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Ingredient Substitutions

Can you swap applesauce for butter? What should you use if you run out of vinegar? Find out everything you need to know about ingredient substitutions for cooking and baking.

Fruitcake: which fruits? which liquors?

by vjb 3 days ago

I want to make a fruitcake like the kind made by a friend's aunt, who, though from Trinidad, threw her family's recip...


medlar commented 2 days ago

Rosewater and edible roses where and how?

by mamamahoney 1 month ago

I've recently run across several recipes calling for rosewater. It's like trying to get the right flu shot in the mi...


hotoynoodle commented 2 days ago

Espresso Powder Substitute?

by OrchConductor 3 years ago

I'm looking to possibly try my hand at making Cook's Illustrated's Chocolate-Espresso Dacquoise. However, the people ...

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babette feasts commented 21 days ago

Is there a good substitution for Fish sauce?

by kezdenek 6 years ago

Hi fellow food lovers, We are making a homemade Pad Kee Mao. Our first time to make fresh pasta for a thai dish s...


seefoo commented 28 days ago

Gluten-free replacement for bread crumbs?

by allieinbklyn 11 years ago

Hi, Does anyone have any suggestions for replacing bread crumbs as a binding agent in things like meatballs for s...


lilchicky commented 1 month ago

Pasilla chile substitute?

by stockholm28 5 years ago

I have a recipe I want to make that calls for a Pasilla chile. From what I can tell on the internet search, it loo...


ratgirlagogo commented 1 month ago

What can I use in place of molasses in baked beans?

by thegforceny 1 month ago

I will use dark brown sugar, but am out of molasses. In addition to the brown sugar, what are your experiences with ...


Ttrockwood commented 1 month ago

How to replicate Goya Sazon?

by venividibitchy 8 years ago

I'm looking to replicate Goya Sazon (or Gayon Sazon y culantro y achiote) without all the msg that makes my tongue it...


Bechamel33 commented 1 month ago


by laneross 2 months ago

Can I use shiitake mushroom in Chicken Marsala instead of crimini or will the taste be too different?


DuffyH commented 1 month ago

Flat Iron vs Ribeye Beef?

by MrFerociousDinosaur 3 months ago

I am looking for some flat iron steak to buy for a cookbook that I'm writing, which I know is similar to beef ribeye ...


Drew_S commented 2 months ago

What to use instead of gruyere?

by babymole_bob123 5 months ago

I’m making dauphinois potatoes to go with duck for my parents anniversary however the recipe calls for gruyere and I ...


andrewtree commented 2 months ago

Do you think Jarlsberg is an acceptable sub for gruyere?

by foodsnob14 8 years ago

I completely understand that gruyere is a far superior cheese but gruyere was 3x's the price and I needed a decent am...


edavis79 commented 2 months ago

Coconut aminos as soy sauce alternative

by RelishPDX 4 years ago

Okay, so curiosity has gotten the best of me, and I've been hunting down info on coconut aminos, as I've been seeing ...


janniecooks commented 2 months ago

Replacing Oil with Apple Sauce in Cake

by Lotus7 12 years ago

I am going to make Trader Joe's Pumpkin Cake. I'd like to replace the oil with apple sauce. The recipe calls for 1/...


cmf1865 commented 2 months ago

Salt Free Substitutes

by Veggigal 4 months ago

Hubby saw a dietician recently and she wants him to follow the DASH Diet. I'm looking for recipes for a herbal salt...


sisterg commented 2 months ago

Sun-dried Tomatoes Source

by Fritz 3 months ago

Use to get them at CostCo, Amzn, and other in bulk. A pound or 2. Now I can't find them anywhere but in 3x packages...


Ttrockwood commented 3 months ago

Tomato Passata- No Food Mill

by naunabear3 3 months ago

Hey! I’m a young homecook and I’m trying to make tomato passata, however I don’t have a food mill. Is there any other...


Madrid commented 3 months ago

Grits substitute ideas?

by Buttercups 8 months ago

I'm looking to make something that tastes a little and feels like grits, but isn't actually grits. I can't use any ty...


512window commented 3 months ago

Making Salted Caramel from Regular Caramels

by dawnsona 3 months ago

I’m planning on making salted caramel tartlets. The recipe calls for melting soft salted caramels with cream. I haven...


dawnsona commented 3 months ago

Info on “sherry flavoring”

by tracy_d 3 months ago

Hello, all, newbie here. I’m posting because every time I google a cooking question, the best answer seems to c...


GH1618 commented 3 months ago