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....

Lamb Chops Recipe With Cilantro and Mint Sauce

These lamb chops have a nifty little trick that works wonders at putting dinner on the table pronto while banishing boredom.

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 9

Beer Braised Lamb Shank Recipe

Because you really can’t go wrong tossing meat in a pot with beer.

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  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 2

Gluten Free Brownies Recipe

These gluten free brownies are remarkably fudgy and seriously taste just like the real deal despite being flourless, paleo, and easy as heck to make. You’re welcome.

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  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

Coq au Vin Recipe

Coq au vin, aka chicken soused in wine, is a French classic that exists in countless incarnations. This rich, soulful riff is from Julia Child.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 97

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes Recipe

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

Passover Brownies Recipe

The best kosher-for-Passover brownies we’ve ever had, these are ever so slightly crumbly outside and splendiferously fudgy inside.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 6

Bayou Fried Shrimp Recipe

Say the word “bayou,” and we conjure romantic notions of swampy marshlands, banjo playing, and, natch, the best Cajun fried shrimp.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 10

Endive Salad Recipe with Roquefort

This endive salad with Roquefort savvily juxtaposes sweet with bitter, crunchy with creamy, and pungent with comforting as heck.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 4

Braised Brisket Recipe with Red Wine and Honey

Sweet and tangy and fall-apart tender. That’s what we think of this braised brisket that makes us go weak in the knees.

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  • 25 M
  • 5 H
  • 8

Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Not exactly feeling like spring where you are? This spectacularly simple yet satiating soup is how we give old man winter the middle finger.

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  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 4

Flourless Almond Cake Recipe

A flourless almond cake that’s French and flavorful, this amandier is crisp and crunchy on the outside, dense and chewy on the inside, and gluten-free through and through.

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  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 12

Grilled Lamb Chops Recipe

After grilling up these lovely little lamb lollies, we finally understand why so many folks use “lamb chop” as a term of endearment.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

Gluten Free Matzo Balls Recipe

For those of you who thought you couldn’t ever have a bowl of traditional matzo ball soup again, this recipe is for you.

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  • 15 M
  • 3 H, 45 M
  • 0

Bacon Fat Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Using bacon drippings in place of butter makes these can’t-stop-at-just-one cookies both frugal and indulgent at the same time.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
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