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....

Apricot Tart Recipe

Apricot Tart

Sweet but not too sweet, this simple summer dessert is essentially the French take on fruit crumble. God, we love the French.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 13
Chorizo Eggs Benedict Recipe

Chorizo Eggs Benedict

Chorizo eggs Benedict. It’s essentially eggs and Hollandaise and chorizo and it tastes like a superlative Spanish homage to a breakfast classic.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
Boulevardier Cocktail Recipe

Boulevardier Cocktail

A riff on the Negroni, this undersung and exceptionally smooooooooth drink is made with just bourbon, Negroni, and vermouth. Excuse us while we go pour ourselves another.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4
Black Bean Taquitos Recipe

Black Bean Taquitos

So lovely you’re not even going to notice that they’re vegetarian. But your guests will appreciate that fact. And you’ll appreciate the taste.

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  • 20 M
  • 40 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
Zucchini Salad Recipe

Shaved Zucchini Salad

A jumble of raw shaved vegetables that comes together easily, tastes magnificent, and doesn’t even require you to turn on the stove. Sounds like a summer staple to us.

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  • 15 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Sweet Tea Cocktail Recipe

Sweet Tea Cocktail

Sweet tea. Whiskey. Lemon juice. That’s all it takes to make a sassy summertime cocktail you’ll want to sip all afternoon long.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
Sweet Tea Recipe

Southern Sweet Tea

Nothing slakes thirst, quells worries, and comes together with ease quite like Southern sweet tea.

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  • 5 M
  • 40 M
  • 45
Rainbow Chard Salad Recipe

Rainbow Chard Salad

This rainbow chard salad teaches you the magnificence that is Swiss chard when served ever so slightly cooked with walnuts and cheese.

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  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Marinated Steak Recipe

Korean Style Steak

Dust that snow off the grill. This Korean style marinade comes together from pantry staples and takes just minutes to work its magic. Lucky you.

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 6