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Happy New Year from The Cheap Gourmet

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed the holiday season and are looking forward to the New Year. We have many new projects in the works at The Cheap Gourmet and invite you to subscribe to our brand new newsletter to receive instant notification as events unfold. Subscribers receive monthly recipes and menu planners, contest and giveaway announcements, and an occasional sales flyer. Subscribers are automatically entered into giveaways presented on this blog.

In celebration of the New Year, The Cheap Gourmet has received a makeover. I hope you like the new look. The goal is to make it easy for visitors to  find what they are looking for. Feel free to leave a comment and offer suggestions on ways to improve the blog. Are there certain types of recipes you would like to see? Do you have ideas for future contests? Are you a business owner or product manufacturer who would like to offer product giveaways? I am open to all ideas, so tell me your thoughts!


The winner of our December giveaway is Cassidy Wilber. Congratulations Cassidy! Enjoy your one year subscription to Real Simple magazine. And, a big THANK YOU to Real Simple for offering this wonderful gift to The Cheap Gourmet readers! I encourage everyone to visit the Real Simple website and take advantage of magazine subscription offers and reward programs.


I am super excited about January's giveaway. Not only is this the PERFECT way to start the New Year, we will be awarding this gift to FIVE lucky readers. Are you curious???

Alright, I'll let you in on the secret. This month we are giving away Truvia Natural Sweetener. If you are like me, you are trying to eliminate a few extra pounds gained over the holidays. I have a wedding to attend in April and my goal is to shed 20 pounds. I have many miles to walk and calories to count in order to reach my goal.

I received a box of Truvia to try. I'll be perfectly honest. I LOVE the stuff. I'll confess, I am a sugar baby. I must have 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar with my morning coffee. I was a little hesitant to try Truvia and assumed it would taste like artificial sweetener. Not even close! Truvia has the look, feel and taste of sugar without the calories. I'll be talking more about Truvia throughout the month, but for now here are a few Truvia Facts you might enjoy...

  • Truvia(tm) was recently featured on The Martha Stewart Show as one of "Martha's Finds."
  • Truvia(tm) is leading the category of new stevia-based sweeteners with 60% marketshare.
  • Truvia(tm) rebiana is now in several products to which consumers may not be aware: Vitaminwater10®, Sprite® Green(tm), Odwalla® juices, Nature's Splash®, True® Lemon Naturally Sweet and Hansen's® Natural Lo-Cal Juices.
  • features several delicious and healthy recipes.

I will be featuring Truvia recipes throughout January and encourage you to try some as well.

How to Enter The Cheap Gourmet January Giveaway

Everyone who leaves a comment or subscribes to The Cheap Gourmet newsletter will automatically be entered in the giveaway. Five winners will be selected at random on January 31st. Winners will be notified via email and given three (3) days to respond with their mailing address. Truvia will send the product directly to each winner.

Good Luck and THANK YOU for visiting The Cheap Gourmet blog!

Disclosure: The Cheap Gourmet received a complimentary issue of Real Simple magazine and a complimentary box of Truvia Natural Sweetener. These items were presented so I could sample the items and ensure they are a good fit for our readers.