We asked dozens of experts to share their best Thanksgiving tricks ,and boy, did they give us the goods-from no-cook desserts to dollar-store scores.
"I trace each dish onto a chalk cloth runner (left), then label it. During the mad dash to get the food out, the stuffing always ends up in the right place!" - Kelly McCants, author of Sewing with Oilcloth
"Why bother with an elaborate centerpiece when a simple garland creates such a lovely impact?" - Jill Rizzo and Alethea Harampolis, florists, Studio Choo
"The 'glassware' on my table consists of two things, and two things only: mason jars and champagne flutes from Ikea." - Cooper Boone, chef, cooperstable.com
"Drop a few small plants or succulents from Lowe's or Home Depot into clay pots, and cover any visible soil with sheet moss. Voilà-a centerpiece that requires absolutely no arranging." - Richard Kollath and Edward McCann, CL contributing editors
"I collect silver-plate flatware-which