Fix Cooking Mistakes With These Great Tips

Planning a get together is never complete without great food! Loaded nachos, homemade mashed potatoes, and delicious desserts are only a few ways we can spice up an awesome event. Between picking the dishes, coordinating matching decor and actually cooking all of the food, it’s inevitable to probably have at least one or two “uh oh!” moments in the kitchen!

Fix Cooking Mistakes When Planning a Dinner Party

Starting over a dish or a handful of dishes is not an option when you’re pressed for time and still have a few others things to do. Instead of panicking or remaking any dish from scratch, you can keep a few simple tips and tricks in your back pocket to fix almost any mistake you make in the kitchen. Shari’s Berries has a collection of handy tips for baking and cooking mistakes for all of the little things we may forget or overlook when we’re prepping for a big meal. For example, did you know you can soften cookies by putting it in an airtight container with an apple?

I’ve certainly had my fair share of cooking mistakes over the years. My first dinner party was a disaster when I undercooked the chicken. Oops! I still cringe when I remember those early days of entertaining. Thankfully, most cooking mistakes can be easily fixed. I just stuck that chicken back in the oven and dinner was delayed.

Take a look at this helpful guide and see what tip you’ll want to remember the next time you’re preparing a big meal or planning a party.

Baking Mistakes

Are your cookies too hard? Is your cake uneven? You can fix that!

how to fix baking baking mistakes

Cooking Mistakes

Did you accidentally add too much salt or is your sauce too sweet? Don’t despair. You can fix it with these tips!

how to fix baking cooking mistakesSpecial thanks to Shari’s Berries for sharing these infographics. 

Whether you’re cooking dinner for the family or planning a party, most baking mistakes can be fixed with these great tips.

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  1. I have begun to teach my son to cook as we are using cooking as one of his Homeschool classes so these tips will come in handy. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  2. You don’t know how bad I needed something like this. I cannot say I’m the worst cook in the world but I also cannot say I’m the best cook in the world. Something like this would definitely help me quite a bit.

  3. I will keep these in mind for sure. I am terrible in the kitchen and make mistakes often. I could use all the help I can get!

  4. These are all great tips when we accidentally make a mistake measuring for too much or too little of an ingredient. Will be keeping this so I don’t forget.

  5. such a good article, good tips… hope next time I near did any mistake during cooking… thanks

  6. I really enjoyed reading this post. These are really helpful cooking tips to keep on hand.
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  7. Great tips and I have made several baking cookie mistakes for sure. Pinning.

  8. Thank you for sharing these tips with me because I am not the greatest cook but teaching my son to cook I need to up my game. As well as share the tips with my stepdaughter.
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  9. This was super helpful. I never knew that about burnt cake. I have used a metal strainer before on burned bread. Worked well!

  10. Catherine Shane says

    This is my main problem as always in the kitchen. Thank you for sharing those tips.

  11. There are some really neat suggestions in there that I’ve not heard of. I wonder if the apple will work on slightly stale cookies too.

  12. Wow, I did not know about softening cookies with an apple. That’s a great trick that I need to incorporate in my kitchen practices.

  13. These are all great tips and tricks for in the kitchen mistakes! I need that cookie tip sheet for sure!! LOL!!

  14. Awesome tips especially for those who are just learning how to bake! I can definitely use these and will take note of it all. I love all the suggestions for the cakes.

  15. This is going to save a lot of time and money! Mistakes happen; make the most of them!

  16. The fixing of the uneven cake seems magical! It is my biggest cooking mistake.

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