How often have you slaved over a recipe, only to emerge with a product that does not meet up to your expectations and effort? Whether your concoction is too salty, too sweet or too bland, there are some things you can do to fix the disaster. All you need is a little imagination and a few seasonings!

  • Sickeningly Sweet? Cut down on the cloying flavor by mixing in a little vinegar, lemon juice or salt.

  • Too Tart? Add a dash of sugar, molasses or honey to any mouth-puckering mix.

  • Boringly Bland? Enhance the flavor with citrus juices, a pinch of sugar or a small amount of salt.

  • Bitingly Bitter? Use olive oil and a dash of salt to improve the taste of bitter savory dishes, or milk and sugar to fix anything made with bitter dark chocolate.