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….

Nine deviled egg halves and a teaspoon on a parchment-lined baking sheet

Sriracha Deviled Eggs

Made with the requisite mustard and mayonnaise for classic deviled egg traditionalists. And bacon drippings and Sriracha for the rebels in the rest of us.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
A flourless chocolate cloud cake on a glass cake stand on a white tablecloth

Flourless Chocolate Cloud Cake

This lofty cake is so crammed full of chocolate and butter and air, there’s no room for flour–although we made sure to leave space for ample swoops of softly whipped cream.

  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
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Burrata, Asparagus, Pine Nuts, and Raisins

Burrata with Asparagus

A ridiculously rich, unthinkably creamy kin to mozzarella, burrata brings understated bling to every little thing. Prepare to swoon.

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  • 30 M
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A rimmed baking sheet with stuffed broiled mussels and a bowl of filling on the side

Stuffed Broiled Mussels

Elegant. Easy. Inexpensive. Just three of the many reasons you’re going to want to make this little keeper of a recipe over and over and over again.

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  • 20 M
  • 40 M
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A deep baking dish lined with parchment and filled with baked ricotta

Baked Ricotta

Entertaining gets no simpler than this rich, creamy, indulgent, elegant cheese spread made from three ingredients. Tasting is believing. Go on.

  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 38
Asparagus Tart

Asparagus Tart

If spring had a taste, we dare say it’d be this simple yet sophisticated tart with its cheese custard, shatteringly crisp phyllo crust, and row after row of spring spears.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Brown Betty Bakery Coconut Cake

Brown Betty Bakery Coconut Cake

Dubbed Company’s Comin’ Coconut Cake, this beauty of a pound cake will have you dreaming up excuses to invite guests for dinner—and dessert.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 33
Cutting board with a sliced rack of spring lamb with rosemary, knife, bowl of salad

17 Easter Recipes

Our best recipes for classic as well as unexpected Easter sides, desserts, and, yes, ham. Easter simply isn’t complete without setting some of these on your table.

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Glazed Ham

Glazed Ham

Plonk this brown sugar glazed ham on your holiday table and then step back, listen to the gasped oohs and aahs, accept all manner of accolades, and then watch it disappear.

  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 32
A loaf of kulich topped with glaze and sprinkles on a round trivet

Kulich

This towering traditional Easter bread bedecked with icing and sprinkles make it instantly recognizable. But it’s the hint of cardamom and saffron along with its dreamily delicate texture that leave the most lasting impression.

  • 30 M
  • 7 H, 55 M
  • 2
Dyed Easter Eggs

Dyed Easter Eggs

Ditch the fizzy artificially dyed tablets for something more natural. And inexpensive. Like kitchen scraps.

  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 2