Entertaining with Beth

Entertaining with Beth

11 Episodes

Join seasoned entertainer Beth Le Manach as she shows you how to entertain in style. Her recipes are elegant enough for entertaining and simple enough for a weeknight meal. Beth's cooking philosophy is "minimum effort, for maximum impact."

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Entertaining with Beth
  • Easy Moules Frites

    Episode 1

    Beth shows how to create an easy moule-frites recipe based on her sister-in-law's classic French recipe.

    MOULES A LA VIVIENNE + CHEATER FRITES!
    (Serves 4)

    MOULES:
    2 1/2 pounds of fresh mussels
    2 tbsp salted butter
    1/4 cup parsley, minced (+1 tbsp for garnish)
    1 cup white onion, ...

  • Provencal Tomato Tart

    Episode 2

    Beth shows how to create a summery tomato tart inspired by the flavors of the south of France.

    BETH'S TOMATO TART PROVENCAL RECIPE
    Makes (2) 14 x 5 rectangular tarts

    INGREDIENTS:
    For Pastry:
    1 3/4 cups (210 g) flour
    1 tsp (5 ml) salt
    2 tsp (10 ml) dried thyme or fresh works too
    10 tbs...

  • Classic Peach Cobbler

    Episode 3

    Learn how to master a classic summertime dessert; peach cobbler. Beth shares her foolproof recipe!

    BETH'S PEACH COBBLER
    Makes 4 mini cobblers or 1 large one made in a 9 x 13 shallow baking dish.

    INGREDIENTS:
    8 peaches, pitted and sliced (I leave the skins on, but feel free to remove them)...

  • Grilled Chicken with Chimichurri Sauce

    Episode 4

    Beth shares her favorite recipe for summer entertaining; grilled chicken chimichurri.

    GRILLED CHICKEN CHIMICHURRI
    Serves 6-8

    INGREDIENTS:
    8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    1 cup (240 ml) red wine vinegar
    1/2 cup (120 ml) grapeseed oil
    3 tsp (45 ml) grain mustard
    1 tbsp (15 ml) Worc...

  • Soy Glazed Chicken

    Episode 5

    Get out of your chicken rut with Beth's easy soy glazed roasted chicken! This recipe is simple enough to put together for a weeknight meal and elegant enough for a dinner party as well.

    INGREDIENTS:
    8 pieces of chicken
    1 1/2 cups of soy sauce
    1/2 cup water
    1 tbsp Dijon mustard
    2 tbsp swee...

  • Perfectly Roasted Potatoes

    Episode 6

    Beth's foolproof tips for achieving perfectly roasted potatoes every single time!

    INGREDIENTS:
    1 1/2 lbs (680 g) of small Yukon gold or "Dutch Potatoes"
    3 tbsp (45 ml) olive oil
    1 tbsp (15 ml) fresh rosemary, minced
    salt and pepper to taste

    METHOD:
    Preheat oven to 425F (218C).

    TIP #...

  • Trio of Brownie Bites

    Episode 7

    Beth shares her sinister brownie bites! They're so good they are evil.

    SALTED CARAMEL PECAN BITES
    PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE SWIRLS
    CHOCOLATE CHUNK
    Makes 5 dozen (in mini muffin tin)

    INGREDIENTS:
    12 oz. bittersweet chocolate
    1 tbsp vanilla extract
    3/4 cup of butter
    3 eggs
    1 cup of suga...

  • Goat Cheese Tartelettes

    Episode 8

    If you're planning a menu and looking for an elegant hors d'oeuvre, Beth has the perfect solution! Goat Cheese Tartelettes with Onion Jam are inexpensive, easy-to-make, and sure to add a special touch to any celebration.

    GOAT CHEESE TARTLETTES WITH ONION JAM
    Makes 24

    INGREDIENTS:
    4 oz (11...

  • Caramel Apple Ice Cream Cups

    Episode 9

    Try this easy "make ahead" dessert that your guests will be talking about for weeks!

    CARAMEL APPLE ICE CREAM CUPS
    (Makes 12 Cups)

    For the filling:
    1/2 cup (75 g) raisins
    1 tbsp (15 ml) bourbon whisky
    2 1/2 cups (375 g) gala apples, peels on (diced into tiny cubes)
    2 tbsp (25 g) sugar
    ...

  • Coquilles St. Jacques

    Episode 10

    Beth shares a festive first course inspired by her French in-laws. Classically served in a scallop shell, Coquilles St. Jacques is easy to make a day ahead and one of Beth's favorite appetizers for holiday entertaining.

    COQUILLES ST. JACQUES
    (Serves 6 as a first course)

    INGREDIENTS:
    1 p...

  • How to Create a Cheese Board

    Episode 11

    Beth shares her favorite appetizer idea for entertaining, a cheese board! Just "set it and forget it."

    CHEESE BOARD
    (Serves 8-10)

    INGREDIENTS:
    1 Runny Cheese: Wedge French Brie
    1 Salty Cheese: Wedge Blue Cheese
    1 Neutral Cheese: Log of Goat Cheese
    1 Sweet Cheese: Wedge of Stilton with ...