10 Money-Saving Tips to Rescue Messed-Up Meals

Even the best cooks have occasional kitchen disasters: crumbling layer cakes, overcooked steaks, too-salty soups. But instead of tossing less-than-perfect dishes and ingredients in the trash, save some money and still get dinner on the table with these handy tips (11 Photos)

Lia Wiedemann on Jul 18, 2011 at 12:31PM

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10 Money-Saving Tips to Rescue Messed-Up Meals

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Overcooked Veggies

Problem: Your steamed veggies turned super soggy

Quick fix: Drain the vegetables and blend them in a food processor or blender with butter, salt, pepper and some dried herbs for a quick puree. For a fast soup, add some cream or make a minestrone with vegetable or chicken stock, macaroni, and beans.

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