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….

Three small blue plates filled with spicy beef kebabs, red onion, and cilantro

Spiced Beef Kebabs

Indian street food at its finest. And recreated at home. Trust us when we say you’re not going to want to share.

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Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie

Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie

An unconventional approach to apple pie that happily involves booze and lotsa butter. Even more memorable as the classic.

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A 12 layer chocolate torte by Trisha Yearwood with chocolate icing on a pink class cake stand

Trisha Yearwood’s Chocolate Torte

This stunning Southern belle and its dozen tiers—yup, 12—is astonishingly easy peasy to make thanks to a savvy cake-baking tactic.

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Shrimp Risotto

Shrimp Risotto

Super-size-me shrimp stud this creamylicious risotto which takes its astoundingly complex taste from simple shrimp shells.

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A bowl of pressure cooker mussels with saffron sprinkled with chopped parsley and in a yellow broth set in another bowl on top of a napkin

Pressure Cooker Mussels with Saffron

Quicker than quick, this recipe takes fast-cooking mussels and makes them even faster. And that’s to say nothing of the recipe’s lovely saffron-infused cream sauce bathing your mollusks.

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A white plate with cavatelli past topped with a roasted tomato sauce, fork on the side

Roasted Tomato Sauce and Pasta

Sugo con pomodorini gratinati alla Calabrese. That’s how you say the proper title of this recipe in Italian. Uh. We’ll just say “More pasta, please.” Because you’re definitely to be requesting second helpings.

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Cheesy Fish Crackers

Cheesy Fish Crackers

No preservatives. No artificial coloring. Just real, honest-to-goodness ingredients—and maybe a little goldfish giddiness.

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A white takeout container filled with shrimp salad by Ina Garten--shrimp, mayonnaise, dill, red onion, celery, and lemon zest

Shrimp Salad from Ina Garten

Creamy but not gloppy, light but not abstemious, this shrimp salad is gonna rock your world. And your cocktail party. And your lunch work rotation.

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Far Breton | French Custard Cake

Far Breton | French Custard Cake

Far Breton is a custardy cake similar to a clafouti gilded with rum-soaked prunes and a specialty of Brittany, France. And you know any dessert lovely enough for the French is gonna be something really quite special.

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  • 4
Two blue glass plates with scoops of Turkish coffee ice cream, and a spoon

Turkish Coffee Ice Cream

Folks are saying this is the simplest ice cream recipe they’ve ever made. They’re also calling it the most satisfying.

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A pan of harissa roasted chicken sitting on top of sliced roasted potatoes, nearby a cutting board and knife

Harissa Roast Chicken

We figured out how to make roast chicken and potatoes a little less ordinary. Actually, a lot less ordinary.

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Apple Cider Caramels

Apple Cider Caramels

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

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