Tips, Tricks & Substitutes

Here are a few helpful tips and tricks I always find myself using. I’ll keep updating this page as I find more useful tips for cooking!


Brown Sugar

Light brown sugar: 1 Tbsp molasses + 1 cup white sugar

Dark brown sugar: 2 Tbsps molasses + 1 cup white sugar


1 cup milk (low fat or whole) + 1 Tbsp lemon juice or white vinegar

Let the mixture sit for 5-10 mins at room temp until it curdles.

Cake Flour

1 cup minus 2 Tbsps all purpose flour + 2 Tbsps cornstarch

Cooking Ratios

Jasmine Rice

1 cup rice + 1 1/2 cups water (or to the first joint of your finger).

Add more as needed and stir often when water level is getting low.

Stovetop Popcorn

1/3 cup popcorn kernels + 3 Tbsps oil