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

Prosecco Gold Rush

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Sliced Orange Salad with Sauteed Olives and Ricotta Salata

Roasted Winter Squash

"Super-Tuscan" White Bean Soup

Roasted Beet Salad with Blue Cheese

Italian Meatloaf

Mango-Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Panna Cotta with Honey

Skillet-Fried Corn and Tomatoes

Lemon Rosemary Marinated Goat Cheese

"Freeform" Cheesecake Poured over Fresh Fruit

Stonefruit and Mint Julep

Focaccia "Giana"

Capellini Soup with Rich Chicken Brodo

Baked Meyer Lemon Fries

Polenta Poundcake

Turkey Scallopine Milanese with Mustard Cranberry Sauce

Hazelnut Ice Cream Sundae

Homemade Aperitivo

Prosciutto-Wrapped Crostini with Melon Salsa Crudo

Double Cut Veal Chop Saltimboca

Very Green Broccoli Soup

Couscous Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Tuscan Shrimp with White Beans

"Grown Up" Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Polenta Birthday Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting