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Giada's Holiday Handbook

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Houseguests in the form of friends and family usually gather at houses for meals and parties during the holiday season. It can be overwhelming for people who aren't used to entertaining throughout the year, but Giada De Laurentis is ready to help folks get through the holidays with as little stress as possible. On each episode, she presents recipes and tips for making themed party favors for guests, whether at a Thanksgiving meal or a Yuletide bash. De Laurentiis' advice doesn't end there; the longtime chef and TV host also offers ideas for music and decor pairings.

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Giada De Laurentiis invites her cousins to bring an appetizer over for a Christmas party, and surprise guest Aunt Raffy judges which is the best; after the highly competitive game, Giada and her guests dine on a festive buffet-style meal.
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Giada De Laurentiis and her daughter, Jade, host a holiday party for friends; Jade helps prepare the menu, prep for the party and plan the activity of making homemade Christmas gifts for a teacher; the menu is a gourmet twist on kid favorites.
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Giada asks each family member to invite a friend and provides a personalized welcome message, the guests enjoy a menu of braised turkey braciole, bacon stuffing with radicchio and chestnuts, Brussels sprouts agrodolce and parmesan Apple Pie.
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Giada hosts a harvest-themed festival for her neighbors; the feast includes roasted squash and gorgonzola pizza, made with Giada's own pizza dough, complemented with Italian carrot salad and spiced apple cake.
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Giada De Laurentiis asks her Thanksgiving guests to each bring something to add to a large antipasti platter; spicy turkey breast cacciatorel; smokey candied carrots and walnut gremolata; simple wilted greens; chocolate chunk hazelnut pie.
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A cocktail-style Thanksgiving celebration with appetizer-sized versions of beloved holiday dishes, like stuffing arancini, turkey Waldorf bites, charred brussels sprout crostini and a mulled cosmo cocktail.
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Holiday dishes with a modern spin, including pumpkin alfredo lasagna rolls, crispy truffled turkey and caramelized apple semifreddo cake.
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Giada hosts a Halloween open house for neighborhood trick-or-treaters and their parents; Giada creates spooky menu for her guests which includes Coconut Bones, Spooky Chicken Finger Sammies, Witches' Brooms and Here's Looking at Boo Treats.
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Giada De Laurentiis hosts a gorgeous formal brunch for her family on Christmas day, with a California twist on some favorite Italian dishes. Giada's delicious menu includes Beef Tenderloin with Scallion Salsa Verde, a Crab and Artichoke Frittata, Olive Biscuits and a decadent Chocolate Panettone Sformato for dessert. The festive family gathering ends with a holiday gift exchange.
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Giada De Laurentiis is on a mission to recreate a family holiday recipe called Miracle Rice with her beloved Aunt Raffy. The dish reflects generations of stories and memories, and, of course, both Giada and Raffy have their own ideas on how it's best prepared. They also create a Simple Sorbet, an easy berry dessert, before ending the night with a grab-bag gift exchange.
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In Italy, the night before Christmas is celebrated with the Feast of the Seven Fishes, and Giada De Laurentiis hosts a family Christmas Eve dinner that honors this tradition.
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Giada De Laurentiis and her daughter Jade host a Christmas party for Jade and her friends; Giada prepares a batch of holiday cutout sugar cookies that the kids can decorate using a variety of fun toppings and frosting.
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A Christmas cocktail party and silly Santa gift exchange; holiday appetizers and favorite karaoke tunes; spinach artichoke panini bites; warm citrus marinated olives; chocolate coconut cake and burnt citrus cocktails.
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It's the day after Thanksgiving, and that usually means three things: college football, Christmas shopping and Thanksgiving leftovers; Giada marks the official start of the Christmas season with wrapping gifts and delicious food.
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Giada has a step-by-step approach for planning and executing Thanksgiving; lemon and pea alfredo; sweet and savory kale salad; prosciutto wrapped turkey; for dessert, mascarpone cannoli cheesecake.
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Savory butternut squash crostata; lemony fried chicken; tiramisu ice box torta; lambrusco sangria; the table is filled with a variety of fall pies for guests to sample and enjoy as they celebrate the start of the holiday season.
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Giada De Laurentiis' family members exchange Secret Santa gifts; stuffed tricolore pork loin; roasted acorn squash agrodolce; chopped romaine and radicchio salad; black and white brownie ice cream cake.
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Giada De Laurentiis throws a pre-Christmas party for the kids; holiday sing-along; cheesy chicken flautas; veggie voodle salad; chocolate-covered chips; apple pie soda a la mode.
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The morning after Thanksgiving, Giada De Laurentiis feeds her guests with a brunch made from Thanksgiving leftovers; crispy turkey bites; cheesy root vegetable bake; sweet potato puffs; rye-spiked chai lattes.
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Giada De Laurentiis hosts a fancy, vintage-inspired cocktail party and serves throwback recipes with a modern twist like bacon onion dip, a spiked gelatin mold and a Korean shrimp cocktail.
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Giada hosts a Christmas dinner for family and friends; on the menu, tortellini in parmesan brodo, risotto with clams, braised lamb shanks with escarole and radicchio and a chocolate candy cane tower.

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