Top Ingredient Substitutions for Cooking and Baking

Have you ever gotten deep into cooking a recipe, only to realize you were missing an ingredient? Yeah, same here.  It is sooo annoying and completely nerve wracking at the moment.  I am already thinking that this is going to be a failure of a recipe and that I will not have anything ready in time for dinner.  I can already see myself picking up a pizza and calling it a night.  Not that there is anything wrong with pizza.  I love pizza and will gladly have it any night of the week! But once I am on a roll with cooking, I certainly do not want to have to drop everything and waste all of those ingredients.

So, I realized I had to learn to make do with what I had. Yeah, sometimes that meat using beef stock instead of chicken stock. Other times that meant omitting an egg and substituting it with something else.  I have been testing out new substitutes for recipes for a while now, and although many people use substitutes these days for health purposes, I will admit mine are solely because I do not have a certain ingredient.

I will start with baking substitutions since that is what I use the most (and honestly, tends to be the trickiest!).  I made this into an image you can easily pin to your Pinterest board or print for reference! :)


And now, here you have the substitutions I use most when cooking.  There are so many more, but it would take a veeeery long post to write them all. haha! If you have any questions, though, feel free to ask! I have many more substitutions. :)

There you have it! If you have any other suggestions for any of the above mentioned, or a question, feel free to comment below. :)


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