Certainly it’s happened to you before. Excited about a recipe, you begin cooking up the highly anticipated meal only to find there is an ingredient missing, or maybe a few! Can you imagine this happening any other time than a regular weeknight dinner, like perhaps during Thanksgiving, when you’re hosting a large group of hungry guests?

Don’t let it. Sharing a lowdown of clever substitute ingredients for cooking emergencies, WearEver  Pure Living’s expertise in all things cookware truly comes in handy for readers prior to turkey day. Check out the below tips from WearEver Pure Living for whipping up a large meal successfully and efficiently with everyday pantry items. Not only does Pure Living present safe advice, but they present safe, toxin-free cookware that leaves food healthier, not to mention professionally cooked (as the pans are heat resistant up to  750).

WearEver Pure Living’s Thanksgiving Rescue Tips

Cooking Emergency 411

1 cup honey = 1 1/4 cups sugar + 1/4 cup liquid 1 cup whole milk = 1/2 cup evaporated milk + 1/2 cup water

1 tsp. lemon juice = 1/2 tsp. vinegar

1 cup butter = 1 cup margarine or 7/8 cup vegetable oil

1 cup yogurt = 1 cup buttermilk

1 Tbsp. flour (for thickening) = 1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch or 2 tsps. quick-cooking tapioca

1 cup buttermilk = 1 or 2 Tbsps. lemon juice or or vinegar plus enough milk to make 1 cup

1 Tbsp. fresh herbs = 1 tsp. dried herbs

1 square unsweetened chocolate = 3 Tbsp. cocoa plus 1 Tbsp. shortening

1 tsp. baking powder = 1/3 tsp. baking soda plus 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

1 cup all-purpose flour = 1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup brown sugar = 1 cup white sugar plus 2 Tbsp. molasses

1 egg = 1 heaping Tbsp. soy flour plus 1 Tbsp. water

1 cup self-rising flour = 1 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt

1 tablespoon of dried minced onion = 1/4 cup raw minced onion