Ten Dollar Dinners with Signed Bookplate (Paperback) by D'Arabian, Melissa
Paperback; Published 8/14/2012; 368 Pages; ISBN 9780307985149
For home cooks who care about what they feed their families and want to stretch their dollars, this eagerly awaited debut cookbook from Melissa d’Arabian, host of Food Network's Ten Dollar Dinners and winner of The Next Food Network Star, makes good on the $10 promise of dinner for four. With four ... See complete description »
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For home cooks who care about what they feed their families and want to stretch their dollars, this eagerly awaited debut cookbook from Melissa d’Arabian, host of Food Network's Ten Dollar Dinners and winner of The Next Food Network Star, makes good on the $10 promise of dinner for four.
With four young girls ages six and under, and a hit show on Food Network, Melissa d'Arabian focuses on savvy budgeting, efficient shopping, and full-flavored cooking. Ten Dollar Dinners has 140 recipes and more than 100 creative, practical tips on great money-savers (“Clear-Your-Pantry Week”); inventive takes on old standby dinners (try her Moroccan Meatloaf); and how to get ingredients to last longer (keep your green onions in a glass of water and they will re-grow several times over!). And with a coding system to help you create your own $10 menu, Ten Dollar Dinners celebrates spending with purpose, cooking with love, minimizing time spent in front of the stove, and savoring your homemade meal.
Melissa is a pro at creating satisfying meals that adults and kids alike will enjoy, using everyday ingredients, transforming them into delicious dinners: Her Potato Bacon Torte (which, at 50 cents a serving, was one of her winning recipes on The Next Food Network Star) shows how basic and inexpensive grocery store ingredients can be turned into an amazingly satisfying dish. Her Roasted Vegetable Tian is a great way to take advantage of deals in the produce aisle. The 4-Step Chicken offers a plan for getting food on the table in just minutes, using almost anything in the pantry.
Anyone can use this book, especially those who want to save money and feel great about cooking sensibly for elevated, simple meals that are healthy family-pleasers.
On her daytime cooking series, season five winner of The Next Food Network Star and stay-at-home mom, Melissa d'Arabian, 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, ten bucks, infinite possibilities. From approachable Parisian and Moroccan menus to sophisticated upgrades for everyday chicken and pork, Ten Dollar Dinners with Melissa d'Arabian demonstrates home cooking at its finest.
THE RECIPES ARE EVERYDAY TYPE INSTEAD OF PARTY STYLE WITH MANY INGREDIENTS
I received this book a couple days ago and have already tried two recipes. Loved both of them. Instructions are easy to follow. The only problem is I wish the book would open flat on the counter, but I guess that will come with more use.
I love watching Melissa's show on the Food Network and really thought her book would be filled with great ideas for weeknight meals for my family. I know that the book advertises $10.00 dinners, but the amount of ingredients and preparation steps that are involved in many of her recipes far outweigh the idea of paying only $10.00 for each dinner. As a working mom myself, I really though that her dinners would have been quicker to prepare and not as time consuming.
Had a difficult time giving this since I perused it and wanted to keep it for myself. Daughter-in-law should do well with it.
Love it! I have been waiting for Mellissa to put her recipes into a book. I am looking forward to using this book for many years. The recipes are creative and doable for a busy cook that does not have a lot of time. I also like the money saving tips.
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