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....

Eggs Florentine Recipe

Eggs Florentine

Eggs Florentine, Benedict, and Arnold. Sorta sounds more like a network of Revolutionary War spies than a brunch menu, yes?

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  • 8
Grilled Lamb Chops Scottadito Recipe

Grilled Lamb Chops Scottadito

After grilling up these lovely little lamb lollies, we finally understand why so many folks use “lamb chop” as a term of endearment.

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  • 45 M
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Pickled Eggs Recipe

Pickled Eggs

If you’re a pickled eggs virgin, you’re in for something quite special—and not just because these little lovelies are so pretty in pink.

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  • 14
Bacon Manchego Burger

Bacon Manchego Cheese Burger

Chances are you’ve not had a burger like this before, but its inspired Spanish accoutrements are gonna make you say “Olé!”

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
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Pickled Zucchini Recipe

Pickled Zucchini

Betcha can’t tell the difference between these zucchini pickles and cucumber pickles. Even if you can, we think we know which you’ll prefer.

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  • 45 M
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  • 6
Prosecco and Aperol Cocktail Recipe

Prosecco and Aperol Cocktail

Elegant. Classic. Magical in all ways. That’s what folks are saying about this little lovely. Cin cin, indeed.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
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Hummus Recipe

Hummus

Let’s get clear about what hummus is and what it ain’t. Hummus, as made in Israel, tastes like hummus. It’s not fancy. But it is perfect.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
Bucatini all’Amatriciana Recipe

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

All’Amatriciana—go on, roll that “r” like they do in Italy—means a spicy pasta sauce of tomatoes and pancetta or bacon. Prego.

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  • 35 M
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Irish Soda Bread with Walnuts Recipe

Irish Soda Bread

A sweet nuttiness, a dense crumb, a crunchy crust, and bags more flavor than normal bread. Whatcha waiting for?

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 15
Tartar Sauce Recipe

Homemade Tartar Sauce

Commercial tartar sauce tends to be crammed full of sugar and corn syrup and preservatives. Not this little homemade lovely.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 13
White Pizza Recipe

White Pizza

We find this lovely, albeit subtly flavored, little number to be one of the simpler pleasures in life. We think you’ll concur.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 8
Pain d'Epi Recipe

Pain d’Épi

David finally learns to make pain d’epi, the loaf of bread that he’s been lusting after for decades, and finds it to be easy peasy. Whew.

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  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 14
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