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What to sub for what. Grams for ounces etc...


Eggs substitute?

By Goldie Barnhart
Feb 19, 2011
My sister just asked a question: she wants to make a box cake. It calls for three eggs. She only has two, is there something she can substitute for the missing egg?

Equivalents and kitchen hints....

By Terrie Hoelscher
Feb 19, 2011
4-1/2 cups shredded cabbage = 1 small head, or one pound
1 cup grated carrot = 1 large carrot
1 cup diced or chopped celery = 2 medium celery stalks
1 cup diced green pepper = 1 large green pepper
6 cups torn lettuce = 1 medium head of lettuce
3 cups sliced, raw mushrooms = 3/4 pound raw mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped onion = 1 medium onion
1-3/4 cups mashed potatoes = 3 medium potatoes

Hope this helps some of you ... I found it today, while cleaning out a drawer! :o)

Conversion Formula

By JoSele Swopes
Feb 1, 2011
Fahrenheit to Celsius
for those that have recipes that state Celsius rather than Fahrenheit....
Subtract 32 from Fahrenheit reading divide by 1.8

I got this out of one of my read digests...

cube of butter . .what is it??

Jan 23, 2011
Just had a question on one of my recipes, Where a person asked,
"what a CUBE of butter was"??

I never gave it a thought that someone may not know this. . . . !
I just took it for granted everyone knows.

So Here's he answer.
A Cube of butter is 1/2 cup
same as
1 stick of butter, out of a 1 lb pkg. = 1/2 Cup
there are 4 stks in a lb. of butter. = 2 cups

I Hope this helps some who didn't know this.

A substitute for coconut?

By Kathy Schleicher
Jan 15, 2011
I love the taste and texture of coconut, but a few years ago discovered that I had become very allergic to it!! I'm even bothered by palm oil, believe it or not!

I used to use coconut and coconut milk, etc. in cookies, beverages, etc. Haven't been able to come up with anything suitable (especially not for toasted coconut frostings, candy, etc.!
So I just skip any recipe that call for it.