All About Ingredients

Learn about familiar and less-common ingredients, along with storage tips, DIY ideas, and recipe suggestions to try them out yourself.

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How to Make Your Own Cake Flour
Read this before you make a run to the store.
Common Ingredient Substitutions
Out of baking powder (or baking soda or even milk)? Make your own with our ingredient substitutions guide.
What Is Coconut Flour and How Do You Use It?
Before you dive into that bag of coconut flour, it helps to know a few things about what you're getting into and how best to use it.
The Best Butter Substitutes for Baking and Cooking
No butter? No problem. Here are the best butter substitutes you may already have in your kitchen. 
12 Surprising Ways to Use Cornstarch
Discover uses for this kitchen pantry staple in the kitchen and beyond.
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What Is Chicory and Why Is It in My Coffee?
This popular New Orleans pick-me-up is a breeze to make at home.
5 Mistakes You're Making When Cooking Rice
Learn how to best cook this adaptable grain.
A Comprehensive Guide to Dairy Ingredient Substitutions 

Got milk? How about sour cream, crème fraîche, or ricotta? If you're fresh out, here's what to use instead — without a trip to the store.