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1. Self-rising flour.   To make self-rising flour add 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda, and 1/2 tsp. salt per cup of flour. (Four cups of flour = 1 pound.)

2. Brown sugar.   In the work bowl of your food processor pour in 2 C. of white sugar.  Run processor and drizzle in dark molasses through the opening in the top.  Stop and scrape the sides, if necessary.  Run till blended.  Add more molasses by the same procedure if you want darker sugar.

3. Powdered sugar.  Buzz 1 C. of sugar and 1 Tbl. of cornstarch on high in the blender until smooth.  Makes about one cup. (Contributed by Melinda M.)

4. Unsweetened solid chocolate. Substitute 3 Tbs. of cocoa powder and 1 Tbs. of butter for one square of unsweetened chocolate.

5. You man substituted 1 Tbs. of cornstarch for 2 Tbs. of flour for thickening.

6. Corn syrup. Add 1 Cup sugar and 1/4 Cup of whatever liquid is used in the recipe in place of 1 Cup of corn syrup.

7. Milk. Replace 1 Cup of milk with 1/2 Cup of evaporated milk and 1/2 Cup of water.

8. Buttermilk. Make 1 Cup "buttermilk" or sour milk by placing 1 Tbs. vinegar or lemon juice in a 1 Cup measuring cup and then add enough milk to fill the cup.

9. Sour Cream (for baking). Substitute an equal amount of plain yogurt. This would work the other way too.

10. Lemon Juice. Use a 1/4 tsp. of plain vinegar for 1 tsp. of lemon juice. (Not recommended for lemon pies or lemon flavoring.)

11. Onions. Use 1 Tbs. of instants minced onions for 1/4 of fresh chopped onion. (Soak in water for half an hour to use in salad.)

12. Garlic. Use 1/4 tsp. of garlic powder for 1 clove of garlic.

13. Tomato sauce. 2 Cups of tomato sauce may be replaced by 3/4 Cup of tomato paste and 1 Cup of water.

14. Mustard. 1 Tbs of prepared mustard may be replaced by 1 tsp dry mustard and 1 Tbs. water.



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