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Cooking Substitutions


You keep a well stocked kitchen, filled with everything you’ll need to cook Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas goose, or just packing lunches. But even the best prepared of us can forget something on occasion; here are some substitutes for common ingredients you may be missing in the middle of cooking!


Allspice: Replace your missing allspice with two parts cinnamon to one part ginger and one part cloves.

Baking mix: Baking mix, pancake mix, and biscuit mixes are pretty interchangeable. Exchange them at a one-to-one ratio.

Baking powder: Add two parts cream of tartar to one part baking soda. Voila!

Beer: Don’t have any beer after last week’s party? No problem, just use chicken broth instead!

Brown sugar: Did you know you can replace brown sugar with white sugar or confectioner’s sugar with almost no difference? White sugar gets exchanged one-to-one, but confectioner’s sugar is 1.25 cups to every 1 cup of packed brown sugar.

Butter: Exchange butter for vegetable oil or any other kind of cooking oil, in a recipe.

Cream of Tartar: Replace with double the amount of lemon juice or white vinegar.

Eggs: Out of eggs? Use ⅓ cup of applesauce or a half of a banana mashed up instead! Also makes egg recipes vegan!

Honey: Honey, white sugar mixed with water, and corn syrup are all interchangeable. You can even pour honey in your coffee for a delicious new type of sweetener!

Green onion: Shallots, chopped onion, and green onion are all also interchangeable, one-to-one!

Mayo: You can exchange mayonnaise for greek yogurt or sour cream. Greek yogurt in your pasta salads will make you rethink using mayo ever again!


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  1. Thanks for the great substitution list…knew a few, but learned a lot more…sticking your site in my favorites..thanks!