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Go outside and enjoy the nice weather before fall leads quickly to winter, and our seasonal hibernation starts all over again. Take a day to relax and soak in the views in a nearby park, or simply set up a picnic in your backyard — either way, food will be the centerpiece of the day. Picnics are a great way to gather with friends and family, but large groups mean more cooking. We’ve all been there. It’s the 11th-hour crunch when you start to realize you just might not finish all the work you planned.make-ahead recipes that will help you manage your time and your expectations.
Holly Clegg’s 8-Layered Greek Dip
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Angela Carlos is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter, and tweet @angelaccarlos your favorite make-ahead recipes.