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Olivia Wilder

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MELISSA D’ARABIAN hosts Food Network’s daytime cooking series,  "Ten Dollar Dinners," and Cooking Channel’s lifestyle show "Drop 5 lbs with Good Housekeeping." After earning her undergraduate degree at University of Vermont and MBA from Georgetown University, Melissa enjoyed a successful career in finance and strategy before eventually becoming a stay-at-home mom to her four daughters. Eager to share her tried-and-true recipes and tips with today’s diverse families, Melissa competed on and won season five of "The Next Food Network Star." She has since appeared on the hit primetime series "The Best Thing I Ever Ate," "Chopped," and "Food Network Challenge."

Melissa's first cookbook, "Ten Dollar Dinners: : 140 Recipes and Tips to Elevate Simple, Fresh Meals Any Night of the Week" was just released August 14th from Clarkson Potter Publishers. Melissa and her family live near San Diego. 

**One free book will be given away to a listener who calls in and correctly answers a question about Melissa. (Readily available information).