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How far in advance should I remove your Frozen Key Lime Pie from the freezer before serving?

From Ann Callahan - New York, New York

Good question! I take the pie out of freezer fifteen minutes before serving.

I have many of your recipes but not a ratatouille recipe. Do you have one?

From Linda Young - San Francisco Bay Area

Yes! I have a recipe for Roasted Ratatouille with Polenta in my new book, Cooking for Jeffrey. I hope you enjoy it!

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How do you recommend storing your granola recipe? Does it need to be refrigerated?

From Delma A. Sassano - Pittsburgh, PA

I would recommend storing the granola in plastic containers at room temperature, for up to 1 week.

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Can creme brûlée be made a few days ahead of time and frozen then torched just prior to serving?

From Jodie Weaver - Valrico, FL

Yes! The custard can definitely be made ahead. I would make the custard, wrap each creme brûlée individually, and then add these sugar and brûlée the tops just before serving.

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Can I make ahead and freeze lemon bars?

From Leslie - Milford, CT

No, I would not recommend freezing my Lemon Bar recipe. They're always best the day they're made.

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What kind of blender do you recommend?

From Linda Watson - Charlotte, NC

I use a Waring Pro blender.

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