles, and chocolate and coconut lace cookies are in this sweet delivery.
Giada and Raffy continue their recipe-swapping tradition. The two exchange two of their favourite dishes: fresh pasta rollatini with spinach and ricotta and Raffy's strawberries in vinegar.
Giada enjoys some of her favourite comfort foods at a casual dinner with Jade in the kitchen. They enjoy baked manicotti with sausage and peas, grilled cream corn with parmesan and double chocolate and espresso cookies.
Inspired by her visit to Peru, 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.
Giada creates some out-of-this-world baked goodies for her nephew and sister to take to the school bake sale. Chocolate-hazelnut drop cookies, berry ricotta tartlets and apricot and salami scones are sure to sell fast.
Giada creates a fun menu of Mediterranean halibut sandwiches, fried couscous salad, garbanzo bean and olive tapenade and star anise and cinnamon beer to serve to Todd and Jade on the beach just before sunset.
Giada de Laurentiis celebrates Easter with her family 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.
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 of chicken meuniere, Italian vichyssoise and pain perdu.
Giada de Laurentiis invites her mother Veronica and sister Eloisa over for an intimate Mother's Day outdoor luncheon. On the menu: crispy chicken with rosemary-lemon salt; sun-dried tomato pasta and espresso and chocolate jellies.
Grilling isn't just for the guys. Giada De Laurentiis grills for her girlfriends - but it's not the usual burgers and steaks. Giada combines fun and beautiful ingredients that you wouldn't typically think to grill.
Giada de Laurentiis is hosting a casual Father's Day meal at her house. Todd and his brother Trevor are the guests of honour, and Jade has had a hand in the table decor. The menu is perfect for any dad's appetite.
Giada de Laurentiis makes a Greek meal inspired by her trip to Santorini, and invites a few friends for a Greek feast with a California vibe. Giada creates a Greek pizza, Greek meatballs, and a dessert with olive oil muffins.
Giada de Laurentiis spends a Saturday hosting a pool party for her friends and their kids. She creates a great menu: burgers a la pizzaiola, penne with brown butter, arugula and pine nuts, and a tropical watermelon sorbet.
Giada de Laurentiis's grandmother kept a recipe journal that contains family recipes and de Laurentiis cooking secrets, written in her own hand. She passed the journal down to her daughter Raffy who, in turn, passed it to Giada.
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, grilled artichokes and cornmeal cookies.
Giada De Laurentiis makes four recipes based on ingredients pulled from the herbs she grows at home, including herb and orange negroni for a fun cocktail and a few wonderfully scented desserts.
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.
Every once in a while, it's fun to spend the day in the kitchen making some classic recipes from scratch. So, Giada de Laurentiis goes 'old school', skipping the shortcuts and making several recipes the old-fashioned way.
The kids are back in school, with lots of extra-curricular activities. How do you find the time for delicious home-cooked meals on those weeknights? Giada de Laurentiis makes wonderful main courses that don't take forever.
Giada de Laurentiis is pulling out all the stops for a fun kids' party. She's created a secret treasure hunt around the house, and the party setting is a whimsical wonderland with a menu to match.
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.
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 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 creates a casual Thanksgiving day menu for an intimate celebration with Todd and Jade. They have turkey and pancetta pot pies, bibb and rocket salad with raspberry vinaigrette, and spiced apple-walnut cake with cream cheese icing.
Giada de Laurentiis makes 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 mentors kids interested in careers in the food industry. She helps them prepare a dinner of rosemary and mustard chicken, polenta torta and stone-fruit shortcakes as a way of saying 'thanks' to their teachers.
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.
Giada de Laurentiis hosts her book club and creates a menu to match the novel's theme. She makes scallops with quinoa, a light radicchio, pears and arugula salad and a decadent lemon meringue custard.
Giada de Laurentiis makes a trip to her favourite farmer's market and creates a delicious menu inspired by what's available and in season. These dishes 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 inspired by the flavours of her restaurant.