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Hope this Helps you out in a pinch.

Instead of leaving a spice out, use this list.

If you want to substitute dry herbs for fresh herbs, the general rule is to use 3 times as much. For example, 1 teaspoon dried tarragon is equal to 1 tablespoon (or 3 teaspoons) fresh tarragon.

Herb Substitutions

Basil  Oregano or thyme

Chervil  Tarragon or parsley

Chive  Green onion; onion; or leek

Cilantro  Parsley

Italian Seasoning  Blend of any of these: basil, oregano, rosemary, and ground red pepper

Marjoram  Basil; thyme; or savory

Mint  Basil; marjoram; or rosemary

Oregano  Thyme or basil

Parsley  Chervil or cilantro

Red Pepper  1/4 amount of Hot Pepper Sauce or Black Pepper

Rosemary  Thyme; tarragon; or savory
Saffron  1/4 amount of Turmeric

Sage  Poultry seasoning; savory; marjoram; or rosemary

Savory  Thyme; marjoram; or sage

Tarragon  Chervil; dash fennel seed; or dash aniseed

Thyme  Basil; marjoram; oregano; or savory

Spice Substitutions

Allspice  Cinnamon; cassia; dash of nutmeg or mace; or dash of cloves

Aniseed  Fennel seed or a few drops anise extract

Apple pie spice: for 1 teaspoon, substitute 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice, and dash ground cloves or ginger

Basil  Oregano or Thyme

Cardamon  Ginger

Chili Powder  1/3 amount equal parts Hot Pepper Sauce, Oregano, and Cumin

Cinnamon  Nutmeg or allspice (use only 1/4 of the amount)

Cloves  Allspice; cinnamon; or nutmeg

Cumin  Chili powder

Ginger  Allspice; cinnamon; mace; or nutmeg

Mace  Allspice; cinnamon; ginger; or nutmeg

Nutmeg  Cinnamon; ginger; or mace

Poultry Seasoning  1/2 part Sage and 1/2 part equal blend of Thyme, Marjoram, Savory, Black Pepper, and Rosemary

Pumpkin pie spice  for 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, substitute 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice, and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Other Baking Ingredients
For best results, use the ingredient called for in the recipe. In a pinch, these substitutes will produce acceptable results.

Baking powder: for 1 teaspoon, substitute 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar plus 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Bread crumbs, fine, dry: for 1/4 cup, substitute 3/4 cup soft bread crumbs, or 1/4 cup cracker crumbs, or 1/4 cup cornflake crumbs, or 2/3 cup rolled oats

Buttermilk: for 1 cup, substitute sour milk: 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar plus enough milk to make 1 cup (let stand 5 minutes before using); or 1 cup plain yogurt

Chocolate, semisweet: for 1 ounce, substitute 3 tablespoons semisweet chocolate pieces; or 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate plus 1 tablespoon sugar

Chocolate, sweet baking (such as German's Sweet chocolate): for 4 ounces, substitute 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder plus 1/3 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons shortening

Chocolate, unsweetened: for 1 ounce, substitute 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder plus 1 tablespoon cooking oil or shortening, melted

Cornstarch (for thickening): for 1 tablespoon, substitute 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Corn syrup: for 1 cup, substitute 1 cup granulated sugar plus 1/4 cup water.

Egg: for 1 whole egg, substitute 2 egg whites, or 2 egg yolks, or 1/4 cup frozen egg product, thawed

Flour, cake: for 1 cup, substitute 1 cup minus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Flour, self-rising: for 1 cup, substitute 1 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Fruit liqueur: for 1 tablespoon, substitute 1 tablespoon fruit juice

Gingerroot, grated: for 1 teaspoon, substitute 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Half-and-half or light cream: for 1 cup, substitute 1 tablespoon melted butter plus enough whole milk to make 1 cup

Heavy cream, whipped: for 1 cup, substitute 2 cups whipped dessert topping

Honey: for 1 cup, substitute 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar plus 1/4 cup water.

Margarine: for 1 cup, substitute 1 cup butter or 1 cup shortening plus 1/4 teaspoon salt

Mascarpone cheese: for 8 ounces, substitute 8 ounces regular cream cheese

Milk: for 1 cup, substitute 1/2 cup evaporated milk plus 1/2 cup water, or 1 cup water plus 1/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder

Molasses: for 1 cup, substitute 1 cup honey

Sour Cream, dairy: for 1 cup, substitute 1 cup plain yogurt

Sugar, granulated: for 1 cup, substitute 1 cup packed brown sugar or 2 cups stirred powdered sugar

Whipping Cream See Heavy cream, above

Yeast: for 1.06-ounce compressed cake, substitute 1/4-ounce envelope active dry yeast


If Ya'll see something important I left out, Post it and I will amend the list OR if someone has a better

List, post it and I will delete mine.


Great list!!!!  Thanks for putting all of he effort into that.  It is definitely bookmarked !!!



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That list is pasted on the inside of my spice cabinet. Good stuff!