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....

Dry-Rubbed Tri-Tip Recipe

Dry-rubbed tri-tip. Our approach is subtly spiced and expertly cooked and a relatively inexpensive way to wow a crowd. Here’s how to pull it off.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 4 H
  • 0

Adonis Cocktail Recipe

Named for the Broadway play about the mythological Greek god of beauty, the Adonis stunningly draws together vermouth, a couple styles of sherry, orange bitters, and a twist.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0

Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

The tempered sweetness of this summery homemade dessert relies on in-season strawberries more than obscene amounts of sugar.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 16

Tomato and Peach Panzanella Recipe

Tomato and peach panzanella may sound unlikely but it’s gonna knock your socks off. Or, if you’re not wearing socks this time of year, then it’ll knock your flip-flops off. Guaranteed.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 2

Crab Soup Recipe

Luxuriously creamy indulgence incarnate. Here’s how to make it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 4 H
  • 0

Grilled Carrots Recipe

Grilled carrots. They’re a backyard grilling game-changer. And they’re gonna revolutionize your weeknight side dish situation in the best possible way.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 2

Beef Tostadas Recipe

Just slowly simmer some beef with ancho chiles and then pile the tender awesomeness atop crisped tortillas with black beans and pickled red onions and homemade hot sauce. Tasting is believing.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 0

Turkey Taco Salad Recipe

Easy. Healthy. Low calorie. And quite possibly the best tasting taco salad ever. That’s what we’re thinking of this recipe. But don’t take our word for it. See for yourself.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 32

Bibimbap Recipe

This bibimbap recipe with its easy, smoky, slightly sweet sauce is going to upend your notion of healthy eating. Swear.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 4

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Fruit Salsa Recipe

When you face the inevitable glut of ripe stone fruits you couldn’t resist at the market, you’re going to want these grilled chicken tacos with fruit salsa at the top of your list.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 6 H
  • 0

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

A classic, perfected. (Yes, we know, you’ve been promised this before by others. But we mean it.)

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 D, 1 H
  • 29

Spring Panzanella Recipe

For when you just can’t wait until midsummer for your fave Tuscan bread salad.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 2

Blueberry Syrup Recipe

Brings back memories of that sticky, cloyingly sweet blueberry syrup from your childhood yet recreates it with so much more class.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Daily Subscription

Enter your email address and get all of our updates sent to your inbox the moment they're posted. Be the first on your block to be in the know.

Preview daily e-mail

Weekly Subscription

Hate tons of emails? Do you prefer info delivered in a neat, easy-to-digest (pun intended) form? Then enter your email address for our weekly newsletter.

Preview weekly e-mail