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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  • Go upper-crust, guilt-free tonight with Melissa's rich and creamy Potato-Bacon-Gruyere torte, baked until golden in a buttery crust. Paris Cafe Green Salad adds a fresh crunch, and Applesauce Granita With Maple Yogurt makes a quick, refreshing dessert. Have your torte and eat it, too!

  • Melissa loves entertaining, and with a little creativity she can feed a crowd and stay within her budget. Today's menu for game day features cheesy Quesadillas, hearty Black Bean Hummus, protein-packed Tuna Tapenade and fresh-popped popcorn she seasons with clean, tasty ingredients.

  • Melissa makes Chiles Rellenos, filled with melted jack cheese and sweet corn kernels, served smothered in her homemade tomato salsa. On the side, Rice With Green Pepper and Jalapeno is perfect to soak up that delicious salsa, and Mashed Black Beans add an extra dose of flavor and satisfying protein. All that flavor, and still under budget ... ole!

  • Melissa works her magic once again to save money without sacrificing flavor. Pot Roast Carbonnade is a rich beefy stew, perfect with buttery Boiled Potatoes and custardy Café au Lait Pots de Crème.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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.

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  • Go upper-crust, guilt-free tonight with Melissa's rich and creamy Potato-Bacon-Gruyere torte, baked until golden in a buttery crust. Paris Cafe Green Salad adds a fresh crunch, and Applesauce Granita With Maple Yogurt makes a quick, refreshing dessert. Have your torte and eat it, too!

  • Melissa d'Arabian transports your taste buds to Morocco, starting with a Chilled Carrot and Cauliflower Soup, aromatic with cumin and lemon zest, and finished with a swirl of yogurt. For the main course, her Chicken Tagine is fall-off-the-bone tender, perfect alongside Melissa's Couscous With Peas and Mint. The meal's low price point is as dreamy as the flavors.

  • 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 prepares an elegant spread that will blow guests away without blowing her budget. Herb Crusted Pork Loin makes a stunning centerpiece alongside ruby red (roasted/braised red cabbage), and popovers are a fun, delicious treat for the bread plate.

  • Melissa d'Arabian whips up her favorite Chinese takeout dishes, at a fraction of the cost. Sesame Chicken is slightly sweet with an orange marinade, and gets baked until golden and tender. Lemony Egg Soup turns everyday ingredients into a warm and comforting starter. Orange-Ginger Fried Wontons are so crisp and delicious, you may never need your takeout menus again!

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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