May 01, 2013
Filming and Disney and Ina.. Oh My!


Just wanted to catch up before I am in full-fledged-spatula-slinging “Giada at Home” mode! We started shooting season 11(yay!!) this past Monday and it’s gonna be a goooood one! Some surprise guests, some out of the box recipes inspired my my recent travel, and my new favorite addition to the G@H set- my Vine account! Haha! I admit it, I’m obsessed... it’s the coolest thing!!!  I just love letting everybody in on the stuff behind the camera, quick little sneak peaks.  So, look for lots of Vines... I am going to vine my way through this season!!

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Recently, I visited the “happiest place on Earth” with Jade for the first time and I gotta say, I forgot how awesome Disneyland was!  I’ve been traveling a lot, so Todd and I wanted to do something really special for Jade’s 5th birthday. She’s been begging to go since forever, but the horror stories of the crowds had not exactly been a motivator... But we bit the bullet, rented a big cargo van, loaded it up with family, and headed towards Cinderella’s Castle! It really was a magical day... Jade smiled the ENTIRE time, even in the lines and I did not expect to enjoy myself or smile as much as I did either! It just brings out the kid in you!


Another super fun little adventure I just got back from was popping over to Long Island to visit Ina Garten on her set and shoot an episode of “Barefoot Contessa” with her. I cannot wait to watch! What a lovely crew family she has there, so fun. And Ina and I traded kitchen secrets- she taught me how to make her chocolate cassis cake (to die for) and I taught her how to make my lemon mascarpone gnocchi (not bad either;))! It was a day ALMOST as fabulous as her cake stand collection. I hope one day I can return the favor by hosting her in my kitchen!!

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