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My dining room table seats 8 snugly. With all the place settings and not lots of room down the middle, what is the best way to serve for a sit-down dinner?

From Linda Porter - Idaho

When I have a dinner party I almost always set up a buffet on the counter or sideboard. Everyone can just help themselves- it's easiest for both the host and the guest!

What is your favorite cookie recipe?

From Beth - St. Louis, MO

The linzer cookies from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, because I love shortbread and raspberry together. A close second is the Ultimate Ginger Cookies from Barefoot Contessa At Home. 

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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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