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A wise woman once said, “Whenever a boy comes over, you should always have something baking.”

That woman was Cher Horowitz, and sure, her advice is a little outdated, but there’s no denying the charm of welcoming guests with a fragrant, home-cooked meal. The only problem? Finding the time (fine, motivation) to prepare a labor-intensive, stress-inducing feast.

Here to make it way easier is Brucie, an adorable Cobble Hill restaurant, that offers a personal lasagna service.

Check it out: Drop off a 9-by-13 pan and go about your day. Come back 24 hours later and pick up your heaping portion of heat-and-eat lasagna. (If you don’t own a pan of those dimensions, Brucie is happy to substitute with an aluminum one.) As for the crowd-pleasing dish itself, options range from classic meatless to roast pork and carrot.

Trays cost $65 to $85, which we think this is money well spent. Particularly since you’ll feed 12 people and maintain your sanity--until Aunt Linda brings up the NSA, at least.

Brucie, 234 Court St. (at Baltic St.), Brooklyn; 347-987-4961 or

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