For new parents, introducing their small children to the joys of "grown-up food" can be a rewarding experience. Freshly-minted mom Giada De Laurentiis offers recipes — some inspired by her own childhood — for early solid-food dishes for young ones. Kids will love the Italian baked chicken and pastina dish, as well as the "little thimbles" pasta. And for dessert, Nutella ravioli and simple Italian ice will hit the sweet spot.
Giada De Laurentiis is a TODAY contributor and host of the Food Network's "Everyday Italian."
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