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....

Cashew Brittle Recipe

How fortunate that all it takes to bring some sweetness and loveliness into one’s life is sugar, cashews, and a little patience.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 4

Braised Brisket Recipe with Red Wine and Honey

Sweet and tangy and fall-apart tender. That’s what we think of this crowd-pleasing braised brisket that makes us go weak in the knees.

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  • 25 M
  • 5 H
  • 8

Potato Latkes Recipe with Apple-Date Chutney and Cinnamon Sour Cream

All fancied up for the holidays, these boast all the perfectly-crisp-on-the-outside-tender-on-the-inside awesomeness of traditional potato latkes as well as a few surprises.

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Red Chile Pork Tamales Recipe

These red chile pork tamales are the real authentic Mexican deal. They taste like they were carefully crafted by the loveliest abuela imaginable. Here’s how to make them.

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  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 8 H, 30 M
  • 2

Herb Salt Recipe

Herb salt is, quite simply, herbs pummeled with salt to create a restaurant worthy condiment. Here’s how to make it along with several incredible uses, whether fancy schmancy or simple.

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  • 5 M
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Chicken Saltimbocca Recipe

Essentially an Italian rendition of chicken cordon bleu, chicken saltimbocca is simply cutlets and cheese and prosciutto and a lovely pan sauce and on the table in 30 minutes.

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  • 30 M
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Slow Roasted Lamb Recipe

This slow roasted lamb shoulder coaxes the meat to fall-apart tenderness in the oven while infusing it with the pervasive aroma and flavor of orange, chile, and honey.

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  • 30 M
  • 11 H
  • 2

Affogato Recipe

Drowning gelato in espresso has got to be the most spectacular sort of tragedy ever to take place at the dinner table. Here’s how to add a little drama to your dessert.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4

Apple Coffee Cake Recipe

Elegant enough for company, simple enough for every day, and versatile enough for breakfast and midnight snack and pretty much every moment in between.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 2

Pine Nut Brittle Recipe

Crunchy, sweet, salty, buttery, and nutty all in one bite. And it comes together in just 30 minutes, which makes it quite practical to toss together batch after batch, especially if, like us, you get a little carried away with sampling.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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Spruce Needle Vodka Recipe

Essentially vodka infused with a sprig from your Christmas tree, this celebratory cocktail both starts and stops conversations at parties. The perfect gift for the person who has everything.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 20

Paleo Banana Bread Recipe

This is gluten-free and paleo-friendly, for those keeping track of such things. But it’s also good enough for anyone to want a slice.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 4

Apple Cider Caramels Recipe

The 8th wonder of the world? These insanely satiating caramels made simply with apple cider, sugar, and spice.

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  • 25 M
  • 4 H
  • 0

Hot Turkey Sandwich Recipe

So crazily satisfying you may just find yourself making Thanksgiving dinner more than once a year.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
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