How many times have you started making a dish only to find you don't have all the ingredients? Either you're out of a common ingredient or the recipe calls for something you rarely buy. It happens to even the most experienced cooks in the best-stocked kitchens. Instead of hopping in the car to pick up that one recipe component – and wasting gas and time and raising your frustration level! – take a look at our list of substitutes that can work in the majority of cases.