You can cut the number of calories and fat grams in your baked goods by using the equivalent amount of apple sauce instead of oil (in other words, 1 cup of oil equals 1 cup of apple sauce).
When a recipe calls for 1 small onion, it's equivalent to 1/4 cup of chopped, fresh onion. You can substitute it for 1 to 2 tablespoons of instant minced onion...or 1 tablespoon of onion powder...or 1 1/2 teaspoons of onion salt.
If your salsa is to intense, mix in a few drops of vanilla extract. It tames the heat, making it seem less spicy.