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 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 shares her plan for a picnic with recipes for a Layered Picnic-in-a-Jar and for dessert, a Rosemary Chocolate Chip Shortbread.

  • Melissa d'Arabian makes a rich and beefy lasagna with maximum satisfaction at minimum cost. Equally easy is her Mandarin Orange Gratine with Tangy Sabayon Sauce, pairing tangy citrus with a creamy sauce for a near-instant sweet treat.

  • Melissa d'Arabian takes you to Burger Bliss at a bargain price. Her Perfect Basil Burger is grilled to taste, then piled high with all the fixin's and Melissa's creamy Perfect Basil Sauce. Her Wedge Salad with Grilled Grape Tomatoes and Blue Cheese Vinaigrette makes a fresh tasting side dish in a flash. For dessert, Fun Fruit Sushi is a playful way to end the meal on a sweet note.

  • Melissa d'Arabian cooks up restaurant-worthy Italian-American recipes with an eye toward her budget. Simple Fritto Misto makes a satisfying appetizer, and her Italian Marinated Chicken With Red Potatoes is a delicious main course. Orange and Basil Biscotti make the perfect dessert, especially with a cup of hot coffee.

  • 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 makes a bistro-worthy meal at home. Her Cassoulet with Garlic Breadcrumbs is hearty and comforting, and Blueberry Lemon Crepes with Custard Sauce make an elegant dessert in minutes.

  • Melissa d'Arabian makes Moussaka, a traditional Greek casserole featuring roasted eggplant, a cinnamon-spiced meat sauce, and creamy béchamel. On the side, her Celery, Grapefruit and Olive salad is a crisp and refreshing counterpoint, with a mix of flavors and textures as exciting as the low cost.

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  • Melissa has a meal that is as healthy as it is delicious, and satisfying to boot. Follow her to the French countryside as she makes a hearty White Bean and Tuna Nicoise Bread Salad; it's a satisfying match for bowls of her freshly made soup, all for under $10.

  • 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.

  • Melissa d'Arabian shares easy, affordable recipes for serving Tex-Mex favorites at home. Her Pork Carnitas are the star of the Burrito Bowl bar: the caramelized morsels of shredded pork are served over seasoned rice with black beans, Melissa's Simple Pico de Gallo, and all the fixin's like cheddar cheese, green onions, and sour cream. Chocolate-Cinnamon nachos satisfy your sweet tooth, completing this south of the border menu that the whole family will love.

  • Melissa d'Arabian prepares a refreshing Greek-inspired meal that is simple and affordable. Her Greek Salad with Roasted Salmon is a meal-worthy version of the satisfying classic. For dessert, Mocha Granita keeps the menu light while satisfying your sweet tooth.

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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