Ten Dollar Dinners with Melissa d’Arabian (Food Network)
On her popular cooking series, stay-at-home mom of four Melissa d’Arabian shows viewers how to incorporate creative and tasty meals into their budgets by sharing her tried-and-true recipes as well as her countless tips to save time and money in the kitchen. And, in every episode, she keeps her $10 promise: four people, ten bucks, infinite possibilities. Truly demonstrating home cooking at its finest, Melissa prepares satisfying yet affordable recipes perfect for weeknight family dinners, weekend entertaining, and all of life’s special moments. ‘Ten Dollar Dinners’ premiered in August 2009 as a result of Melissa winning season five of The Next Food Network Star.
- Watch it: Tuesday-Thursday at 1.30pmET/PT
- Learn more: www.foodnetwork.com/tendollardinners
Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping (Cooking Channel)
Whether you want to trim your waist or shave off a few sizes, ‘Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping’ offers easy and satisfying ways to lose weight. Based on the popular column in Good Housekeeping, this lifestyle series is packed with dozens of slimming recipes created by host Melissa d’Arabian along with time-saving cooking and shopping tips, fat-burning exercises, dining out do’s and don’ts, and more from a nutritionist, a fitness expert and food correspondent Aarti Sequeira. If you make small dietary and lifestyle changes, ‘Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping’ promises big results. Premiered January 2012.
- Watch it: Saturdays 10:30amET, Sundays 9:30amET, and Fridays 11:30amET
- Season 2 Premieres January 19, 2013
- Learn more: www.cookingchanneltv.com/drop5
The Next Food Network Star (Food Network)
Thousands of hopefuls compete for a spot as a finalist on this long-running Food Network competition series. After weeks of grueling competition to see who has what it takes to be ‘The Next Food Network Star,’ one winner receives the ultimate prize: his or her own Food Network series.
- Watch it: Sundays at 9pm ET/PT (summer)
- Melissa competed on and won season five in 2009. She has since appeared as a guest judge in all the following seasons.
- Learn more: www.foodnetwork.com/star
Best Thing I Ever Ate (Food Network)
Ever wonder what the biggest food stars and chefs eat in their free time – when they’re paying? Find out on ‘The Best Thing I Ever Ate’! It’s the ultimate guide to the country’s most amazing meals, eats, and treats as told by the pros who spend their lives obsessing over food. From a barbecue sandwich worth driving over 1,500 miles for to a cannoli so good that it completely healed a bad breakup, this series features your favorite food celebrities offering a taste of the things you must try before you die.
- Episodes with Melissa include:
- “With Garlic”
- “With Fruit”
- “Best I ever Drank”
- “Bang for a Buck”
- “For Brunch”
- “Fried Chicken”
- “Finger Food”
- Learn more: www.foodnetwork.com/bestthing
Best Thing I Ever Made (Food Network)
Acclaimed chefs, cookbook authors and Food Network personalities – people who have spent their lives obsessing over food – reveal not only what they love to eat, but what they love to make. From personal family recipes to favorite dishes off their own menus, these food experts share their secrets and show us how to cook what they consider to be ‘The Best Thing I Ever Made.’
Chopped: Food Network Stars (Food Network)
Winners of the hit series Food Network Star compete to see who can beam brightest in the infamous ‘Chopped’ kitchen. Cooking for the powerhouse panel of Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis and Alton Brown, the competitors must be ready for whatever they find in the notorious baskets. With $10,000 going to one Star’s favorite charity, a lot is riding on this intense battle.
- Watch it: July 22nd at 8pm ET/PT
- Learn more: www.foodnetwork.com/chopped
Best Places I’ve Ever Been: Disney Memories (Travel Channel)
The stars align as Travel Channel’s Samantha Brown, Food Network’s Melissa d’Arabian, HGTV’s David Bromstad, Cooking Channel’s Roger Mooking, DIY Network’s Matt Blashaw, and GAC’s Nan Kelley come together in Disneyworld to relive their favorite memories and create new ones too! In this special episode of ‘Best Places I’ve Ever Been,’ Melissa is joined by her husband and four daughters for a magical, princess-filled experience unlike any other.
Food Network Challenge: All-Star Grill-Off (Food Network)
It’s a battle of the sexes in this special episode of ‘Food Network Challenge’ where three female Food Network stars (Melissa d’Arabian, Aida Mollenkamp, and Sunny Anderson) face off against three male Food Network stars (Michael Symon, Aaron McCargo Jr., and Adam Gertler) in the ultimate All-Star Grill-Off. They have three rounds to please both the mystery clients and the discerning panel of judges. The $10,000 grand prize is be donated to charity.