Cooking, Baking, and Making
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Cooking, Baking and Making ─ DIY recipes and DIY ideas for all seasons


DYI Ideas ─ DYI Recipes: From the creative mind of the Harried Housewife blog, comes a beautifully packaged one-stop-shop book bursting with DIY recipes and DIY ideas for the entire year! Cooking, Baking and Making - 100 Holiday Recipes and DIY Ideas for All Seasons and Reasons includes 60 DIY recipes with bonus designs and 40 DIY ideas that tie your home together for all 365 days. For example:

    • Spring: Serve Herbed Cucumber Tea Sandwiches and a make a Spring Centerpiece

    • Summer: Delight your guests with Fresh Berries and Cannoli Cream and make your own decorative coasters

    • Autumn: Bake Dilled Beer and Cheddar Bread and make Autumn Harvest Potpourri

    • Winter: Enjoy Creamy Eggnog Cupcakes and make Festive Votives

Recipes and ideas for all seasons and a simpler time: Cynthia O’Hara presents incredibly user-friendly projects and dishes that make replicating her flavors and designs as natural as the changing of the seasons. The Harried Housewife has written articles and developed a wide variety of recipes that reflect a simpler time and are ideal for budget-conscious families. The "Harried Housewife's Recipe Box" column is syndicated nationally in regional newspapers.


Cynthia O’Hara, The Harried Housewife, is a writer, recipe developer, and media personality. Busy cooks have come to rely on her for tried and true recipes that make cooking and entertaining a breeze. Look for The Harried Housewife's recipes in newspapers, magazines, and online. Visit her Web site at:

O’Hara contributes to “The Harried Housewife’s Recipe Box” section of the Entree magazine; produced by GateHouse News Media. On top of print, Cynthia is on TV as part of the Harried Housewife Recipe Box food segment.