Rock Hard Brown Sugar
Problem: Rock hard brown sugar
Fix: Place your brown sugar rock in a pan along with a cup of water and heat it in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.Overcooked Meat
Problem: Overcooked meat
Fix: Cut the meat into smaller pieces, place in a covered pot with broth and let simmer. The juices will soften the meat a bit and add some flavor.Soggy Pie
Problem: Soggy Pie
Fix: Skim off the crust, warm the filling and serve it with ice cream or whipped cream.Gooey Mashed Potatoes
Problem: Gooey mashed potatoes
Fix: Rethink your plan and put the gooey mashed potatoes in a shallow pan, cover with bread crumbs and some dabs of butter and bake. Or, create a well in the center of the mashed potatoes, add a ton of melted butter and garnish.Crumbled Cake
Problem: Crumbled cake.
Fix: Crumble it more and use as topping for cream, pudding and fruit desserts. If large chunks of the cake are salvageable, turn them into a trifle.Oversalted Root Vegetables
Problem: Oversalted root vegetables.
Fix: This one has a few quick fixes: double the recipe and toss the overly salted and unsalted versions together, or add the overly salted sweet potatoes or squash into dressing or stuffing. A little lemon juice also can cut the salty flavor.Cake Stuck in the Pan
Problem: Cake stuck in the pan.
Fix: Reheat a cooled cake for several minutes and use a spatula to gently remove it from the pan.Burnt Drippings
Problem: Burnt Drippings
Fix: There are a few options, but you have to start by removing the roast from the pan. Next, scrape up the bottom of the pan, add beef, vegetable or chicken broth to the pan, and let it simmer. If the drippings are hopelessly burnt, start from scratch. Remove part of the roast that was closest to the pan, finely chop and place is a sauce pan with butter, onions and herbs, then make your gravy.Forgot to Thaw the Turkey
Problem: Forgot to Thaw the Turkey
Fix: Dunk it in cool water, then change the water every 30 minutes until it's completely thawed.
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