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 dresses up a wallet-friendly classic without breaking her budget. Her tender Meatloaf gets an extra flavor boost from her Mustard and Sour Cream Gravy. On the side, Twice-Baked Mashed Potatoes are brimming with green onions and cheddar cheese, and her Braised Collard Greens are tender and flavored with bacon, garlic, and lemon zest. Comfort never tasted this good!

  • Melissa d'Arabian warms up with warming French favorites. She simmers a pot of Daube a la Provencale, a classic French beef stew, and serves it with a traditional side, pasta-based Macaronade. For dessert, her Orange-Olive Oil Cake is tender, moist, and not too sweet. Bon appetit!

  • Melissa d'Arabian uses her signature 4-step method to simplify perfectly cooked fish. Her Fish Piccata is sauteed until flaky and tender, with a lightly golden crust and buttery lemon sauce. Her Tossed Angel Hair Pasta helps soak up the tangy pan sauce, and Simple and Satisfying Broccoli adds fresh flavor in a flash. For dessert, individual Chocolate Sponge Puddings are easy, indulgent, and inexpensive to boot!

  • Go behind the scenes with Melissa d'Arabian as Scott Conant shares secrets to his restaurant hits, then see Melissa make her budget-friendly versions at home. Her Chicken Liver Ravioli With Marsala Reduction is restaurant-ready yet wallet-friendly, as is her Roasted Sole With Tomatoes, Basil and Oregano. Your family and friends will enjoy every bite, while you enjoy the savings.

  • Melissa d'Arabian shares her recipes for a big-flavor brunch with big money savings. Tasty Huevos Rancheros are baked in individual tortilla shells for a fun new twist on the classic brunch entree. On the side, Brunch Cornbread is moist, tender, and served warm with a touch of honey-lime butter. Bubbly Lime Spritzers are cool and refreshing any time of day.

  • 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.

  • Melissa d'Arabian makes a whole meal inspired by popular appetizers. Bowls of chilled White Gazpacho, Spicy Turkey Lollipops with a raspberry glaze, warm Blue Cheese Fondue, and Crispy Fried Celery Sticks will fill you up without draining your wallet.

  • Melissa d'Arabian proves you can serve a delicious fried chicken meal any night of the week, without breaking a sweat...or your budget. Her Weeknight Buttermilk Fried Chicken is juicy and tender inside, golden and crispy outside, the perfect match for creamy Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes. Crunchy and fresh Kale Slaw completes this Southern-inspired meal.

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  • Melissa d'Arabian dresses up a wallet-friendly classic without breaking her budget. Her tender Meatloaf gets an extra flavor boost from her Mustard and Sour Cream Gravy. On the side, Twice-Baked Mashed Potatoes are brimming with green onions and cheddar cheese, and her Braised Collard Greens are tender and flavored with bacon, garlic, and lemon zest. Comfort never tasted this good!

  • Melissa d'Arabian makes a quick soup and sandwich meal worthy of your neighborhood cafe. Quick Croque Madames layer tender ham, a tangy cream sauce, and melted Swiss cheese on toasted country bread, all crowned with a perfectly fried egg. Alongside, Rich Roasted Tomato Soup is brimming with deep tomato flavor and aromatic herbs. Crispy Kale Chips bring a salty crunch to the plate, and added nutrition.

  • Melissa d'Arabian stirs up her Easy Chicken Curry with Vegetables, simmered in a creamy coconut-curry sauce. For pennies more, her Coconut Scented Rice rounds out the meal and soaks up the delicious sauce. Finally, Mom's Banana Bread is moist, tender and studded with chocolate chips, making it a favorite for breakfast, dessert and every snack in between.

  • Melissa d'Arabian helps herself to delicious savings with this wallet-friendly holiday menu. Sausage and Apple Stuffed Pork Roast makes an impressive centerpiece, with Salt-Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans With Grainy Mustard shining alongside. Poached Pears With Chocolate Ganache Sauce make a showstopping dessert.

  • Melissa D'Arabian highlights fresh ingredients in a menu inspired by the Mediterranean. Pan Con Tomate is a classic Spanish starter; Juicy Flat-Roasted Chicken and Sweet Vegetable Saute use simple technique to maximize flavor.

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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