Apples can absorb salt in soups and stews
Africa Studio/Shutterstock Salting to taste is one thing, but it is possible to overdo it. When you find yourself getting heavy-handed with the saltshaker, simply drop a few apple (or potato) wedges in your pot. After cooking for another 10 minutes or so, remove the wedges along with the excess salt. Who would have guessed there’d be so many ways to use apples besides eating them?
Cheesecloth can help remove turkey stuffing with ease
Irina Burakova/Shutterstock Following the best preparation tips for your Thanksgiving turkey can make all the difference at dinnertime. To keep turkey dressing from sticking to the bird’s insides, pack the dressing in cheesecloth before you stuff it into the turkey’s cavity. When the turkey is ready to serve, pull out the cheesecloth and the stuffing will slide out with it.