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Hi friends. I just got to thinking...So many times in the past I couldn't make something because I had ran out of a certain ingredient. To me that is very frustrating. I am starting this thread in hopes it would help on those occasions!  If you know of other substitutes or if you make your own seasonings etc. please add them to this thread. Thanks everyone!  :heart

 

1 CUP SUGAR    =  1  1/3 CUPS  BROWN SUGAR  OR

                                    1  1/2    CUPS POWDERED SUGAR

 

 

1 CUP BROWN SUGAR  =  1 CUP SUGAR  PLUS 

                                                 2 TABLESPOONS MOLASSES

 

1 CUP POWDERED SUGAR  =  1 CUP SUGAR PLUS 

                                             1  TABLESPOON CORNSTARCH

                                            (MIX IN BLENDER)

 

 

1 SQUARE UNSWEETENED CHOCOLATE  = 

    3 TABLESPOONS  COCOA  PLUS  3 TABLESPOONS            CRISCO

 

 

1  (6 OUNCE PACKAGE)  CHOCOLATE CHIPS  = 

     2 SQUARES  UNSWEETENED  CHOCOLATE  PLUS

    2 TABLESPOONS CRISCO  AND  1/2  CUP SUGAR

 

 

1 CUP MILK  = 1/2 CUP EVAPORATED MILK PLUS

                               1/2 CUP WATER   

 

 

1  CUP  HALF & HALF = 7/8 CUP MILK  PLUS

                                              1/2 TABLESPOON BUTTER

 

 

1  CUP SELF RISING FLOUR =  1 CUP ALL PURPOSE

                       FLOUR PLUS   1  1/2 TEASPOONS BAKING

                      POWDER &  1/2 TEASPOON SALT

 

 

1  TEASPOON BAKING POWDER = 1/4 TEASPOON

                    BAKING SODA PLUS  5/8 TEASPOON

                    CREAM OF TARTER

 

 

2  TABLESPOONS MINCED ONION = 1 TEASPOON

                     ONION POWDER

 

 

1  CUP TOMATO JUICE = 1/2 CUP TOMATO SAUCE    

                    PLUS  1/2 CUP WATER    

 

 

1  CUP TOMATO SAUCE  =  3/4  CUP TOMATO PASTE

                  PLUS  1 CUP WATER

 

 

1  CUP MINIATURE MARSHMALLOWS  =  10 LARGE

                   MARSHMALLOWS

                 

 

 

 

 

 

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People are always posting recipes that call for self-rising flour.  That's something I never buy so I just pass on those recipes.  I know you can make additions to AP flour and end up with the same thing but who wants to stop and do research?

 

Okay, I stopped and looked it up.  Make Self-Rising from all-purpose flour.

 

In a large mixing bowl, measure 6 cups of flour.Add 3 tablespoons baking powder.Add 1 tablespoon salt.Either sift together or mix with a wire whisk until well combined.Can be stored in airtight container for months.

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@ECBG

 

 

ECBG posted this:

 

One Envelope Dry Onion Soup Mix

 

1⁄4 cup dried onion flakes

2 tablespoons low-sodium beef bouillon granules

1⁄4 teaspoon onion powder

1⁄4 teaspoon parsley flakes

1⁄8 teaspoon celery seed

1⁄8 teaspoon paprika

1⁄8 teaspoon pepper

 

Directions:

 

Stir together. Use as a substitute for 1 envelope onion soup mix.

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GREAT idea LilBitMissty!!!!

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Kachina624...Hi dear one...It is good to see you. Thanks so much for adding to this thread!

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ChiliPepper....Hi sweetie..Always nice to see to see you!  Thanks for posting on this thread. I'm hoping to get alot of responses.Woman Wink

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What a FABULOUS idea @LilBitMissty    SO helpful!!

 

Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!! 

 

@Kachina624   I just bought a bag of self rising flour to use about a cup!  Won't have to do that ever again!!

 

@ChiliPepper  Perfect!  Thanks!  I never have an env of that stuff in my pantry!  So much fresher and less salt!!

 

No offense to that little red and white can of soup...but the sodium!!  I try never to buy it!

 

MAKE YOUR OWN CREAM OF "WHATEVER" SOUP

 

• 2T butter
• 1/4 cup flour(sub your desired thickener, as appropriate, for allergies or intolerances)
• 1/2 cup stock(low sodium broth can probably be used)--veggie or chicken is usually best
• 1/2 cup milk(lowfat is okay)
• salt and pepper
• ***1/4 cup of whatever your "of" is needed to be...(ie mushroom, celery, chicken, onion,potato, broccoli, cauliflower,
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• In small saucepan, put butter and the "of" ingredient and cook until soft, not just tender.(if using chicken, just make sure it's cooked through)
• Add flour and stir together. It will be thick and gooey, and that's okay.
• Slowly add stock while stirring or whisking to avoid lumps.
• Bring to a boil and cook a few minutes until thickened.(if seems too thick, you can add a tsp or so more broth, just don't forget, you've still got milk to add Smiley Happy
• Add milk and salt and pepper and stir until combined and thick. Taste to know your seasonings prior to using it in a recipe so you can adjust salt and pepper as needed.

 

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Out of eggs...one tbsp. Ground flax to three tbsp. Water...mix and let sit for ten min. or so till it thickens.

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@Respectlife wrote:

What a FABULOUS idea @LilBitMissty    SO helpful!!

 

Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!! 

 

@Kachina624   I just bought a bag of self rising flour to use about a cup!  Won't have to do that ever again!!

 

@ChiliPepper  Perfect!  Thanks!  I never have an env of that stuff in my pantry!  So much fresher and less salt!!

 

No offense to that little red and white can of soup...but the sodium!!  I try never to buy it!

 

MAKE YOUR OWN CREAM OF "WHATEVER" SOUP

 

• 2T butter
• 1/4 cup flour(sub your desired thickener, as appropriate, for allergies or intolerances)
• 1/2 cup stock(low sodium broth can probably be used)--veggie or chicken is usually best
• 1/2 cup milk(lowfat is okay)
• salt and pepper
• ***1/4 cup of whatever your "of" is needed to be...(ie mushroom, celery, chicken, onion,potato, broccoli, cauliflower,
________________________________________
• In small saucepan, put butter and the "of" ingredient and cook until soft, not just tender.(if using chicken, just make sure it's cooked through)
• Add flour and stir together. It will be thick and gooey, and that's okay.
• Slowly add stock while stirring or whisking to avoid lumps.
• Bring to a boil and cook a few minutes until thickened.(if seems too thick, you can add a tsp or so more broth, just don't forget, you've still got milk to add Smiley Happy
• Add milk and salt and pepper and stir until combined and thick. Taste to know your seasonings prior to using it in a recipe so you can adjust salt and pepper as needed.

 


@Respectlife*****************************Hon, are you aware when a recipe calls for "flour" it's plain all purpose without the leavening.  The leavening causes things to "rise up" so it's very likely you'll have a boil over.

 

You CAN use self rising to make quick breads.  That's muffins, banana or other breads, muffins, biscuits, pancakes, and waffles.  It does have a short shelf life because of the baking powder.

 

Plain flour can be kept in the freezer opened and clipped closed for months.

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Baking Powder  (1 teaspoon) = 1/4 teaspoon baking soda PLUS 5/8 teaspoon Cream Of Tarter

 

 

Baking Mix (2 cups Bisquick)  =  Mix together : 1 3/4 cup flour, 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder,  3/4  teaspoon salt and 1/3 cup Crisco 

 

 

 

Chili Sauce = 1 cup tomato sauce, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 Tablwspoons vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, a dash of ground cloves and a dash of allspice

 

 

Dry Mustard (1 teaspoon)  = 1 Tablespoon yellow prepared mustard 

 

 

 

The next time you're missing an ingredient for a recipe, here's a final tip on how to

S-U-B-S-T-I-T-U-T-E:

S eek out this thread
U se a similar ingredient
B e experimental
S earch the Internet
T ry another recipe
I nvestigate your cookbooks
T ry calling your neighbor
U se this as a learning experience
T ake time to go to the store
E at out!     Woman Very Happy