This is an Ina Garten recipe we love, but serving it an an open house party that lasts 3 hours.
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Just curious: does anyone know if Ina has a Q&A for her own recipes?
teridawn, for a recipe with cream or cheese, 2 hours at room temperature. Then get it back in a fridge with that is not over-loaded for 30 minutes or so. If there is not fridge, and the dish is important to the event, return it to closed coolers with ice.
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"Then get it back in a fridge that is not over-loaded..."
"... if there is no fridge..."
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You need to be able to maintain it at a temperature of 135 degrees. Have you thought about using a disposable chafer in which to serve them? I know Sam's club sells them, and likely other places as well. Alternatively, keep them warm in the kitchen, only putting out smallish amounts at a time.