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  1. Kitchen Basics
    Making cupcakes for son's bday party this weekend, realized I am out of veggie oil. Have plenty of applesauce on hand to sub in, but what is the correct ratio? The cake mixes I am making are 'moist' kinds, do I sub the exact same amunt of plain applesauce in lieu of the oil? Thanks!
  2. Kitchen Basics
    I've tossed out some old breadcrumbs - went rancid, so you can see how often I use them . . . Just tossed out the stuffing mix leftover from Thanksgiving, and have no bread on hand to "make" crumbs with. . . Can I use broken up crackers? Just need half a cup, going in meatloaf . . .help!
  3. Question and Answer
    Could any one me if there is a substitute for cardamom?
  4. Home Environment
    We have a roll top desk with 1,000 cubbies that is just a catch all for every bit of paper and junk in the house. I'd like to get rid of it and find a clean and organized substitute (less surfaces for junk to collect). I'm in love with the pottery barn system with all the matching pieces and...
  5. Health and beauty
    I've been working hard this past year to change the way my family eats while still working within our grocery budget. We've moved towards a more whole foods "clean" eating style. I want to make some freezer biscuits, but I can't bring myself to use Crisco. I have coconut oil (solid at room...
  6. Kitchen Basics
    Ok I'm REALLY trying to respect my 2011 January Challenges (sticking within my allotted weekly grocery budget, no spend days...) LOL but I've run into a few supply issues! I would like to make a dessert but it calls for whipping cream and all I have in the house is 10% cream...(4) 1 litre...
  7. Kitchen Basics
    I'm going to attempt a pumpkin cheesecake tonight, but I don't have a springform pan. I've heard that you can line a 9x13 pan with foil/parchment paper/wax paper with an overhang, and pull it out when it's done. Has anyone here done that?? Or maybe have a different suggestion? Thanks for all...
  8. Question and Answer
    a tomato cream sauce (it is for Chicken Tikka Masala). I am really just not a fan of the price and fat content of heavy cream LOL. Plus, I don't think I would ever end up using a whole pint before it would go bad. I've though about just using plain milk, sour cream, plain yogurt, or cream...
  9. Question and Answer
    My husband and I watched a julia child marathon on tv last weekend and now he is obsessed with making a bouillabase (sp?) French fish stew. I went to the store for ingredients and saffron was 16 dollars for a jar!!! What do you recommend for a substitute?
  10. Question and Answer
    I would like to make a bread pudding recipe I found online. I have all the ingredients except for the 8 oz cream cheese and 1 cup half and half. I do have skim milk and vanilla yogurt in the fridge. Will I be able to use my skim milk and vanilla yogurt in some way to create this dish? I also...
  11. General Chat
    Has anyone made the sub version of buttermilk for cooking???? I want to add it to biscuits!! Help! Thank you!
  12. DIY
    I need to clean the tiles in the shower stall. What is a good home made substitute? TIA:cuckoo:
  13. Kitchen Basics
    How do you add liquid for casseroles? Recently I was out of cream-of-whatever soup, and wanted to make a casserole that called for the soup. I have a canister of the dry substitute mix made up in my pantry, but I usually just use that to actually make soup. For soup, it's a ratio of 1/3 cup...
  14. Frugal Living
    Dear Friends, The following is another recipe for a meat substitute and it's cheap to make and is really good too! This recipe when you make it - tastes like sausage [and it really does too!] Even my picky grandson [and I can not stress the word "picky" enough!] loved this and ate it and to...
  15. Kitchen Basics
    I want to try this recipe tonight: Corn & Broccoli Casserole Recipe #88572 http://www.recipezaar.com/88572 I thought it would be really good with diced ham added in to make it a one-dish meal. However, I only have regular canned corn on hand-- I don't have any creamed corn. Does anyone know...
  16. Health and beauty
    Hello! I'm wondering if anyone has any natural cures for indigestion -- other than peppermint, which I'm not allowed to take because it causes relaxes the esophogeal sphincter, and I have significant problems with my esophagus (read: everything comes right back up!). I already take twice the...
  17. Make It Yourself
    http://www.naturalhomemagazine.com/backissues/00-05/laundryrecipe.asp
  18. Freebies
    http://www.alsosalt.com/packets.html
  19. Make It Yourself
    Make your own dishwasher detergent I tried this today and it worked wonderfully! I used 1 T. of the mixture in my dishwasher (I have soft water plus a new dishwasher with a small detergent cup). Much cheaper for me than buying Cascade and such.
  20. Kitchen Basics
    when I bake and the recipe calls for an egg, I use a tsp of soy flour instead. the goody then has less calories. the product has a little heavier consistancy, and you can't taste the soy flour. the only problem i've experienced with it is that I have found that you can't substitute soy flour for...
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