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….

An onion and blue cheese tart cut into wedges with crispy onions scattered around it.

Onion and Blue Cheese Tart

This tart, filled with roasted onions and blue cheese, is one of the finest recipes on site. None of us can ever get enough.

  • (5)
  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 14
A square piece of homemade snickers bar on a piece of parchment.

Homemade Snickers Bars

Know what really satisfies? Making your own gooey, peanutty, caramel-y, milk chocolate-y Snickers candy bars at home.

  • (5)
  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 33
Korean chicken wings piled around a white container of dipping sauce.

Korean Chicken Wings

Know that elusive balance of ridiculously crisp skin yet tender meat and a dipping sauce that’s sorta sweet but with some heat? Most wings fail miserably to achieve that. These nail it.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A big bowl of Brussels sprouts Caesar salad with sliced Brussels sprouts, pickled red onion, croutons, Pecorino cheese, and Caesar dressing

Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

The traditional Parmesan and anchovy dressing of a classic Caesar. But this little number swaps in charred sprouts for romaine, caraway bread crumbs in place of croutons, and adds pickled onions. Wowza.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 0
Whipped Swiss meringue buttercream with flecks of vanilla.

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Seductive in that way that only butter and sugar can be, this satiny smooth Swiss meringue buttercream may make you swear off every other frosting recipe. And it’s easy to make. We show you how.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
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A fork resting in a bowl of celery root salad with clementines.

Celery Root Salad with Clementines

Not your typical salad, this is made with nutritious celery root that’s cleverly blitzed until minced so finely it could stand in for couscous. The perfect balance of sweet, salty, sour, and surprise.

  • Quick Glance
  • 50 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
A baking dish with chicken thighs topped with garlic cloves, red potatoes, and thyme. A silver spoon is nestled in the dish.

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.

  • (3)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 18
Colorful curried roasted carrots scattered on a rimmed sheet pan.

Curried Roasted Carrots

Easy, easy, easy. Fast, fast, fast. Delicious, delicious, delicious. That’s what we’re hearing from those who’ve made these carrots. Even avowed curry dislikers.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 2
Several lemon madeleines next to a madeleine pan and a bowl of lemon glaze nearby.

Lemon Madeleines

Let’s dispense with all the talk about Proust and time and just revel in these lemony little lovelies, shall we?

  • (2)
  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 10