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….

Strozzapreti

Strozzapreti

Dumplings that were named for a pasta-loving priest who got a little gluttonous and strangled himself by swallowing them whole. Gotta be good, eh?

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White bowl of spicy beef taco bake with ground beef, beans tortilla chips, chopped onions, and lettuce

Spicy Beef Taco Bake

Taco casserole. Were there ever two words more beautiful side by side?

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Rhubarb Sour Recipe

Rhubarb Sour

A rhubarb sour made with gin is probably not how your grandma chose to use those sweetly tart spring stalks. Her loss.

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A cheese-crusted grilled cheese that is layered top and bottom with crispy Parmesan cheese in a skillet

Cheese-Crusted Grilled Cheese

Because basic grilled cheese with its ooey gooey insides just didn’t seem indulgent enough, we coated the outside with Parmesan that crisps to a crisp, crunchy golden brown. You may never go back to the classic grilled cheese.

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Oval dish with cacio e pepe kugel, a cheese and pepper casserole with fettuccine and ricotta and Pecorino cheeses baked golden

Cacio e Pepe Kugel

Cacio e pepe kugel. It’s what happens when Rome’s famous pasta dish collides with everyone’s favorite Jewish comfort food.

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Candied Kumquats Recipe

Candied Kumquats

These delectable kumquats are simmered in sweetness until tender and just like candy. And we can’t get enough of ’em.

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Baking dish of sausage egg breakfast casserole of bread, eggs, sausage, tomato, kale, and Cheddar cheese, a plate and tea nearby

Sausage Egg Casserole

Not your mom’s egg casserole. And you’re going to be pretty pleased to break with tradition.

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White bowl with quinoa chili, red kidney beans, tomatoes, black beans, chopped avocado, grated, cheese, tortilla chips, a black spoon

Quinoa Chili

A vegetarian’s delight. Quinoa, black beans, kidney beans, tomatoes, onions, and garlic are cooked in a broth infused with chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, and unsweetened cocoa. Piled on top are diced avocado, grated Cheddar cheese, sour cream, crumbled pita chips, and cilantro leaves.

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Four fillets of maple glazed salmon of a white square platter

Maple Glazed Salmon

Crazy weeknight dinners just got a heck of a lot less stressful thanks to this maple glazed salmon. Five ingredients. 10 minutes of effort. And dinner is done. Swear.

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Bol of finely chopped celery root salad with chunks of clementines, pumpkin seeds, and parsley

Celery Root Salad with Clementines

This is not your typical salad. Made with celery root that’s cleverly blitzed until minced so finely it could stand in for couscous, it’s the perfect balance of sweet, salty, sour, and surprise.

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