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....

Plum Almond Cake Recipe

Haute yet homey, this rustic Italian cake with its delicate crumb and pockets of jammy plum awesomeness will cause you to anticipate plum season like never, ever before.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 26

Bacon Jam Recipe

Maybe what the world needs is a single currency. Like jars of this sweet, rich, intense bacon jam that makes everything better.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 84

Dark Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

Carefully concocted to rely on less sugar than the cloying milk chocolate cream pie of our childhood, this is a far more adult-friendly, yet still spectacularly satisfying, rendition of a classic.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2

Tomato Bruschetta Recipe

An iconic Italian appetizer that’s easy and comes together in minutes, making it a no-brainer in terms of entertaining—whether guests or just yourself.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 0

Homemade Snickers Bars

Know what really satisfies? Making your own gooey, peanutty, caramel-y, milk chocolate-y Snickers candy bars at home without any of those nasty preservatives or artificial anything.

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  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 31

Ouzo Sorbet

This brash and boozy sorbet is just what we crave come summer. It’s sorta the sorbet equivalent of an after-dinner digestif. Opa!

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  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 2

Apricot Daiquiri

This apricot daiquiri is gonna erase your outdated notion of the daiquiri as a cloying girlie blender drink. And it’s gonna exponentially up your summer entertaining game.

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  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2

Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

We can’t help falling in love with the sweet, smoky, salty, nutty flavors of Elvis’s favorite sandwich—peanut butter, bacon, and banana—in a rich, gooey, messy pie.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2

Mexican Corn On The Cob Recipe

Inspired by Mexican street fare, this corn on the cob tempers smoky chipotle with the tang of lime and the sweetness of butter.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

Grilled Hanger Steak Recipe With Raita

Grilled hanger steak, unadorned, is nothing shabby. But grilled hanger steak with a dollop of this sorta smoky, slightly sweet, incredibly versatile red onion raita? Prepare for accolades.

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  • 45 M
  • 5 H, 45 M
  • 0

Cherry Tomato Confit Recipe

This cherry tomato confit is sweet and easy and a lovely way of preserving summer. Here’s how to make it.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2

Bellini Recipe

Sadly, there are only a very spare number of weeks each summer when we’re privy to white peaches. Here’s what to do with them while you can.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4

Plum Kuchen Recipe

Breakfast. Brunch. Onesies. Dessert. Midnight nosh. Heck, there’s no time of day or night that we don’t welcome this classic plum kuchen.

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  • 45 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 2

Peach Salsa Recipe

Peach salsa works its considerable magic on anything you pull from the grill. And it’s obscenely easy to make from surplus stone fruit.

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  • 25 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
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