A related but more general question. How can you judge when it's ok to make a recipe--either part of the way or all the way, ahead of time?
I like to spend time with my guests when doing a dinner party, and was wondering if there are any general guidelines regarding what sort of dishes can easily be made ahead of time, and which need to be finished right before serving?
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