Category: Giada

  • Espresso chip meringues

    Espresso chip meringues

      My past attempts at making meringues have fallen flat. So I was amazed, and thrilled when I came home from work one Friday and whipped up a batch of these meringues in no time at all. Maybe it’s because this time I properly let the egg whites reach room temperature. Maybe the air was…

  • Giada’s Zuccotto

    Giada’s Zuccotto

      Lately I feel like all I have been doing is making excuses, friends, but I have a very good reason for being slow to blog. I’m officially back to work. Yep, my maternity leave is over. You know what that means, no dreamy walks in the park, no bonbons, and definitely┬áno Young and Restless.…

  • Giada’s pea pesto crostini

    Giada’s pea pesto crostini

      It’s my unspoken mandate to write mainly about baking and pastries, although I do veer off track now and again, and this is one of those times because I just can’t resist. While planning for a barbecue at our house this summer, I decided to add something new to the tried-and-true mix of hummus…

  • Cookbook review: Giada at Home

    Cookbook review: Giada at Home

      Years ago, when I first laid eyes on Giada Di Laurentiis, I was prepared to hate her guts. The cleavage-baring, toothy beauty who peppered her commentary with rolling Italian words was obviously the Food Network’s blatant response to the industry of food porn. But then I tried one of her recipes, and another, and…

  • Giada’s lemon hazelnut tiramisu

    Giada’s lemon hazelnut tiramisu

      Giada De Laurentiis celebrates the best of both of her worlds, her Italian roots and adopted California hometown, in her new book “Giada at Home.” This recipe for lemon hazelnut tiramisu is yet another example of how well she marries the time-tested traditions of Italy with the health-conscious philosophy of the West Coast. (Stay…