Pack a handful of herb sprigs into a filter and bundle it with kitchen twine. Stuff the sachet into the cavity of your turkey, or steep it in cream to infuse your mashed potatoes with aromatics. No need to go fishing for any loose leaves.
Avoid potato-chip-and-carrot-stick cross contamination: For an absorbent barrier (and a frilly flourish), corral snacky stuff in separate filters. Then cleaning that party platter couldn’t be easier: Just bundle up the crumbs.
When it comes to reheating Thanksgiving leftovers in the microwave, tent your heaped-up plate with a coffee filter before you nuke your food. The paper soaks up splatters and also traps some steam to keep food moist.
Protect your good china by layering a coffee filter between each plate as you stack and store them for next year. Did the dishwasher leave spots on your silverware or glasses? Wipe them away with a dry filter.