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….

A pumpkin meringue pie in an orange stoneware pie plate, sitting on a cooling rack with a pie server.

Pumpkin Meringue Pie

At long last, a slice of pumpkin pie that can be considered complete in and of itself—no dollop of whipped cream required. Pumpkin and meringue. So happy together.

A glass gobelet filled with an Adonis cocktail and an orange twist garnish, in front of a painted background.

Adonis Cocktail

The Adonis stunningly draws together vermouth, a couple styles of sherry, orange bitters, and a twist. Created in 1887 and named for a Greek god–now that’s a pedigree.

A loaf of gluten-free pumpkin bread lying on a table with 3 slices, with a butter knife and flowers in the background.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

Our testers universally loved this quick bread that’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo friendly. And no one will ever know the difference. Swear.

A blue enamel roast pan with a maple roast chicken, trussed and stuffed with lemon halves, sitting on a bed of fingerling potatoes.

Maple Roast Chicken

Pancakes are swell, but breakfast doesn’t have an exclusive on maple syrup. Especially not when this maple roast chicken is in the house.

4 delicate tumblers filled with St. Germain Cocktail with a little ice and a lemon twist, sitting on a silver tray on a marble table.

St. Germain Cocktail

St. Germain, sparkling wine, and soda water. Lightly effervescent, slightly inebriating, and thoroughly enjoyable.

An apple tart Tatin with a shortcrust pastry bottom, sitting on a piece of parchment paper with drips of caramel

Tarte Tatin

A tarte Tatin is nothing more than a tart turned upside down, nothing less than pastry perfection. It’s a lot of caramely apple goodness atop a buttery crust.

5 unwrapped squares of apple cider caramels beside a pile of wrapped caramels.

Apple Cider Caramels

The 8th wonder of the world? These insanely satiating caramels are made simply with apple cider, sugar, and spice.