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….

Tomato Cheese Tart With an Herbed Crust

Cherry Tomato Tart

The Attack of the Killer Cherry Tomatoes took place at David’s place last summer. [Spoiler alert!] Here’s how it ended.

  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
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Mimolette salad with walnuts made with frisee and toosed with a Dijon vinaigrette dressing on a black plate

Mimolette Salad with Walnuts

Greens, vinaigrette, walnuts and the namesake aged cheese are all you need for a fresh, simple, sophisticated salad.

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  • 15 M
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Metal loaf pan filled with swirls of dark devil’s food cake chocolate ice cream on a marble slab

Devil’s Food Cake Chocolate Ice Cream

Sultry as a summer night. That’s what we thought when we experienced this seductively smooth, devilishly dark chocolate ice cream that’s almost naughtily intense.

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  • 30 M
  • 5 H
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Bowl of batter-covered fried pickles with a jar of dipping sauce nearby

Easy Fried Pickles

Even non-pickle eaters have been wooed by these buttermilk-soaked, hot sauce-spiked, fried-until-crisp little lovelies.

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  • 15 M
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A pan with two handles filled with a Southern peach cobbler on a baking sheet

Southern Peach Cobbler

This Southern peach cobbler is going to bring back a lot of memories. We consider it Southern charm.

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  • 50 M
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Grilled Chicken Tacos with Fruit Salsa

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Fruit Salsa

When you face the inevitable glut of ripe stone fruits you couldn’t resist at the market, you’re going to want these grilled chicken tacos with fruit salsa at the top of your list.

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  • 45 M
  • 6 H
  • 0
Fruit Sorbet

Easy Fruit Sorbet

Couldn’t be easier. Simply freeze puréed fruit, water, and sugar and you have sorbet. Any-flavor-you-want fruit sorbet. Best part? No ice cream maker required.

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  • 3 H
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Glass bowl filled with garlic shrimp, sautéed with oil, butter, chiles pepper, and garlic

Garlic Shrimp

Dramatically amplify the flavor (and the reactions at the table) when you leave the shells on while cooking these shrimp. And then just surrender to the mess while devouring them.

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  • 20 M
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Bacon Jam

Bacon Jam

Maybe what the world needs is a single currency. Like jars of this sweet, rich, intense bacon jam that makes everything better.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
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Peaches and Cream Ice Cream

Peaches and Cream Ice Cream

We’ve got a confession to make. This isn’t quite ice cream. Or frozen yogurt. It falls somewhere blissfully in between.

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