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Baltimore Diner: Ina Garten to visit Maryland

Baltimore Diner: Ina Garten to visit Maryland

What's the scariest thing about Halloween? It's the unofficial opening of the holiday entertaining season.

Ina Garten understands. The Food Network star, also known as the Barefoot Contessa, doesn't pretend home entertaining is easy, on any scale. "It's exhausting even it it's organized well," Garten said. "It's a lot of work."

Garten doesn't think people lack the will to entertain at home — just the way. She has designed her new cookbook, "Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust" to boost their confidence.

"Barefoot Contessa Foolproof," which will be released Oct. 30, isn't just recipes. Garten has loaded it with tips...