Enter for a Chance to Win an Autographed Copy of Ten Dollar Dinners

by in Books, Contests, August 14th, 2012

melissa d'arabian ten dollar dinners cookbookMelissa d’Arabian can now add another title to her long list of accomplishments: cookbook author. Her first cookbook, Ten Dollar Dinners, is officially available today and it’s packed with fresh meals — more specifically, 140 mouthwatering recipes, like Caprese Tartlets, Slow-Cooker Tortilla Soup, Grilled Two-Cheese Burgers and a Classic Apple Tart, for any night of the week.

She also includes tips to save you time and money like using leftover wine (see photo below, too). According to Melissa, “If you have a little leftover wine in a bottle, fill an ice cube tray half-full with wine and then freeze (don’t fill it all the way, it won’t freeze). The next time you need to deglaze a pan or make a quick pan sauce, toss in a few cubes for an extra layer of flavor that didn’t cost you an extra dime.”

 

You can order a copy right now, but we’d like to give you a chance to win one that Melissa has autographed. All you have to do is comment on this post by telling us which one of Melissa d’Arabian’s recipes is your favorite and why. We’re giving away five signed copies of her cookbook to randomly selected and very lucky commenters.

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You may only comment once to be considered and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 to win. For the first day of the giveaway, all entries (answers) must be entered between 12:00 p.m. EST on August 14 and 5 p.m. EST on August 20, 2012. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of each prize: approx. $25. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a Food Network, 9721 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37932.

So tell us, which one of Melissa’s recipes is your favorite?

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Comments (248)

  1. divadicucina says:

    Chicken meatballs! Love a healthy twist to a classic dish! :)

  2. tashley says:

    I haven't tried any of her recipes yet, but her cookbook looks like it will be really great!

  3. Mary Jo says:

    4-Step Chicken (Protein) Recipe procedure

  4. Kelly A. says:

    Beef and Bechamel Lasagna!

  5. Lauren P. says:

    Ranch deviled eggs– a fun spin on a classic, perfect for cocktail parties and kiddie parties alike!

  6. Angie says:

    Mock Mascarpone Crostini. Mascapone is such an expensive ingredient that I love having a cheat for it!

  7. Cathy says:

    my favorite receipe is her one for gronola, I love it and I add extra pecans too.

  8. Marcia Reidmiller says:

    As a busy grandmother who works full-time, it's hard to come up with a meal that all five of our grandchildren will eat. Melissa's Kid-Friendly Salmon and Oven Fries is one of our go-to meals. Not only do the kids enjoy helping us prepare the meal, but there's nothing but empty plates to wash when dinner is over. We always know it's a winner when the plates are empty!

  9. Lia Simpson says:

    Melissa's Wine Braised Pork Tacos sound delicious – quick, affordable and full of flavor.

  10. Kristin says:

    Love, Love, Love the show! My twin sister has triplets and this is definitely the show for us! We love her money saving tips! Our favorite is her garlic Spaghetti! We could really put the cookbook to work if we win!