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....

Puff Pastry Turnovers Recipe

Turn store-bought pastry and a mixed berry filling into irresistibly flaky pastries oozing with fruit goodness. Bet you’ll never again go back to those sad packaged pastries.

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Bluebarb Pie Recipe

Tart rhubarb collides with sweet blueberries to create some serious summer pie envy among strawberry rhubarb loyalists.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H
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South Carolina Slaw Recipe

This may not seem like coleslaw to some given its lack of mayo. But its sweet tanginess is going to woo you like never before.

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Rhubarb Crostata Recipe

Crostata loosely translates from Italian as “the easiest riff on pie you ever did make.” Which means you could—and should—toss together this lovely and simple crostata on countless casual occasions during rhubarb’s crazy short season.

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  • 2

Rhubarb Vodka

Rhubarb vodka. Yep. It’s a thing. And you’re going to want to make this tipsy spring tonic again and again and again.

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Easy Guacamole Recipe

Tastes authentic as heck yet embraces a minimalistic approach that pares ingredients down to the essentials.

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  • 15 M
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  • 2

Lamb Chops Recipe With Cilantro and Mint Sauce

These lamb chops have a nifty little trick that works wonders at putting dinner on the table pronto while banishing boredom.

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  • 30 M
  • 9

Beer Braised Lamb Shank Recipe

Because you really can’t go wrong tossing meat in a pot with beer.

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  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
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Gluten Free Brownies Recipe

These gluten free brownies are remarkably fudgy and seriously taste just like the real deal despite being flourless, paleo, and easy as heck to make. You’re welcome.

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  • 45 M
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Coq au Vin Recipe

Coq au vin, aka chicken soused in wine, is a French classic that exists in countless incarnations. This rich, soulful riff is from Julia Child.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 97

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes Recipe

Unequivocally and unspeakably better than those preservative-laden, shrink-wrapped cake imposters you grew up on. Swear.

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  • 40 M
  • 3 H
  • 0

Passover Brownies Recipe

The best kosher-for-Passover brownies we’ve ever had, these are ever so slightly crumbly outside and splendiferously fudgy inside.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 6

Bayou Fried Shrimp Recipe

Say the word “bayou,” and we conjure romantic notions of swampy marshlands, banjo playing, and, natch, the best Cajun fried shrimp.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 10

Endive Salad Recipe with Roquefort

This endive salad with Roquefort savvily juxtaposes sweet with bitter, crunchy with creamy, and pungent with comforting as heck.

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