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....

Avocado Sorbet Recipe

Avocado Sorbet

“Brilliant.” “Simply astounding!” “Sublime.” “Perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about this avocado sorbet recipe.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 6
Mexican Bloody Mary Recipe

Mexican Bloody Mary

Call it what you will, this cocktail is equal parts Mexican Bloody Mary, riff on a michelada, and a simple but satisfying tomato beer.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Roasted Plums Recipe

Roasted Plums

Scented with star anise, not overly sweet, and just 25 minutes from start to finish. Talk about our sorta summer dessert.

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  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 4
Raspberry Linzer Bars Recipe

Linzer Bars

Buttery and crumbly in the best possible way, these crazy easy bars have all the taste—and none of the fuss—of a classic linzer tart.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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Mussels and Beer Recipe

Steamed Mussels in Beer

This simple summer crowd-pleaser has “easy entertaining” scrawled all over it. (Pssst. Don’t forget the bottle opener.)

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
Moroccan Salad Recipe

Moroccan Salad

Acidity. Saltiness. Sharpness. Herbaciousness. This North African salad is where all these elements collide to quite lovely effect.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
Apricot Galette Recipe

Apricot Galette

This perfectly imperfect galette is unspeakably easier to make than pie. And yet to guests its equally impressive. Do the math.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
Bellini Recipe

Bellini

Sadly, there are only a very spare number of weeks each summer when we’re privy to white peaches. Carpe diem.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4
Parmesan Toasts Recipe

Parmesan Toast

Parmesan toast. Cheesy toast. Same thing. Just depends on the situation and the company you keep. No judgment passed here.

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  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
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
  • 4
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