Get organized

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Wolfgang says when it comes to cooking, you need to get organized. "Prep things in advance so that you don't have to cook everything at the last moment." And when it comes to picking recipes, you should think about what's easy to do. One suggestion is to make soup—which can be frozen, then thawed for the big night.

Another suggestion is to serve something that can be easily assembled. "You could do a Chinese chicken salad for example. Make a nice platter with it. You can actually go and buy a roasted chicken or you can cook it yourself. You can shred or slice the cabbage and everything the night before and keep it in a bowl or Ziploc bag. Make the dressing ahead." Wolfgang says. "Then just toss it together."