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....

Pumpkin Seven Layer Bars Recipe

Pumpkin Seven Layer Bars

We’d be happy to tuck into these layers of messy goodness any time, any place. Thanksgiving or Fourth of July, makes little difference to us.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Pate Sablee Recipe

Pâte Sablée (Rich Pie Crust)

Perhaps the most indulgent pie crust known to the French, this boasts the notable addition of egg, cream, and lotsa sugar.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
Spiced Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

“Super easy.” “Quite addictive.” “Divine.” That’s what folks are saying about this surprisingly seductive pumpkin seeds recipe.

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  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
Pot Roast with Potatoes and Vegetables Recipe

Pot Roast with Potatoes and Vegetables

This classic, hearty, homey dish—just like something your grandma used to make—is the perfect one-pot meat and potatoes meal.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H
  • 2
Coffee Creme Brûlée Recipe

Coffee Crème Brûlée | Crème Brûlée au Café

Says David Lebovitz, “I’ve actually had friends lift their gratin dish and lick it clean—right at the table!” Good enough for us.

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  • 15 M
  • 2 H
  • 9
Pumpkin Spice Syrup Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Oh, the places you’ll go with this sweetly spicy pumpkin syrup. So long, Starbucks. DIY pumpkin spice latte, here we come!

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  • 5 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
Roasted Carrots With Duck Fat Recipe

Duck Fat Roasted Carrots

Surely you’ve heard of potatoes roasted in duck fat? Same basic principle—and unspeakable loveliness—applies here.

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  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 4
Homesick Texan's Shredded Beef Enchiladas Recipe

Shredded Beef Enchiladas

Shredded beef. Gooey cheese. Mild sauce. Just 20 minutes in the oven. And compliments all around. Thanks, Homesick Texan.

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Baked Eggs Recipe

Baked Eggs

And you thought you didn’t have time for breakfast. We’re changing that with this handy dandy technique.

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 6
down-easter-cocktail-recipe

The Down Easter Cocktail

Merriam-Webster defines “down easter” as “one born or living down east.” We take it to mean this lovely apple cider-y cocktail.

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  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
Frito Pie Recipe

Frito Pie

Rite of passage as well as rite of tailgating, Frito Pie is legendary. In case you’d forgotten about it, here’s proof.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

So good even a non-cauliflower-eater will change his or her mind. That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
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