How to CookThanksgiving

Fixes for Too-Spicy Dishes, Too-Bland Dressings & Miserable Pie Crusts (+ Other Thanksgiving Solutions)

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While we can't provide reassurance for all the aspects of Thanksgiving that have you stressing (the ornery relatives, the lack of oven space, the deluge of leftovers and no place to put them), we can offer a little peace of mind. 

Just remember that no mistake is unfixable. Whether your dish is too salty, your turkey is too dry, or your pie dough's just plain miserable, there's a way to rescue it—and we're here to help. (And if you don't find your answer here, ask us on the Hotline!) 

Fix an overly salty or spicy dish


Solve the 10 most common pie-related problems (including crumbly dough, soggy bottoms, and miserable failures).


Recover meat that's over (or under) done.


Rescue salad dressing that's too sweet, too salty, too acidic, or too one-note.


Salvage a sauce that's curdled or broken.


More Thanksgiving problems? We've got 99 problems—and solutions to every single one.

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