Giada at Home - Season 1

Saturday 1:00 PM on Food Network Premiered Oct 18, 2008 In Season




Episode Guide

  • Giada's Kidz Kitchen
    Giada visits a local cooking school and teaches the children how to cook a simple meal.
  • More For Less
    More For Less
    Episode 45
    Giada prepares dishes with ingredients, you also might have in your refrigerator or pantry, so that you can save the money of your next dish.
    Recipes in This Episode
    Pea Pesto Crostini
    Lemon Chicken Soup with Spaghetti
    Lemon-Mint Cake with Lemon Syrup
  • Makeover
    Episode 44
    Giada prepares a makeover party for her girlfriends. For this purpose she has invited her mekeup artist, who will make suggestions to them. But first Giada's delicious dishes have to be tasted. Recipes in This Episode Artichoke and Bean Crostini Vegetable Parmesan Melon and Mint Slush
  • Special Delivery
    Special Delivery
    Episode 43
    Giada prepares re-heatable dishes for a girlfriend, who just had a baby. Recipes in This Episode Egg White Frittata with Lox and Arugula Chicken Milanese with Tomato and Fennel Sauce Mini Pancakes with Raspberry Sorbet and Chocolate Sauce
  • Dig in for a Cause
    Dig in for a Cause
    Episode 42
    Oxfam is an international organization fighting poverty and injustice. As a charity help Giada and friends work on a community garden. She prepares a tasty picnic to take with. Recipes in This Episode Smoked Salmon BLT Pecorino and Bean Salad Ginger-Tea Lemonade
  • Small Bites
    Small Bites
    Episode 41
    Giada downsizes her favorite dishes and prepares smaller versions of them. Recipes in This Episode Apricot and Walnut Phyllo Cups Stuffed Baby Peppers Tomato Basil Tartlets Whole-Wheat Pita Chips with Mascarpone-Chive Dipping Sauce
  • Sweet Treats
    Sweet Treats
    Episode 40
    Giada cooks for her friend Todd his favorite dessert. Another dessert is wrapped up to be taken to the friends. Recipes in This Episode Pomegranate and Mint Sorbet Strawberry and Rosemary Scones Chocolate-Hazelnut Dipped Fruit
  • Busy Day Menu
    Busy Day Menu
    Episode 39
    Giada finds time for delicious cooking even if the day is very busy. We watch her preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner. She visits Vanilla Bake Shop to buy her favorite dessert. Recipes in This Episode Asian Chicken Salad Ravioli with Arugula, Tomatoes and Pancetta
  • Welcome Home
    Welcome Home
    Episode 38
    Giada celebrates home coming of Carolyna.

    Recipes in this episode
    Turkey Milanese with bacon-and-pancetta potatoes
    Roasted-apple pie
  • Surfs Up
    Surfs Up
    Episode 37
    Giada's friend Todd is kite surfing out at the sea. She prepares fabulous surf-n-turf for him. Recipes in This Episode White Bean and Chicken Chili Cheddar and Scallion Bread Limoncello Granita
  • Road Trip Picnic
    Road Trip Picnic
    Episode 36
    Giada has the best tips for a road trip picnic. She shows what is easy to eat in a car or on a picnic place. Recipes in This Episode Chicken and Arugula Pita Pockets Penne with Treviso and Goat Cheese Raspberry-Vanilla Smoothie
  • Beach Volleyball
    Beach Volleyball
    Episode 35
    For the yearly beach volleyball tournament Giada prepares a portable menu. Recipes in This Episode Chocolate Chip Walnut Cupcakes Perfectly Crunchy Slaw Thyme Pasta Frittata
  • More Cheese Please
    More Cheese Please
    Episode 34
    Giada prepares three different recipes, with the ingredient she loves most: CHEESE Recipes in This Episode Turkey Meatloaf with Feta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes Cheesy Baked Farro Crostata with Apples, Walnuts and Gorgonzola
  • Record Release
    Record Release
    Episode 33
    Giada's friends are releasing a new album. Giada celebrates with them and cooks a special menu for them. Recipes in This Episode Penne with Braised Short Ribs Bibb Salad with Parmesan Butter Crostini Apple Cider Shandy
  • Father's Day Party
    Father's Day Party
    Episode 32
    Giada prepares a party with the kids for their fathers. While Giada prepares the food, kids help to take it to the table and serve the dads. Recipes in This Episode Egg, Gorgonzola and Pancetta Sandwiches Mozzarella, Raspberry and Brown Sugar Panini Sweet Apple Iced Tea
  • Around the World
    Around the World
    Episode 31
    Giada's choice of cuisine from around the world. Her menu consists of Trinidad, Indian and Italian dishes. Recipes in This Episode Mango and Lime Lassi Citrus Rice Salad Trinidadian Chicken Stew
  • Last Minute Menu
    Last Minute Menu
    Episode 30
    Giada and Todd prepare a last minute menu for their friends. The menu is easy to prepare, but looks like, if she had spent the whole day.

    Recipes in This Episode Israeli Couscous with Apples, Cranberries and Herbs Chicken Burgers with Garlic-Rosemary Mayonnaise Toasted Pound Cake with Citrus Cream
  • Many Thanks
    Many Thanks
    Episode 29
    Giada's lawyer, publicist, assistant, recipe tester, book editor, and television crew are invited for a luncheon prepared by Giada. In this way she wants to thank to all her team. Recipes in This Episode Smoked Salmon and Apple Carpaccio Brown Butter Risotto with Lobster Cinnamon Twists with Cardamom-Honey Dipping Sauce
  • Food and Fun
    Food and Fun
    Episode 28
    For an evening of fun Giada prepares a menu, which is suitable to both, grown-ups and children. While children are outside, the adults play games inside. Recipes Zucchini and Olive Flatbread Cauliflower and Bacon Gratin Mascarpone Chocolate Toffee Bars
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    Mother's Day Brunch
    Episode 27
    For the Mother's Day Giada prepares a brunch and invites friends with children. Recipes: Baked French Toast with Blueberries Steak Involtini Frozen Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Pasta Party
    Pasta Party
    Episode 26
    Baked pasta, stuffed pasta, pasta salad are on the menu of this pasta party. Giada uses different shapes, cuts, colors and flavors. Recipes in This Episode Pasta Ponza Spaghetti with Beef, Smoked Almonds and Basil Ricotta and Vanilla Ravioli with Orange Mint Dipping Sauce
  • Cocktails with Couples
    Giada organizes a cocktail party on the patio. For the sunset party she invites friends and prepares appetizers and a cocktail. Recipes Spiced Cocktail Nuts Cheese-Stuffed Dates with Prosciutto Crispy Zucchini and Potato Pancakes Blueberry-Limoncello Cooler
  • Lazy Day Lunch
    Lazy Day Lunch
    Episode 24
    Whether it rains or shines, Giada has some delicious recipes to share. Recipes Grilled Asparagus and Melon Salad Fusilli with Spicy Pesto Espresso Caramel Bars
  • Spring Fling
    Spring Fling
    Episode 23
    To celebrate the arrival of spring Giada prepares light and happy food. Recipes Crispy Rack of Lamb with Honey and Mascarpone Heirloom Tomato and Basil Tart Lemon Thyme Bars
  • Picnic in the Park
    Picnic in the Park
    Episode 22
    Giada prepares a delicious menu for outdoor, which she will take to a concert. There will be an unexpected twist on the picnic fare. Recipes in This Episode Devilled Eggs with Crab Caponata Panini Chocolate Honey Almond Tart
  • Art House
    Art House
    Episode 21
    Giada displays the artwork of her friend, Darren Quinn in her home. For the one-night art gallery she prepares easy snacks.

    Recipes in This Episode:
    Skewered Greek Salad
    Italian Fried Olives
    Sauteed Shrimp Cocktail
  • Happy Trails
    Happy Trails
    Episode 20
    After gearing up in Adventure 16 Giada prepares food to take on a hike. Giada and Todd spend a day outdoors on a day hike. Recipes in This Episode Homemade Cranberry Nut Granola Grilled Vegetable, Herb and Goat Cheese Sandwiches Chocolate Raspberry Bars with White Chocolate and Almonds
  • Bridal Shower
    Bridal Shower
    Episode 19
    Giada has to prepare a festive party menu for the bridal shower of a close friend. Be prepared for some surprises. Recipes in This Episode Open-Faced Tuna Sandwiches with Arugula and Sweet-Pickle Mayonnaise White Bean and Roasted Eggplant Hummus Coffee-Glazed Italian Doughnuts (Zeppole)
  • We'll Always Have Paris
    Giada, inspired by a recent trip to France, prepares a Parisienne menu for a backyard dinner party. She shares her French experiences with friends.

    Recipes in This Episode
    Parisian Steak and Cheese Croissant Sandwiches
    Fresh Mushroom and Parsley Salad
    Raspberry Rose Pots de Creme
  • Table for Two
    Table for Two
    Episode 17
    Giada and husband Todd plan for a very special dinner at home. As the baby is taken care by the babysitter, Giada plans the menu, and Todd any other detail.

    Recipes in This Episode Roasted Citrus-Herb Game Hen Crouton Salad Olive and Sun-Dried Tomato Vegetables
  • Polo Brunch
    Polo Brunch
    Episode 16
    Giada prepares a healthy brunch for a day at a polo match. The portable, colorful and flavorful brunch will be taken at Will Rogers State Park. Recipes in This Episode Champagne Sangria Crispy Parmesan Biscuits Espresso Chip Meringues
  • California Sushi
    California Sushi
    Episode 15
    Giada and a friend have lunch in Los Angeles' world class sushi restaurant, Hamasaku. Inspired by this lunch Giada throws a sushi party at home. Recipes in This Episode Fun Salmon Hand Roll Crab, Avocado and Mango Roll Vegetable Rolls with Chili Mayonnaise
  • Moroccan Magic
    Moroccan Magic
    Episode 14
    Giada prepares a Moroccan themed poolside cocktail party with live music and exotic Moroccan food. Recipes in This Episode Honey-Balsamic Lamb Chops Couscous Cakes Hibiscus Tea with Vodka and Citrus
  • California Light and Healthy
    Giada's menu consists of citrus flavoured meals. She visits neighbour kids, who have set up a lemonade stand. Meals in the light and healthy Californian menu have all lemon as an ingredient. Recipes in This Episode Grilled Chicken and Avocado Napoleons Angel Food Cake with Lemon Honey Yogurt Sauce Citrus Saladmoreless
  • A Day of Indulgence
    A Day of Indulgence
    Episode 12
    Giada prepares a healthy menu for a "Zen Den" at home with friends. Recipes in This Episode Sweet Basil Smoothie Chocolate Rice Pudding Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic, Gorgonzola and Herbs
  • Recipe Sharing
    Recipe Sharing
    Episode 11
    Giada and her aunt Raffy are sharing old family tradition recipes in her kitchen, which were passed from generation to generation. Recipes in This Episode Fig and Almond Tart Nonna Luna's Rice
  • Breakfast for Dinner
    Giada prepares a very common Italian dinner menu for a comfortable night at candle light. But first she purchases espresso beans in LA Mill Coffee. Recipes in This Episode Baked Gruyere and Sausage Omelet Pancetta and Cinnamon Waffles Espresso Nightcap with Vanilla Whipped Cream
  • Secret Santa
    Secret Santa
    Episode 9
    Giada plans a Christmas gathering with friends and the guests have to exchange gifts with a friend, whose name they have picked before. Recipes in This Episode Cranberry and Cornmeal Cake with Caramel-Walnut Topping Sauce Grilled and Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Gorgonzola Penne with Shrimp and Herbed Cream Sauce
  • Lobster Bake
    Lobster Bake
    Episode 8
    Giada buys fresh lobsters at Santa Monica Seafood for a beach party with friends. They dig a three four foot hole on the beach, where they cook the lobsters in a traditional way. Recipes in This Episode Lobster Tails with Clarified Butter Corn and Black Bean Salad with Basil-Lime Vinaigrette Spiked Watermelon Popsmoreless
  • California BBQ
    California BBQ
    Episode 7
    Burgers, Rings and Shakes! Giada prepares a festive menu for a Californian style outdoor BBQ. Recipes in This Episode Spicy Chocolate Milkshakes Mini Italian Pub Burgers Beer-Battered Apple and Onion Rings
  • 0.0
    Giada De Laurentiis prepares an untraditional menu for Thanksgiving Day. Recipes in This Episode Poached Pears in Honey, Ginger and Cinnamon Syrup Sweet and Savory Bread Pudding Spiced Turkey Breast
  • Food and Fashion
    Food and Fashion
    Episode 5
    Giada is the host to a trunk show featuring designs of favorite designer friends. Just as the show reflects various trends, so does her stylish, creative, and artfully presented menu. Recipes in This Episode Shrimp Spring Rolls with Cucumber-Yogurt Dip Beef Pops with Pineapple and Parsley Sauce Blended Cherry Mojitos
  • Garden Party
    Garden Party
    Episode 4
    Giada De Laurentiis uses ingredients from her garden and from Santa Monica Farmers Market to prepare a menu to celebrate a garden party on Earth Day. Recipes Red Snapper with Fava Bean Puree Fried Cheese-Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms
  • Remembering Rome
    Remembering Rome
    Episode 3
    Guida De Laurentiis is visited by family members. She prepares for them her favorite traditional Italian cuisine. Recipes in This Episode Vegetable Fritto Misto with Lemon Mayonnaise Bucatini All'Amatriciana with Spicy Smoked Mozzarella Meatballs
  • Tricks or Treats
    Tricks or Treats
    Episode 2
    Giada De Laurentiis surprises her girlfriends and their kids with homemade goodies. She hires a professional face painter to make their surprise even bigger. Recipes Chocolate-Dipped Nougat with Dried Apricots Halloween Popcorn Treats Halloween Spice Cake
  • Rock the Block
    Rock the Block
    Episode 1
    Giada De Laurentiis organizes an outdoor party for her neighbourhood block.She has some extraordinary recipes to present. Recipes Blueberry and Mascarpone Turnovers Orecchiette with Greens, Garbanzo Beans and Ricotta Salata Chicken and Shrimp with Pancetta Chimichurri