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This is actually a Venetian dessert called Sgroppino, but I add a bit of vodka to turn it into more of an elegant cocktail. Just a little bit of vodka has a neutral flavor, but it gives it that extra bit of a kick that I just love. It’s so fizzy and refreshing, I love it for spring and summer!
Risotto is a winning side dish on its own, and it’s ready for summer with this unique serving technique! It's the ultimate crowdpleaser for summer dinner parties. If you know Giada, you know she loves lemons – to cook with, to drink, and even to serve things in! When it comes to decorating a dinner table, we’ve always been big proponents of letting the food go double-duty as decor, too! In this case, lemons are the star – both in the dish, and as the serving vessel.
These easy grilling recipes are perfect for July 4th weekend! The Fourth is all about celebration, and these recipes are made for a crowd. From classic burgers and hotdogs to zesty Italian shrimp and juicy steak, we've got all the summer grilling recipes you need right here!
Say hello to summer in the tastiest way possible with these easy July 4th grilling recipes! The Fourth of July is the ultimate day for summer parties, and you need a menu perfect for the occasion! If you’re planning to grill something up over the weekend, we have you covered with some of Giada’s favorite easy grilling recipes. From burgers to steaks to hot dogs and everything in between, here’s how you can put Giada’s Italian spin on some cookout classics.
When you can’t decide what to grill, why not grill everything? This recipe has a beautiful presentation and a definite “wow” factor when serving to guests. It's an entire cookout menu in one recipe! Flavorful saffron-scented orzo gets topped with a variety of grilled chicken, shrimp, and summer vegetables. The best part is you can really choose all of your favorite things and make it your own. The secret to this recipe is the marinade – it gives every little bit of this dish tons of flavor.
When you can't decide between pizza and a burger, why not have both! This pizza burger will take your next cookout up a notch. I’ve taken the quintessential American burger and made an Italian version of it by adding ingredients you’d typically find on a pizza. And that’s how this burger got its name: pizzaiola refers not only to a female pizza maker but also to the tomato and herb sauce used on pizzas.
Grilling steak can bring on the pressure (especially when cooking for a crowd!) Follow our guide and you’ll be a pro in no time! Everyone wants to show off their grilling chops in the hot summer months – and we’ve already briefed you on how to grill vegetables. Now, the spotlight is on steak! From NY strip to ribeyes and everything in between, here’s our guide on the best way to grill steak this summer.
Why should burgers and steaks get all the attention? Behold, our ultimate guide to grilling vegetables! Nothing makes summer vegetables sing like a char from the grill. We love grilling vegetables (and fruit!) for so many reasons. Not only is it a quick and easy way to prep veggies in the warm summer months, but there’s nothing more seasonally delicious than some sweet charred corn, or a skewer threaded with smokey grilled onions and peppers.
Giada On The Beach inspires us to live our best life- and with these summer entertaining tips, you can too! Summer entertaining and cooking is all about one thing: keeping it simple. Giada’s latest show, Giada On The Beach, was all about easy-breezy entertaining. We have all the amazing recipes here on the site, but these tips we’ve picked up from the show are all total game-changers for making summer cooking easier.
When it comes to grilling, there is simply nothing more fail-proof (or crowd-pleasing!) than a hot dog. A hot dog (or sausage!) bar is an easy route to go when feeding a crowd, all while keeping it fun and customizable. Take it a step further with this hot dog bar and include pre-cooked Italian chicken sausages – then spice the whole thing with Italian-style toppings to make it extra fun. Aside from the typical standbys of mustard, ketchup and relish, we added a few new fun suspects to the mix.
This Italian-American cookout menu is the perfect crowd-pleaser for your summer parties. Pizza, sanwiches, and a fun twist on Caprese salad are always a hit! These recipes are super easy and great for a lot of people, or they make great leftovers if you're keeping it small.
Giada ups the ante on traditional Memorial Day fare with her Italian-style hot dog bar! When it comes to grilling, there is simply nothing more fail-proof (or crowd-pleasing!) than a hot dog. So on a day where you need to feed a crowd, but want to party it up and stress less, why not utilize the humble hot dog as the star? A hot dog (or sausage!) bar is such an easy, fuss-free route to go when feeding a crowd, all while keeping it fun and customizable.
Grilled pizza is such a great concept, especially for summer entertaining at home. When you get down to it, it’s technically a flat bread – you grill up the dough until it’s nicely charred and puffed, then use summer’s finest produce to dress it up afterward. You can throw it back on the grill and close it for a few minutes if you want to achieve some melty cheese, but to keep it absolutely fuss-free in the summer, these are our absolute favorite no-cook topping ideas.
Summer entertaining and cooking is all about one thing: keeping it simple. Giada’s latest show, Giada On The Beach, was all about easy-breezy entertaining. We have all the amazing recipes here on the site, but these tips we’ve picked up from the show are all total game-changers for making summer cooking easier.
Skip the burgers for an Italy-inspired BBQ this weekend. Memorial Day BBQs are the official start to summer’s outdoor season, and it’s practically required that as much of the meal as possible is prepared outdoors. I’ve come up with a uniquely Italian twist on the usual American BBQ. Taking full advantage of the grill and packed with enough healthy vegetables to balance out the hearty steak centerpiece, it’s a delicious summer meal no matter where it’s served.
Give your next cookout a little Italian flair with these delicious Caprese burgers! Fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and a basil pesto mayo take these burgers to the next level. The homemade pesto keeps these burger patties super flavorful and moist, and offers an Italian twist on the traditional American BBQ fare.
There’s nothing better to serve when entertaining than a great big antipasto platter, crammed full of delicious salumi, cheese, and pickled and roasted vegetables. These antipasto skewers combine all those fabulous flavors in an easy-to-eat package. They’re endlessly customizable – make a set of meatless skewers with different cheeses, olives, and roasted red pepper for vegetarians, or just salami and cheese for picky kids – and are easier to hold in one hand than a plate of snacks.
Tapenades. Jams. Olives. So many cheese options it makes your head spin. Luckily, from Giada’s restaurants to recipe developing and beyond, we’ve had more cheese board experience at the Giadzy Kitchen than we ever thought possible – and we’ve picked up a thing or two about pairings along the way. Consider this your ultimate bookmarkable guide on how to build any cheese board!