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....

Hostess Cupcakes Recipe

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

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
Pecorino Potato Chips Recipe

Homemade Potato Chips With Pecorino

Easy to make. Good with beer. Perfect for parties. Sorta makes us think we’re back in college. Beer pong, anyone?

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  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
Cardamom Banana Bread Recipe

Paleo Banana Bread

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
  • 2
Strawberry Sangria Recipe

Strawberry Sangria

Anyone else ready for another weekend? If so, we’ve got the sultry Spanish sipper that’ll get everyone in the mood…to party, that is.

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  • 30 M
  • 5 H, 30 M
  • 2
Campari Cocktail Recipe

Campari Cocktail

The author calls this cocktail a “Bicycle” because, in his words, “once you are on, you are on, just keep pedaling, have another.”

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Blue Margarita Recipe

Blue Margarita

Blue as the blue lagoon, this conversation-starting cocktail tastes as stunning as it looks. Blue margarita magic.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
French Onion Dip Recipe

Onion Dip

“The onion dip to end all onion dips.” “Sublime.” “Light years beyond those soup packets.” That’s what folks are saying about this dip.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

An inspired and swoon-worthy collision of creamy cheesecake and cakey brownie and tart raspberries that you gotta taste for yourself.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
Jalapeno Mint Julep Recipe

Jalapeno Mint Julep

Always craved a little something more as you’ve knocked back your mint julep? Then you need this jalapeño mint julep recipe.

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  • 5 M
  • 35 M
  • 0
Cakey Brownies Recipe

Brownies for a Crowd

“So satisfying.” “Cakey and chocolatey and everything a brownie should be.” That’s what folks are saying about this crowd-pleaser.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Flan de Leche Recipe

Flan de Leche

A creamy, milky, not egregiously sweet, altogether lovely argument for sticking with a classic—in this case, a Spanish classic.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
Basic Chocolate Cake Recipe

Basic Chocolate Cake

One of the best darned cakes we’ve ever tasted. (Seriously. Would we kid about something as dramatically life-altering as this?!)

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  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 6
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