Giada De Laurentiis recently launched a new website: Giadzy, a place for her to publish recipes that she makes on the fly and shoots with her iPhone as well as cooking tips and restaurant recommendations, among other lifestyle stories. Her reps tell us she has been "quietly working on the content for the past six months. Her goal was for it to be a much more raw and real experience than anything she's done, and timely in a way that isn't possible with TV."
Since we're quickly approaching the holidays, Giada had this exclusive tidbit to share with POPSUGAR along with a few go-to appetizers from her new site: "When hosting a holiday cocktail party, be sure to spread the food around the room so a little nosh is always within arm's reach. It keeps people moving around the room to mingle and to see what's on the platter over there . . . I like to go for apps that are bite-size, like my braised short rib crostini, bacon onion dip, or tangerine and fennel focaccia."