Save in the kitchen with ingredient substitutions

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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