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....

Roast Leg of Lamb Recipe

Roast Leg of Lamb

Plain and perfect, that’s what we consider this simple roast lamb recipe. Save it for lamb of such spectacular quality that it makes your soul sing.

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  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 2
Easter Eggs

Dyed Easter Eggs

Little hands, ginormous expectations. Makes us want to ditch the fizzy little tablets of artificial dyes for something more natural. Hello, kitchen scraps.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
Crystallized Flowers Recipe

Crystallized Flowers

Can you just imagine these little lovelies strewn across cakes, tarts, flans, puddings, cocktails, and more?!

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 2
Sweet Potato Biscuits Recipe

Sweet Potato Biscuits

These wee biscuits are spectacular just with a smidgen of butter, but slap some ham or turkey on them and woah.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Glazed Ham Recipe

Glazed Ham

Perfectly sticky but not overly sweet, this glazed ham is swell for Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Sunday supper…shall we go on?

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  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 0
Warm Goat Cheese Salad Recipe

Warm Goat Cheese Salad | Salade au Chèvre Chaud

Baguette slathered with goat cheese and baked to toasty perfection with a can’t-mess-it-up vinaigrette and salad. Easy peasy.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Pork Belly Porchetta Recipe

Pork Belly Porchetta

The infatuation with all things pork belly continues. Here it’s infused with herbs and honey and left to cook low and slow until tantalizingly tender.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H
  • 2
Green Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Chicken Enchilada Recipe With Green Sauce

“Sooo easy.” “Incredible.” “I may never use store-bought sauce again.”That’s what folks are saying about this super simple Tex-Mex standby.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 6
Basic Chocolate Cake Recipe

Basic Chocolate Cake

One of the best darned cakes we’ve ever tasted. (Seriously. Would we kid about something as dramatically life-altering as this?!)

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  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 4
Irish Cream Recipe

Irish Cream

DIY Baileys, baby. All you need is cream, coffee, whiskey, sugar, and a taste for the finer things in life.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 2
Perfect Roast Chicken Recipe

Brined Chicken

Brined, salted, chilled, roasted, and pampered, this hen makes weeknight dinner as well as weekend entertaining a feat of ease.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 12
Grilled Cheese with Onion Jam Recipe

Grilled Cheese with Onion Jam

What was once child’s play takes a turn for the fancy when gilded with sweet tart caramelized onion jam. Ohhhhhhhh baby!

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  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
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