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Monday, December 6, 2010

Let's Eat by Denise Burroughs (Book Review)

Title: Let's Eat!
Author: Denise Burroughs
Publisher: AuthorHouse

My Thoughts: This slim volume starts out with a couple of pages of helpful tidbits for the novice (or even experienced) cook.  You get baking tips, substitutions and handy information.  You will find recipes from pasta to desserts, casseroles to salads. 

The recipes are very simple and can be made from things that you can probably find in your pantry. ( My teenage daughter has already asked if she can have this cookbook when she moves out!)  I think what I liked the best is that she doesn't take for granted that you know what you are doing in the kitchen.  For example, for her potato flaked chicken she says to add cooking oil to the tray - but then says, just enough to coat it, not too deep.  It is those helpful hints that are good for those just starting out in the kitchen.

I was thrilled to see the recipe for mayonnaise cake.  My mom has made this cake for years and years and I have never seen it in a cookbook.  I am forever calling her and asking her for the recipe again, because I am always losing where I wrote it down - so now I have it in a book!  (Until my daughter steals it away from me, of course!)

~ I received a complimentary copy of this book from Pump Up Your Books in exchange for my review.~

About the Author: 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.

Publisher/Publication Date: Author House, May 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4490-8731-9
49 pages

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