Have a few items from my crafting stash that have made theire way into the kitchen.
Don't have "pie weights" and know I can use a bag-o beans to get the same result. BUT do have a messa those flat, glass "marbles" that work just fine.
Have something called an embossing "heat" tool. Used to melt embossing power. Resembles a small hair dryer but gets MUCH hotter and doesn't BLOW very hard. Takes a little longer, but will actually BRULEE!?!
What multi-taskers or alternative uses have you come up with?