Looking for a stocking stuffer for your favorite cook?
This gadget from Williams-Sonoma ($12.95) is one of my new favorites. What is it? a Pie Weight Disc.
It replaces that pesky parchment paper, baking beads or beans you use when baking pie crust "blind". No more paper ripping and beads dropping all over the place.
The "petals" gently hold the sides in place until the crust is partially baked and is easy to remove. Caution: the handle is hot.