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Q+A With Giada DeLaurentiis

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Mom to Jade, host of Giada at Home on the Food Network, and chocoholic Giada DeLaurentiis dishes on parenthood.

Describe your parenting style in one word. Patient.

Favorite TV family of all time (real or fictional). The Ingallses from Little House on the Prairie.

What's always in your refrigerator? Chocolate.

Last meal you made for your family. Short-rib lasagna.

Physical trait you hope your child doesn't inherit from you. My height.

Craziest thing you've done because you were sleep-deprived. I put a pint of ice cream in the cupboard instead of the freezer.

If you wrote a parenting manual, what would the title be? “Namaste.”

Last lost toy you helped your child find. Her Ariel doll.

Kids' TV show you love. Dino Dan. I sit down to watch with my daughter for a minute, and then I'm hooked. I watch the whole episode!

Fill in the blanks: “I almost fell over when my daughter asked a stranger to see her chiquitas (boobies)!

Guilty pleasure. Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Favorite place on earth. My home.

Best piece of parenting advice you ever got. Take deep breaths.

First word that pops into your head when you hear the word “mom.” Jeans!