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How to Cook for 12 People

Throwing a dinner for a dozen guests doesn't have to be overwhelming. Whether you need help with the prep work or the cleanup, here's your dinner party action plan for pulling it off - without missing all the fun.

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your equipment

1 roasting pan with an elevated rack (or disposable aluminum one)

3 lasagna pans

1 2-qt. saucepan

2 10x15-inch cookie sheets

1 stock pot

1 10- to12-inch skillet

6 2-cup serving bowls for snacks

1 chef’s knife

1 meat thermometer

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