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In this lifestyle series, host Giada De Laurentiis expands beyond her usual cooking presentations to include tips and advice on decorating and preparing for parties, dinner parties, and other social events. There are plenty of cooking demonstrations, too, as Giada shares her proven crowd-pleaseing recipes. The series debuted in 2016 on the Food Network.

Sunday 11:00 AM et/pt on Food Network
3 Seasons, 26 Episodes
January 3, 2016
Cast: Giada De Laurentiis
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Giada Entertains Full Episode Guide

  • Giada De Laurentiis hosts a casual weekend brunch with friends, starting things off with Sweet and Spicy Bacon Bites. She wows her guests with a Dutch Daddy and Chocolate Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast, and Spiked Chocolate and Coffee Milkshakes give everyone a mid-morning boost.

  • Giada De Laurentiis hosts a big Italian family Easter celebration, complete with giant chocolate eggs filled with candy. Her table is filled with traditional dishes, including Simple Spring Salad, Pesto and Prosciutto Asparagus, Sweet and Smokey Lamb Ribs and Baked Mushroom Rigatoni with Kale Gremolata.

  • Giada De Laurentiis hosts a groovy '70s bash, with guests donning their best throwback outfits. Giada puts a modern spin of some of the decade's most popular foods, including Waldorf Panzanella, Sweet and Sour Shish Kabobs, Italian Helper and Giada Wallbangers.

  • Giada De Laurentiis invites friends over for a casual get-together while she tests various panino recipes and combinations for her new restaurant, Pronto, in Las Vegas. Her friends sample her menu, which includes aFrance Meets Italy Panini, a Chicken and Pepperonata Panini, a Royal Beef Tenderloin Panini, a Strawberries and Cream Panini and, to wash it all down, Aperol Spritz cocktails. Then each guest takes a turn at making her own custom panini.

  • Giada De Laurentiis and her daughter, Jade, invite Jade's friends over for a paint and tie-dye party. The menu gets an artistic touch with Bacon and Jam Sandwiches, Lemon Speckled Green Bean Salad and Rainbow Sodas.

  • Giada De Laurentiis throws a cocktail party that features mini-bite appetizers of favorite comfort foods. Her menu includes BLT Bites, Crispy Salami and Cheese Egg Rolls, Chocolate Hazelnut Madeleines and Bourbon Milk.

  • Giada De Laurentiis invites friends over on a Friday night to hang out, watch movies and enjoy breakfast for dinner. Her guests arrive in comfy sweats and pajamas to enjoy her menu of Smoked Trout Frittata, Sausage and Parmesan Waffles, Honey Nut Panna Cotta and a Goodnight Mary Bar.

  • Giada De Laurentiis invites a few couples over to celebrate Valentine's Day around a cozy outdoor fire pit.Gourmet S'mores are on the menu, along with a Spice and Smoke Cocktail, Cocoa Rubbed Flank Steak Sandwiches, Orange Grilled Shrimp with Cocoa Nib Gremolata and a Strawberry Salad.

  • Giada De Laurentiis invites friends over for a Friday night pizza and pasta party. Giada's menu features her favorite Cheesy Lemon Pizza and Sausage and Eggplant Fusilli. She lightens things up with Grilled Radicchio with Ricotta Salata, and she sets up a build-your-own-pizza bar in the kitchen.

  • Instead of going to a bar to watch the big football game, Giada De Laurentiis invites everyone over to her place for her version of a bar hop. Giada's menu includes Mediterranean Chili Chicken Wings, Ginger Soy Chicken Wings, Spicy Game Day Dip, Creamy Shrimp Pasta Salad and a Cacio e Pepe Vinaigrette.

  • Giada De Laurentiis hosts her second annual Film Festival Party and invites her guests to make their own short films. She pulls out all the stops with a Hollywood-themed room and easy-to-eat menu that includes Grilled Chicken Skewers with Lemon and Honey, Smokey Eggplant Dip, Crazy Popcorn Mix and Fancy Italian Colas.

  • Giada De Laurentiis hosts a casual but chic Potluck Party and asks each guest to bring their grandmother's favorite recipe to share with the group. Giada's own recipes include an American Punch, Red Rice Salad, Sweet and Crunchy Broccoli Salad and Spicy One Skillet Lasagna.

  • Giada De Laurentiis invites friends over to sample healthy versions of dishes from around the world. She pulls out an eclectic mix of plates and platters that highlight her menu of Crab Summer Rolls, Warm Arugula Vichyssoise, Caribbean Roasted Pineapple and an Italian Cocktail.

  • Giada throws a dinner bash featuring the flavors of Tuscany mixed with a California barbecue feel. Including: grilled chicken involtini; buttery herbed potatoes; mushroom and grape crostini; and spiked Arnold Palmers.

  • Giada prepares a Valentine's Day meal for her pals. A menu of indulgent dishes features cheese raviolette in pink sauce; Italian Wellington; and chocolate-hazelnut fondue.

  • Giada hosts a small film festival, at which guests are requested to make their own two-minute cell phone movie on any subject. Featuring: Cacio Pepe popcorn; finger sandwiches three ways; blueberry focaccia; and spiked ice cream floats.

  • Giada De Laurentiis has friends over to see the big game; three-way-tie sandwich; game-day dips-and-chips bar; spicy Calabrian shrimp.

  • Giada throws a talent show. Featuring: candied prosciutto; roasted carrot hummus; crab crostini with lemon and herbs; and Calabrian mojitos.

  • In the Season 2 opener, Giada hosts a sleepover bash for her daughter and her pals by turning the living room into the ultimate blanket fort. Also: She whips up a feast of green grape slushies; Parmesan crisps with red pepper mayonnaise; steak-and-avocado buns; and s'mores pizzettes.

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