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I love to entertain small and large groups. My question is: do you always have to offer an appetizer with the cocktail hour?

From Karen R. Rife - North Carolina

I think it's nice to serve a little something so people don't get "toasted" during the cocktail hour. But it doesn't have to be anything complicated - I usually serve something simple like salted cashews, olives, or good potato chips.

I am planning to make 4-hour lamb. What is your suggestion on the leg of lamb ...bone in vs boneless? Can I use boneless leg of lamb? Will the result be the same.

From Thida Lwin - Irvine, CA

I've never tried making this recipe with a boneless leg of lamb. I would think you can without any trouble, but the boneless leg will cook differently than a bone-in leg.

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When you say good white chocolate, what do you mean?

From Diane Harris - Michigan

I use bars of white chocolate, preferably Lindt or Callebaut.

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Can I substitute all blueberries in your Tri Berry Muffins recipe?

From Janice Ashby - Lockport, NY

Yes, but you'll have to change the name! 

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Can I make your Lobster Mac & Cheese a day in advance and bake it right before dinner the next day?

From Jennifer - Minneapolis, MN

Yes! You can assemble everything, keep the mac & cheese in the refrigerator overnight, and bake just before serving. 

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I recently watched an episode about making your own Basil Mayonnaise and was wondering how long it will last in the fridge?

From Heather Sargeant - Lyman, ME

It should last at least a week in the refrigerator! 

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