Keep your grocery bill down with smart substitutions. Find the ingredient you need on this list, then switch it out for the cheaper (but just as tasty) alternative.

Red Wine: Pure cranberry juice
White wine: White grape juice or apple juice
Mascarpone: Cream cheese mixed with a bit of heavy cream
Buttermilk (1 cup): 1 cup milk plus 1 Tbsp. lemon juice or white vinegar (let stand for 10 minutes)
Crème fraîche (1 cup): ½ cup sour cream mixed with ½ cup heavy cream
Edamame: Green peas or black-eyed peas
Maple syrup: Brown sugar with a little water
Molasses: Honey
Cake flour (1 cup): 1 cup minus 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
Macadamia nuts: Walnuts, almonds or cashews
Fresh herbs (1 Tbsp.): 1 tsp. dried herbs
Allspice (1 Tbsp.): 1 tsp. cinnamon plus 1 tsp. nutmeg plus 1 tsp. ground cloves
Unsweetened chocolate (1 oz.): 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder plus 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
Vanilla bean (1 inch long): 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Chives: Scallion greens
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts: Boneless, skinless chicken thighs

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