Thursday, December 9, 2010

Let's Eat by Denise Burroughs



In her cookbook Let's Eat, author Denise Burroughs, shares recipes that are easy and affordable.  I have tried may of the recipes in Let's Eat with my family.  They are very good.  I don't know of one that I've tried that my family didn't like.  I liked the fact that they are EASY and Affordable.
There are a few recipes that are your old stand-bys but  nice to have around such as:
  • fantasy fudge, nice for the holiday season
  • marshmallow potatoes, always a favorite on the Thanksgiving table
  • Victoria's peppermint cocoa, yummy winter warmer-uper

Here are just few that I tried on my family:
  • Taffy Apple Salad, oh, so yummy!!!  
  • Beef and Noodles,  new twist but they loved it.  
  • Peppers and Eggs, by my hubby's request and he isn't a breakfast food eater.
  • BBQ Pork Chops, we love anything with BBQ sauce

However, there are many more that I'm excited to try yet:
  • Boston roast
  • Chicken casserole
  • Tuna casserole
  • cheeseburger casserole
  • Swedish meatballs
  • mushroom pork chops
  • sausage bread
  • chocolate Italian cookies, is most intriguing because of one of the ingredients in the mix.  I have never heard of black pepper in cookies?  I really want to try these just once at least and see how they go over in my house.
  • Many more yummy recipes

Burroughs also shares 10 kitchen tips in Let's Eat a page of baking tips, an equivalent chart, baking substitutions, how to tell if it is done and tips on preparing marinades and sauces. 




Denise Burroughs combines her rich Italian heritage with years of southern tradition in Let’s Eat!, her debut cookbook. Her love for cooking shines through in this comprehensive book, suitable for all levels of cooking experience. Let’s Eat! provides readers with simple, inexpensive dishes. Recipes range from “Potato Flake Chicken” to “Chocolate Italian Cookies.”

Her strong Italian background shines through in many recipes, combining her love of tradition and her passion for rich flavors.

Burroughs’ unique dishes have been cultivated through years of experience, filling the hearts and stomachs of her friends and family. She writes: “Enjoy what you do! Your kitchen is your way of self expression and the heart of your home.”

In Let’s Eat!, Burroughs goes on to share cherished childhood memories of her family cooking authentic Italian meals. Burroughs recalls: ” Back when my great grandmother used to make pizza they called it ‘Tomato Pie’. It was not like pizza we get today. It was square and had sauce, oregano, and grated cheese on top.”

Burroughs includes helpful cooking tips for first-timers and some useful veteran secrets. She takes great pride in her recipes and is excited to share them for the very first time. She is confident these recipes will satisfy your family and friends.


She was raised in the sun, she came from a large Italian family with very strong ties to their heritage. She was born in Rome, NY and moved to Miami, Florida in December of 1969 with her mother. Raised in South Florida, she attended school until 1983. Having two daughters from her first marriage, she remarried in 1995 and in 2004 moved to Tallahassee, Florida where she currently resides.

She’s the owner of a paint and body shop and a member of NAPEW (National Association of Professional & Executive Women 2007-2008). A love for cooking and a desire to share wonderful family traditions was put to paper to create Let’s Eat. There have been so many people who have inspired her in her life, but no one inspired her more than her mother. Many of the recipes in this book have been served many times over and enjoyed by family and friends. She is happy to share them all with you and hopes you enjoy every bite as they were all made with lots of love.

You can visit Denise at www.deniseburroughs.com.

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Now for the Giveaway.  I have one of Denise's cookbooks to give to one person who leaves a comment.  Please US/Canada mailing address only.   
Leave a comment telling me what your (or your family's) favorite food during this Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year's season is.  
Be sure to leave an way of contact.  I will draw a winner on Christmas Eve for this book.  
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15 comments:

Linda Henderson said...

My sister makes this wonderful broccoli casserole that everybody in the family loves. She only makes it for the holidays and there is never any left over.

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Bluerose said...

My favorite holiday food is probably dressing. My momma always makes a seperate vegetarian one for me, so there's always lots of extra to bring home and graze on! :)

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Maureen said...

One of my favorite foods is our homemade Almond Coffee Cake...we have it every year for Christmas morning breakfast.


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debbie said...

One of my favorite foods, is the mandarin orange cranberry glazed cornish hens I make for Christmas.
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Charity said...

I would have to say Pecan Pie:) We love it! Please enter me in this giveaway. Thanks!

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Wanda said...

Our favourite holiday dish is, and always has been, the turkey stuffing. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water!
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rubynreba said...

Our favorite is spritz cookies. They are so good - just melt in your mouth!
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catss99 said...

Every year mom makes amazing cheesy potatoes. So simple, but it wouldn't be christmas without them!
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