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....

Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

The tempered sweetness of this summery homemade dessert relies on in-season strawberries more than obscene amounts of sugar.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 2

Carrot Hot Dog Recipe

We were surprised, to say the least, by this carrot dog recipe. Correction. By this homemade vegan carrot dog. You will be, too.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
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Lettuce Soup Recipe

Never has an overabundance of garden lettuces and herbs been so easily remedied—or made so memorable—as this soup.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
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How to Grill Asparagus

Never again curse as your pricey spears of asparagus fall between the grill rack into oblivion. All you need is this simple trick.

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  • 20 M
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Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

This old fashioned cocktail, a riff on the classic, is slightly spicy and not too sweet and nothing if not pretty darn close to perfect.

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  • 1 H
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Chinese Roast Chicken Recipe

For those nights when you want the ease and comfort of roast chicken without the usual predictability of roast chicken.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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Sweet Pea Crostini Recipe

Easy and elegant and unlike any crostini you’ve ever experienced thanks to sweet peas playing nicely with salty pecorino.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
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Grilled Chicken Recipe

Folks are calling this recipe “wonderful” and “amazingly tender” and “perfectly balanced” and “restaurant quality.” Sorta enticing, yes?

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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Salmon Summer Rolls Recipe

Swapping out the traditional pork and shrimp for salmon makes a simple, stunning, super impressive upgrade to classic Vietnamese summer rolls.

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  • 1 H
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How To Make Cold Brew Coffee

Here’s how to make your own homemade cold brew coffee relying on exactly the right ratio of coffee grounds to water and a little patience to wait while it steeps.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 D
  • 6

Michelada Recipe

The customary morning-after equivalent of a Bloody Mary in Mexico—except this is lighter, less tomato-y, and all around lovelier.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 10

Steak and Quinoa Salad Recipe

An exceptionally easy and ridiculously satisfying use for leftover grilled steak from this weekend’s barbecue.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
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Cowboy Steak Recipe

Imagine how guests will size up your grilling prowess after you slap this baby on the table.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 6

Spiced Chocolate Truffles Recipe

At last, spiced chocolate truffles made with dark chocolate that taste delectable, are easy to make, and—believe it!—nutrient dense. Our prayers have been answered.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
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