Melissa d'Arabian on Ten Dollar Dinners

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Melissa d'Arabian wraps up her family-friendly recipes into one must-read cookbook, Ten Dollar Dinners.

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  • Melissa d'Arabian makes a delicious Chicken Dinner that's chic, easy, and affordable. The star of the meal is Roasted Garlic Clove Chicken, juicy and aromatic, served alongside tender Ratatouille bursting with fresh vegetables. Crusty Parmesan Bread completes this family-friendly menu.

  • Melissa d'Arabian proves you can serve an elegant seafood meal without splurging on cost. Pasta alla Pescatore takes center stage, with delicate flounder and sweet shrimp in a white wine-tomato sauce. Romaine Salad is a crisp and satisfying side, dressed in a light Parmesan Vinaigrette. For the grand finale, Orange Chocolate Lava Cakes send the meal over the top while staying under budget.

  • Melissa has a tailgate menu to satisfy the hungry masses without breaking a sweat -- or breaking the budget. Her Grilled Spicy Sausages get served with two homemade condiments: a sweet-spicy Onion Marmalade, and a Tomato Chutney scented with herbs de provence. For dessert, Yellow Cakes in a Jar with Chocolate Ganache are a fun and convenient way to bring sweets to the game. Ginger Lemonade is a cool, refreshing drink to wash down this satisfying meal.

About the Host

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.

About the Show

On her daytime cooking series, Melissa d'Arabian, Season 5 winner of Food Network Star and mom of four, shows viewers how to incorporate creative and tasty meals into their budgets by sharing her tried-and-true recipes. With countless tips to save time and money in the kitchen, she keeps her $10 promise in every episode: four people, 10 bucks, infinite possibilities. From approachable Parisian and Moroccan menus to sophisticated upgrades for everyday chicken and pork, Ten Dollar Dinners demonstrates home cooking at its finest.

More About Ten Dollar Dinners

On her daytime cooking series, Melissa d'Arabian, Season 5 winner of Food Network Star and mom of four, shows viewers how to incorporate creative and tasty meals into their budgets by sharing her tried-and-true recipes. With countless tips to save time and money in the kitchen, she keeps her $10 promise in every episode: four people, 10 bucks, infinite possibilities. From approachable Parisian and Moroccan menus to sophisticated upgrades for everyday chicken and pork, Ten Dollar Dinners demonstrates home cooking at its finest.

Recipes from the Show