Honest Entertaining®

Honest Entertaining®

Tired of being Martha-ized? Feeling as if you're a failure unless you grind your own wheat, grow your own yeast,  raise your own beef? Expecting the impossible from yourself, all while cooking a sit-down dinner for 25? Well, relax! Take a deep breath. We've been there--and we ain't ever going back. Honest Entertaining is as much of a state of mind as a way to cook. And you'll find that state of mind reflected in our recipes and our series of programs including technique videos and podcasts. It's real food for real people for good times. It's knock-it-out-of-the-park dishes that are smart, easy, and let you be a cook, not a domestic god/goddess. You know they say about false idols....

Poached Nectarines Recipe

Simple in execution. Complex as heck in taste. Lovely as can be through and through.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

Lasagna Bolognese

This boasts all the magnificence of traditional bolognese with four kinds of meat and three types of cheese. But also lurking beneath the layers of deliciousness is gently cooked eggplant. Call it stealthy healthy.

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  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 7

Homemade Cocktail Sauce Recipe

Everyone needs a homemade cocktail sauce for shrimp that’s spicy with a wallop of horseradish and chili sauce. Just as God intended.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0

Salt and Pepper Shrimp Recipe

Toss some shrimp, salt, pepper, and garlic in a hot skillet and keep watch until the shrimp are plump and juicy and perfect. Then sit back and accept accolades.

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  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 0

Chicken Caesar Salad Skewers Recipe

Subtly flavored chicken skewers that deconstruct the classic Caesar salad into simple and spectacular components.

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  • 25 M
  • 55 M
  • 0

Pesto Genovese

A spoon-it-straight-from-the-jar-and-slather-it-on-everything sauce with the taste of tradition, the seduction of sophistication.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 31

How To Cook Shishito Peppers

Knowing how to perfectly blistered shishito peppers results in a cocktail nosh that’s mildly tingly, almost sweet heat…except for the occasional renegade that’s CRAZY hot. Sorta like a non-lethal Russian roulette.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 11

How To Make Infused Water With Herbs (Or Anything!)

Why spend half your paycheck on pricey infused waters when you can make them at home? It’s easy, inexpensive, and lovely. Think of it as sorta like sangria without the wine.

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  • 5 M
  • 8 H, 5 M
  • 0

Homemade Ice Cream Bars

Ice cream bars are a very, very personal thing. Which is exactly why we love this approach, which essentially allows you to make whatever custom combination of store-bought ice cream, chocolate, and coatings you fancy.

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  • 25 M
  • 12 H
  • 2

Texas Brisket Recipe

No rub. No sauce. Just perfectly smoked bbq brisket exquisiteness. Here’s how to make it at home.

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  • 25 M
  • 18 H, 30 M
  • 6

Blackberry Ice Cream Recipe

So exquisite it’s making folks say “This recipe is a 10.” and “Perfect.” and “Gloriously smooth.” and “Very rich.” and “The looks on my family’s faces said it all. Translation goes something like, ‘Oh my god, what is this?!'”

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  • 30 M
  • 1 M
  • 8

Plum Almond Cake Recipe

Haute yet homey, this rustic Italian cake with its delicate crumb and pockets of jammy plum awesomeness will cause you to anticipate plum season like never, ever before.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 26

Bacon Jam Recipe

Maybe what the world needs is a single currency. Like jars of this sweet, rich, intense bacon jam that makes everything better.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 84

Dark Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

Carefully concocted to rely on less sugar than the cloying milk chocolate cream pie of our childhood, this is a far more adult-friendly, yet still spectacularly satisfying, rendition of a classic.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 4
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