Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Common Food Substitutions - Free Printables!

Do you ever begin a recipe and then realize that you do not have all the needed ingredients?  Yep, this has happened to me several times.  Because I like to try new things, this doesn't always stump me.  Yet, sometimes I am not exactly sure how much of a substitute ingredient to use.
To make those times a little less stressful, I decided to make a chart of common food substitutions.   I keep my list in a very visible place - on the inside door of a cupboard.

While I was at it, I made a few more measurement conversion charts to match:

Since I often like to change things up, I also made the charts in two other styles.  So, there is the lemon theme pictured above (have I mentioned that I am on a lemon kick lately?) as well as grey and yellow chevron themes.

You are more than welcome to download them here:


Happy cooking!

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  1. very helpful!! I had heard of some of the substitutions, but this is a "complete" list! thanks

  2. Great! So glad they are helpful. :0)

  3. Thanks for sharing this.. I sure
    love to cook and when we don't have
    certain items in the pantry this
    list will come in handy!

  4. Thanks, this is really useful, especially as I am a Brit who likes to follow recipes from my American sisters!
    Found you on Raising Homemakers and am your newest follower. :)

    1. Great Alison, and thanks for the follow too! :0)


  5. Hi. I found my way to you via Teal House Farm sharing some of your mix recipes. I'm really sorry to start off on a sour note but on your chart for Pints, Quarts etc., you have 1 Pint as 16 fl oz. There are 20 Fluid Ounces in 1 Pint, it means that all your other entries 1/2 Pt, Quart are all wrong as well (at least as far as fluid ounces are concerned, in US Cups I only know the Millilitre measurement 1c is 250ml and there are 600ml in a pint, the exact conversion is something weird like 236.54r so it gets roundeđ) There are 16 ounces in a Pound and it's easy to mix them up when you're in a rush, I thought you'd prefer to know if you have an error. I do thank you for the ready made Brownie Mix, the boxes cost a fortune over here (UK) & they aren't all that nice.

  6. Argh!!! Apologies, I made a discovery after I left you that message that a US Pint is different to a UK Pint. I honestly didn't know that. It's very weird to me that I don't know if your pint is anywhere near the same as ours (it would account for a few sad, sad & dismal efforts coming off the stove and out of the oven. lol) It seems your pint at 473.18ml is smaller than ours. So Mea Culpa and I've learned something new today. If you'd like to delete my comment please feel free. I didn't know if l could go back and change it.