The Harried Housewife's Cookbook: 125 Most Requested Recipes
Cynthia O’Connor O’Hara, also known as The Harried Housewife, has been a newspaper columnist for fifteen years and a television personality with a weekly food segment for seven years. She has compiled recipes from her newspaper column, television segments, and website into The Harried Housewife’s Cookbook: 125 Most Requested Recipes. This is one cookbook that you can grab at the last minute to whip up something delicious with on-hand ingredients. Every recipe has been streamlined to cut preparation time without compromising flavor. Filled with old-fashioned recipes modified to fit the busy person’s lifestyle, it also includes easy and elegant dishes that are perfect for entertaining. Each recipe has the benefit of having been prepared many times over by countless readers and viewers. It’s these readers and viewers who have given their ultimate seal of approval. In addition you’ll find valuable advice and hints to make entertaining a breeze, healthier food options, time-saving strategies and make-ahead tips, a master pantry list, and menu suggestions for weeknight suppers, special dinners, and holiday celebrations.
In her Introduction, Cynthia O’Connor O’Hara writes: “I would be willing to bet that as you hold this cookbook in your hands, you’re busily thinking of things you have yet to do.” Um, yeah. How does she know? And then she adds: “That reality is the inspiration for this book.” Which means that O’Hara knows me — and probably many of you as well. You don’t have time to cook gourmet meals. You barely have time to put away the dishes or vacuum/sweep the floors. Here’s your cookbook. Easy, tested, family-popular recipes.
And thanks to the author, we’re giving away one copy to a lucky Cooks&Books&Recipes reader (see below).
C&B&R next-to-try recipes: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread; Slow Cooker Beef Barbecue Sandwiches; Tortellini Salad
Giveaway Notes: There are six ways to enter the giveaway, but it’s not necessary to do all six entries. Choose whichever one(s) you like, and you’ll be entered in the giveaway. Giveaway ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, March 17, 2013.