Regardless of whether you think she hosts the best Italian cooking show, Giada De Laurentiis has made a tremendous mark on home cooking in America. Over the years, Giada's evolved from fresh-faced home caterer to full-blown celebrity TV personality — and today, the Food Network star turns 41 years young. To pay tribute to her influence, I thought I'd show you a glimpse of her best moments over the years. Check it out when you keep reading.
Working 9 to 5 without a child is challenging but add a newborn to the mix and sometimes it's unbearable. The hardest part isn't usually the lack of time to yourself or sleep deprivation. It's leaving your kid with someone else and missing on that experience that gets many moms down.
I thought I would be so excited to get back to work, but I feel bad that I'm leaving her. She's out of the 'blob' stage of just eating and pooping. She's starting to become a person; I see her character and personality coming out. And now I won't be around that much.
Luckily, the chef will be able to spend more quality time with baby Jade as she starts taping her new show Giada at Home in her home base, Los Angeles. I have selfish reasons for being happy about the mamacita's return to the cucina. Giada is coming out with a new cookbook, Giada's Kitchen: New Italian Favorites that will have a chapter of family friendly delilicious recipes that wee ones can enjoy!