Teresa Giudice has been spending free time cooking and catching up with her daughters Credit: Mike Pont/Getty Images

Celebrating her freedom with family. Teresa Giudice is spending her newfound freedom with low-key moments at home, cooking and catching up with her daughters, a source reveals to Us Weekly.

“Teresa has been welcomed back with open arms and so much love,” a source tells Us. “Their house is truly filled with love right now. Teresa is spending time with all of her girls, catching up.”

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, 43, was released from a Connecticut prison on Wednesday, December 23, after serving 11 months for fraud. Since then, the reality star, her husband, Joe, and their four daughters — Gia, 14, Gabriella, 11, Milania, 9, and Audriana, 6 — have also spent time with Giudice’s brother, Joe Gorga, and sister-in-law Melissa Gorga. The entire family reunited at the Gorgas’ New Jersey home for an intimate Christmas Eve dinner.

The source also reveals to Us what the Bravo star was looking forward to the most after being released from prison.

“Teresa was most excited to get into the kitchen,” the insider adds. “Going to the grocery store was an amazing moment for Teresa; she was so excited to get back into one of her natural habitats. She has been cooking three meals a day for the whole family. Dinnertime has been the most special.”

And while cooking and spending time with her girls have helped her mind, Giudice has also been spending time working on her physique.

“Teresa’s body has never looked better!” the source tells Us. “She is in amazing shape. She is so toned from so much yoga. Teresa is in the best physical shape of her life.”

Giudice is also staying busy by filming RHONJ, which her probation officer is allowing, according to the insider.

Tell Us: Are you surprised by how Giudice is enjoying her first days post-prison?

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