Everyone always says that cooking meals at home instead of ordering out will save you money, but it doesn't always feel that way when we see our total bill at check out. Some recipes have extensive ingredients lists -- or just call for ingredients that we don't normally use -- and this can quickly make our grocery bills go through the roof. That's where ingredient substitutes come in.
Substituting certain spices or ingredients for more common ones makes a huge difference when you're trying to pinch pennies. Or just finding ways to use ingredients you already have -- like Greek yogurt -- can be really helpful. The fine folks at Quill have put together a chart with 18 substitutes that can save you money -- check them out and shop smarter.
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