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 (250)

  1. Dawn says:

    I love the Italian cherry filled doughnuts easy to share with family and friends delicious and homemade. Great to share with children and adults. Easy so the perfect sweet fill in for any crowd 1-100!!! Thanks Sandra for the new family favorite at my house!!

  2. Jeanne says:

    I love several of Melissa's recipes, but my favorite is the Meatloaf w/sour cream gravy. It's so easy to make and very delicious! I made this for my son, who wasn't thrilled with meatloaf before, but he loves this one. I've made it several times. I find Melissa's recipes are tasty, easy to make, and more family friendly. Can't wait to read her cookbook.

  3. Jill Coker says:

    I am disabled so it is wonderful when I can use short cuts and don't always have the way to get to stores so when I saw the recipe for bread sticks it was a wonderful idea . Easy, economical and great taste.

  4. Erin Ryan says:

    Love Melissa's Braised Pork Loin stuffed with ham and swiss. So tender!

  5. joyce says:

    i love to look at ten dollar dinners and like the ease of preparation. melissa explains every step shes doing right down to the why and the substitutions you may use. since i'm no longer able to print recipes from food network, this cook is a God sent. this book includes all my favorite recipes and if i don't win then i want to buy it.

  6. Venessa allegretto says:

    I just saw your show for the first time last week.My husband travels with his job and I like to try new meals on the weekend,as he doesn't eat home cooking during the week.Last week I made the basil burgers. we both thought they were wonderful.My friend and I tested out the fritto misto last night.Another great recipe.You were right about how good the lemons were.This weekend I will make the shrimp and lemon pasta..Looking forward to many more new recipes to try out. thanks

  7. Sue S says:

    Since you became one of the Food Network Stars — I have watched you since the very beginning!!! Just love your ideas and was very happy that you put something that is affordable for the low income people. I just love being able to cook in a low income budget!!! Thank you for your ideas!

  8. Susan Balsamo says:

    I just made the Pork Carnitas and they were a BIG HIT!! Definitely going to be a go to for me.

  9. Mark Dennis says:

    I love Melissa's Salmon Cakes. They're something you can make with pantry ingredients any day of the week, they're home-made, right down to the potato, and a great way to incorporate healthy salmon for the protein we all need. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/melissa-darabi… And they are just delicious!

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