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Substituting milk with whipping cream

I'm making a corn bake in the crock pot that calls for 1 1/2 cups of milk. How much whipping cream would I use?
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Is the mixing order important when substituting white sugar + molasses for brown sugar?

I bake cookies at a relatively large scale (16 qt batches) My recipe calls for both white & light brown sugars. In an effort to make production more efficient I would like to substitute the brown ...
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What characteristics decide what cheese works well with what dish? [on hold]

While ingredients are a matter of taste, there are some physical and chemical characteristics of cheese that objectively make it a more "Recommended" choice for a type of dish. I believe the ...
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Vanilla extract and vanilla powder [duplicate]

My recipe calls for 1 Tbsp vanilla powder, and it uses cocoanut oil as a carrier. If I read the equivalencies correctly, 1/4 tsp powder replaces 1 Tbsp of extract. So do I use 12 Tbsp of extract? ...
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Can I use 3 jalapenos in place of 1 habanero?

I once got from the library this big book of Mexican recipes. A lot of them called for habaneros and a few of them called for red habaneros. My mother suggested that if I see a recipe calling for ...
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What is a non-pork substitute for Italian sausage?

We do not have genuine pork Italian sausages here in Israel. When a recipe like Ragu or Bolognese calls for Italian sausage, what meat could be used as a substitute for ground pork, and what ...
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What is the best western/cheap substitute for banana leaf?

Southeast Asian recipes such as Amok are sometimes steamed in banana leaf containers. Since these are fairly expensive (and presumably not indefinitely reusable), is it possible to use, say, parchment ...
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How to replace marshmallows in rice krispies cakes?

I'm making rice krispies cakes, but I just realized I'm out of gelatin and marshmallows. My mate suggested mixing normal granulated sugar with some water and it will give me the stickiness I need. Is ...
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Substitutions for vegetable oil in cornbread

I am out of vegetable oil and need to make cornbread. I think you can substitute peanut oil but want to make sure (only need 1/4 cup). I think you can also use olive oil but I only have extra virgin ...
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How many large marshmallows equals 2 cups of mini marshmallows [duplicate]

I have a recipe calling for 2 cups of mini marshmallows but I only have large ones. How many large marshmallows equals 2 cups of minis>?
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Can I use store-bought orange juice instead of fresh squeezed

Can I use store-bought orange juice instead of fresh squeezed? I don't have a juicer and the recipe assumes fresh squeezed juices... Is there a big enough reason to go through the hassle for a ...
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What type of cookie to use, when an Australian recipe calls for “crushed biscuits”?

I have a recipe from my teenage years in Australia for a bar cookie called "Cherry Crunch". It includes cashews, arrowroot, cocoa and "biscuits", among other things. I know that biscuits are cookies, ...
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Using pesto as a sauce ingredient

I have some leftover turkey (still) and a jar of pesto, so came up with an idea to make a kind of turkey pasta pesto bake: my thoughts were to end up with something along the lines of baked ziti (only ...
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Difference between vegetable shortening and vegetable ghee?

What is difference between vegetable shortening and vegetable ghee? Can we use vegetable ghee as its substitute?
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Can I use pumpkin purée in place of pumpkin pie filling for a soufflé? [duplicate]

I have a recipe for cold pumpkin soufflé that uses pumpkin pie filling. I accidentally bought pumpkin purée which I use for pies. What can I do to make the purée work. Is there sugar in pumpkin pie ...
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What is a substitute for milk when making ham balls?

I'm making ham balls (with ground pork and ham), but I need something to substitute for milk. This is because of allergies, not just lactose intolerance: lactose-free milk still causes allergy ...
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Why would coffee cause stomach cramps? Are there alternatives to Caffeine? [closed]

As a student, I am (I was) caffeine-dependant. But whenever I drink coffee I get stomach cramps. Is there a biological/biochemical explanation for this? Why would caffeinated coffee have this effect ...
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Is it possible to turn Rice Krispies back into rice?

Specifically, would it be possible to turn Rice Krispies into rice suitable for serving with chicken teriyaki? One of the main characters of the webcomic Leftover Soup is an expert cook. To establish ...
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Bread substitute for wheat allergic

What types of bread and bread substitutes are there for people who are allergic to wheat (and also soy), as a part of breakfast fare (sandwiches etc)? Unfortunately most of store-bought bread here in ...
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can't find croissant dough; what can I substitute [closed]

have recipe calling for croissant dough. can't find it at our groceries. what can I substitute?
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Making bread in a bread maker using regular yeast not bread dough yeast

Fleishman's bread yeast substitute equivalent..how much regular yeast in a packet is required to fulfill a recipe calling for a packet of breadmaker yeast? Jay you are correct - we have three at ...
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Substituting different types of eggs

I know that it is unlikely but if I do at some point live in the country and have ducks, turkeys, and geese producing eggs as well as chickens and my chickens for some reason aren't laying eggs can I ...
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Can I substitute mascarpone for ricotta?

I have left over mascarpone that I don't want to waste
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Substitute for coconut milk in curry

I would like to make Thai yellow curry or Panang curry but there is a severe coconut allergy in my family so I cannot put even a trace of coconut into it. I have the Mae Ploy curry pastes for both but ...
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Aged cheese allergy, what would be a good substitution?

I am allergic to parmesean cheese - any aged cheese really (due to the mold created from the aging process). However, I can eat blue cheese. I'm making a ricotta gnocchi that calls for parmesan. What ...
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Egg wash with no yolks or reduced yolks

I am making a recipe today that is basically fried mashed potato bites: Take cold mashed potatoes and mix in a whole egg. Form a little ball of potato around a little cube of cheese. Coat in an egg ...
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Is powdered sugar a dietary alternative to granulated sugar?

How does powdered sugar stack up to regular sugar and artificial sweeteners in terms of sugar/carbohydrate content?
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What can I substitute for the egg used to seal egg rolls?

I would like to make a vegan "egg roll". In a normal egg roll, the filling is cooked and then placed in a wrapper, which is folded and sealed with egg before frying. I know how to make substitutions ...
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Would using seafood stock instead of chicken broth/stock work in a butternut squash soup?

I'm trying to make a butternut squash bisque, specifically, which by its least-strict definition involves a seafood stock/broth. All the recipes I've found are for butternut squash soup, which is not ...
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Commercial Egg whites for whole eggs

Is it possible to substitute commercial egg whites for whole eggs in homemade noodles? If so, is additional oil/fat needed?
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Difference between ground cloves and clove powder?

Is there a difference between ground cloves and clove powder? Can I easily substitute one for the other?
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How much minced garlic is one clove?

I have a recipe that calls for 2 cloves of garlic, but all I have is minced garlic. How much minced garlic do I use per clove?
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What can I substitute for Gruyère in quiche lorràine?

Gruyère cheese is too expensive here and I want make quiche lorràine. Is there some other cheese that I could substitute for the gruyère that would preserve the original flavor?
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Shelf-stable “frosting” for a savory “gingerbread” house?

My mom read a Rachel Ray magazine, and is planning a craft project with my nephews where they make a log cabin out of pretzel rods. The problem is that it likely won't be eaten on the same day. The ...
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Can I substitute peppercorn marinade for peppercorn sauce mix in a recipe?

The recipe is for crockpot turkey, with turkey breast, merlot, onions, cranberry sauce and 1 oz knorr peppercorn sauce mix. I used 1oz peppercorn marinade mix. Will it ruin it?
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Can Parkay Spray be used in place of melted butter for baking muffins?

Can Parkay Spray be used in place of melted butter for baking muffins to reduce calories?
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What's a good fondue alternative that would fit in a social gathering of fondue eaters for someone who dislikes all kinds of cheese? [closed]

We're hosting a fondue-gluttony outside in the snow with friends, and one of them doesn't like cheese at all. Do you have any ideas what we could offer him instead and still would fit in the concept ...
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What's the closest replacement for clam juice?

I've been searching all over the stores in my area for clam juice so I can make some gumbo or clam chowder, and can't find a single can of it anywhere. What's the closest replacement to clam juice ...
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What's a good substitute for amchur?

If I'm using amchur primarily just for the tanginess, are there any good substitutes? I'd rather avoid things like lemon juice, since often it's very convenient that it's a powder, not a liquid.
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Closest substitute for alder wood chips when smoking?

In Finland, the tree of choice for smoking is alder (leppä), but this is difficult to find in Australia and close to impossible to import due to biosecurity restrictions. What's my best substitute? ...
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I have a French Coconut pie recipe that calls for 1/2 cup butter. Could I replace it with condensed milk instead?

I have a coconut pie recipe that uses 1/2 cup butter and 3 eggs. Could I replace some of the butter with condensed milk? Any other substitutes besides margarine?
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Substitute for celery in soup

I'm making this Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup recipe and I wanted to know what can I use as a substitute for celery because it'll be difficult to get it before tonight.
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Does this type of frosting have a name?

I've previously asked about converting a family recipe for a cocoa frosting to a coffee frosting instead, and got a pretty good answer, but it's all very theoretical and "try this" and "try that", and ...
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when baking vegan lemon drizzle cake, should the soya milk be sweetened or unsweetened, fresh or longlife?

I'm making vegan lemon drizzle cake for a friend and not being vegan myself, I am unfamiliar with some of the ingredients! Should I use swettened or unsweetened soya milk? If I used sweetened I ...
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Looking for a substitute for onions [duplicate]

I love onions, but as an IBS sufferer, I find that it is one of my trigger foods and gives me diarrhea. Is there anything that I can put in recipes as a substitute?
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Tennessee Honey Jack Daniels substitution

What can be substituted for Tennessee Honey Jack Daniels in a recipe, I don't have any in my home. I have not been able to try anything yet.
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What regular product can replace Philadelphia cooking creme in a chicken pie recipe?

This is the recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/220694/philly-chicken-pot-pie/ It's perfect because it's so simple, except I don't like the "cooking creme", which is an unappetizing concoction of ...
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What can I use instead of Sriracha if I only want to make a dish non-spicy, but similarly flavorful?

The specific recipe I'm making is http://www.budgetbytes.com/2012/08/spicy-noodles/ (copied at bottom for posterity). I'm a big fan of the spice, but my guests and partner are often not. Since the ...
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What color grapes are “Malaga grapes”?

I've got an old (~1920's) fruit salad recipe that calls for Malaga grapes. My grocery store has "white" and "red" (and occasionally "black") -- which would be the appropriate substitute? Or is this ...
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Coconut milk/cream vs cow milk in recipes

I want to know if I can freely substitute coconut milk and/or cream for cow milk in dessert recipes. The reason I wish to substitute is to try new flavors and explore new frontiers. I have never used ...