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By Joy A. Kennelly

Because I love to eat and love chefs, recently I was approached by Jacobs Creek Wine who produces the cool YouTube True Character Series (a fine example of brands utilitizing transmedia successfully); Danielle Rimmer, a former Hell's Kitchen contestant; and most recently, Melissa Joan Hart of the new online shopping coupon app, Yowza.

I thought it would be interesting to showcase them all together because if you're like me, you're always searching for new recipes and foodie pleasures to try and tricks to save money. 

So, without further ado, enjoy!

Facebook_1350924618For a tasty side dish, consider Danielle Rimmer's recipe for Brussell Sprouts. You may recognize her from a recent Hell's Kitchen season. Enjoy her recipe!

It's not your mama's brussell sprouts boys and girls:

Pancetta and Sweet Onion Sauteed Brussel Sprouts

Serves: 4
1 lb. Fresh Brussel Sprouts ( stems cut off and a few unattractive and brown outer leaves on each removed)
4 oz. Pancetta ( cut into small dice)
1 large vidalia onion (diced into small pieces same size as pancetta)
1 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 T red wine vinergar
2 T whole salted butter
Kosher Salt and Fresh ground pepper to taste
In a large saute pan heat the evoo on low and add the Pancetta. Cook stirring occassionally until the pancetta has rendered out all the fat and starts to become crispy ( like bacon) approximately 10 min. Next add the diced onion and saute on low until the onion becomes translucent. approximately 5 minutes. Next, turn up the heat to medium and add the brussel sprouts cooking for approximately 5-6 minutes. Cover for an addtional 5 minutes. Remove lid and add the salt and pepper to taste as well as the vinegar and mix. Stir in the butter until incorporated. Serve immediately.

Now if that doesn't have your tastebuds watering, check out Chef Pete Evans from Down Under, as he prepares a quick seafood dish:


Now, if you're like me, you don't always have the ingredients on hand you see in various recipes  and need to run out to the grocery store to pick them up. Well, believe it or not, celebrities are just like us. 

You may recognize Melissa Joan Hart from Melissa and Joey, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Clarissa, but what you may not know is she also a busy mom who grocery shops just like the rest of us.

She discovered Yowza online coupons through a friend and says, "As a mom of 3 kids, I know how crazy life is...especially when also balancing a career, etc.  I don't care who you are...who doesn't want to save money?  I want to make a difference and believe that Yowza!! can really help so many families and business owners.  Not to mention, we are green.  So I got involved because I felt I coud really help get the word out and make a difference while helping moms like me save some serious money."

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It's free and will save you a ton of cash according to Brand Ambassador, and part owner, Melissa, "Visit for more info...and, if you have any stores you want to see, let us know on the site!"

Lastly, because to me, dinner isn't complete without dessert, here's an interesting ice cream artisan based in New York call Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream I trust you'll enjoy for me if you live there:  

That's all for now! Thanks for popping by. Enjoy!


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