Specialty spice mixes, pricey vanilla extract, and flavored liquor don’t have to collect dust in your pantry. Let’s face it, some recipes call for ingredients we either don’t have or we’d rather not spend the money on, just to use a teaspoon or two just for the rest to expire before we use it up. Instead of having to toss away ingredients—or forget they’re even hiding in the back of the pantry or fridge—we have some creative substitutes so you can get more bang for your buck. Granted some of these swaps won’t work for every recipe, and there are meals that call for the real deal, but these swaps are sure to save some change and maybe even a few trips to the grocery store. From simple swaps like plain Greek yogurt for sour cream to instant coffee for Kahlua, here are our money saving ingredient swaps.