There’s nothing more frustrating than over-salting a soup or stew you’ve spent countless hours—and countless dollars in ingredients—making. Try adding wedges of raw potato or apple to absorb the salt. Simmer for 10 minutes or so, then remove the wedges. If your soup is still too salty, sprinkle in a spoonful of sugar. If that doesn’t work, a dash of apple-cider vinegar may do the trick. Finally, try diluting with water or low-sodium broth.