Ingredient Substitutions

Learn substitution secrets and find easy alternatives for your most-used ingredients and pantry staples.

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Common Ingredient Substitutions
Out of baking powder (or baking soda or even milk)? Make your own with our ingredient substitutions guide.
5 Buttermilk Substitutes
Say you're in the middle of a big baking project and suddenly realize you're fresh out of buttermilk...here are five homemade substitutes for buttermilk using ingredients you'll likely have on hand.
What Is Half-and-Half and What's a Good Substitute?
Here’s what you need to know about half-and-half, when to use it, and how to make it at home.
The 5 Best Cornstarch Substitutes for Cooking and Baking
If you're out of cornstarch, check your pantry for one of these substitutes.
7 Ways to Make a Box Cake Mix Taste Homemade
It's hard to argue with the convenience of a box mix cake, especially when you're short on time and/or cake-baking expertise. But if you want it to taste like you really made it from scratch, try one or more of these easy upgrades.
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How to DIY Your Own Quick Baking Mix
Making a big batch of baking mix means your biscuits, pancakes, and waffles are already halfway prepped come breakfast time.

Make 5 Different Kid-Friendly Energy Balls From One Easy Formula

For a fun after-school or lunch-box snack, make energy balls for — and with — your kids using this easy formula.