Q: My friends rave about my artichoke dip and often request it for parties. The problem: I’m tired of having to wait weeks for a hostess to return my bowl-if it comes back at all. How can I contribute a dip without losing a dish?
A: Simply tell any friend who asks that you’d be delighted to bring your famous hors d’oeuvre but in a disposable container, suggesting she will need to supply the bowl. Just make sure you’re one of the first to arrive, so she isn’t searching through the cabinets for the right serving dish rather than greeting guests.