Italians are well-known for their spectacular sandwiches, and today Giada's taking them to new heights. From her unique twist on the basic BLT, to her Tuna and Artichoke Panini, to sticky sweet toasted Ciabatta bread.
Giada's sharing dishes from her family summer vacations in Capri. She'll make a vibrant Tuna and Green Bean Salad, crunchy Cheese Pizzettes and sweet and tangy Limoncello Cheesecake Squares. These are perfect poolside treats.
Whether it's thin, thick, stuffed, topped, sprinkled or smothered -- pizza is one of the most loved and most versatile foods of all. So today, Giada's getting creative, throwing a party with all different kinds of pizza flavors and shapes. From Mini Shrimp Calzones, to hearty Roman Pizzas, to Chocolate (yes, chocolate!) Pizzas, Giada's setting new standards for pizza lovers everywhere.
Why fill up on a big helping of one good dish, when you can sink your teeth into a whole variety of delectable little bites? Giada's preparing Italian finger foods that are absolute crowd pleasers. Try her mini pizzas or Crunchy Parmesan Chicken Tenders and you'll be hungry for more. How about fried Mozzarella or Clams Casino? They're all so good, your guests will have a hard time picking favorites.
Most recipes serve a crowd of four or more, but when dinner's just for two, Giada's got the perfect menu. Set the mood with a super refreshing Italian cocktail, then serve up juicy Pork Chops alla Pizzaiola, a crunchy Italian Chopped Salad and Giada's deliciously cheesy Baked Mashed Potatoes. With this scrumptious meal, three's definitely a crowd.
When her good friend asks for help catering a party at her clothing store, Giada jumps at the chance to mix her two favorite things -- food and fashion! She prepares a glamorous spread of bite-size beauties that are all super simple to make. Elegant Crab Salad in Endives, colorful Mini Italian Clubs, bold Espresso Brownies and more.
Today, Giada's leaving boring turkey sandwiches behind, by getting really creative with Thanksgiving leftovers. She'll make a light Turkey Bolognese to stir into spaghetti, add chestnut stuffing to Meatloaf and even make use of leftover mashed potatoes in her to-die-for Eggs in Purgatory.
No holiday is complete without an array of colorful, buttery-sweet cookies to nibble. Today, Giada's making batches of her all-time favorite Italian cookies -- Florentines, Fig and Walnut Cookies and Holiday Biscotti -- and wrapping them up as holiday gifts. These are so yummy, it'll be hard to give them away.
While her friends fill the tree with beautiful decorations, Giada fills their appetites with Italian favorites to match the season. A hearty Cioppino soup brimming with fresh seafood, Pizza Blanca sprinkled with flavorful herbs and a decadent Panettone Trifle for dessert.
Why should kids have all the fun on Halloween? Today, Giada's celebrating Halloween complete with devilishly delicious Italian treats. Spaghetti topped with fall harvest flavors, sweet and tart Crostatas, Candied Orange Peel and a coffee drink that's definitely for adults only.
Nothing's better than digging into a hearty Italian meal that's filled with the flavors of fall. Giada gets big pots bubbling on the stove, with a comforting Italian Vegetable Soup with Phyllo Croutons to dip, plus an oh-so-tender Lamb Stew. Instead of apple pie for dessert, Giada's baking up simply sweet Apple Crostatas.
Instead of sitting in the yard making mud pies, the kids are gathering in Giada's kitchen today, to make food they can really dig into. They'll smother and cook up Pork Milanese, stir a yummy Creamy Orzo, paint Corn on the Cob with a meltingly cheesy sauce and really get their hands dirty creating their own Gelato sundaes.
Giada has invited one of her best girlfriends over for a weekend of fun, gossip and of course, great food. A crunchy Crostini snack will give them energy for an afternoon of window-shopping. Later they'll make a hearty dinner of Tuna With Cipolline Onions and a side of creamy Polenta With Arugula. Plus, Giada will treat her friend to fluffy Pancakes with her own Italian twist.
Today she's treating her family and friends to her latest collection of delicious favorites from her travels in Italy, including Venetian Panino, Zucchini and Carrot a Scapece, Prosciutto Ravioli and refreshing Bellini cocktails.
Today Giada's recreating the most innovative Italian-American dishes she has sampled on her culinary tours across the country. Featuring the simple recipes with bold flavors of fettucine with a Cinnamon-Pancetta Carbonara; Arugula Salad dolloped with Fried Gorgonzola Cheese; Amaretto Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches; Amaretto Ice Cream Floats.
A one pot meal may mean fewer dishes, but the real treat is to spend the day with the comforting aromas of a home-cooked meal bubbling on the stove or baking in the oven. Today, Giada's making her favorite one-pot meals: Italian Cheese Fondue, Lentil Soup and Baked Tortellini oozing with melted cheese.
Giada's inviting friends over for a late morning meal: they'll flip over her savory Mini Frittatas and will absolutely devour her sweet Hazelnut Cinnamon Rolls. But it's the Spiked Iced Cappuccino that'll really kick-start the day.
Today, Giada's taking chocolate from simple to sublime with some of her personal favorites. An Italian Hot Fudge Sundae, baked Ricotta and Chocolate-Hazelnut Calzones, a Dark Chocolate Cream treat that's out of this world and deep fried Chocolate-Hazelnut Ravioli for the kid in all of us.
Today it's all about great Italian food that won't weigh you down. Giada's preparing flavorful dishes like Garlic and Citrus Chicken, a super light and healthy Spinach Sauce to mix into pasta and a fruity but tart Cranberry Granita that will cleanse the palate.
Today Giada's getting together with her family to reminisce and recreate some of her family's favorite recipes. A simple pasta with greens and black pepper, Jumbo Shrimp coated in a summery Pesto and a family specialty: fluffy, baked Spinach and Pancetta Strata, plus a divine Mascarpone Cheesecake for dessert.