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….

Four chocolate coconut macaroon pies, each resting on a striped cocktail napkin.

Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Pies

These lovelines are sorta like chocolate-dipped macaroons in reverse with their abundance of chocolate and modest coconut presence. And just 6 ingredients.

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  • 45 M
  • 26
A broken slice of banana bread stacked on a white plate

Banana Bread

A superlative version of the classic American quick bread that everyone loves. And that everyone pretty much always has the ingredients for on hand.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 86
Four aperitif glasses filled with little hot after dinner shots on a silver tray.

Little Hot After Dinner Shots

An innocent little after dinner libation that’s sorta got a suave sophisticate thing going on. Consider it a liquid lullaby.

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  • 10 M
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  • 4
Pieces of roast chicken wth a small dish of pan gravy and a halved lemon and bulb of garlic on an oval metal tray.

Roast Chicken and Pan Gravy

We seriously cannot get enough of this easy roast chicken and pan gravy that’s got our heads spinning…and everyone clamoring for more.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 16
Two mugs, one empty and the other filled with Irish coffee on a white wooden table.

Irish Coffee

A better way to start your day. Uh, we mean, end your day. That’s what we meant. Yes. End it. Ahem.

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  • 10 M
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A whole maple cream pie, topped with whipped cream on a round wire rack.

Maple Cream Pie

A buttery, flaky crust filled with sweet maple custard and topped with swirls and clouds of whipped cream. Sigh.

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  • 45 M
  • 5 H
  • 0
Several slices of homemade corned beef in a sandwich on a wooden table.

Homemade Corned Beef

Homemade corned beef is crazy easy to make. And it’s not just for St. Patrick’s Day. Although that holiday simply isn’t the same without it.

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  • 30 M
  • 5 D, 3 H
  • 258