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Ten Dollar Dinners: 140 Recipes and Tips to Elevate Simple, Fresh Meals Any Night of the Weekby Melissa Darabian
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Melissa d’Arabian, host of Food Network’s Ten Dollar Dinners and season 5 winner of The Next Food Network Star, makes good on the $10 promise of dinner for four in her eagerly awaited debut cookbook. For home cooks who care about what they feed their families and want to stretch their dollars, Melissa is the best guide for putting delicious meals on the table.
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 regrow 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 and 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 supermarket 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 Four-Step Chicken Piccata 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.
The latest collection from New York Times best-selling author Lorraine Wallace, wife of Fox Sunday News anchor Chris Wallace.
In over 200 recipes, Jessica Fisher shows budget-conscious cooks how they can eat remarkably well without breaking the bank. Good Cheap Eats serves up 70 three-course dinnersand#8212;main course, side, and dessertand#8212;all for less than ten dollars for a family of four. Chapters include "Something Meatier," on traditional meat-centered dinners, "Stretching It," which shows how to flavor and accent meat so that you are using less than usual but still getting lots of flavor, and "Company Dinners," which proves that you can entertain well on the cheap. The hard-won wisdom, creative problem-solving techniques, and culinary imagination she brings to the task have been chronicled lovingly in her widely read blog Good Cheap Eats. Now, with the publication of the book Good Cheap Eats, she shows budget-challenged, or simply penny-pinching, home cooks how they can save loads of money on food and still eat smashingly well.
Inand#160;over 200 recipes,and#160;Jessica offers a delicious alternative to fast food, takeout pizza, or over-processed foods from the supermarketand#160;with nourishing, from-scratch meals that donand#8217;t break the bank or take hours to cook. Those recipes are organized into 70 multi-course dinnersand#8212;main dishes, sides, and add-ons such as soup, bread, or dessertand#8212;including: Simple Bean Tostadas, Chunky Tomato Salsa, Lemon Pie with Honey-Ginger Ice Cream
Chicken Kabobs with Mint-Yogurt Sauce, Curried Couscous, Greek Spinach Salad
Asian Chicken Salad with Rice Noodles, Ginger-Orange Crisp
Beef Potpie with Flaky Cheddar Crust, Winter Greens and Citrus Salad
Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Rice, Buttery Dill Carrots, Banana-Walnut Mini Muffins Each dinner feeds a family of four for ten dollarsand#8212;a little more for larger families, a little less for smaller ones and singles.and#160; The menus are just suggestions, and readers can mix-and-match any of the tasty 200-plus recipes as they like.and#160; In more than 100 tips scattered through the book, Jessica distills her hard-won wisdom into a wealth of ideas for how to be a penny-wise shopper, how to find good cuts of meat that are cheap, how to reduce waste and maximize leftovers, and more.and#160; Never before has living so affordably meant living so well.
The latest collection from New York Times best-selling author Lorraine Wallace, wife of Fox Sunday News anchor Chris Wallace
Lorraine Wallace, wife of Fox Sunday News anchor Chris Wallace, writes her third cookbook, following Mr. Sundayand#8217;s Soups and Mr. Sundayand#8217;s Saturday Night Chicken, both New York Times bestsellers. An expert on making meals for the family, Lorraine presents recipes that are sure to bring everyone together on any occasion, from weeknight meals to holidays to game day. This cookbook includes heartwarming favorites like Beef Stew with Winter Root Vegetables and Momand#8217;s Chicken and Rice Casserole as well as reinvented classics like Lobster Pot Pie and Chicken Cordon Bleu Pinwheels. She also includes delicious vegetarian and gluten-free options. As her first hardcover, Mr. and Mrs. Sundayand#8217;s Suppers is a keepsake herand#160;fans and family will treasure.
About the Author
MELISSA D’ARABIAN is the host of Food Network’s Ten Dollar Dinners and Cooking Channel’s Drop 5 Lbs with Good Housekeeping. Melissa is the season 5 winner of The Next Food Network Star and has also appeared on Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate and Food Network Challenge. Melissa has a BA from the University of Vermont and an MBA from Georgetown University. She lives with her husband and their four young daughters in San Diego.
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