10 Alternatives to Expensive Ingredients


Red and White Wine

Many fine recipes call for wine as an ingredient. However, vino can be expensive, and it's often hard to find a bottle for less than $10 or so. That might not sound like much, but if your recipe only calls for half a cup of wine, most of what you paid for will be wasted.

Cooking wine can be used as an easy and inexpensive substitute. You can find it in the same aisle as cooking oils. It comes in smaller bottles and won't cost nearly as much.

Other alternatives for wine involve non-alcoholic options. Try using chicken broth for white wine or cranberry juice for red wine to help your dishes achieve a similar consistency and flavor.