If out of brown sugar, use 1 cup sugar with 3 tablespoons molasses for every 1 cup brown sugar needed.
If out of baking powder, use 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar with 1/4 teaspoon baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch for every 1 teaspoon baking powder needed.
If out of paper towels, use a paper bag, newsprint, or a washable cloth. They do the job just as well as a paper towel and costs less. A clean paper bag works great to absorb oils from fried foods. Newsprint cleans windows and mirrors without streaks and makes a durable pick it upper for pet…
If out of dishwasher detergent, use 1/2 tablespoon of washing soda, 1/2 tablespoon of borax, 1/4 tablespoon kosher salt and 1/8 teaspoon of citric acid for each load. For a rinse aid, use either lemon juice or white vinegar in the dishwasher’s rinse dispenser.
If out of a fresh small onion, use 1 teaspoon onion powder or 1 tablespoon dried minced onion for every 1/3 cup chopped onion needed.
If out of whipping cream, use 1/3 cup butter plus 3/4 cup milk for every 1 cup whipping cream needed.