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Substituting Half and Half for Milk in Recipes
This is a page about substituting half and half for milk in recipes. If you are out of milk or just want a creamier flavor, try substituting half and half for the milk in a recipe.
Substitutes For Corn Syrup
Many recipes call for corn syrup, which is not generally available outside the U.S. Honey, golden syrup and light molasses are a few suggested substitutions but there are many more. This page contains substitutes for corn syrup.
Substituting Marshmallows and...
This is a page about substituting marshmallows and marshmallow creme. Finding the right amount of this cream to use in place of marshmallows, or vice versa, may be easier than you think.
Substitution for Eggs in Meatloaf
Eggs are typically used as a binder in meatloaf. If you are eliminating eggs from your diet, there are ingredients you can substitute. This is a page about substitutes for egg in meatloaf.
Substitution for Baking Powder
This is a page about a substitution for baking powder. If you are planning some baking, but find that you are out of baking powder, you may have the ingredients to make a substitute.
Substitutions for Milk in Recipes
When using canned condensed or evaporated milk in place of regular milk, you may need to make some adjustments. This page is about substitutions for milk in recipes.
Substitutes for Tomatoes in Recipes
Whatever the reason you don't wish to include tomatoes in a recipe, there are ingredients that often be substituted and still result in a delicious dish. This is a page about substitutes for tomatoes in recipes.
Baking Pan Substitutions
This is a page about baking pan substitutions. When you don't have the right size pan that a baking recipe calls for, you may be able to use something else that you do have.
Substituting Evaporated Milk for Whole Milk
When you find yourself out of milk for cooking, perhaps you have a can of evaporated milk on the shelf that can be substituted. This is a page about substituting evaporated milk for whole milk.
Substituting Bisquick for Jiffy Biscuit Mix
I am making a recipe that calls for 1 box of Jiffy biscuit mix, but I couldn't find it at the store. I do have Bisquick. What is the equivalency?
Substitute for Cornstarch in the UK
Certain products are unavailable in some countries. Similarly, a specific item may be know by different names from one country to another. This is a page about substitute for cornstarch in the UK.
Substituting Tomato Paste for Tomato Sauce
If you run out of tomato sauce you can substitute paste if you have that on hand. This is a page about substituting tomato paste for tomato sauce.
Substitutions for Milk
This is a page about substitutions for milk. If your are lactose intolerant or simply out of milk there are some substitutions your can use in recipes.
Can I Substitute Tomato Juice for Tomato Sauce in Recipes?
I need a lot of tomato sauce for my OAMC (once a month cooking) sessions and I have tons of tomato juice and V8. Can I use this instead of tomato sauce (which I'd have to buy)? I know the V8 has more flavor and it's fine with me. I am thinking about the consistency.
Using Small Marshmallows Instead of Large in a Recipe
How many miniature marshmallows does it take to equal 1 large marshmallow in a recipe?
Substitutes for Wheat Bran in Recipes
Are you making a recipe that calls for bran, but want to use something else? Check out these alternatives, to see which one would work best in your recipe. This page contains substitutes for wheat bran in recipes.
Substitute For Powdered Milk
This page is about substitutes for powdered milk. It may be a challenge to find a good replacement for dry milk solids in a recipe.
Uses for Canned Pumpkin
This is a page about uses for canned pumpkin. Canned pumpkin can be used in a variety of recipes in its own right or as a substitute for other ingredients such as oil.
Light Corn Syrup Substitute Recipe
Sometimes when getting ready to prepare a recipe you may find that your are missing a specific ingredient and need to find a substitute. This is a page about light corn syrup substitute recipe.
Substituting Condensed Milk for Whole Milk
Condensed milk can be substituted for whole milk in some recipes. Since condensed milk contains a lot of added sugar it may not always be the best choice. Evaporated milk and water are another option. This is a page about
substituting condensed milk for whole milk
Substituting Sherry in a Recipe
This page is about substituting sherry in a recipe. Wine and liqueur can be expensive to keep in the pantry for cooking.
Substituting Evaporated Milk for Coffee Creamer
Evaporated milk or canned milk can definitely be used in place of coffee creamer. The flavor will be different. Canned milk is higher than regular milk in fat and sugar so you could also use milk instead. This is a page about substituting evaporated milk for coffee creamer.
Substitution for Tofu
This is a page about substitution for tofu. If you are avoiding tofu for health reasons or because you don't like the taste, there are some other foods you can substitute for tofu in most recipes.
Substitutions for Gouda Cheese in a Recipe
This is a page about substitute for gouda cheese in a recipe. Gouda cheese is not a type of cheese many of us regularly have in the fridge.
Substitutes for Egg in Meatloaf
I need a substitute for eggs when baking a meat loaf.
Substitutes for MSG
MSG is a flavor enhancer that is found in some processed foods and Chinese cuisine. If you are trying to avoid this sodium product there are some potential substitutes you can consider. This is a page about substitutes for MSG.
No-Carb Flour Alternative
Instead of flour is there another product that I can grind and use to make bread that has no carbs?
Substitute Marshmallow Cream in Rice Krispy Treats
If you are craving Rice Krispy treats but don't have any marshmallows, you can substitute marshmallow cream if you have some on the shelf. This is a page about substitute marshmallow cream in Rice Krispy treats.
Substitute for Boone's Farm Apple Wine
Has anyone found a substitute for Boone's Farm Apple wine to use in recipes for cooking?
Substitute for Heavy Whipping Cream
Since many of us don't typically have or use heavy whipping cream, we may need to identify a substitute rather than run to the store. This is a page about substitute for heavy whipping cream.
Substituting Fat Free Cream Cheese When Baking
This is a page abut substituting fat free cream cheese when baking. You can reduce the fat and caloric content of your favorite recipes that call for cream cheese by substituting the fat free version.
Making Diabetic Powdered Sugar (Sugar Free)
This is a page about making diabetic powdered sugar (sugar free). A diabetic diet does not preclude the use of a tasty substitute for traditional powdered sugar in your recipes.
Cooking and Baking with Stevia
This is a page about cooking and baking with stevia. Stevia is a natural sweetener that many people use in place of other artificial zero or low calorie sweeteners. Some sugar replacement products can be used successfully in cooking and baking.
Seedless Substitute for Tomatoes in Recipes
This is a page about seedless substitutes for tomatoes in recipes. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from eating seeds, substitutions and alternative foods are a part of your daily eating habits.
Substitutions for Wine in Recipes
Although many recipes call for wine, substitutions can easily be made without affecting the flavor of the finished dish. This is a page about substitutions for wine in recipes.
Substituting Oil for Shortening in Recipes
Substituting oil for shortening in a recipe is a simple 1:1 ratio. The swap will change the texture of the finished product, making it more dense, less cake like. This is a page about substituting oil for shortening in recipes.
Substitutions for Crisco
Can you substitute canola oil for Crisco? This is for a flat bread recipe.
Substitute for Consomme
I've used consomme, but I'm looking for a less expensive substitute. I've tried substituting beef broth, but it's just not the same. Consomme seems to be thicker, like maybe having gelatin in it. Has anyone successfully substituted something in place of consomme in recipes?
Substitute for Capers
Substitute for Capers. I am looking for a substitute for capers.
Using Pancake Mix Instead of Bisquick
I was wondering if you can sub regular pancake mix for Bisquick? I just finished the box, but I have a huge box of the pancake mix, which my boyfriend and I don't eat a whole lot of. Thanks for any info.
Substituting Lemonade Powder for Lemon Juice
Rather than running to the store in the midst of cooking or baking you can substitute powdered lemon drink mix for lemon juice in a recipe. The sugar free version may work best for some recipes. This is a page about
substituting lemonade powder for lemon juice
Substitutes for Pectin in Jams and Jellies
This page offers some suggestions for substitutes for pectin in homemade jams and jellies. In fact some fruit is high enough in naturally occurring pectin that they don't require it at all.
Substitute For Onion in Recipes
Not everyone can eat onions due to dietary restrictions. You may be out or just not like onions. There are recipe substitutions for onion or you can just omit it.
Substituting Bran Flakes for Bran Buds in a Recipe
I bought Bran Flakes not buds. Can I substitute bran flakes for Bran Buds and what is the measurement difference?
Substitutes for Condensed Milk
When you need to use an alternative for condensed milk, there are recipes to make your own with sugar or sugar-free. This is a page about substitutes for condensed milk.
Uses for Lemonade Mix
Powered lemonade mix can be used in recipes in place of fresh lemon juice. This page contains uses for lemonade mix.
Using Lipton Soup Mixes in Cooking
Can Lipton onion mushroom soup mix be used like beef broth?
Substituting Oil for Butter in Recipes
Many cooks can substitute cooking oil in recipes that call for butter with little change to the original recipe. This is a page about substituting oil for butter in recipes.
Substituting Condensed Milk for Sugar in a Pie
I have a chocolate pie recipe that contains no milk, but does call for 1 3/4 cups of sugar. Can I substitute Eagle brand milk for the sugar?
Substituting Marshmallow Cream for Fondant in Fudge
Here is a yummy fudge recipe to try that uses marshmallow creme. This is a page about substituting marshmallow cream for fondant in fudge.
Use Cinnamon Chips in Baking
If you have some cinnamon chips on hand consider substituting them for chocolate chips or even nuts in a recipe. The different flavor is a nice treat. This is a page about using cinnamon chips in baking.
Alternatives to Wheat Flour
Finding a substitute for wheat flour is often best with a gluten free flours. This is a page about alternatives to wheat flour.
Using Butter Instead of Shortening
In many recipes, you can substitute butter for shortening. Here is some advice if you are wanting to try this substitution. This is a page about using butter instead of shortening.
Making Pizza Sauce from Pasta Sauce
What do I add to pasta sauce to make it pizza sauce or can this be done?
Substituting Whipped Butter in Recipes
A stick of butter, when whipped, will weigh the same (4 oz), but it's volume will be increased. Therefore, when you are substituting whipped butter in recipes it is important to measure by weight.
Substitutes for Ketchup in Recipes
When you are out of ketchup you may be able to use cocktail sauce or even another sauce in its place. This is a page about substitutes for ketchup in recipes.
Substitute for Powdered Sugar
If you need powdered sugar for baking and have run out, you can make your own by grinding regular granulated sugar. This is a page about substitute for powdered sugar.
Substitutions for Evaporated Milk in Recipes
Many of us do not typically keep cans of evaporated milk on the shelf. Many recipes will successfully tolerate a substitution. This is a page about substitutions for evaporated milk in recipes.
Substituting Butter for Shortening
For many recipes, shortening and butter can be used relatively interchangeably. This is a page about substituting butter for shortening.
Using Applesauce Instead of Oil
One way to reduce the fats in our diet is to replace oil with applesauce in certain recipes. Keep in mind the the taste and texture of the finished recipe can be noticeably different. This page contains some thoughts on using applesauce instead of oil in recipes.
Substitute for Garlic in Recipes
Garlic is a very specific flavor but there some options you can use as a substitute. This is a page about substitute for garlic in recipes.
Can I Use Unbleached Flour in Place of Regular All Purpose?
Unbleached all purpose flour is interchangeable with regular all purpose flour. The only difference is that the unbleached flour hasn't gone through the chemical process to make it white.
Replacing Turkey for Chicken in Recipes
There are so many delicious chicken recipes that can be made using another popular poultry turkey. This is a page about replacing turkey with chicken in recipes.
Substituting Agave Syrup for Karo Syrup in Recipes
Agave syrup is recommended for used by people trying to eat foods with a lower glycemic index. This is a page about substituting agave syrup for Karo syrup in recipes.
Substitutes for Allspice
This is a page about substitutes for allspice. Allspice is a cured, unripe berry from a tropical evergreen tree, the Pimenta dioica. Its aroma when ground is reminiscent of clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg, although it has its own unique flavor.
Substitute for Bisquick
This is a page about substitute for Bisquick. When a recipe calls for Bisquick you can make a substitute, if you have none on the shelf.
Substitute for Dijon Mustard
Some recipes call for Dijon mustard. Even if you have none in the house, you can make an acceptable substitute. This is a page about substitute for Dijon mustard.
Using an Egg Substitute
This is a page about using an egg substitute. Some recipes call for using an egg substitute rather than whole eggs.
Substitution For Eggs in Recipes
This is a page about substitution for eggs in recipes. Whether cooking vegan or are simply out of eggs there are some ingredients you can substitute for eggs in your recipe.
Using Agave Nectar
This is a page about agave nectar as a sugar substitute. Agave nectar or syrup is sold as a substitute for sugar.
Substitutes for Butter in Recipes
This is a page about substitutes for butter in recipes. When you need to avoid using butter, there are a variety of foods or oils you can use depending on what you are making.
Using Frozen Bananas
I prefer not to defrost more then the recipe requires, so I am wondering how many frozen bananas equal a half cup of thawed bananas mashed?
Using Liquid Flavored Dairy Creamers in Cooking
This comes in many flavors, sizes, and sweetened, sugar- free and fat-free. I use this in all cake recipes to replace milk or water.
Substitute for Molasses
This is a page about substitute for molasses. A sweet flavor that can be substituted with a variety of other syrup flavors.
Substitution for Walnut Oil in Cooking
This is a page about replacement for walnut oil in cooking. Many of us don't keep walnut oil in the pantry. Finding a substitute for a recipe may be an option.
Soy Sauce Substitute
We avoid soy at our house as much as possible for health and allergy issues. This replacement soy sauce can be used as a marinade, or a dipping sauce, or cooked into the recipe.
Substituting Foods in Recipes
This is a page about substituting foods in recipes. Sometimes when cooking you either don't have an ingredient that is called for or you prefer not to use it and need a substitute.
Substitute for Grape Nuts in a Recipe
I don't have any Grape Nuts but need them for a recipe. What else can I use? I only need 1/4 cup.
Substituting All Purpose for Bread Flour
Can I use all purpose flour instead of bread flour?
Substitute for Half and Half
I'm making cheese and broccoli soup and the recipe calls for half and half. But I live in Australia and they don't have that. What else could I use?
Substitutes for Canned Cream Soups
This page is about substitutes for canned cream soups. Adding a can of cream soup to recipes is a common shortcut, but can add unwanted fat and sodium.
Substitutes for Chocolate in Recipes
This page is about substitutes for chocolate in recipes. Many recipes call for chocolate bars, chunks or chips. If you are out of them, there are other ingredients that you can substitute.
Substitute for Buttermilk in Recipes
Most of us don't keep a supply of buttermilk in the fridge, so if a recipe calls for it, you may want to use a substitute. This is a page about substitute for buttermilk in recipes.
Substitution for Cream of Tartar When Baking
This is a page about substitution for cream of tartar when baking. Not all of us keep cream of tartar in with our baking supplies. Depending on what you are baking there are some substitutes that you might have on hand.
Substitute for Nutmeg
This is a page about using a substitute for nutmeg. Many recipes call for nutmeg. There are a number of spices that can be successfully substituted for nutmeg.
Alternatives to Mayonnaise
This is a page about alternatives to mayonnaise. If you are looking to reduce the fat in your diet, one place to start is to find an alternative to mayonnaise.
Substitution for Almond Extract
This is a page about a substitution for almond extract. Almond extract is often used in baking. If your recipe calls for it, but you don't have any, perhaps you can use another flavoring.
Substitutions for Fennel in Recipes
This is a page about substitutions for fennel in recipes. If you do not like the licorice flavor of fennel then you will want to find a suitable substitute to use when preparing recipes calling for it's use.
Common Ingredient Substitutions
This page is about common recipe substitutions. There are times that without a trip to the store, a missing recipe ingredient can be replaced.
Substitutions for Fresh Garlic
This page is about substitutions for fresh garlic. When fresh garlic is not available, there are ways to get the flavor you want.
Substitution for Baking Soda
If a recipe calls for baking soda can I use baking powder instead?
Alternative for Unsweetened Kool-Aid Powder in Recipes
I am trying to find a dry powder flavor replacement for unsweetened Kool Aid in my recipe mixes. They need to have a dry powder flavor component like the Kool Aid flavors because I make these mixes and then store them in the pantry.
Syrup Alternatives for Pancakes
This page contains syrup alternatives for pancakes. There are a variety of delicious ways to top pancakes or waffles.
Substituting Splenda for Sugar
I have a microwave recipe for cashew brittle and was wondering if I can use Splenda instead of sugar.
Substituting Light for Dark Brown Sugar
I was wondering if you can use light brown sugar instead of dark brown sugar for a recipe I found for toffee muffins. Thanks for your help.
Healthy Substitutes for Cream of Mushroom Soup
This page contains healthy substitutes for cream of mushroom soup. This soup is listed in many recipes for casseroles, soups and sauces.
Substitutes For Whipped Cream
This page is about substitutes for whipped cream. Sometimes whipped cream needs to be substituted for dietary reasons.
Using Club Soda in Baking
What is the trick for using club soda in baking cakes in place of oils or fats?
Substitutions For Bacon
This is a page about substitutions for bacon. There are a number of substitutes you can use for bacon in your recipes.
When to Use Shortening?
When a recipe calls for shortening in cookies, bars, cake, etc., how do you know if they really mean shortening, as in Crisco, or if butter can be used?
Substitute for Marsala in Recipes
What wine can I substitute for marsala wine to cook with?
Substitutes for Shortening in Recipes
So many recipes indicate "shortening" in the ingredients. Unless the recipe specifically calls for butter or margarine, does this literally mean Crisco? Can I use butter instead?
Making Pumpkin Bars
Can I make pumpkin bars in a 11.5 x 10 baking sheet? It's calling for a 17.5 jelly roll sheet.
Substitute for Condensed Milk
I am wanting to know if a recipe calls for 1 can of condensed milk what can I use as a substitute.
Substituting Pancake Mix for Bisquik When Making Dumplings
How do I use Hungry Jack buttermilk pancake mix instead of Bisquik for drop dumplings? It's too sweet!
Substituting Condensed Milk for Sugar and Milk in a Recipe
How much sweetened condensed milk should I use for 1/3 cup sugar and 2-3/4 cups milk?
Making Pound Cake from a Boxed Cake Mix
Can I use self rising flour when it calls for all purpose flour when making a diur cream pound cake from a box cake mix?
Substituting Gelatin for Pectin in Pepper Jelly
I am going to make some pepper jelly. The recipe calls for pectin, but the food store nearest me only had gelatin. Can I use it in place of the pectin?
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