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.

13 Ingredient Swaps for Healthier Cooking

These easy, healthy ingredient swaps are proof that eating healthy doesn't have to be a chore. Even just tweaking little things here and there—like adopting meatless Mondays, weaning yourself off soda...

Bread with Pancake Mix... Can't get flour...

by BluebirdHavenFarm 14 days ago

I am craving bread, store shelves are emptied of flour...I have 10 lbs of Pancake mix and a bread machine I have not used in years (still works). Any recipes? Thanks.

"Salad dressing" vs. mayonnaise

by tubman 18 days ago

There's been a COVID-19 run on my grocery on the mayo that I need for a shrimp salad. What's remaining is the nondescript "salad dressing" that looks an awful lot like mayo in a similar jar. What's...

Chinese Cooking - Sweet Bean Paste

by codmeister 1 month ago

A while ago I made Ja Jiang Mein from a recipe in Chinese Cooking for Dummies by Martin Yan. It called for sweet bean paste and chile garlic sauce. I loved it. Recently I tried to make it again ...

Buttermilk Hack

by mike0989 1 month ago

I'm looking to make chicken and dumplings tonight, but do not have any buttermilk. I hate to go out and buy a carton, when then the recipe only calls for 3/4 cup. Any hack out there that one can ...

Cheese scalloped zucchini

by snuss 1 month ago

My recipe calls for Parmesan and Gruyere cheeses. Never used gruyere but researching it I’m seeing it’s a nutty Swiss tasting cheese. I absolutely cannot do Swiss Any ideas for a substitution? Th...

Nutella's Too Sweet for Me

by obillo 1 month ago

I'm happy to have discovered one substitute. Google Dark Choco Dream Belgian Cocoa Spread and you'll see Choco Dream (Azon's price is clearly an error) as well as LeKKco and Pan di Stelle at way be...

Cream cheese substitute for baking

by kittyfood 2 months ago

I live in New Orleans, and I want to make a king cake with a Mexican twist for a tamale party. I plan to make a guava filling, but cream cheese would make it even better. The hostess has digestive ...

Substitute for garlic chile sauce

by jan_holly 2 months ago

I want to fix some wings but I don't want the usual hot wings or bbq wings. I found an Asian marinade recipe that calls for garlic chile sauce which don't have. The recipe only calls for 1/4 cu...

Use Spoiled Milk in place of buttermilk?

Hank Hanover
by Hank Hanover 9 years ago

I, recently, met a gentleman that keeps his old spoiled milk around for when he needs buttermilk in waffles or baked goods. He says they are perfectly interchangeable. This guy is a chemical engi...

Killer wine

by fthivierge 2 months ago

I make James Bond martini what can I replace the killer wine with?


by raberbm 2 months ago

Has anyone out there ever made kimchi, using "store-bought" sauerkraut?

Substitute for Feta?

by steph995 2 months ago

Hi, looking for suggestions for replacing the Feta in this ATK bean dip recipe. Just don't like any goats cheese. Thanks in advance! Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta White Bean Dip 1 (15-ounce) ca...

Bokar coffee discontinued What's your substitute?

by law_doc89 7 years ago

I have been drinking this for decades, having been introduced to it by my mother who's own mother drank it. Imagine my chagrin upon finding it gone. I always bought in bulk, so I missed the annou...

Perfect crab cake substitute

by law_doc89 3 months ago

Discovered a dinner guest allergic to iodine when serving crab cakes. So whipped up this substitute that worked better than I could have hoped using cubes of heart of palm as crab substitute. 1...

Wheat Starch?

by Candy 11 years ago

I am trying to make a dough for a Chinese dumpling and the dough calls for wheat starch. I cannot find anything with that label. Seems like everything but. Bloomington is pretty diverse and I am s...

Thai Cooking

by codmeister 4 months ago

In my Thai cooking I obviously use coconut milk quite often. I have found that Chaokoh is a very good brand and have trust in its quality. Today while buying coconut milk I noticed Chaokoh had so...

coconut milk substituted with regular milk

by sylvan 8 years ago

when making chicken curry and the recipe calls for coconut milk, can I substitute regular milk? I'm not concerned with being "authentic" thanks

Baking advice please

by karen180 4 months ago

I need to bake a holiday coffeecake in a few days. Can I substitute cranberries, rather than blueberries, in a basic “ blueberry crumb coffee cake”?

Haku Smoked Shoyu, on a whim

by msmarm 4 months ago

Ah, Amazon. Ah, surfing for creative beginnings. On a whim, I bought Haku Smoked Shoyu, "cold-smoked using Mizunara hard wood, giving an incredibly bold and smoky flavor".... haven't taken the plas...

Different green edibles that are not in the mustard family?

by GrammyKH 5 months ago

I just found out I have a food allergy to the Mustard Family Brassicas. I have been eating Kale, Broccoli, Arugula, etc., thinking it was healthy for me. Come to find out it has been causing inflam...