Melissa d'Arabian

Melissa d'Arabian
Crispy Chicken a l'Orange

Melissa uses frozen orange juice concentrate to glaze this chicken dish.

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A Star Is Born

Before Melissa started hosting Ten Dollar Dinners, she ousted her fellow finalists on Food Network Star to earn the ultimate culinary prize.

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  • Ten Dollar Dinners

    Melissa d'Arabian shares some of her favorite recipes from her childhood in Tucson. Her Arroz Con Pollo features juicy chicken cooked on a bed of seasoned rice with tender onions and sweet bell peppers. For dessert, Applesauce Empanadas are a hit with kids and adults alike. To drink, a pitcher of Garden Iced Green Tea, infused with fresh herbs and lightly sweetened with a touch of honey.

  • Ten Dollar Dinners

    Melissa d'Arabian prepares Asian Marinated Pork Chops, served with a ginger-orange glaze. Her Sesame and Peanut Noodles are tossed with scallions, bell peppers, cabbage and peanuts for a fresh and exotic pasta salad. Finally, her Fresh Cucumber Carrot Salad is served cool put packs a little heat in its vinegar-chile sauce.

  • Ten Dollar Dinners

    Melissa d'Arabian cooks a weekend brunch menu with two enthusiastic helpers: her daughters. Chocolate-Chocolate-Veggie Pancakes are filled with chocolate flavor and nutrients. Baked Eggs With Chorizo and Cream look elegant and are kid-friendly, cooked in ramekins with a layer of bubbly jack cheese. To drink, Green Morning Smoothies are a fun color and a tasty finale for this delicious, nutritious family brunch.

  • Ten Dollar Dinners

    Melissa d'Arabian prepares an elegant and affordable fish supper. Pecan Crusted Catfish gets a spoonful of extra flavor from Spicy Cream Sauce, made with a surprise secret ingredient. On the side, Corn Succotash is fresh, healthy and comes together in a flash. For dessert, Lemon Tea Cake is light and citrusy, a hit with both kids and adults alike.

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About Melissa d'Arabian

Melissa proved that dreams can come true when she won Season 5 of Food Network Star. Her grand prize: the hit show Ten Dollar Dinners. More

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Ten Dollar Dinners

On her daytime cooking series, Season 5 winner of Food Network Star and mom of four Melissa d'Arabian shows viewers how to incorporate creative and tasty meals into their budgets by sharing her tried-and-true recipes.