Easy Ingredient Swaps

Forgot to buy balsamic for your favorite glazed carrots? These ingredient substitutions from The Kitchen will save you an extra trip to the store when you're in a pinch.

For 1 cup heavy cream:

Combine 2/3 cup whole milk with 1/3 cup melted butter. (Note: This mixture will not whip! Just use it to stand in for the richness of cream in things like sauces.)

For 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar:

Combine 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon grape jelly and 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce.

For 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar:

Combine 2 teaspoons lemon juice with 1 teaspoon apple juice.

For 1 teaspoon espresso:

Use 2 teaspoons strong brewed coffee.

For baking with butter:

Use equal parts oil