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....

Ramp Butter Recipe

Ramp Butter

Those lovely and stinky spring alliums known as ramps are an ephemeral specialty. Have this ramp butter recipe ready and waiting so you can take advantage the moment they arrive.

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Sour Cream Mocha Cake Recipe

Sour Cream Mocha Cake

With its deep dark chocolate smack and intense espresso buzz, this mocha cake creation ought to have a minimum age requirement.

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Fig Tarte Tatin Recipe

Fig Tarte Tatin

Just when you thought classic tarte tatin could get no lovelier, here comes fig tarte tatin.

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Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

Old-Fashioned Cocktail

This riff on the classic is slightly spicy and not too sweet and nothing if not pretty darn close to perfect.

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Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Cinnamon Rolls

In serious need of comfort food? Time to change into your baggiest sweatpants—the ones with the no-longer-elastic waistband.

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Herbed compound Butter Recipe

Herbed Compound Butter

Nothing says “I love you” like sharing steak swimming in a puddle of melting herb butter. Consider it Cupid’s little helper.

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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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Braised Chicken Drumsticks Recipe With Wine

Chicken Drumsticks Braised In Wine

Sorta like a cheater’s chicken cacciatore, these tipsy chicken drumsticks make a simple weeknight dinner that’s sufficiently spectacular to serve to guests.

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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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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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