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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.

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What type of frozen lemongrass is best?

by santamonica811 1 day ago

Was out in the far-off Asian market, and needed to stock up on lemongrass. Bought a bunch of fresh ones, of course. ...

C. Hamster commented 1 hour ago

Coconut aminos as soy sauce alternative

by RelishPDX 3 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 ...


kimspiess commented 2 days ago

Shortening vs. Lard

by dimsumgirl 5 years ago

I have a recipe that calls for shortening. I have lard but no shortening. Should I use the lard or just wait until ...


sandylc commented 2 days ago

Cake recipe calls for instant vanilla pudding. I don't have any. Is there a substitute?

by xena 10 years ago

I was just about to make a cake using a recipe shared here by renov8r and discovered that I needed a box of instant v...


serik26 commented 3 days ago

What kind of cheese can I substitute for gruyere?

by Kristine 10 years ago

I want to make Ina Garten's Spinach Gratin. It calls For 1 cup parmesan as well as 1/2 cup gruyere, but the husband ...


frufru commented 15 days ago

Alfalfa Sprout substitute

by Bonniexx 19 days ago

Help reworking a sandwich please! It's got turkey, avocado, sprouts, with poppyseed dressing on wheat bread. I'd l...


fourunder commented 18 days ago

Pine nut substitution?

by chinchi 5 years ago

A friend passed along an interesting sounding recipe for pasta with sardines, fennel, currants, and pine nuts. I hav...


AtlantaRob commented 18 days ago

Do you think Jarlsberg is an acceptable sub for gruyere?

by foodsnob14 7 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...


Harters commented 21 days ago

Using acidic whey in place of water for baguette dough

by lacoet 6 months ago

Hi, I have some leftover whey from making ricotta and yogurt. According to what I've been reading on the net that...

HeidiCooksSupper commented 21 days ago

What is a Substitute for Gruyere Cheese?

by MadelynBaker2004 3 months ago

I am trying out a recipe and I have no idea what Gruyere Cheese is. The recipe calls for about 5 1/4 cups of it and I...


lucciano commented 21 days ago

Replacing Oil with Apple Sauce in Cake

by Lotus7 10 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/...


funggwyshur commented 25 days ago

Food Elimination/Substitutions

by brilynn79 2 months ago

I had some testing that revealed many intolerances and am going to start eliminating. I mostly rely on take out and p...


Paris57 commented 26 days ago

Can I Substitute Beef Stock for Beef Broth?

by JENNYBEEAY 3 years ago

I am making an au jus (a day ahead) for our Christmas prime rib. The recipe (from Chowhound) calls for beef broth. ...

hotoynoodle commented 1 month ago

substitute for salt pork?

by gandro 7 years ago

I'm making a recipe for New England clam chowder that calls for Salt Pork. I can't seem to find Salt Pork anywhere. ...


femmevox commented 1 month ago

Substitue for White Miso?

by anisaer 6 years ago

Hey all, I'm hankering to try out this recipe I have for Cream of Zucchini Soup (it's pretty toasty here in the Mi...


dharasty commented 1 month ago

Solstice Suppers

by Rory 4 months ago

the crispy cold air had me yearning for something comforting and I found and made this excellent cottage pie (albeit ...


Rory commented 1 month ago

Substituting Gluten Free Ingredients

by bsobel226 2 months ago

I was diagnosed with Celiac disease (gluten intolerance) a few years ago. I have been quite good with my diet and fo...


MikeG commented 2 months ago

Replace Sesame in Spice Mix

by Nadybl 2 months ago

My son is allergic to sesame. So you could say it's fairly simple, when I encounter sesame, tahini or sesame oil in ...

Ttrockwood commented 2 months ago

Can regular yogurt be substituted for Greek yogurt in baking?

by MmeFleiss 2 months ago

I want to make this cake from last month's COTM.

HeidiCooksSupper commented 2 months ago