Exchanges & Substitutes
Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist of the North Dakota State University Extension Service offers a page, Ingredient Substitutions which offers a huge number of food equivalents.
The Cook's Thesaurus suggests substitutions for thousands of cooking ingredients, including low-calorie and low-fat alternatives for dieters, inexpensive substitutes for gourmets on a budget, and innovative replacements for hard-to-find ethnic ingredients.
Sweetener Substitutes and what works in what kind of recipe - or not!
To Thicken liquids without flour, use 4 tsp. cornstarch to each cup of liquid.