If I had to pick just one thing, okay two that I loved the most it would be the 3-Piece Plastic Bowl Set with Pour and the Silicone Spoonula with Stainless Steel Handle. They are a MUST for every kitchen. They are comfortable to use and make baking and cooking a breeze. They are by far my favorites and I just love the cherry red color too. With all of the Christmas baking I’ve been doing I have used these a ton! They are dishwasher safe too!
The 2-Quart Ceramic Oval Baker is perfect for serving your sides in style. I love the twisted handles too. It’s the perfect size for sides and looks great on your table. The handles make it easy to move it from oven to table.
Giada also has a line of food products at Target and I was really impressed with their flavor and helpful labels. We tried out the following products from her Giada De Laurentiis for Target food line:
-Black Olive Tapenade, $2.99
-Blend Coffee, $6.99
-Marinated Sun Dried Tomatoes, $3.49
-Marinated Roasted Red Peppers, $3.49
-Marinated Mushrooms, $3.49
-Genovese Basil Pesto, $3.49
-Eggplant & Pepper Pesto, $2.99
I have to admit that many of these food items I had no idea how to serve so it was really helpful that the labels all include serving suggestions. That was a HUGE help. Some were a little adventurous for me but my Italian hubby loved it. Many of the jarred products could be served on toasted crostini or tossed with pasta. I loved how easy they were to serve. It made it look like I had slaved away when all I had to do was cook some pasta and toss them together! The sun dried tomatoes and roasted red peppers were our favorites. I also loved the petso!
Here is a great recipe from Giada!
1 (10-by-9-inch) sheet frozen puff pastry,
1/3 cup Giada
De Laurentiis for Target Black Olive Tapenade
1 cup (2 1/2 ounces) shredded fontina cheese
8 cherry tomatoes, quartered
6 basil leaves, chopped
Fleur de Sel or other large flake sea salt
equipment: a 2 1/4-inch round cookie cutter
Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 400
degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place the pastry on a lightly floured work surface. Using the tines of
a fork, prick the pastry all over. Using a 2 1/4-inch round cookie cutter, cut
out 16 rounds of pastry. Place the pastry rounds on the prepared baking sheet.
Lay a piece of parchment paper on top of the pastry rounds. Place another
baking sheet directly on top of the parchment paper to keep the pastry even
while baking. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until golden. Remove the top baking
sheet and the top piece of parchment paper.
Spread 1 teaspoon of tapenade on each pastry round. Place about 1
tablespoon of cheese on top. Arrange 2 pieces of tomato on the cheese. Bake for
5 to 7 minutes until the cheese has melted. Sprinkle the chopped basil on top.
Transfer the tartlets to a platter and garnish with a pinch of Fleur de
4 to 6 servings
Time: 16 minutes
Time: 15 to 19 minutes
If you are looking for the perfect hostess gift this holiday season Giada’s products make wonderful gifts! Grab one of her great bakeware items and bake your pie in it to bring along to the holiday get together! Or make up a basket with her wonderful jarred food items. Don’t forget to throw in my favorite Silicone Spoonula with Stainless Steel Handle! Trust me, your hostess will love it 🙂
Buy It! You can buy all of these awesome products at Target!! They are affordably priced too 🙂 Target’s got a whole line of food products to make it your perfect one stop shop for holiday entertaining.
Have you seen Giada’s products at your Target yet? Which item do you love most?
*I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Giada De Laurentiis for Target and received product samples to facilitate my review.