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Learning to adapt a recipe means you will cook more often.

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"I never have all the ingredients listed in a recipe."

  • You do not usually need to have all the ingredients in a recipe. You can swap similar ingredients and use the same technique.

  • Experiment! You might make some mistakes, but you might also discover a new taste you enjoy.

  • Use yogurt instead of sour cream, parsley instead of basil, lemon juice instead of vinegar, and honey instead of sugar.

  • Check out the chart below from Real Simple magazine for common baking substitutions.

Baking substitutions chart from Real Simple magazine

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Choose a recipe from this website and click on the linked ingredients to find ways to make it a little different.

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