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Mangia! Add Italian flavor to home meals

Too busy to cook? You may want to try recipes from Giada De Laurentiis’s new cookbook, “Giada’s Family Dinners.” The host of the Food Network’s “Everyday Italian,” De Laurentiis believes families should enjoy home-cooked meals together. As she writes in her cookbook: “Welcome to my family, where life is shared in the kitchen and around the table over recipes that have been handed d

Too busy to cook? You may want to try recipes from Giada De Laurentiis’s new cookbook, “Giada’s Family Dinners.” The host of the Food Network’s “Everyday Italian,” De Laurentiis believes families should enjoy home-cooked meals together. As she writes in her cookbook: “Welcome to my family, where life is shared in the kitchen and around the table over recipes that have been handed down through generations. Where we stay close and take time to be with one another.” But De Laurentiis is also a busy woman who realizes that it’s hard to find the time to make meals from scratch. That’s why she decided to share her simple recipes for great tasting, authentic Italian dishes. De Laurentiis was invited on the "Today" show to demonstrate how easy it is for a family to make her meals. Try these recipes:



Chocolate Ricotta Pudding with Strawberry Sauce

Giada De Laurentiis's 'Giada’s Family Dinners'

Herbed Cheese Polenta

Giada De Laurentiis's 'Giada’s Family Dinners'

Ravioli with Creamy Tomato Sauce

Giada De Laurentiis's 'Giada’s Family Dinners'

Swordfish Spiedini

Giada De Laurentiis's 'Giada’s Family Dinners'

Broccoli Florets with Meyer Lemon Olive Oil

Giada De Laurentiis's 'Giada’s Family Dinners'