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 stirs up an Italian meal worthy of company, at a price you won't believe. Sautéed Cannelini Beans make a delicious, protein-packed appetizer with toasted baguette slices. Garlic Spaghetti is aromatic and mellow, thanks to Melissa's super simple technique. Quick Cinnamon-Apple Tarte comes together in ten minutes and bakes as you enjoy dinner. Delizioso!

  • Take your family on a flavorful adventure without leaving the kitchen! Melissa's European menu starts with Spanish Tortilla, goes to France for Escarole Salad With Anchovy Dressing, and finishes on a sweet note with Spicy Butterscotch Pudding.

  • Melissa d'Arabian captures the fresh flavors of the Italian coast, starting with Mascarpone Crostini, topped with creamy cheese and roasted bell peppers or tangy pickled shallots. Fresh Mediterranean Pasta With Salsa Cruda features an uncooked tomato-caper sauce seasoned with a few surprise ingredients. For dessert, Individual Tiramisus will pick you up, not weigh you down. And the meal won't weigh on your wallet, either!

  • Melissa's Succulent Braised Pork shows how a little TLC can transform a humble cut of meat into a tender masterpiece. Served with Perfect Black Beans and a basket of light-as-air Drop Biscuits With Green Onions.

  • Melissa's 4-step chicken is back and better than ever in this 4-step Chicken Marengo recipe with a delicious, simple tomato sauce your whole family will love. Also on the menu, chunky Smashed Potatoes and a vibrant Spinach and Citrus Salad.

  • Melissa d'Arabian satisfies hungry tailgaters without breaking the bank, with this game day game plan. BBQ Ranch Deviled Eggs are a fun update on an old favorite, while Gameday Chili is classic and rich with ground beef and fragrant spices. Spiced Kettle corn is sweet, salty, and slightly spicy, perfect to snack on throughout the game.

  • Melissa d'Arabian prepares one of her favorite sandwiches, the classic Cubano. Featuring roast pork, sliced ham, swiss cheese, and Melissa's homemade Quick Garlic Pickles. A cup of Black Bean Soup makes a quick yet delicious accompaniment. For dessert, another of Melissa's favorites: homemade Angel Food Cake, dressed up with toasted coconut, fresh orange segments, and a spoonful of sour cream.

  • Melissa d'Arabian knows French food doesn't have to be fussy, expensive, or covered in heavy sauces. She lightens French flavors and puts money back in your wallet with three easy recipes. Her French Onion Soup is rich in flavor, not fat, and Easy Breadsticks help soak up the tasty broth. Salade Nicoise is piled high with fresh and satisfying flavors.

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  • Melissa d'Arabian stirs up an Italian meal worthy of company, at a price you won't believe. Sautéed Cannelini Beans make a delicious, protein-packed appetizer with toasted baguette slices. Garlic Spaghetti is aromatic and mellow, thanks to Melissa's super simple technique. Quick Cinnamon-Apple Tarte comes together in ten minutes and bakes as you enjoy dinner. Delizioso!

  • Melissa d'Arabian makes ooey, gooey Three Cheese Steak Sandwiches and loads them up with sautéed onions, sweet peppers and tender mushrooms. Her Crispy Oven Fries, dusted with a homemade spice mix, are just the thing to serve alongside. For something a little sweet, Caramel Apples rolled in your favorite candies will win the hearts of kids and grownups alike.

  • Melissa d'Arabian draws on California's famous pan-Asian and Mexican cuisines for an affordable fusion meal. Her Roasted Chicken is roasted with aromatic sesame oil and served with mild tomatillo-chile sauce. On the side, Asian Cole Slaw is crunchy and refreshing, tossed in a sesame-ginger vinaigrette.

  • Melissa takes viewers on a tasty and budget-friendly trip to North Africa. First, she prepares spicy North African Meatballs served with a flavorful tomato sauce. On the side, she cooks up fluffy Couscous with Dried Dates and delicious Glazed Carrots.

  • Melissa d'Arabian makes a pot of Mussels in Wine, with her special white wine-fennel broth she lightly infuses with orange zest. A piece of French bread for dipping completes this satisfying entree. For dessert, Melissa's Berry Pavlovas feature crisp meringue nests filled with whipped cream, ripe strawberries and a drizzle of apricot jam. This classic -- and classy! -- meal is simple, affordable and utterly delicious.

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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