Cookbook author and chef Michael Chiarello loves to find inventive ways to entertain his friends. His parties are casual, easy to plan, and always revolve around great food. Each episode of Easy Entertaining, shot on location in northern California's gorgeous wine country, features Michael planning, cooking, and throwing a creative get together. His recipes - a mix of his Italian heritage and wine country lifestyle - are perfect for easy and effortless entertaining.

Most Popular Recipes

Muddled Lemonberryade

Mini Baked Potatoes with Mascarpone and Prosciutto Bits

Tuscan Shrimp with White Beans

Best Hot Dogs

Grilled Corn Salsa

Strawberry Rhubarb Calzone

Grilled Asparagus with Tangerine Mayonnaise

Spring Panzanella

Asparagus with Leeks and Pancetta with Eggs en Cocotte

Spring Vegetable Rice Salad (Insalata di Riso)

Watermelon Margaritas

Apple and Blueberry Hand Pies

Warm Potato-Tomato Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Pea Whipped Potatoes

Lemon-Grape Coolers

Moules Mariniere with Garlic Herb Butter

Spiral Rolled Fillet with Pesto

Bay Scallop and Grapefruit Ceviche with Avocado and Radish

Mango-Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Peach and Berry Cobbler

Bruschetta with Greens

Melon Juice with Champagne (or Prosecco)

Fettuccine with Mustard Greens and Mushrooms

"Grown Up" Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Orange-sicle Spritzer

Caramelized Onion Zin-Burgers with Crispy Cheddar Frico

Banana Nutella Crepes