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.
The 5 Best Cornstarch Substitutes for Cooking and Baking
If you're out of cornstarch, check your pantry for one of these substitutes.
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 Best Butter Substitutes for Baking and Cooking
No butter? No problem. Here are the best butter substitutes you may already have in your kitchen. 
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More Substitutions

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.
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.