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    15 Ingredient Substitutions For When You Run Out Of Common Ingredients

    Ran out of cream? Don't panic.

    We've all been there. You're cooking dinner only to realize you've completely run out of an ingredient. In those all-too-frequent moments, refer to this list of common ingredient swaps that will save the day (or at the very least, the meal).

    1. If you don't have white wine, use chicken broth or apple cider vinegar.

    A bottle of apple cider vinegar on a countertop with two apples next to it.

    2. If you don't have heavy cream, use milk and butter.

    Butter melting on a skillet.

    3. If you don't have vinegar, use lemon or lime juice.

    Sliced limes on a wooden cutting board.

    4. If you don't have capers, use olives or pickles.

    A wooden cutting board topped with thinly chopped pickles.

    5. If you don't have Italian seasoning, use a mix of herbs you likely already have on hand.

    A mixture of dried spices.

    6. If you don't have milk, use yogurt or sour cream.

    A bowl of sour cream.

    7. If you don't have soy sauce, use Worcestershire sauce.

    A bottle of the original Worcestershire sauce.

    8. If you don't have vegetable oil, use apple sauce.

    A small white bowl of apple sauce.

    9. If you don't have buttermilk, use regular milk and vinegar.

    A jar of milk.

    10. If you don't have sugar, use honey, maple syrup, or agave.

    Maple syrup being poured into a cup.

    11. If you don't have sherry, use apple cider vinegar or wine vinegar.

    A bottle of Bragg organic apple cider vinegar.

    12. If you don't have breadcrumbs, use any crushed crackers, pretzels, or cornflakes.

    Crushed crackers on a paper towel.

    13. If you don't have mirin, use rice vinegar.

    A bottle of Marukan rice vinegar.

    14. If you don't have mayonnaise, use avocado or hummus.

    A bowl of mashed avocado.

    15. If you don't have peanut butter, use tahini — or any other nut butter, like almond butter.

    A bowl of tahini