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  • FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
    Lemon juice: 1 tsp. = 1/2 tsp. vinegar
    Garlic: 1 small clove = 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
    Tomato juice: 1 cup = 1/2 cup tomato sauce plus 1/2 cup water
    Tomato sauce: 2 cups = 3/4 cup tomato paste plus 1 cup water
  • DAIRY PRODUCTS
    Eggs: 1 large egg = 1/4 cup egg substitute
    Whole milk: 1 cup = 1/2 cup evaporated milk plus 1/2 cup water
    Half-and-half: 1 cup = 7/8 cup milk plus 11/2 Tbsp. melted unsalted butter
    Heavy cream: 1 cup = 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter plus 3/4 cup milk (to use for baking, not for whipping)
    Sour cream: 1 cup = 1 cup plain yogurt
    Plain yogurt: 1 cup = 1 cup cottage cheese (blended until smooth), buttermilk or sour cream
    Buttermilk: 1 cup = 1 cup minus 1 Tbsp. sweet milk plus 1 Tbsp. lemon juice or vinegar (let it stand for 5 minutes before using)
  • FLOUR
    All-purpose flour: 1 cup sifted = 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. cake flour
    Cake flour: 1 cup sifted = 1 cup minus 2 Tbsp. sifted all-purpose flour
    Self-rising flour: 1 cup = 1 cup minus 2 tsp. all-purpose flour plus 11/2 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt
  • SUGAR
    Granulated sugar: 1 cup = 1 firmly packed cup brown sugar
    Brown sugar: 1 firmly packed cup = 1 cup granulated sugar plus 1/4 cup molasses
    Powdered sugar: 1 cup = 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • HERBS
    Fresh herbs: 1 Tbsp. = 1 tsp. dried herbs
    Dried herbs: 1 tsp. = 1 Tbsp. fresh, finely cut
    Allspice: 1 tsp. = 1/2 tsp. cinnamon plus 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
    Apple pie spice: 1/2 tsp. = 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg plus 1/8 tsp. cardamom
    Pumpkin pie spice: 1 tsp. = 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. ginger, 1/8 tsp. allspice plus 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • WINE
    Red wine: 1 cup = 1 cup beef broth, tomato juice or water
    White wine: 1 cup = 1 cup grape juice, apple juice, chicken broth or water
  • CHOCOLATE
    Unsweetened: 1 oz. = 3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder plus 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
    Semisweet: 1 oz. = 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate plus 4 tsp. sugar
    Unsweetened cocoa powder: 3 Tbsp. = 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • CONDIMENTS
    Balsamic vinegar: 1 Tbsp. = 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar plus 1 tsp. honey
    Light corn syrup: 1 cup = 1 cup honey
    Honey: 1 cup = 1 cup maple syrup
    Baking powder: 1 tsp. = 1/4 tsp. baking soda plus 5/8 tsp. cream of tartar
    Cornstarch: 1 Tbsp. = 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
    Ketchup: 1 cup = 1 cup tomato sauce, 1/2 cup sugar plus 2 Tbsp. vinegar (to use for cooking, not as a condiment)
    Dry mustard: 1 tsp. = 1 Tbsp. prepared mustard