Holiday Cooking Mishaps - and How To Fix 'Em

While cooking snafus can throw a wrench in the holiday festivities, they don't necessarily spell disaster. Here's our collection of common cooking mistakes, along with some simple fixes and tips that can turn potential disasters into culinary successes. For even more holiday tips and recipes, visit Holidaily! (13 Photos)

Shirley Fan on Nov 5, 2012 at 9:48AM

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Holiday Cooking Mishaps - and How To Fix 'Em

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Overcooked vegetables

With so many things going on in the kitchen, it’s easy to forget about the vegetables roasting in the oven or boiling on the stovetop. Overcooking for even a minute can bring out the worst in a vegetable (think limp, bitter Brussels sprouts). So, with no vegetable dish, what to do?

Solution: Break out your blender and transform the overcooked vegetables into a creamy soup that can still double as a veggie dish. Puree the vegetables with some chicken or vegetable stock. Stir in some cream and season with salt and pepper before ladling into bowls.

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