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Spice Substitutes


There you are, in the middle of some grand kitchen-creation when you realize, “Oh (bleep),” you’re out of that certain special and much needed spice. No worries. See if this list will help….


Allspice Pinch of Cinnamon, Nutmeg and ground Cloves.
Basil Equal amounts of Thyme & Oregano
Cardamom Ginger
Chili Powder Hot Pepper Sauce w/ a pinch of Cumin
Chives Green Onions (Make sure to use the green part)
Cinnamon Nutmeg w pinch of Allspice
Cloves Equal Amounts of Allspice, Cinnamon and Nutmeg
Ginger Equal Amounts of Mace, Allspice, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg
Marjoram Equal Amounts of Savory, Thyme, Basil, and Oregano
Nutmeg Mace
Oregano Equal Amounts of Basil, Marjoram, & Thyme
Red Pepper Flakes Hot Sauce
Rosemary Equal Amounts of Savory, Tarragon and Thyme
Saffron Pinch of Turmeric
Sage Equal Amounts of Rosemary, Savory, Thyme, and Marjoram
Thyme Equal Amounts of Savory, Marjoram, Oregano and Basil




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Brown Sugar Substitute

Recipe calls for Brown Sugar but when you go to grab it from the cabinet, it’s not there. What do you do?


For ever 1/2 cup Brown Sugar a recipe calls for, mix 1 TBSP of Molasses into 1/2 cup white Sugar.

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Unsweetened Chocolate Substitute 

In the middle of a recipe or deciding if you have all the ingredients to one and you realize you are missing one major player? The unsweetened chocolate!!!! Don’t fret… 

3 TBSP of Baking Cocoa

1 TBSP of melted unsalted Butter

This will substitute an OUNCE of Unsweetened Chocolate.