If you are in the middle of a recipe and realize you are missing an ingredient check here before running to the grocery store. You might just have something in your pantry that will work. My grandma saved every substitution chart that came in magazines. I am listing the info from those here for your convenience.
Baking Powder 1 teaspoon USE: 1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter plus 1/4 teaspoon baking
Balsamic Vinegar 1 Tablespoon USE:1 Tablespoon Cider vinegar or red wine vinegar plus 1/2 sugar
Buttermilk 1 Cup USE:1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice or Vinegar plus enough milk to equal 1 cup (let sit 5 minutes) or 1 cup plain yogurt
Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon USE: 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
Cracker Crumbs 3/4 Cup USE: 1 Cup bread crumbs
Dark Corn Syrup 1 Cup USE: 3/4 cup light corn syrup plus 1/4 cup molasses or 1 Cup light corn syrup
Flour, Cake 1 Cup USE: 7/8 cup all purpose flour
Flour, Self Rising 1 Cup USE:1 cup all purpose flour plus 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Garlic 1 Clove, minced USE: 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Half and Half or light cream 1 cup USE:1 Tablespoon melted butter or margarine plus enough milk to equal 1 cup
Honey 1 cup USE: 1 1/4 Cup sugar plus 1/4 cup liquid
Lemon Juice 1 teaspoon USE: 1/4 teaspoon cider vinegar
Light Corn Syrup 1 cup USE: 1 cup sugar plus 1 cup liquid
Molasses 1 Cup USE: 1 Cup Honey
Onion, Chopped 1 cup USE:2 Tablespoon Minced Onion or 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Prepared Mustard 1 Tablespoon USE: 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard plus 2 teaspoons vinegar
Semisweet Chocolate 1 Square (1 ounce) USE: 3 Tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips or 1 square of unsweetened chocolate plus 1 Tablespoon sugar
Sour Cream 1 cup USE: 1 Cup plain yogurt
Sugar 1 Cup USE: 1 Cup packed brown sugar or 2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
Tapioca 2 teaspoons USE: 1 Tablespoon all purpose flour
Tomato Juice 1 Cups USE: 1/2 cup tomato sauce plus 1/2 cup water
Tomato Sauce 2 cups USE: 3/4 cup tomato paste plus 1 cup water
Unsweetened Chocolate 1 Square USE: 3 Tablespoons cocoa plus 1 Tablespoon shortening or oil
Whole Milk 1 Cup USE: 1/2 cup evaporated milk plus 1/2 cup water
All spice, ground USE:Ground Cinnamon, nutmeg or cloves
Chili Powder USE: dash of bottles hot sauce plus equal measures or oregano and cumin
Cloves USE: ground allspice, nutmeg or cinnamon
Cumin, ground USE: Chili Powder
Dry mustard 1 teaspoon USE: 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
Garlic salt 1 teaspoon USE: 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder plus 7/8 teaspoon salt
Paprika USE: Cayenne Pepper (Just a dash! It's hotter than Paprika)
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