She also is the author of the best selling title, The Harried Housewife’s Cookbook: 125 Most Requested Recipes!, and is the creator of The Harried Housewife’s RECIPE BOX television segments, magazine articles, and online posts.
A veteran newspaper columnist and TV cook; she enjoys developing seasonal recipes and providing imaginative home-inspired DIY ideas for time-crunched, budget-conscious folks to ensure memorable occasions throughout the year. The Harried Housewife's Cookbook is filled with the top 125 most-popular recipes from veteran newspaper columnist, food writer, and media personality, Cynthia O'Connor O'Hara, also known as The Harried Housewife. This is the one cookbook 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. Her work can be found in supermarkets, Web sites, and publications around the world.
The Harried Housewife lives with her family in upstate New York. Culinary instructor Board of Cooperative Educational Services, New Hartford, since 1996. Newspaper columnist Observer-Dispatch (Gannett News Service), Utica, New York, since 1997. Television personality numerous television stations, since 1997.