On Day 2 of Matt and Melissa's takeout intervention, Curtis arrives bright and early to kick off cooking lessons. "What I thought I'd do is I'd show them how to make seven beautiful dishes that replace all that takeout they've been ordering," he says.

Melissa takes her position at the stove, ready to learn a few chef secrets. The first meal they make is Rigatoni with Spicy Italian Salami. "You're talking about a gourmet plate of food at a portion of the price," Curtis says.

After the pasta, Curtis teaches his student how to make:
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"I've learned that there are a million things I'm capable of making, and everything's been so easy," Melissa says. "To know that my family's going to be able to sit down and eat together means the world."


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