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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Oversalted Food

Problem: You had a heavy hand with the salt (again!)

Quick fix: To fix a soup or stew, add some water or an acid such as vinegar or citrus to cut the salty flavor. Potatoes can also help absorb some of the salt. Peel a potato, cut it into a few pieces and add to your dish. Simmer for twenty minutes, but remember to remove the potato pieces before serving.

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