July 02, 2012
Happy 4th of July!!

Happy 4th of July!! How is everybody's summer going?

Our family is looking forward to the big holiday potluck block party in our neighborhood on Wednesday. I’ve gotta say, I’m a big fan of a potluck – it makes less work (and clean up!) for everyone... If you're going to a potluck...or if you need some inspiration for your party menu, here are 4 fab 4th of July recipes. Enjoy!

Burgers a la Pizzaiola
Tropical Watermelon Sorbet
Penne with Brown Butter, Arugula, and Pine Nuts
Apple and Mint Punch

Huge congratulations to #TeamGiada and Ippy for their awesome wins last night on Food Network Star...we did it!! Thanks to everyone who tweeted with me during the episode...it was so special to receive the news that we won together. I feel like such a proud Team mamma!!

Who will be the next FNS?? Well, the winner is in YOUR HANDS! Click here to vote (up to 10 times a day) (save that link and use it often...#TeamGiada is winning, and just last week we were tied with Team Bobby).

This holiday week has me in a festive mood, so I thought I'd share my current summer playlist with you...I've been cranking it in the kitchen all week! Hope you like it!!
Click here to check it out on iTunes
Spotify users can check it out here

Talk soon!

Xo Giada

@GDeLaurentiis

#TeamGiada

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