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

Spring Vegetable Rice Salad (Insalata di Riso)

Asparagus with Leeks and Pancetta with Eggs en Cocotte

Pea Whipped Potatoes

Spring Panzanella

Grilled Corn Salsa

Watermelon Margaritas

Grilled Asparagus with Tangerine Mayonnaise

Apple and Blueberry Hand Pies

Strawberry Rhubarb Calzone

Warm Potato-Tomato Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Winter Pears

Turkey Scallopine Milanese with Mustard Cranberry Sauce

Potato Cakes with Mozzarella and Pesto

Rosemary-Lemon Grilled Ahi

Grilled Spaghetti

Michael's Tacos with Chicken Taco Filling

Salami Bits

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