It's been quite a long time since my last Conversions & Substitutions post. I found one labeled as "emergency substitutions" as I was sorting through some food storage paperwork. I don't know where it came from, but it was too good to pass up the opportunity to post it and help out anyone out there who might need some assistance.
If you're missing an ingredient, take a quick glance at this list before making a mad dash to the grocery store.
If you don't have...
Baking Powder, 1 tsp
1/2 tsp cream of tartar plus 1/4 tsp baking soda
Balsamic vinegar, 1 Tbsp...1 Tbsp cider vinegar or red wine vinegar plus 1/2 tsp sugar
Buttermilk, 1 cup...1 Tbsp lemon juice or vinegar plus enough milk to equal 1 cup (let stand 5 minutes before using) or 1 cup plain yogurt
Flour, self-rising, 1 cup...1cup all-purpose flour plus 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp baking soda
Half-and-half or light cream, 1 cup...1 Tbsp melted butter or margarine plus enough whole milk to make 1 cup
Onion, chopped, 1/2 cup...2 Tbsp dried minced onion or 1/2 tsp onion powder
Tomato sauce, 2 cups...3/4 cup tomato paste plus 1 cup water
Mustard, dry, 1 tsp...1 Tbsp yellow mustard
Cayenne pepper, ground, 1/8 tsp...2-3 drops of bottled hot pepper sauce
Apple pie spice, 1 tsp...1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/8 tsp ground allspice and a dash of ground ginger
Cajun seasoning, 1 Tbsp...1/2 tsp white pepper, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp ground red pepper, 1/2 tsp paprika, and 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Fresh snipped herbs, 1 Tbsp...1/2 - 1 tsp dried herbs
Poultry seasoning, 1 tsp...3/4 tsp dried sage and 1/4 tsp dried thyme
Pumpkin pie spice, 1 tsp...1/2 tsp...1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, 1/4 tsp ground allspice, and 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
For the following spice substitutions, start with half the amount the recipe calls for (unless directed otherwise) and add to suit your taste.
Allspice, ground...ground cinnamon, nutmeg or cloves
Chili powder...dash of bottled hot pepper sauce plus equal measures of ground oregano and cumin
Cloves, ground...ground allspice, cinnamon or nutmeg
Cumin, ground...chili powder
Paprika...cayenne pepper (just a dash since it is hotter than paprika)
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Friday, January 29, 2010
- Menu Plan Monday: 2/1-2/7/10
- Spectacular Sides: Pistachio Salad
- Cooking With Food Storage Made Eas
- Conversions & Substitutions: Emergency Substitutes...
- Out of the Office
- Game Day Recipes & Hot Coupons At Kraft!
- Spectacular Sides: Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Wok's For Dinner: Fleischpflanzl
- Wok's For Dinner: Crock-pot Chicken & Vegetables
- When Life Gives You Lemons
- To-Do Tuesday: Week 3
- Wok's For Dinner: Honey BBQ Chicken Thighs
- Spectacular Sides: Sautee'd Apples
- Menu Plan Monday: 1/25-1/31/1
- Spectacular Sides: Peppered Cottage Cheese
- Wok's For Dinner: Cuban Pork & Black Bean Soup
- Friday Night = Date Night
- Freebies For Me
- Wok's For Dinner: Kielbasa Sausage & Red Beans & R...
- Wok's For Dinner: Cornish Hens in Sour Cream
- Wok's For Dinner: Frito Pie
- Creating More Storage to the Kitchen
- To-Do Tuesday: Week 2
- Wok's For Dinner: Hungarian Cabbage Stew
- Wok's For Dinner: Chicken & Rice L'Orange
- Menu Plan Moday: 1/18-1/24/10
- Bargain Buy: Bulk Meat Purchase
- Remodel & Declutter--A Twofer!
- Wok's For Dinner: Mu Shu Pork
- Wok's For Dinner: Sloppy Joes
- Shop Your Way Rewards
- To-Do Tuesday: Week 1
- Spectacular Sides: Garlic Green Beans
- Wok's For Dinner: One Pot Chicken Dinner
- Free Book Download: Maximize Your Mornings
- January OAMM Menu
- Wok's For Dinner: Sweet 'n' Sour Pork Chops
- Menu Plan Monday--1/11-1/17/10
- The Goody Bag
- Wok's For Dinner: Ham It Up White Bean Soup
- Wok's For Dinner: South of the Border Lasagna
- Food Storage...Where Do I Put It?
- Shelf Life: How Long Is This Stuff Supposed To Las...
- Return & Report: My 2010 Goals
- Kmart Smart Assist Program
- Wok's For Dinner: Shredded Beef Sandwiches
- Long-Term Food Storage: $5/Week Budget
- Wok's For Dinner: Saucy Scalloped Potatoes
- The Goody Bag
- Wok's For Dinner: Hot Pork Sandwich With Gravy
- My Goals for the New Year
- Wok's For Dinner: Chili Cups
- Menu Plan Monday: 1/4-1/10/10
- Wok's For Dinner: Chicken & Vegetable Stew With Pa...
- Bargain Buy: Potatoes!
- The Goody Bag
- Bargain Buy: Soup, Bread & More
- Black-Eyed Peas For Luck
- Wok's For Dinner: Li'l Cheddar Meat Loaves
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