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Elaine Asks:

May 23, 2012 by Becky Becky

Q I am such a nervous cook that I have shied away from having a real party with lots of guests and home-cooked food. Do you have any recipe ideas for hot and cold dishes I can make ahead of time that are impressive, tasty, and will allow me to enjoy the evening?

- Elaine


Throwing a party is so much more fun when you can do the prep work ahead of time. Try one or all three of these great recipes and you’ll be well prepared and Try one or all three of these great recipes and you’ll be well prepared able to enjoy your party as much as everyone else.

Capture guests’ attention with fanciful Pesto Lasagna Roll-Ups, a delicious entrèe that practically serves itself. For heartier fare, serve a saucy Chicken Salsa Verde stew — keep it warm in a slow cooker with tortillas or corn chips on the side. Or, offer our sensational Turkey Cobb Salad Sandwich on ciabatta bread — a cold sandwich as colorful as it is tasty.

Enjoy your party!

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