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  1. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    One hurdle to cooking at home is having everything you need on hand, but this doesn't have to be a problem if you know what ingredients can be substituted for others with good results. For example, I buy canned diced tomatoes by the case-load from our local grocery salvage store. One of those...
  2. Calculations and Alternatives
    It occurred to me that I hadn't seen a use this instead of that thread here, and I thought we could use one. Instead of chicken breast use chicken thigh (The cheapest way I know to buy chicken thighs are to buy chicken leg quarters and separate them from the drumstick yourself. Added...
  3. Kitchen Basics
    okay, so i've found (by going thru my cabinets) that i've got some dessert mixes (brownies,cakes, etc)... they require milk in the mix. now, soy milk (which I usually have) is SO expensive, I've stopped buying it (til it goes on sale). SO... can I simply use water in these mixes? will they...
  4. Kitchen Basics
    EMERGENCY SUBSTITUTIONS: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For: 1 Tbsp fresh herb Use: 1/3 to 1/2 tsp dried herb (of the same kind) For: 1 clove garlic Use: 1/8 tsp garlic powder For: 1 egg in baking Use: 1 tsp cornstarch plus 1/4 cup water For: 1 whole egg Use: 2 egg yolks plus 1 Tbsp water For: 1...
  5. Frugal Living
    I've seen a few of these tips posted before, but it looks like there are some newer ideas; at least I haven't seen them before Frugal Substitutions and Tips URL="http://frugalliving.about.com/mbiopage.htm"]<"Your Guide, Pat Veretto" http://frugalliving.about.com/ More Substitutions and Tips...
  6. Kitchen Basics
    I found a link to this on another site and thought it was handy and wanted to share!   http://www.baking911.com/pantry/substitutes_ingredients.htm
  7. Kitchen Basics
    http://lancaster.unl.edu/food/ftfeb01.htm
  8. Kitchen Basics
    Substitutions when alcohol is called for when cooking. KIRSCH: Syrup or juice from black cherries, raspberries, boysenberries, currants, grapes or cherry cider. COGNAC: Juice from peaches, apricots or pears. COINTREAU: Orange juuice, or frozen orange juice concentrate. CREME DE MENTHE...
  9. Food Articles
    Did you ever find yourself in the middle of making a recipe and discover that you're out of one of the ingredients? It happens to all of us at one time or another. The good news is that there are substitutions you can make--if you just know what they are! Here is a list of substitutions you...
  10. Baking Breads
    Ladies, I need help! Dh cannot have hardly any fat in his diet at all and I have bananas is desperate need of using! :D My banana bread recipe calls for butter or margerine (doesn't matter both have way too much fat) and 2 eggs. I can substitute egg beaters for the eggs, but can't I use...
  11. Candy making
    I found a recipe for Buckeyes tonight, and I want to make them for the holidays (never had them before), but I don't have paraffin wax. I know that this is used to make the chocolate shiny when coating them...so if that's the only purpose for it, can I leave it out? Or is there a substitute...
  12. Kitchen Basics
    link: recipe substitutions i have not tried these, but thought they might be of some help to some of you. i know there is a lot of times i am baking and run out of something....and wish i new what to substitute with.;) http://members.tripod.com/~MaryMae/sub.htm <table border="0"...
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