Family Dinner Secrets From Star Chefs

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Pasta and protein

Top foodies spill their own tricks for getting family meals on the table—fast.

Giada De Laurentiis

De Laurentiis plans ahead. "I cook a variety of pasta in different shapes, along with a protein like turkey or lamb. I store each item separately so the flavors don’t blend.

At dinnertime, I simply select a pasta, a protein, and a fresh vegetable, add a bit of olive oil and heat."

Giada De Laurentiis is the host of Food Network’s Giada at Home and mom to 3-year-old Jade.

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