Ingredient Substitutions for Cooking and Baking

How many times have you experienced this or been the one to shout to your partner “I’m out of eggs you need to go to the store!” The night I couldn’t find the baking powder I needed a quick and easy ingredient substitution for baking.

Helpful Food Hacks is Born!

I was sure that I had some baking powder the pantry, I’d just seen if a few days ago! After rummaging for a few minutes I had to admit I was wrong. I had actually been mistaken, whatever I’d thought was baking powder wasn’t. Uh oh. Was I going to be able to sweet-talk the Honey into making a late supermarket run? I knew that the nearby convenience store sold nothing in the way of grocery items. It was great for fried chicken, chips, soda and gas, but not REAL groceries.

I decided that I’d create one place I could go and find any helpful food hack I could possibly need. Whether I’m baking and out of baking powder or cooking and I need a common ingredient substitute for cooking or baking I want o be able to find it FAST! I decided I’d share what I’ve learned about food hacks and teach you WHAT ingredient substitutions to use and HOW to use them!


Baking is an exact science of measurements. Please be aware that any added liquid must be accounted for in the overall recipe. This means that if you use 1/4 cup of liquid as a substitute you must reduce another liquid in the recipe by the same amount.

Common Ingredient Substitutions for Baking

I’m going to start with my favorite baked recipes! I’m going to share my favorite recipes for cakes, muffins, cookies, cupcakes, candy and pies! These are the most delicious recipes I’ve found over MANY years. I’ve also suggested some helpful food hacks and baking ingredient substitutions I’ve tried along the way that WORK!

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