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Stock Up on "Lapkins"
"Lapkins"—napkins for your lap—are a hostess' best friend. "I don't like to use paper napkins very much unless I'm going to have really dark red barbecue," Martha says. "'Lapkins' are great because you can wrap your silverware in them for a picnic or a dinner. These are tea towels, which you can use to dry your dishes or cover your lap, and that's why I call them 'lapkins.'"