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....

Two bowls filled with tortellini, peas, and spinach.

Easy Tortellini Soup

A quick and simple weeknight recipe made with store-bought tortellini, spinach, and chicken broth. Super simple and perfect for the entire family.

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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic Recipe

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic is a classic for one reason—it’s damn good. Using chicken thighs ensures the meat remains juicy. Using our trick for quickly peeling garlic makes it hassle free.

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Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

Lemon Pound Cake

When life hands you lemons, make this lemon pound cake. Guaranteed to give you a far more favorable outlook on everything.

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Paleo Vanilla Cake Recipe

Paleo Chocolate Cake

This paleo chocolate cake also happens to be gluten-free and, even more importantly, it tastes magnificent enough to rival any other chocolate cake, birthday or otherwise. Go ahead. Taste it and see.

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Bowl of stir-fried clams with chopped shallots, garlic, ginger, and chili flakes on bamboo

Stir-Fried Clams

Spicy, salty, and sweet. That’s what you get from a handful of simple Asian ingredients, less than 25 minutes, and this recipe. You’re welcome.

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Gluten Free Brownies Recipe

Gluten Free Brownies

These are, in all seriousness, remarkably fudgy and as rich as the real deal despite being flourless, paleo, and easy as heck to make. But don’t take our word for it. Make a batch and see if anyone can tell the difference.

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Rib Eye Steak Recipe

Rib Eye Steak

Rib eye steak. Salt. Pepper. Flame. And this technique. That’s all it takes to create one of the most superlative suppers known to man.

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Person holding a plate of fried pork dumplings, with a bowl of black pepper scallion dipping sauce

Fried Pork Dumplings

Call them fried pork dumplings, Chinese dumplings, or even potstickers. Whatever you do, don’t call them difficult to make. So much easier to make than you’d ever imagine.

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Spiced and herbed whole chicken, made in an Instant Pot, on parchment paper on a cutting board

Instant Pot Rotisserie-Style Chicken

Can you roast a whole chicken in an Instant Pot? Well, yes. Kinda of. Is it “technically” roasted? No. Does it have a deliciously rotisserie-like flavor? You betcha.

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