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....

Duck Confit Recipe

Duck confit is perhaps the best thing that could ever happen to duck legs in any possible universe. Here’s how to make it and what to serve with it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 D, 3 H
  • 0

Easy Tiramisu Recipe

Everyone’s all talking about the inauguration and we’re just over here helping ourselves to more of this updated version of the classic that’s creamy and boozy and subtly sweet in a perfect sorta way.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 1

Paleo Vanilla Cake Recipe

Say “paleo cake” and most folks think of dense, crumbly, disappointing approximations of cake. Not this lovely incarnation with a lofty stature and lovely texture. Even folks who never deign to do paleo swear they’ll be making it again.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 2

Roasted Beet and Quinoa Salad Recipe

The epitome of what healthful food ought to be, this salad not only looks stunning but, more importantly, is just as stunning to the palate.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 0

Sweet Potato Cottage Pie Recipe

Sweet potato cottage pie. It’s what happens when you make a ground beef ragout, smother it with creamy mashed sweet potatoes, and bake it to golden brown and bubbly gorgeousness. Stealthy healthy.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 6

Homemade Pasta Dough Recipe

Pasta made fresh according to Italian tradition is unspeakably more supple, satisfying, and gratifying than the dried-out store-bought stuff. Here’s how to make it at home.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 79

Vegetarian Summer Rolls Recipe

We usurped traditional Vietnamese fillings with colorful and crunchy vegetables. Crazy good. And crazy good for you.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

Duck à l’Orange Recipe

Duck à l’orange gets a modern makeover in this sophisticated yet simple riff on a French classic thanks to the zingy addition of jalapeño, ginger, and scallions. Fusion food at its finest.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 4 H
  • 2

Gluten Free Brownies Recipe

These are, in all seriousness, remarkably fudgy and just as rich as the real deal despite being flourless, paleo, and easy as heck to make. But don’t take our word for it. Try them and see if anyone can tell the difference.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 6

Pork Loin Roast Recipe

Just like what your grandma would put on the table for Sunday night supper. No complaints here.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 15

Kale Pesto Recipe

Yes, kale pesto. It’s easy and healthy and folks are calling it one of the best pestos they’ve ever experienced. Maybe you should see what all the fuss is about.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0

Breakfast Martini Recipe

Oh, what a way to start a weekend day! Just shake yourself this citrusy martini and take the rest of the day off.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0

Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

When life hands you lemons, make this lemon pound cake. Guaranteed to give you a far more favorable outlook on everything.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 20

How to Make Chocolate Curls

Admit it. You’ve long admired those gorgeous chocolate curl garnishes on fancy schmancy cakes and wondered how to make them at home. It couldn’t be easier. Here’s how.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
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