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  • Shepherd's Pie with Easter Leftovers

    Shepherd's Pie with Easter Leftovers

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:20 AM EDT2014-04-17 12:20:44 GMT
    You've cooked an Easter feast, now what to do with the leftovers? The Executive Chef of University of Michigan Catering has some ideas.
    You've cooked an Easter feast, now what to do with the leftovers? The Executive Chef of University of Michigan Catering has some ideas.
  • Breakfast Strada with Easter Leftovers

    Breakfast Strada with Easter Leftovers

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-04-17 12:16:25 GMT
    Easter ham is a tradition in many houses, but there is often a lot left over. University of  Michigan Catering Executive Chef, Peter Julian offers a recipe to turn it into a delicious breakfast.
    Easter ham is a tradition in many houses, but there is often a lot left over. University of  Michigan Catering Executive Chef, Peter Julian offers a recipe to turn it into a delicious breakfast.
  • Sarah's practically homemade samoa cookies

    Sarah's practically homemade samoa cookies

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:54:41 GMT
    Get the recipe for practically homemade samoa cookies from Brenda Harger, owner of Sarah's Cake Decorating and Candy Supplies in Troy.
    Get the recipe for practically homemade samoa cookies from Brenda Harger, owner of Sarah's Cake Decorating and Candy Supplies in Troy.

Try these Ingredient Substitutions

Almond extract
Use Amaretto

Brown sugar
For each cup: use 1 cup granulated sugar mixed with 1 Tablespoon molasses

Buttermilk
For each cup: Mix 1 cup of plain yogurt or sour cream mixed with ¼ cup skim milk (use only 1 cup of the mixture)

Cake flour
For each cup: Measure 1 cup of all-purpose flour, remove 2 Tablespoons and replace with 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch

Chili Sauce
For one cup: Combine 1 cup tomato sauce, ¼ cup brown sugar, 2 Tablespoons vinegar, 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon, dash of ground cloves and dash of allspice

Chives
Use green onion or scallion tops instead

Cornstarch (for thickening sauces)
For each Tablespoon: Use 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

Corn syrup
Replace with honey

Cream of Tartar
For ½ teaspoon: Use 1½ teaspoons of lemon juice

Ground Red Pepper
For ¼ teaspoon: use 8 drops of Tabasco (or other hot pepper sauce)

Pumpkin Pie Spice
For 1 teaspoon: Combine 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, 1/8 teaspoon allspice, and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

Shallots
Use red onion

Sour cream
Use plain yogurt

Tomato Sauce
For a 15-oz can: Combine a small can of tomato paste with 1½ cups of water. Mix well!

Unsweetened Chocolate (melted)
For each ounce: Use 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa mixed with melted butter or margarine

Vanilla Extract
Use brandy

Whipped cream
Chill a 13 ounce can of evaporated milk for 12 hours. Add 1 Tablespoon lemon juice. Whip until stiff

Wine
For ½ cup: Use ¼ cup of wine vinegar (red or white wine vinegar depending on what the recipe calls for) mixed with 1 Tablespoon of sugar and ¼ cup of water

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