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Making sure to measure correctly is one of the most important factors in cooking.  Always make sure that you have the proper measuring cups and measuring spoons when you are preparing a recipe.

Graduated measuring cups are made in 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, 1 cup, and 2 cup sizes. Liquid measuring cups are usually either 2 cup or 4 cup. Measuring spoons usually range from 1/8 teaspoon, 1/4 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, and 1 tablespoon.

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Dry Ingredient Equivalents


1 tablespoon (tbsp) =     3 teaspoons (tsp)

1/16 cup   =    1 tablespoon

1/8 cup   =    2 tablespoons

1/6 cup   =    2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons

1/4 cup   =    4 tablespoons

1/3 cup   =    5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon

3/8 cup =    6 tablespoons

1/2 cup =    8 tablespoons

2/3 cup =    10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons

3/4 cup =    12 tablespoons

1 cup =     48 teaspoons

1 cup =     16 tablespoons

Wet Ingredient Equivalents

8 fluid ounces (fl oz) =     1 cup

1 pint (pt) =    2 cups

1 quart (qt) =    2 pints

4 cups =    1 quart

1 gallon (gal) =    4 quarts

16 ounces (oz) =     1 pound (lb)

1 milliliter (ml) =    1 cubic centimeter (cc)

1 inch (in) =    2.54 centimeters (cm)

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