Let the holidays commence!

You’ve planned ahead of time, right?! But no matter how well you plan, you know some problem is going to pop up. No biggie, we’ve got this! Here are a few tricks for tackling everything from “Yikes, who borrowed my fat separator?” to “Where am I going to put everything?”

The Ice Chest, A.K.A the Wonder Box!
In the lead-up to the big feast, refrigerator real estate is precious. Clear out those space-hogging bottles of dressing and pickles, and store them in the garage in a cooler filled with ice packs. More fantastic uses for the ice chest … brine your turkey in it overnight or use it as a warming drawer.Line it with aluminum foil, add some folded towels and fill it with hot dishes as they come out of the oven.

Puffy pie crust? No pie weights? No problem!
To prevent your pie shell from puffing up during baking, experts recommend filling the bottom with pie weights, but you can also use dried beans, uncooked rice, gravel — even screws or pennies (just line the dough with foil first