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....

Butterscotch Sauce Recipe

Butterscotch Sauce

This boozy butterscotch sauce—perhaps the easiest DIY gift ever—brings sugar to the point of lusciousness then adds cream, butter, and whiskey.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
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Kasha Varnishkes Recipe

Kasha Varnishkes

Rumor has it that this kasha varnishkes recipe made the late Joan Rivers plotz. After tasting it, we can understand why this would be true.

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  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

Yorkshire Pudding

Perfectly browned on the outside and soft, moist, and buttery on the inside. Just a little effortless elegance to accompany your roast.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 7
Raw Oysters With Champagne Vinegar Mignonette Recipe

Raw Oysters With Champagne Vinegar Mignonette

Oysters. Friends. Champagne. And these shucking instructions. What more could you possibly need?

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4
Cheddar and Potato Latkes Recipe

Cheddar and Potato Latkes

Crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and pretty damn indulgent through and through.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
Pecan Pie Bread Pudding Recipe

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

This Southern melding of pie and pudding is obscenely, ridiculously rich. Oh, Lord, just take us now.

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  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 5 H
  • 6
Oven-Roasted Chicken Thighs Recipe

Oven-Roasted Chicken Thighs

“Simple.” “Perfect.” “The moistest chicken with the crispest skin we’ve ever had.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

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  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
English Toffee Recipe

English Toffee

Almonds and dark chocolate or peanuts and milk chocolate? Eh. Can’t go wrong either way with this classic Christmas candy.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
Easy Eggnog Recipe

Easy Eggnog

We can’t go through a holiday season without eggnog. Not just any eggnog. This eggnog. All the richness. None of the heaviness.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
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Jamie Oliver's Steak Sandwich Recipe

Steak Sandwich

Seared steak. Caramelized onions. Warm ciabatta. Sounds like something we’re not going to want to share.

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  • 10 M
  • 55 M
  • 2
Natural Food Coloring Recipe

Natural Food Coloring

At last, after literally years of searching, we have the perfect DIY natural food coloring recipe—minus the monumental price tag.

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  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 25
Spiced Caramels Recipe

Spiced Caramels

OGM. No, we don’t mean OMG. We mean OGM. As in, “Oh, garam masala.” That’s how incredible this sweet and earthy loveliness is.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 4
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