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....

Hummus Recipe

Hummus

Let’s get clear about what hummus is and what it ain’t. Real hummus tastes like nothing but hummus. Not fancy. Just perfect.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 18
Simple Roast Chicken Recipe

Simple Roast Chicken

As its name implies, this simple roast hen ridiculously easy and turns out a superlative bird with shatteringly crisp skin and surprisingly juicy meat. No surprise that it’s the same technique that Thomas Keller uses.

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Red Wine Poached Pears Recipe

Red Wine Poached Pears

A stunning—and stunningly simple—dessert made from booze and fruit and sugar and not a lot else.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
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Roasted Broccoli, Butter, Soy Sauce Recipe

Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce

A simple, quick, easy, cheap side that’s making kids as well as adults demand seconds. Yes, seconds. Of broccoli. You’re welcome.

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Skillet Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

Skillet Enchiladas

Made in a single pan with so much ease you’ll be wanting to make them every night. We dare so you’ll hear no complaints.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
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Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Vegan chocolate cupcakes. So scrumilicious and deep dark chocolatey no one’s even going to notice they’re vegan. Swear.

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  • 45 M
  • 4 H
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Black Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

Black Coffee Ice Cream

Know how every once in a while you taste something that’s so insanely satiating that a single spoonful pretty much satisfies? Nah, neither do we. Pass the ice cream, please.

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  • 25 M
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  • 12
Grilled Hanger Steak Recipe With Raita

Grilled Hanger Steak With Raita

Grilled hanger steak, unadorned, is nothing shabby. But grilled hanger steak with a dollop of this sorta smoky, slightly sweet, incredibly versatile red onion raita? Prepare for accolades.

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  • 45 M
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Cherry Tomato Confit Recipe

Cherry Tomato Confit

This cherry tomato confit is sweet and easy and a lovely way of preserving summer. Here’s how to make it.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
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Mexican Corn On The Cob Recipe

Mexican Corn On The Cob

Inspired by Mexican street fare, this corn on the cob tempers smoky chipotle with the tang of lime and the sweetness of butter.

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  • 15 M
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