Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Guest Post with Denise Burroughs author of the cookbook Let's Eat!

Yesterday, I reviewed the cookbook Let's Eat by Denise Burroughs *(read my review here). The author, Denise Burroughs has written a guest post sharing her thoughts on a family tradition that she has carried on in her family.  Here's Denise's guest post:

My family has always inspired me not only in cooking, but in life.  As a child of a large Italian family with a strong family heritage, we had many traditions and values.   One of those many traditions that I carried on to my family was eating dinner together.  It’s a time free from the electronics like laptops, cell phones and television that consume our lives. It’s a time to share and spend quality time with your family. 

I know we all have busy lives, but it’s important to me for my family to have this time together to stay connected.  Yes, just cooking a meal for your family can sometimes be a chore.  That’s one reason why I included meals that were easy to make for the typical busy women (or man) in my cookbook.  This allows us to spend more time with our families, which is one of the most important things.

I have this same tradition in my family that I've carried on. I grew up with our family always having dinner together even on late nights when my mother worked. My family always takes time to stay connected by having a meal together every night.  There are some family friendly and easy to prepare recipes in Denise Burrough's cookbook  Let's Eat!. I made a  Beef & Noodles recipe that my family enjoyed that was made in the crockpot and  I shared the recipe in my review.

About Denise Burroughs:

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.


  1. That's one of the things that I think is missing today...no one eats around the family dinner table any more!!!!

  2. She is so right; the family dinner table may be the only place where we all get to share uninterrupted talk time together! Thanks for the guest post!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

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